Q: What does the groom traditionally do at bridal showers? I understand I can make an appearance near the end of the shower for guests who can’t meet me at the wedding. Am I supposed to bring a gift for my bride-to-be, such as flowers?
A: How nice of you to wonder what the groom is supposed to do at the bridal shower! It shows that you’re quite a considerate guy who wants to make sure he does everything right. Well, to ease your mind a bit, you really aren’t required to do anything except show up toward the end of the shower to help your fiancé pack up the car with gifts.
But I do like your idea of bringing flowers for your fiancée (just be prepared to hear a chorus of ’ahhhhhhs’ from all the other women at the shower as they exclaim what a fabulous guy you are and no wonder she’s marrying you!). It is a very thoughtful gesture and your fiancé will love you for it. Also, be sure to greet all the women at the shower and thank them for coming. Don’t just appear, wave hello and then disappear into another room. They’ve bought gifts for the two of you and would appreciate your thanks and spending some time chatting with you, too.