(Closed) Bridal Shower Tips anyone?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

who in the world told you to make a fake registry? o_o

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am having 2 as well, one of them being a very traditional one thrown  by my Future Mother-In-Law. I was a bit hesitant at first, but as Fiance says I should let her throw it as I know she’s only being kind and generous. Is there anything you need? Like new linens, towels, etc? I tried to find something useful for my shower register, although I technically didn’t need, but would be nice to have. That way you aren’t registering for things that you’ll only return. Your guests are taking the time to buy you a gift, I’d be hurt if I knew you’d only return it. How about having just a party instead of a shower? You can also requests there be no games if you hate them, but typically a bride is not involved at all with planning her shower.

The way I see it, the shower thrown by my Future Mother-In-Law is more for her and her guests. The least I can do is show up with a big smile and be genuinely thankful 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

This is tricky….and I get where you are coming from with your Honeymoon Registry…if you have a lot of older guests, who follow the old school of showers, they may be alright with giving cash at a wedding, but cash at a shower just isn’t done.  If you don’t give them ideas, prepare to be inundated with tupperware and potholders, because they will give you something with or without guidance from you….a huge part of the shower is opening gifts, I get that you probably have your household set up and don’t need anything, but isn’t there something you would like?  You could ask them all to bring the craziest throw pillows they can find, maybe picture frames that can be used after the wedding, coffee cups…something small so that it’s not JUST about the money part…that’s maybe an idea.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LaTortuga:  hmm.. some stuff to decorate your home? Things for entertaining? Storage baskets? Replace any older kitchen stuff?  Robe?  You can also register for personal items. I was very “I don’t need anything” but now my registery has quite a few things I’m too practical to buy for myself lol. Good luck. Seems like you’re in a tough situation!

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