Who throws the shower?

The bridal shower is usually thrown by someone very close to the bride, but not in her immediate family. Typically this person is the maid of honor. While some bridal shower etiquette articulates that the host should not be a relative, so as not to appear as the family is asking for gifts, others find it perfectly appropriate for the host to be a member of the family. In any case, whether the mother and sisters of the bride host the bridal shower or not, they are usually still involved in the bridal shower process.