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!

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Cookies and cupcakes galore

 

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Dessert table. Yum!

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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.

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Mint to be

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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!

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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.

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Me, my mom, and my sister

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My sister-in-law and I

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Wine with our photo as the label!

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My bridesmaids and I

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Mike came for the food!

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Shower “cap”

 

Marissa Sweet

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