Too Early for Baby Shower?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cora_123:  I think it’s entirely up to you.  It does sound like you don’t want it but are afraid to say no because it is your only chance.  Personally, I probably wouldn’t.  If you did though, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if it’s the only time you plan on going home it’s definitely not too early. One of my friends lives out of state and was due in May. I threw her a Christmastime shower for the same reason. We all wanted to celebrate with her! 

If I were you I’d make at least a small registry in the next week or so, and I’d also mention to your mom that you’re concerned about getting the gifts home. She can pass that on so hopefully your aunts ship the gifts directly to you.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would say go online quickly and make a little registry. Do some place like Target or Babies R Us that you could return things where you live later, if you needed to. If they want to shower you with gifts, why not let them? You could always tell your mom that you are worried about shipping things home. Perhaps guests could order things to be sent directly to your home? Or your mom could mention gift cards to the guests? 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Just do it. Register online at BRU, BBB, or Target (beware their return policy) and then spend Sunday returning everything and sending it for repurchase at a store back home.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

you can register on websites that will ship everything to your house…it can be something non specific like amazon. make a baby wish list -even if you havent decided on a lot of specific stuff…there is still a ton of stuff you can put on. boppy nursing pillow, bottles, teethers, diaper genie etc (ie loads of stuff youll need but dont care about spending ages picking out yourslef)

then youll probably get a few small outfits which are easy to take back

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

As long as you don’t invite them to a second shower, it should be fine. Most people understand the travel issue in the last trimester. If anyone is turned off, they won’t come, and that’s fine. Since it is your family throwing it, and I assume family attending, they should be very understanding.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

Under these circumstances, I would understand. If you only invite the folks in that town and your family really wants to host it, I don’t think there’s a problem. But you should spend a little time registering so hopefully you get the things you need. 

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