Post # 1
My cousin recently told me that her sister, my aunt and she would like to throw a bridal shower. Our families are extremely close , I called my aunt and uncle immediately after seeing my parents the night he proposed. The gesture is extremely nice and unexpected, but I can’t help but wonder how appropriate it is for there to be a bridal shower when we are having a DW? If its not appropriate (the way I am leaning) then how do I go about telling them this without hurting their feelings? The man candy and I were not planning on registering anyways, so would it be so terrible if we had a bridal shower without gifts? Plus I feel like it would just further alienate my friends that we cannot accomodate on the wedding date.
Post # 3
I think it’s OK, maybe just something small with those family members that will be invited to the wedding.
Post # 4
I don’t think its unacceptable at all. I’d suggest to your family (the ones throwing it) that they make sure the guests know that the gift does not need to be expensive. And I wouldn’t register. Let them get you something from their heart since you didn’t plan on asking for anything anyway. A shower is a good idea for those people that won’t be able to attend your wedding, it still gives them to chance to celebrate with you.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman
I think it’s totally fine. Just make sure the guests are invited to the wedding too. I had two (smallish) showers for my Destination Wedding. I enjoy going to showers when I won’t be able to make it to the wedding because it gives me a chance to feel like I was still a part of the wedding festitivies.