PURPOSE To shower (get it?) the bride-to-be with gifts and words of encouragement that will help her start her new home and life as a married woman. This is normally held during the day and is usually fun and girly.
VENUE The Maid of Honour’s home, although in recent times, cafés and hotels have also been used.
Now that you know the difference, some may ask, “Can we have both?” Our answer to that is, “Why not?” As long as you understand the costs involved in having both events.