I am in the process of planning my sister's bridal shower (I am her MOH) and I was wondering if I could get some input on costs and who pays for what.
Both families are fairly large and only a handful of friends are being invited - which still leaves us at about 80 women who will be invited to her shower. That being said, we pretty much have to hold her shower at a restaurant or hall of some sort in order to accommodate everyone.
From past experience (I've been in quite a few weddings), $15-$20 per person seems normal for a bridal shower. Which would bring us to about $1200-$1600. Does that seem normal to you or am I way out of line with this pricing?
Also, who pays for the shower? From past experience, all of the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and mother of the groom have split the costs. In addition to myself, she has 3 other bridesmaids. So we would split the costs 6 ways. Am I correct in assuming this? Is it not normal for the groom's mother to contribute?