79. A Bridal Shower
A bridal shower is a party when a
who is about to get married is "showered"
gifts and well wishes. A bride-to-be will often
at one or several department stores and create
list of things she would like people to
her as presents. This makes it easy for
of both the bridal shower and the wedding
to know what kind of things the bride
. A registry also makes sure that there are
duplicate presents. A bride may want a blender
she sure doesn't want to receive three and
to deal with the hassle of returning extras.
bridal shower gifts are items that a newly
couple needs to start their life together. These
include dishes, pots, pans, and even appliances like
and microwave ovens. Many brides also look forward
receiving some money. Cash or checks are considered
gifts for a bridal shower. The money comes
handy to help pay for an expensive wedding.
people bring tasteless gifts like lingerie to bridal
. Some people think those gifts are good because
help the new couple "spice up" their married
. Others find these types of presents embarrassing.
bridal showers are surprises, others are planned with
from the bride-to-be. A bridal shower can be
and intimate and held in someone's home. It
also be a larger affair held at a
or a catering hall. Sometimes snacks and desserts
served or a full meal can be offered.
bridal showers were women only affairs. However, more
more showers are no co-ed, with men and
. Traditionally men are not invited to bridal showers
now more showers include men and the groom-to-be.
many parties in the U.S., there would be
dancing at the bridal shower, just eating and
chatting. Some bridal showers even have games.