Post # 1
I’m planning a bridal shower for a friend, have the date, time, location all set. I was just about to get the invites together when a bridesmaid brought something up that I hadn’t even thought of! The bride lives down south, but the wedding and the shower and all her family is here in New England. The bridesmaid said that I should put the brides address on the shower invite so that guests could mail the gifts since she won’t be able to take everything back with her on the plane. Doh!
Now I’m confused because it makes perfect sense, but the point of a shower is to watch the bride open gifts, which she won’t be able to do if they are all mailed to her house. What do you think? I’m stumped.
Post # 2
HoneysHoney: Have her put her address on the registry website. Then, guests can mail the gifts there if they choose.
I was in a similar situation- I live 4 hours away from where my shower was held and where my wedding will be.
I put my address on our registries (amazon and BB&B) and we had one gift shipped to us (from a BM). A few others were shipped to my FMIL, the host of the shower, and she brought them with her to the shower.
We left some gifts at FMIL’s house that we won’t be needing right away just to save some room in the car.
Post # 3
Perhaps you could do an insert that asks guests to wrap a picture of the item they purchased, and ship it directly to her house. She can open the box with the picture in it, but won’t have to lug boxes back with her?
Otherwise, I’m out of ideas!
Post # 4
abbie017: This is a fantastic idea!!!
But if not, i would let it be the guests choice! Mail home or watch open!
Post # 5
Gifts need to be transported from the showers location to the brides home anyway, unless of course the shower is at her house. I mean yea it’s super annoying to have to travel with a packed car, but unless she’s flying she should be fine. But yes have her put her address on the wesding website, or put it somewhere on the invite so that if guests wish to mail a gift instead of bring one they can. The point of a bridal shower is to shower her with love and gifts.