What Is a Personal Wedding Shower?

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If you've recently been invited to a wedding shower, but don't feel comfortable giving the bride-to-be an extremely personal gift, it's best to ask if the shower is a personal one. This type of wedding shower celebrates the bride-to-be as an individual.

Significance

  • The significance of a personal wedding shower is to let the bride-to-be know she is well-loved by her family and friends. The celebration is for the woman, and not necessarily for the fact that she is getting marred. It serves as a wonderful pre-ceremony celebration that she can reflect on for years to come after she is married.

Themes

  • A personal wedding shower can be organized based on a theme that the bride-to-be will enjoy. For instance, if she loves being outdoors, luaus and barbecues are good ideas for her shower. But If she enjoys being pampered, a personal wedding shower at her favorite spa will be greatly appreciated.

Useful Gifts

  • A gift that serves a specific purpose for the bride-to-be in the near future is both smart and thoughtful. If you know that she and her fiance are honeymooning at a ski lodge, perhaps you can get her a new pair of ski boots, set of gloves or scarf. These are presents she can use right away and when she returns, too.

Misconceptions

  • Many people think that they must purchase the bride lingerie or intimate apparel as a shower gift or something for the newlyweds' new home, such as fine china or throw pillows. At a personal shower, these types of gifts are not required, and it's actually best to get the bride something that is for her and her alone.

Sound Advice

  • If you're still not sure what to purchase as a gift for the personal wedding shower, ask family members or other close friends of the celebrant for suggestions. They may be able to provide useful insight to the bride-to-be's personality.

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