Ask the Editor: Engagement Party vs. Bridal Shower

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My parents hosted an engagement party that all of our friends attended. Does this mean that I can’t have a bridal shower since the guest list would look so similar? Lulu, Nashville, TN

An engagement party and bridal shower are two separate events. If most people brought a gift to the engagement party (even though that is not required at an engagement party) and you are concerned about your friends’ finances, you can always have your hostess request that no gifts be brought, or have a themed shower, in which the gifts are more inexpensive.

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