Post # 1
I am not one for that likes to be center of attention. So I am having a hard time about having a bridal shower. Everyone, including Fiance would like to have one. So I’m willing to suck it up if necessary, but told Fiance that he will be required to stay & attend. Since we are having a destination wedding in January, can we have a shower after we come back? Maybe in the spring after the holiday are over and before our summer reception for people that couldn’t make it to the destination wedding? I would feel guilty for anyone to have to spend money on us right around the holidays. It can be stressful enough-who needs to add our wedding into the mix.
Or how about this: if we don’t have a shower at all, could we just have a gift table at the summer reception?
I just hate the idea of people having to spend money on our wedding in general. I know that people don’t have to give gifts and I am truly not expecting any. But people seem to be really offended when I tell them that we are thinking of NOT doing a shower.
What would you do?
Post # 3
I would do a shower early (in november) or do a gift table at the reception . I would not do a shower after you get back.
Post # 4
agreed! Do your shower now.
Post # 5
I would do the shower sooner than later. I think a shower after the fact is kind of strange, and if you have a hometown reception after your wedding, I’d think many people would bring gifts there.
Post # 6
If you don’t want a shower don’t have one. I think a gift table at the summer reception would be perfectly fine. Don’t let anyone pressure you into being uncomfortable for your wedding. 🙂
Post # 7
I think it would be weird to have one after, then it’s as if you just didn’t get enough gifts at the wedding and had an after the fact shower. I think it won’t be that bad if you have your Fiance with you!