Etiquette is a funny thing. Some people have absolutely no idea how things “should” be done, but the real question is, who came up with these standards anyway? While some lines have blurred through the years, some elements of proper etiquette have remained constant. Below are a few of the ‘musts’ to avoid a slap on the wrist from Ms. Manners:
- Every person on the shower guest list should also be on the wedding guest list.
- Invitations should be mailed 4-6 weeks before the shower.
- The mothers of the bride and groom should not host the shower. Sisters of the bride and groom can host as long as they are part of the wedding party.
- The bride should have registered for gifts by the time guests receive shower invitations, and registry information can be printed on or included with the invitation.
- There should be some type of entertainment, food and beverages. Food and beverages should be appropriate for the time of day the shower takes place. Entertainment should be taste appropriate for the guests in attendance.