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Bridal Shower Recap

Wedding + Bridal Shower Recap: From Miss to Mrs!

Y’all it’s been almost 3 weeks since my bridal shower and it actually makes me pretty sad because it was such a fun day. My maid of honor blew it out of the park, and made a “no gift opening” shower really fun!

I’ve had a couple questions about how we did a “no gift opening” bridal shower. Since we were flying to and from our shower, and didn’t have the money to ship everything we got at the shower, we just couldn’t do the traditional shower. I had a large one, as it was both of our families, plus some of my sorority sisters and friends!

Bridal Shower Recap

“No Gift Opening” Bridal Shower

*Someone asked if this would work for a baby shower. I think it might, but I think at a baby shower there are less mundane items (like bath towels) being opening, and more fun things like clothes and toys! Also people love to spoil babies. I go overboard every time.

Here are some ways that we made the “no gift-opening” at our shower work!

  1. We only registered at places that had free shipping
    1. Zola
    2. Kohls
    3. REI –(this was all Matt, and I’m excited to see what we get!)
  2. On the shower invite, my maid of honor put “Since the couple will be flying to and from the wedding, please consider shipping  gifts to their home in Boston” Then included our address
  3. We talked over our reasons with our moms, aunts, and cousins so they were able to explain it to other family members and family friends who may not understand.
  4. I worked it out with my MOH that we would do group games instead of opening gifts, which people really enjoyed.

No one was seriously upset about no gift opening at a shower. In fact a lot of people had so much fun they forgot that we didn’t open gifts! There were a few people who missed opening gifts, but no one thought it was a major etiquette faux pas.

Photo Recap

Here are some great photos that one of my bridesmaids Sam took during the bridal shower!

My MOH did a travel theme, since that’s Matt and I’s favorite thing to do!


A bottle of champagne for our first anniversary! it’s sitting on our bar cart!


The date night jar idea was so cute! I had so much fun reading them!


The guest bingo was such a great way for our families to get to know each other! My grandmas were very into it!


Haha this was so fun, the person who won is a big baker, and she promised to bake something with the kisses!


Since we didn’t open gifts, we didn’t have ribbons to make a bouquet for the rehearsal dinner, so my MOH’s mom sat there and helped people make ribbons for my bouquet!


Love my mom’s dress, it’s from loft! Getting to se sorority sisters that I haven’t in over a year has been amazing!


My “second” mom is a FABULOUS baker and she made these delicious cupcakes and cookies!


The Vickney girls, isn’t this cute?


My sorority sisters are THE BEST.


Matt and I had to answer questions about each other… he did better than I did. But his mom didn’t even know some of the answers!


Instead of toilet paper dresses, we drew what we thought my dress looked like, on top of our heads!


It was honestly the best shower I could have asked for. Matt and I are surrounded by amazing women, and to be able to celebrate Matt and I with all of them was a big blessing!

Have you been to a bridal shower lately?



Here are links to the pins that my MOH used for the games!

Guess the Dress

Champagne Guest Book

Selfie Station

Date Night Jar

Find the Guest


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  • Congratulations!!! Your shower looks soooo cute and looks like you had a blast! I love that you guys registered at REI – those gifts will be so much fun, I bet.

  • Amanda Faber

    It’s always so much easier to have your gifts shipped to your house. And your shower looked like a lot of fun!!

  • This looks like so much fun! I love games at bridal showers!

  • Aww your shower looks so cute. I think a no gift opening shower would be just as fun, then there is lots of times for eating, chatting with everyone and all the fun games!

  • Awe, the shower is so cute!

  • Nicole Flint

    Looks so much fun! I love bridal showers.

  • thesophiadiaries

    omg, that looks so fun!!! 🙂 I’m excited to get married just to have a bridal shower xD

  • It looks like you had such a fun shower, your MOH did such a fantastic job!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Bridal showers are so much fun! It looks like y’all had a great time!

  • Tori Dunlap

    Those homemade pastries look so good! Looks like you all had a blast!
    Tori || Victori Media

  • Looks like y’all had a lovely time!