Showers, Stags and Does

Photo: Trevor Booth Photography

“There is no remedy for love other than to love more.” Henry David Thoreau

The wedding shower originated with a Dutch maiden who fell in love with an impoverished miller. Her friends showered her and her spouse with so many gifts that they could forego her missing dowry.

Showers traditionally occur from two months to two weeks before the wedding, and can be anything from an informal luncheon, to a buffet dinner at an elegant restaurant. Theme showers are all the rage:  tools for the men, a wine bar, a book shower and a hour by hour shower, where everyone brings a gift for the particular time of the day.

The get- together known as the stag and doe, or bachelor/bachelorette party has become a celebration of the end of being single. It usually consists of the immediate wedding party and very close friends of the bride and groom. The best man or maid of honour is usually in charge of coordinating the event.

Many couples arrange to travel separately to Las Vegas, New York, Cleveland; they have all become a popular weekend spots or a fishing or golfing weekend away for the guys.
This event should be a fun and memorable evening and should be suited to the style and personality of the couple.

Read more about wedding receptions in the current issue of The Wedding Guide, available free at selected bridal salons on this website.

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