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