Post # 1
Yay! My first post on Weddingbee.com! Ok… I’m the Maid/Matron of Honor for my friend T’s wedding. I’m planning the Bridal Shower among a series of other parties leading up to her BIG DAY. I’m stumped though because she and her fiance have opted to have a honeymoon registry. So what do the guests bring to the shower???? I’m going for a girly, traditional, Southern, spring brunch… so maybe I could ask them to bring something pertaining to that… but I have no clue what! Does anyone have ideas? Do we just skip the gift giving portion of the party?
Post # 3
On the invite, just link to their honeymoon registry like you would a typical registry. I don’t know how you would otherwise tell them what kind of gifts to bring.
If it’s being done like a brunch, perhaps request guests bring a recipe for their favorite Southern brunch/luncheon dish? Then you could put together a recipe book/box for her.
If most people will be contributing to the honeymoon registry, she’ll probably just get a lot of cards and it would be boring to open gifts. So you could just skip that part.
Have you spoken to the bride’s mom? Perhaps she’ll be able to give you an idea of what their friends and family will expect (ie if people will expect her to open their gifts or if they’d be fine with other shower activities).
Post # 4
Thanks rosychicklet! I love the idea of doing a recipe box!!!
Post # 5
Alot of the bridal showers Ive been to brides have registered for a seperate registry for things that were more personal to them. For example some of the registries have been for Victorias Secret or a spa or things like that. That way they felt like they were getting seperate gifts for their showers and people were not giving gifts off of their wedding registry that were for the couple. I dont know if thats how it usually is, but thats what ive experienced.
Post # 6
I second the idea of the recipe box. So funny someone else suggested it. When my mom got married over 30 years ago, someone threw her a shower and had each guest bring a recipe on a card they’d been given. Then they all went into a box as a “starter kit.” She loved it and still has the recipes in the same box all these years later! I’ll probably be having the same sort of thing 🙂