Are Wedding Showers Still a Thing?

Wedding showers are still very much a thing. Even if some couples eschew the shower portion of the wedding tradition, wedding showers are still very popular in many parts of the world, especially in the United States.

How Wedding Showers Became a Thing

According to tradition, bridal showers first became a thing in the 16th century when a Dutch woman’s family refused to pay the dowry. So the town got together and gave small gifts to get the woman started with the items she would need.

Do You Have to Have a Shower?

The short answer is, no, you don’t have to throw a shower for someone or host one yourself.

Why Some People Think Showers Are Outdated

Traditions Change

Couples Are Already Living Together

People Don’t Want All of the Gifts

Not every shower has to be about finger foods and Bed, Bath & Beyond! You can style your wedding shower the way you see fit.