(Closed) bridal shower

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What about having her register someplace that allows an online registry, and ask that people who want to get her an actual item buy it online and just have it shipped to her house in Florida?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if she packs lightly, she can bring a big suitcase and fill it with gifts. just ship the rest yourself…it’s not that expensive if you use standard mail.

you can spread the word that gift cards are preferred, but i wouldn’t put that in writing anywhere, especially not on the invite.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I know what you mean by “shipping the gifts”  – but theres a lot of places online that actually give the guests that option.  I know with my shower, most are shipping them bc they don’t want to lug the gifts.  They click, pay, and choose for the company to ship the item for them.  Its done often nowadays (especially with 150 ppl there!!!  wow!!)

You could mention money or gift cards, but the ettiquete gods may come after you.  lol  But, I’m sure the guests will understanding knowing she lives in Fl and will buy accordingly.  (hopefully!)  I still think the online registry is the bst way to go IMO

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I agree with having gifts being shipped to her directly from her registry, since it will definitely be easier for her. Asking for money or gift cards may be OK to mention to your immediate family, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable telling all of the guests that.

150 for a shower? How many people for the wedding? We usually only have 20~40 at our showers and it still takes 4/5 hours to open all gifts! 150 sounds like an overnighter. Surprised

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

yes I think it’s wrong.  I don’t think you can really tell your guests what they should get you/her.  

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do most people know she will be coming from out of town?If they know that they may just automatically have gifts shipped, do gift cards, etc. I know when I”ve gone to showers for friends who have come home for them I’ve had the gift shipped just brought a card to the shower.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I shipped the gift to my nieces wedding shower, I live in a different state and couldn’t attend. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think it’s quite rude to tell people what they should bring, especially coming from the bride’s mother.  Many people may ask you what she would like, in which case you could then suggest they get a gift card.  If people however do bring gifts, I think it’s her/your responsibility to pay extra carrying it back to Florida. 

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