bridal shower suggestions – living with parents

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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mpbride18 :  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. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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mpbride18 :    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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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Daisy_Mae :  i didn’t suggest a honeymoon registry? 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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catskillsinjune :  Oh yeah, sorry — wrong tag! I’ll see if it will let me fix it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

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
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Helper bee

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. 

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