Post # 1
I’m a MoH and I’m hosting a small bridal shower dinner. Due to timing and location issues the shower is going to be a couple of days before my friend’s wedding. It’s going to be a recipe themed shower so we’re asking people to bring a favorite recipe to add to the brides collection. My problem is that I’m not sure how to word the part about actual gifts on the invites. It’s a destination wedding and most of the people invited to the shower (bride included) are from out of town.
I want to come up with some cute and polite way of saying that it won’t be easy for the bride and groom to carry actual gifts back to where they live, but that if people absolutely want to get gifts they can pick something from her wedding registry… Any ideas???
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@Caitiie: Showers are for physical gifts, not money. Theres no good way to say “bring the bride money” because its awkward.
Where is she registered? If its BBB she can get gifts at the shower, take them all back, get a gift card for the amount, and then repurchase them in her location.
If she doesn’t need to be showered with gifts to start her new life, I probably would skip the shower. Showers aren’t to be showered with money.
Post # 4
It might be a bit of a pain, but would you be able to figure out shipping, as the hostess? The only downside would be cost. You can greyhound packages, or Canada Post or whatever (costs vary HUGELY depending on what you’re shipping, with both of those companies).
Showers may be for physical gifts, but people like to host/attend/enjoy showers and most are reasonable. A friend was recently thrown a “gift card” shower, where people either brought GCs or donated to the dish set that was then ordered from the Bay for more local pickup by the bride.
“Please remember that _____ isn’t here to stay, she will have to jet away and for over weight luggage she’ll pay.” … I wouldn’t say that it’s perfect, but a start of some ideas?
In my experience, people don’t get turned off by being gently reminded of the realities of life, like logistics.