Post # 1
I know that a lot of guests give money as gifts. But the purpose of a shower is to shower bride with gifts! My aunt is holding a shower for me on 9/5/2010. I have a pretty big family (my dad is 1 of 11). Despite this, only one thing has been bought off the registry that wasn’t from my parents or my future Mother-In-Law.
I’m beginning to think my family doesn’t like me! I registered at BBB, Amazon, Williams Sonoma, and Restoration Hardware. I’d expect more gifts to be bought online since many family members don’t live in towns with the brick and mortar stores. But if they were buying online, they probably should have done it by today so that gifts would arrive in time for the shower. I just don’t know what to think. Trying not to cry, trying not to feel loved, but its kinda hard!
Are any other brides feeling like this?
Post # 3
You don’t think they might be going into the stores and buying the you things off your registry? Lots of people don’t like buying offline…
Post # 4
As someone that has bought many bridal gifts… i always go buy them the day before! nothing like waiting till the last minute eh? lol i HIGHLY doubt that your family doesnt like you! Your out of town family that is not coming to your shower might be waiting to give you a present at your wedding.
Post # 5
Seriously, I think the day before, if not the day of is when people typically buy gifts. The advantage of a registry is that they don’t have to “shop” they just go to the store and buy what you want.
Don’t stress about this!!
Post # 6
Your shower is “far away” in gift buying terms. most poeple shop the day before dont worry!
Post # 7
I’m a horrible procrastinator and I’ve always bought the bridal shower gift the day of or the day before a shower. Lot’s of people tend to wait until the last minute or forget to mark it off the registry during checkout.
Post # 8
Hahah, I’m feeling the same way! My shower is Sunday and there’s like two things bought from the registry! I’m thinking either people are procrastinators or they’re buying stuff that’s not registry!
Post # 9
I know that I am totally a last minute shower gift shopper! I’m terrible with that and always go the week of to buy the gift! I wouldn’t worry too much…as your shower gets closer, things will start flying off of your registry!
Post # 10
My FSIL’s shower was this past weekend and hardly anything was bought until the weekend before the shower, with about half or so being bought the week before. I wouldn’t stress. Most of her family and friends lived at least 35-45 minutes from the stores she registered at and still many bought from those stores. I wouldn’t worry too much. You still have some time, and I’m sure you’ll be surrounded by love (and gifts) at your shower!
Post # 11
I’m usually a procrastinator too. As is my family. I guess my hang up is that most people attending live an hour drive from the closest BBB and 1.5 hours from W-S or restoration hardware. So I’d expect more gifts to be bought online, which would require shipping, which could take upto a week. My family is very intelligent, they know it takes a while for shipping. I guess that is why I expected some gifts to be bought up this past weekend.
I could have registered at Macy’s but they really didn’t carry what I wanted, and the things they had that I wanted were 25% higher than what I found at amazon. Plus BBB has the 20% coupon. I will post how things go, if I get any presents come the shower.
Post # 12
They might be planning a shopping trip for this weekend too, to get your gift.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t place so much importance on the gifts. They’re your family; of course they love you! The gifts will come.
Post # 14
I agree with the above. People are always last minute shoppers for showers. Closer family usually buy the week before, as to figuring out as to buy a gift or a few pitching in for a bigger gift. And although planned, people always have a hard time agreeing on the one gift to pitch in for. And the day before and day of are the days most people buy. I have never gone to a shower of any sort without having got it a day or two before or even picking up a few extras the day of as well.
Post # 15
I agree with all of hte previous posters that it is way to early to get worried! Many guests purchase gifts the day before or day of. Plus, I also got some great shower gifts that weren’t on my registry.
Post # 16
My shower was this past weekend, and a lot of the gifts weren’t bought until a day or so before… and the things that were bought were little: spatulas, bowls, etc.
Some people bought things that weren’t on the registry (and consequently, I returned most of them), and some just gave gift cards or “personal” gifts like soaps, lotions, and candles.
Oh, and everything the shower guests bought came from my BB&B registry. So far, only one person has used my Amazon registry. I bet my Amazon registry feels unloved. 😉
Don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll get lots of gifts at your shower, and I’m sure most will be bought the day before/of!