Girly Bridal Shower: Registry/Wishlists?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3264 posts
Sugar bee

@katydid30: I would not create a seperate wishlist.  A registry is not a wishlist it is a guide to help your guests with things like china patern, linen colours, etc.  It’s not an instruction guide for your guests.

If these ladies are as close to you as you report, then I would trust them to pick out things that fit your style and size.  People are also not required to buy off registry, so I don’t understand having multiple registries.  Also, lots of people will buy things off the registry they used for the shower for the wedding.  So unless you want to get underpants as a wedding gift, I’d scrap the idea.

Post # 4
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The only thing you can do is have a registry, but not specify what you want. You could set up a registry at a sore you like that has the option for gift cards in hopes that people pick those.

Post # 5
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@katydid30:  I would just rely on your Maid/Matron of Honor relaying the type of shower you will be having in CA.  I have been to themed showers/get togethers before. She could include that on their invitations.. theme being items for your honeymoon and she could list some ideas (beauty/VS etc.) and include recipe cards with the invite for everyone to fill out and bring to the event to make you a personal cookbook with.

Post # 5
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Maybe I’m just nuts, but I feel like guests would be RELIEVED that you’ve given them some ideas??<br />I realize this thread is long done but… in case anyone else finds this, there is at least one Bee who thinks it’s okay to have a wishlist 😛

Post # 6
7234 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

katydid30:  Cookbooks and home decor can totally go on your wedding registry. It’s not just pots and pans- it’s anything for the two of you to enjoy together and build your life. I’ve seen registries with camping gear and board games! 

You could do a lingerie girlie shower where you’d get things like nighties and stuff. At those showers I’ve seen people gift things like lotions and massage oils. Generally the hostess includes your sizes on the invite somehow and people buy things they think you’d like. You don’t register for those things. 

I don’t think it’s appropriate to do a wish list with honeymoon clothes and beauty products though. That’s for your birthday, not for your wedding shower. While the shower is honoring you- it’s celebrating your marriage and so the gifts are geared toward things that in some way benefit both of you. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  MexiPino.
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