Jack and Jill Wedding Showers: Everything You Need to Know

by | Jun 17, 2018

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When it comes to wedding showers, there are two main types: the Jack and Jill shower, and the traditional bridal shower.

In this post, we will discuss everything you need to know about Jack and Jill wedding showers!

We’ll cover what they are, who hosts them, and what kinds of gifts are typically given. We’ll also provide some tips on how to throw a successful Jack and Jill shower as well as some ideas for fun games and activities!

So whether you’re a bride or groom looking to plan your own Jack and Jill shower, or simply curious about this type of event, read on for everything you need to know!

What is a Jack and Jill Shower?

A Jack and Jill shower is a wedding shower that is co-ed, meaning both the bride and groom are invited, as well as their friends and family.

This type of shower is becoming increasingly popular as it allows everyone to celebrate the upcoming nuptials together!

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Who Hosts a Jack and Jill Shower?

Typically, the bride’s parents will host the Jack and Jill shower. However, it can also be hosted by the groom’s parents, close friends of the couple, or even the couple themselves!

What Kinds of Gifts are Given at a Jack and Jill Shower?

Since both the bride and groom are present at a Jack and Jill shower, guests will usually bring gifts that can be used by both partners.

Common gifts include items for the home, such as kitchen appliances or cookware, or something for the couple’s new life together, like gift cards to a favorite restaurant or store.

How Can I Throw a Successful Jack and Jill Shower?

There are a few key things to keep in mind when planning a Jack and Jill shower.

First, be sure to send out invitations to both the bride’s and groom’s friends and family. This will ensure that everyone has a chance to celebrate together!

Next, choose a fun Jack and Jill wedding shower theme that everyone can get behind! Popular themes include beach parties, pool parties, and even BBQs.

Finally, be sure to plan some fun games and activities that everyone can enjoy!

Jack and Jill Wedding Shower Games and Activities

There are tons of great games and activities that are perfect for a Jack and Jill wedding shower!

One popular activity is to have guests write down advice for the happy couple. This can be anything from marriage tips to funny stories about their own relationships. Have them write down their advice on slips of paper and then put them all in a jar for the couple to read later!

Another fun game is to have guests answer trivia questions about the bride and groom. This can be anything from how they met to their favorite foods. The person with the most correct answers wins a prize!

Finally, no Jack and Jill shower would be complete without some fun party favors! Common party favors include things like personalized cups or koozies, Playing cards with the couple’s photo on them, or even mini bottles of champagne.

No matter what games and activities you choose, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy celebrating the happy couple’s upcoming nuptials!

Final Thoughts on Jack and Jill Wedding Showers

Jack and Jill wedding showers are a fun, co-ed way to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of your friends or family. They are becoming increasingly popular as they allow everyone to celebrate together! Why only focus on the bride? The groom deserves some love too!

If you have not yet booked a Maine wedding photographer, be sure to contact me! I would love to be a part of your big day and capture all the memories that will last a lifetime!

Thanks for reading!


Catherine Gross

Catherine Gross


My name is Catherine and I specialize in wedding photography/videography in Maine and the rest of New England. From the rugged New England coast to the scenic interior views of lakes and mountains, I will be there with you every step of the way to capture all the special moments.

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  1. Nicole manan

    that sounds so much fun!!!!

    • Catherine

      I agree! What a great way to include everyone.

  2. Vanessa

    This is so informative. So much good info here. I love when people incorporate things like this into their blog. I am looking forward to following you.

    • Catherine

      Thank you Vanessa, I’m glad you found this helpful. I love finding new trends to blog about, I’m now on the hunt for those unique things people are trying.

  3. Ryan

    Sounds like they had a great time.

  4. Ryan Eda

    Great information and write-up.


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