(Closed) Group Bridal Shower problems

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
188 posts
Blushing bee

I have never heard of this! Is it a regional tradition? Are the guests familiar with this sort of format? I might find myself put out by not being allowed to select my own gift– if I’m giving cash, I want the bride to receive cash, not something from the registry I didn’t pick out! 

I presume she is trying to remove the pressure from guests to buy three expensive gifts from three different registries but… this method could cause some confusion. Do all the guests know all the gals equally well? 

Post # 4
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533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wow….I have also never heard of that idea…but I don’t think it’s a bad idea at all!  From a guest view…I don’t have worry about the stress of shopping for a great gift, just show up with the money.  And from the bride-to-be view…..you are still getting a gift/gifts that are on your registry.

But to answer your question….yes, you should send a thank-you to anyone that attended and gave money to be put towards a gift, even if you don’t know them that well.  Everyone appreciates (and deserves!) a nice thank-you card.  I don’t think you HAVE to tell them what was bought from the gift registry… as long as they feel like you appreciated their donation and attendance, I am sure they will be happy.

Please keep us informed about how the shower went….. I am very curious as to how the shower/gifting/registry idea will work out! 

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