Post # 1
Just curious… is it OK to have a seperate Bridal Shower Registry?
I am thinking it would be used for specific gifts for the Bride only to give at her shower – such as lingerie, jewelry, make-up, etc. Don’t think those items are appropriate for the regular Wedding Registry (can you imagine seeing a sexy lingerie piece listed next to the Kitchenmaid mixer (that she picked) or HD DVD player (that he picked)?)
Post # 3
I’ve don’t know anyone who has registered separately for a bridal shower, but maybe that is because most of the gifts are given at the shower and money is typically given at the actual wedding. I would just make sure whoever is hosting the shower knows any sizes and preferences of yours to share with others who may be interested in buying “bridal” vs. “wedding” gifts
Post # 4
If you want to get lingerie and other things, have a lingerie shower. I think guests will be really confused.
Post # 5
That’s not a bridal shower that’s a lingerie shower. You shouldn’t really ask for those things at a traditional bridal shower.
Post # 6
I agree! Have a separate “For the girls only!” shower.
Post # 7
So initially I was going to say maybe it’s your locale or whatever and bridal showers are lingerie showers there but then I noticed you’re from DC which is where I’m from so that’s not it.
Bridal shower gifts are usually just the normal wedding gifts but given to the bride at a more intimate event. The stuff you’re talking about – makeup, perfume, sexiness awesomeness – are usually reserved for a lingerie shower.
If someone is throwing you a lingerie shower there still isn’t usually a registry – generally they just send out your measurements and the guests go nuts getting you whatever they want.
Post # 8
OK – thanks for all the input. I didn’t know about “lingerie showers” so that totally makes more sense. I can see now how keeping it less formal (word of mouth only) would help lessen any confusion and yet still allow for the traditional wedding registry.