Are men allowed at the bridal shower?

Traditionally, bridal showers were meant for women only, considered a day for brides to spend some quality “girl time” with their close female friends and family. However, recently more brides have decided to invite male friends as well and some have even decided to turn the bridal shower into a couples shower for both the bride and groom. The choice is essentially up to you and what type of shower you want to have. Some brides prefer a coed shower because it means they don’t have leave out any of their male friends. Yet some people believe it takes away from the feminine atmosphere that’s typical of a bridal shower.