Post # 1
what do you think about that? any opinions? we would have everyone come to central park in NY since that is where everyone is and jus have a picnic, hang out, have fun and eat. One of my friends was telling me that people might not bring a present to this…i dont mean to sound greedy or anything but of course we would want gifts… what do you girls think?
Post # 3
they will probably bring gifts if it is a shower. you could make super cute picnic theme invitations with red gingham! That sounds like a lot of fun.
Post # 4
Are you throwing the shower for yourself or are your BMs doing the planning? If I was invited to a shower by BMs for a couple I would bring a present, no matter where it was. Now, if I was invited by the bride and groom to a picnic I probably wouldn’t, just because it wouldn’t be a shower. Cute idea though. I saw some really cute invites that were letterpressed or gocco’d on a brown paper lunch bag. So cute!
Post # 5
what is ‘jack and jill’? does that mean co-ed?
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
I’m with KateMW on this one. If a family member or some friends are throwing you the shower, then guests are usually more likely to bring a gift. I think if you are throwing yourself the party, guests may be less inclined to bring a gift. Because etiquette allows, you can definitely include the places you and your FI are registered on the shower invite as a reminder to guests. Just keep in mind that gifts are not required, they are just a nice gesture.
@FutureMrsMorgan: A Jack and Jill shower is basically a co-ed shower where couples and a family and friends can attend. It is a more modern take on the traditional wedding shower and are popping up everywhere. I personally think they are a much better idea, because it is a way to include the groom.