(Closed) Birthday Party and Bridal shower in one????

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s asking a bit much to ask of your guests… (assuming you’re inviting pretty much the same people to both events.) Why can’t you just combine events and have a single birthday party/bridal shower?

Also, so you’re only asking for things from your honeymoon registry for your birthday? So basically you’re *telling* your friends to give you money? hmmm… (and right after they’ve just given you a bridal shower present? I hope that won’t also be from the “honeymoon registry!”)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I think it’s pushing it. If you want to stick around afterwards I would do it in an informal way.  Don’t include it on the invitation.  IF someone asks you what you are doing for your birthday, casually mention that you were planning to stick around XXXXXXX place after the shower for some drinks.  Then people can decide to stick around or go home.

By making a formal announcement of a birthday party, it can appear gift grabby. 

And I don’t know how exactly you will ensure that you only get presents from your registry, for a birthday or a shower guests can give you anything they want.  There is no way to politely ensure they give you only cash (aka honeymoon registry).

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