Bridals, Engagements, And Other Parties Where The Etiquette Is Unclear

March 26, 2018  |  
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When I hear the word “Party” I immediately start planning my Lyft or Uber, picking out an outfit that shows off what I have going on, and picking up a little coconut water to recover the following day. But there are these odd types of parties that begin popping up around your late twenties and early thirties. Engagement. Gender Reveal. Bridal Shower. Baby shower. And the rules to typical parties do not apply to these, which can leave some of us in the dark on what to expect, how to behave, what to bring, and more. I’ve even needed to extend my wardrobe to contain items appropriate for these events. Many look akin to something you’d wear to Easter brunch…but at a swanky hotel, not at church. You get the idea right? No? Me neither. It’s a confusing time. Let’s break it down. Here is etiquette for baby showers, engagement parties, and other events we’re unclear on.

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Older generations and kids are there

When deciding a lot of things about this party (what to wear/bring etc) here’s an important piece of information: there will likely be people spanning multiple generations there, from toddlers to great grand parents. Parties surrounding marriage and baby making aren’t limited to the hosts’ peers.

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