Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Man Shower

There comes a time in every man's life when he decides to make the ultimate commitment.  He selects a ring.  He writes down his proposal.  He asks for his lady love's parents' permission for the honor of making her his wife.  And then he thinks, hey, how come she's getting all the free stuff? 

Fortunately the Canadians have rectified this problem with the "man shower," which is basically like a bridal shower but with more beer, more power tools, and more Rock Band (this sounds better than a lot of bridal showers I've attended).  Gift wrap is strictly optional; one attendee says, "You bring (the gift) in the plastic bag you bought it in."

Grooms often feel overlooked in the wedding process.  It's always considered the bride's day, but people forget that the groom is marking an important lifetime occasion as well.  These "man gatherings" are a way to honor the groom and to make him feel like an important member of the family.  Right?

Or, says Summer Krecke, executive editor of WeddingChannel.com, "they're wising up to the fact that there are gifts involved."


Blogger 122LOVESME said...

love it! can't wait for our man/bride shower in charlottesville!!

Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger erin*carly said...

i agree, i'd rather go to an event like the "man shower" than the bridal showers we've all grown to think are necessary. we're already celebrating the wedding, why do we need another party that costs money and makes us play silly games?

honestly, i hope no one throws me a bridal shower . . . unless Rock Band is involved. that would be awesome.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 8:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes couples showers are given where both the bride and the groom are in attendance and the gifts are meant for both...but for woman, man, or couple, the shower remains an entirely optional extra.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 5:27:00 PM  

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