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Wedding Trend Alert: Couples Showers

If bridal showers just aren't your style, consider hosting a couples shower. Coed, or "Jack and Jill" showers — in which the groom invites his male friends and family — are becoming more and more common. Think of a couples shower more like an engagement party. Host the party on the weekend and choose a menu that will please both men and women. For more tips on hosting a couples shower,


  • At a bridal shower, alcohol may not play an important role, but at a couples shower be sure to offer guests cocktails.
  • Plan the party around a theme, event, or activity. If you or your fiancé are foodies host a cooking class, wine tasting, or mixologist bar shower. Attending a sporting event or hosting a tournament is fun for adventurous, athletic couples.
  • The present opening ceremony is optional. If you prefer, open them later in privacy. However, be sure to send thoughtful, prompt thank you notes.
  • Remember a shower is a chance for everyone to get to know each other before the wedding, so encourage mingling.
  • Finally, it's your party so do what you want. If a Mexican themed fiesta with a mariachi is what you love, go for it!

Have you ever attended a couples shower? Or hosted one? Share your tips below.

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haute77 haute77 9 years
couple showers are lame.
nancita nancita 9 years
My aunt and uncle had a couples shower with a board game theme; everyone had to bring a board game as a gift, and guests played some games too. They now have the best board game collection ever.
lightstarangel lightstarangel 9 years
I was the MOH for my best friend's wedding and the bridesmaids & I decided to do a couples shower instead of just a bridal shower. The spotlight wasn't all on the bride (which she liked) and more people were able to share in the happiness :)
ualili ualili 9 years
My DH and I had a couple shower - it was a blast!
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I'd love to do this, actually. John, my fiance, likes to be involved with everything and always wants to know whats going on, even with wedding plans, so he'd probably be happy to go this route.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I think when my day comes I'll be going the jack and jill route...
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