(Closed) Bridal Shower Dilemma–Please Help!

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ummm you could do it more along the lines of a bachlorette party kind of….have the party and just tell your guests that they’re not obligated to buy anything. you can still have fun with it and they’re not pressured to buy anything even though it is your shower. talk to the lady who wants to do the party for you. she probably has some suggestions for how to go about it also.

Post # 4
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Another girl on the board is someone’s Maid/Matron of Honor and she’s hosting a dessert+recipe idea–everyone brings their favorite dessert and the recipe for it, for you. That sounds informal and fun AND won’t break your friends’ banks.

Half of my bridesmaids were in college when I got married and they went halvsies on my gifts. Honestly, i have lingerie i got back in May and I think i’ve only worn it like, once….i’m sure there’s a piece i haven’t even worn yet, LOL.

Just tell your family friend that you’re worried about your friends being broke. There’s no shame in that (shoot i have broke friends!) and you don’t wnat to be a burden on their finances. She’ll understand.

Or, your friends can go in on a group gift together, which is cheaper than individual pieces, if they feel obligated to come bearing a gift. No matter how broke I am, I don’t show up giftless. Even if it’s a $20 gift, I can’t bring myself to do it.

Post # 5
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think, if you call it a shower, guests will feel obligated to bring something, even if you specify that no gifts are required.  I garantee people (who may not be able to comfortably afford to) will buy you something.  The good thing about a lingerie shower, is that, unless you’re caught up in name brands, lingerie doesn’t have to be expensive.  I like the idea of just having a lunch or a dinner or something really informal.  A bachelorette party alone might be good. 

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