(Closed) bridal shower gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
6890 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

There isn’t a “right” thing necessarily, but I’m used to the way you described. There are Lingerie Showers where you get lingerie and “those” types of things where I’m from.

Post # 4
3336 posts
Sugar bee

The purpose of a shower is to shower the bride with small household items that she will need to set up house, at least traditionally.

Given that recently shower has been used to describe any # of parties. 

Post # 5
5787 posts
Bee Keeper

Your mom is wrong, but it may be what she remembers from another time. Bridal/wedding showers are typically for housegoods…appliances,dishes,glassware,pots 7 pans,etc. What she’s describing is more of a personal or lingerie shower, which many people do seperately with close girlfriends or at the batchelorette.

It is perfectly acceptable to include the registry information with the shower invitations,but not with the wedding invitations.

Post # 6
47430 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A bridal shower can take many forms. A general shower where people buy things for your future  home; a lingerie shower;a round the clock shower a wine shower for the couple; a co-ed shower where the gifts are for either one or both of you., etc etc etc . There are as many types of showers as there are brides.

I for one, find it very helpful when the registry is listed on the shower invitation or on an enclosed card.

Post # 9
5787 posts
Bee Keeper

There is a supposed difference between a ‘bridal’ shower and ‘wedding’ shower, but most people combine them to mean more of a housewares kind of thing. She may be thinking its more of a girly thing they’re having for you, so just explain it a little differently so she understands how much things have changed.


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