Post # 1
My Matron of Honor/Sister has asked if I would like a virtual bridal shower. I live in CA, she lives in MA and my friends and family are everywhere in between.
She is considering building a website based on a Kitchen Shower theme. Having links to add recipes for me, answer silly questions a la shower games, registry links and i’m not sure what else.
She is thinking about mailing postcards with the shower website on it.
My biggest concern is that this will seem like gift grubbing. Am I right?
Post # 3
Personally, when I recently recieved an invite to a virtual baby shower, I was put off. Isn’t the point of a shower to meet up with all these wonderful people? If they want to send a gift, they will.
Post # 4
I think it would be best to try and get together with as many people as you can shortly before the wedding for a shower type of thing. I would probably feel a little weird about a virtual shower. To me the whole point of a shower is to be able to visit with a lot of close friends/family. Not so much about receiving gifts. Ultimately it’s up to you. I wouldn’t be surprised if not a lot of people do with it though.
Post # 5
If it was communicated that gifts were not a part of the virtual shower, I think it’d be fun and cute. But if gifts are a part of the virtual shower, I second Miss Britt’s advice above.
Post # 6
What if I skyped in? Like there were a group of family/friends that are local to my sister’s that were invited to her place, then those of us who couldn’t make it, skyped in? I’ve heard of people having skype showers – where the bride open gifts, via skype, and they still get to play some bridal shower games?