Last year, I dished on How to be a Gracious Bride. It has easily been my most popular post to date, and it’s even gotten some national attention via a little publication called the Huffington Post. I was pleased when the lady behind this Ask Burgh Brides submission wanted to take those tips one step further.
Bride N writes…
Do you have advice on how to be an extra gracious bride at your bridal shower? I was re-reading your “How to be a Gracious Bride” post and I’m nervous about how to make sure I really express my thankfulness at the shower. My fiancé is away with the army and won’t be there to thank everyone with me. I want to make sure I make everyone feel special. Any advice for a reserved girl who wants to show her gratitude?
Oh my goodness, you’re so sweet! I can already tell that you ARE a gracious bride simply because you’re thinking of something like this! Way to go, you!
Have you ever been to a wedding where the bride and groom go around to each table at dinner, greeting guests and thanking them for coming? Consider doing the same at your shower! It will allow you to spend time with all of your guests individually, even if only for a few moments. I think this could go a long way to showing how much you appreciate them. If you have the time, maybe add a nice handwritten card at each person’s seat. You could tailor the message to each guest, letting them know how much you appreciate them being there to celebrate with you. Maybe share a special memory or inside joke with them to really hammer the personal touch home!
I think either of those ideas, coupled with what sounds like a wonderful personality, would be a winning combination.
Any other ideas? How can this bride show her gratitude in extra special ways? Comment below and help a fellow Burgh Bride out!
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2 thoughts on “Ask Burgh Brides: How can I be a “gracious bride” at my wedding shower?”
(1) Try to talk to everyone for a bit.
(2) Send out thank you notes promptly.
Pretty sure that’s mostly what there is to it.
YESSSSS to #2!!! They are all great tips, but #2 is so important! Thanks for adding those ideas!