Post # 1
So I’m ordering the invites tonight for my bff’s bridal shower and the company I’m buying them from also does other accessories to go with your purchase. I’m buying a tote bag with their names and wedding date and the matching floral design from the party as a gift.
My idea was this.
I was planning on having a ‘memory box’ sort of thing. Shower guests can bring in a book, niknak, picture, momento, note with some wedding advice/personal memory or small gift. Then I realized it would be so cool to use the tote bag as the ‘box’ instead! I just thought it would be cool to send my friend away with a bag full of love and memories from everyone.
What do you bees think?
Is it unreasonable to ask guests for this? (No one has to pay for/by anything, but I don’t know if someone might take offense to having to do ‘homework’ for a bridal shower.)
Would you like this for your bridal shower?
Would you like to do this for a shower you’re attending?
P.S. We’re already doing a recipe box for those who want to, so that’s another idea to use the bag. Or I can just give her the bag with nothing extra too, I’m open to all options/opinions!
Post # 3
I think it would be fun for a group that is really close. If everyone isn’t super close, I think it might be a little…harder? But overall, I like the idea.
Post # 4
I think it’s quite sweet. As long as its optional rather than mandatory, I don’t think guests would have an issue with it, especially since they don’t have to spend loads of money on it.
Post # 5
I think it’s a great idea. As long as you provide a few examples, everyone should be able to come up with a memento or a memory.
Post # 6
I think it’s super cute. Nothing wrong with asking people to participate in something cute for the bride. I ask people to bring recipes for recipe boxes all the time
Post # 7
@southsun: It’s a great idea, so long as all the invited guests actually have specific memories about the bride they can put in the box. Some showers have a pretty extended group of people in attendance. If it’s the kind of party where work friends or friends of the FMIL are invited, it might not be appropriate to ask.
I’d also wonder how it would work in a bag. Taking home a bag of loose pieces of paper might see some of them get crumpled.