Post # 1
and am beginning to worry. My shower is next Saturday, the 31st. I didn’t want it to be so early. September would’ve been fine with me, but my Aunt insisted. Anyway, as selfish as this may come across, hardly anything has been purchased off our registry and I’m beginning to wonder why we even registered if what we might get is a bunch of gift cards? Please know that I’m not being ungrateful. The mere fact that people would/are giving us gifts is a bit overwhelming but as a bride (and I’m an older bride (1st marriage) who has waited A LONG time for all of this) I kind of had this picture of the ‘gift table’ being wrapped with gorgeous bridal paper, etc…and now I’m just going into it with not expecting much. Is that a bad thing?
Post # 3
I think that low expectations are a good thing in most facets of life… then you rarely get disappointed and you often are pleasantly surprised!
About the registry… i’m sure no one is going to show up empty handed, right? So that leaves two options.
Option A: Your family is like my family and will shop the morning of. Seriously… before my brother’s fi’s shower a few weeks ago like 4 of my family members ran into each other at the same target on the morning the of shower. its how we do. 🙂
Option B: You say that you’re an older bride… maybe people think that you have most of what you need and felt obligated to register… they very well could think that you would PREFER a gift card or cash because I think most people who are more established would.
Besides…. the gift-opening part is super awkward anyways. Look forward to getting to hang with all those women for a whole afternoon and forget about the stuff 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with TorgiTales. I wouldn’t sweat it. I too am guilty of last minute shower shopping. I bet you this weekend (the weekend before the shower) you will see items be fulfilled on your registry. But don’t check! Let it be a surprise! That’s half the fun 🙂
Post # 5
I agree, the fun part is celebrating your engagement =) I feel so weird opening gifts in front of everyone =)
Post # 6
I have been guilty of stalking my registry also! It is so hard to not look. I would not be too concerned. I agree with the others on guesting waiting until the last second. ALso, some people may not have taken items off the registry.
On the positive side, the good thing about having an early shower is that you have a chance to set everything up and determine what you have and what you need. Plus some places offer discounts after the date. Best of luck! I hope you get everything you ever hoped for. It is such a special day!
Post # 7
i feel the EXACT same way as you, stephinPA! my shower is this weekend and i’ve been stalking my registry (it’s so addicting!!). i feel like only a few things have been purchased and we invited about 30 people to the shower (i have a huge extended family). i’m sure it’ll be fine in the end, but i feel bad about worrying about stuff like this. i can’t help it though. i know that really the only thing that matters is that i’m there spending time with my family and enjoying the company of them all.