March 13

Rant or Rave: Lingerie Bridal Showers

I recently received a bridal shower invitation that actually listed out the cup size and other measurements of the bride-to-be in what seemed to be a clear indication that she is hoping for lingerie gifts (even from Grandma and Great Aunt Lou!).

This unusual break in invitation etiquette sparked a discussion among the divas about lingerie bridal showers. Some of them have attended lingerie showers in the past, but they said they were meant to be funny—that the bride-to-be had to guess who brought each ridiculous, hot pink lacy leopard print lingerie item as a kind of fun shower game.

Have you ever been to a serious lingerie shower? Are you planning one? Would you ever publicly list your measurements in a covert request for lingerie? Rant or rave about lingerie bridal showers!

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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

6 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Lingerie Bridal Showers

  1. Jenna

    RANT! A funny lingerie shower sounds hilarious but a serious lingerie shower seems inappropriate.

  2. deanna

    For one of my bridal showers, my friends all gave me a piece of tasteful lingerie – primarily camisoles and nighties. I can be a little conservative when it comes to that stuff, so it was actually a little embarrassing. However, it was also funny too.

    I later saw the event invitations and there was no request for such gifts so everyone must have discussed it on the side. I also would never want my cup sized listed on any invitation. That is just tacky.

  3. Rachel

    I have been to plenty of “serious” lingerie showers, and the bride had her measurements in the invitation. However, the guest list was set knowing what type of shower it was – grandmothers were not invited. They all had separate showers for the regular gifts.

    I wouldn’t want my measurements listed, but that’s only because I weigh more than I want. If I lost all the weight I wanted, I would definitely put my measurements in there!

  4. Bridal Inquirer

    My bridal shower invitation had a cute little classy lingerie pic on it, although it was not technically a lingerie shower. I only got one beautiful night gown from my mom and a fun little flirty one from my closest friends. Most of my family members and other friends all gave gifts from our registry. I personally wouldn’t want my cup size on an invite, but do also think a funny lingerie shower would be fun!

  5. Ellen

    I would absolutely adore a lingerie bridal shower! If only I had enough girlfriends who would be into that sort of thing.

  6. Candace

    I have bent to plenty of “serious” lingerie showers, some even invited grandma. I would invite mine. I’m having one and inviting close friendsand family I am not putting my size on the invite but my MOH has my sizes and she is the one they will RSVP to.

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