Wedding Wednesday – Buffalo Bridal Shower

Today I want to tell you all about my bridal shower in Buffalo.  Because I have friends and family spread across NYS, I had two showers.  My mother-in-law and sister-in-law put together my shower in Buffalo.  It was such a nice shower!  The shower was held at a family friend’s house and was catered by a local restaurant.  My mother-in-law couldn’t let someone else do all the cooking though.  She made bread, cupcakes, and cookies for everyone to have.  Everything was delicious, but the homemade bread was a huge hit!


Cookies and cupcakes galore



Dessert table. Yum!


Flowers and homemade bread. Beautiful and delicious.

Now, I have to be honest, I was incredibly nervous before the shower.  I don’t know if it was because I was going to have to open up gifts in front of people or mingle with some of Mike’s family I didn’t know yet, or if I was just having excitement butterflies, but boy were there butterflies!  Thankfully my mom, sister, and some friends were at the house helping me get ready before the shower and after a few minutes of being at the shower, all my butterflies went away and I was able to really enjoy the day.

Now, I am NOT into bridal shower games.  However, I know that games are traditional so I said that I would be okay with any games that didn’t require my participation.  My mother-in-law and sister-in-law came up with some really cute ones.  One of the games, I’ll refer to as “Mint to Be”, required guests to guess how many mints were in a jar.  My sister won of course.  According to her, she is really good at those games, which must be true since she won.


Mint to be


Winner winner chicken dinner

Another “game” they had was a cookie cutter poem.  Every person at the shower received a mini bottle of wine with a little treat and a cookie cutter.  All the cookie cutters were in different shapes.  My mother-in-law then read a poem and if your cookie cutter shape was referenced in the poem, you won a prize!  It was really cute.

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After the game came the presents!  I received so many nice things and the shower made me realize how generous people are.  However, there was one gift I wanted to share with you all because it was so cute!  I love candles and so at the shower Mike’s sister gave me a ton of candles.  However, the candles went with a cute poem that she read aloud.  It was very sweet and I had never seen it done before.  Below is a picture of the poem.  So cute!


Ultimately everyone left the shower  with a little prize and there were all sorts of prizes from soaps and lotions to nail care products to real maple syrup.  My sister-in-law and mother-in-law put a lot of time and thought into my shower and it showed.  I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing it was.  Here are some more photos.


Me, my mom, and my sister


My sister-in-law and I


Wine with our photo as the label!


My bridesmaids and I


Mike came for the food!

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Shower “cap”


Marissa Sweet

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