Post # 1
My maid of honor wants to throw me a bridal shower. I personally don’t want one since me and my fiancé will be living with my parents. My dad is paying for the wedding and we have been saving for a house. After the wedding (summer 2019) we plan to continue to save to buy a house (2020 thinking positive) after the wedding. Since we live in New York houses are super expensive and rent is now a mortgage. My friends told me i should put things in the registry that i can save in my dad storage so i have some items for my future home like plates, glassware, flatware, kitchen utensils, towels and luggage for the honeymoon. My mother in law suggested experiences to do during the honeymoon but i have Over 100k in points from chase sapphire reward not including his points which will pay the tour and everything. The bridal showers i been to the couples already have lived together. Any suggestions ?
Post # 2
In this case I would consider turning the shower into a bridal tea or luncheon with no gifts. Don’t register for items or do a honeymoon registry if that’s typical in your group. I assume most people coming to your wedding understand your living arrangements and will adjust their gift giving accordingly.
Post # 3
the original point of a shower is to help a couple set up home. I don’t see why the fact that you’re delaying this a bit should make much difference? You’re still going to need things when do you move out. I’d probably register for home goods and just plan to store them for a bit.
Post # 4
I’m not a fan of honeymoon registries even for wedding gifts, but definitely not for shower gifts. If storage isn’t a problem, just register for household things you’ll need once you move out. If it will be hard to store stuff, I second PP’s suggestion to ask if it can be a “tea” or “luncheon” rather than a shower.
Post # 5
i didn’t suggest a honeymoon registry?
Post # 6
Oh yeah, sorry — wrong tag! I’ll see if it will let me fix it.
Post # 7
I would register for some basic household items for a bridal shower and put it in storage. You can have no registry after that and will probably get money as gifts or just let everyone know your saving up to buy a home. But from personal experience when me and my fiancé moved out we had to buy everything and it added up so quickly. It happens after Christmas so we did ask for a few things then but it was a lot to buy. Register for towels and cooking where dishes silverware etc. if you really like to cook I would suggest registering for a la cresuet Dutch oven and braiser. You could also register for Home Depot or Lowe’s for tools or gift cards if you think you will need some stuff when you do buy your house.
Post # 8
I would register for household items and store them until you move out. A friend of mine got married 2 years ago and she just moved into a home this weekned, she was pumped to go back through her stuff from her shower that has been at her Mom’s house for 2 years.