(Closed) Hers and His Shower

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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10508 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think this would go over well, but you know your friends better.

I think it would be very awkward to sit there and watch someone open gift card after gift card.  I think something like a stock the bar party would be better received, and there’s still quite a few bees who would call that tacky or rude.

Post # 4
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2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@dreamer1288:  We had a gift card shower for a friend of mine. BUT the only reason we had it that way is because she was living in Colorado with her FI at the time. He is military and they were getting ready to move to be stationed in Japan and there was no way we could ship everything from Pennsylvania to Colorado.

Under any other circumstance, I don’t think I would be inclined to go to a gift card shower. But, like a PP had said, you know your friends better than we do.

Post # 5
Hostess
13663 posts
Honey Beekeeper

This almost sounds more like a housewarming party than a shower. Is it an option to go that route? (Then there’s a lot less etiquette involved.) Of course, you can’t exactly register for a housewarming party, though I always bring a gift of some kind when I attend housewarming parties.

If you do a shower, the host of the shower could also communicate to your friends that you are registered at Target and would also love gift cards to [insert places here]. Although if you’re going that way, I agree with @AB Bride: that I wouldn’t sit around and open gift cards (and make people feel self-conscious about monetary amounts). And you may still have some friends that don’t feel right bringing gift cards to a shower, as that’s not as much the norm.

Post # 7
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4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can spread it through word of mouth or put on your wedding website that you’re registered at Target but are also working on renovating your home and would love gift cards for Home Depot or Lowe’s as well. But there’s really no way to have an official ‘gift card shower’, it’s just not polite to tell guests what kind of gift they have to bring – and honestly, neither is trying to have that much say over your shower since you’re not (and shouldn’t be) the host.

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