Post # 1
Ok so I know this is terrible but I just gotta say I’m getting a little worried….My invites went out about 3 weeks ago and as of tonight (the night before my shower) Nothing has been bought. If you havnt read my other post, My aunt is the one throwing the shower and for some reason she wants everyone to give me money. But I didnt think she actually SAID anything to anyone. But now I’m having second thoughts. And I just think thats number 1, RUDE of her to expect that! and number 2, I dont need money, I need THINGS! I know this sounds selfish and i really reallly dont mean it too. Im just a freakin-out bride!
Post # 3
Im sure people will bring gifts for you, i mean you have to open gifts at a shower. My shower is on the 25th and still no purchases yet for me either!
Post # 4
Guests should realize that it wasn’t you that dictated they gift money. Hopefully if anyone has a problem with it they won’t hold it against you. Just save the money and then use it to buy items left on your registry after the wedding. You’ll probably have a discount to work with then too, so you can get more stuff!
Post # 5
Sometimes for a bridal shower the organizer arranges for everyone to contribute to one large group gift (maybe something like a TV or a deep freeze or a full set of china that’s on your registry). Maybe she’s doing something like this?
If not, you can always use the money to buy the things you’d like! In any case, I’m sure no one will think that you’ve asked for money, so I wouldn’t sweat it.
Good luck and I hope that shower is great!
Post # 6
same here – my party is saturday – talking my my MOH right now about it – and only have like 5 people “yes”‘s that are coming and only 9 items bought on my registry…and 8 of those were bought the first weekend we registered – over a month ago – NOTHING since then – and the one other item that was bought, i’m almost positive my MOH bought. lol
yeah – it sucks – but hopefully more’ll be bought closer to the wedding.
Post # 7
I was a little worried because the day before my shower there was hardly anything purchased from the registries, but I had TONS of gifts at my shower.
When I got home and checked the registry there were all kinds of gifts purchased and I realized that almost everyone went shopping RIGHT before the shower.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m a last minute shopper, too. I hope this is the case for your guests 🙂
Post # 8
Sometimes something is lost in the translation of buying gifts off registries. I’ve purchased a few gifts off of registries and, even after they scanned the barcode at the registry, the items weren’t removed from the online registry. Maybe people have purchased things and it’s just not showing up.
Post # 9
People bring gifts to showers since that is what showers are for. Those who don’t attend the shower will bring gifts to the wedding off of the same registry. Until then, there is really no need to stress out.
Post # 10
So, I am a registry stalker too. Tee hee. But don’t get discouraged, the night before my first shower, only two things had ben purchased, and I still got a ton of stuff that I had registered for!!! They just didn’t give the registry to the cashier… I know it’s kind of frustrating, but I didn’t get any repeats, and everything came with a gift receipt so I could have returned them If I had needed to.
I just went online that night and checked everything that had been bought off the registry.
You’ll get stuff!
Post # 11
I think this is super norma. It’s Tuesday night and my shower is Saturday and there are only a few gifts off my registery and many guests coming to my shower and I fear I’m going to be opening either A) lingerie that doesn’t fit, B) housewares that don’t go with my decor, or C) surprise it’s off my registery but they didn’t scan my registery. I’m hoping for the latter! I’m sure it’ll all be fine.
Post # 12
I’m paranoid about this, too! My worst fear is people buying me cheap “household items” that are on my registry. For example, I went to a friend’s shower recently and she got (I’m not kidding) four cheapo laundry baskets full of various colored towels that did NOT match her decor. Other gifts included about a million measuring cup sets and mixing bowls. Only like 4 out of 20 people actualy purchased items off her registry. How awful! Just hope people included gift reciepts!
Post # 13
I think sometimes people wait til the day of the shower to purchase something on the way. Plus as others said the store a lot of times does not mark the item off your registry.
Post # 14
Our registry had hardly any gifts purchased the day before our bridal shower, however the day of we had TONS of gifts and mostly from the registry. I think a lot of times people go right before the party, last minute sort of thing.
Post # 15
Is there any chance you registred online and not in the stores? I found out nothing for our bathroom was purchased because none of it was in the stores.
Post # 16
I’m sure you’ll end up with a ton of great gifts! If you’re guests are like me, they’ll go to the store an hour or so before the shower to grab something off your registry.