(Closed) Five showers…FI thinks we should register for more…what to do?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wait until after your first 2 showers to reasesss.  Some people will go in on gifts together, some will buy you a basket of small gifts, and some will go off registry.  I would also consider having one shower be gift-free, or a donation gift.  Or maybe a themed shower, like in lieu of a gift people bring a card with a favorite recipe.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I find people tend to go in together for a work shower.  Maybe it’s possible to mention one of your higher priced gifts/ a group gift politely if an organizer asks you about what you’re interested in for the shower.

Post # 5
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509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Totally agree with both PPs, maybe add a few more then reassess closer to your showeras, can you stalk your registry to see what’s been purchased?

Also, I agree that co-wokers usually go in together for bigger items.

Enjoy all of it though…you lucky-ducky bride! Isn’t this fun? lol

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You didn’t say how much you registered for but the woman helping us in Bed Bath and Beyond the other day said to register for probably 3 times the amount of guests you have coming. I would maybe start there since you are havintg so many showers and then like PP’s said, reassess.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Register for more stuff! And stuff outside of the ordinary appliances and bedding and bath stuff. Register for things like boardgames, video games and controllers, christmas ornaments, itunes gift cards, tools. I went to a wedding shower once where everyone had to bring a spice starting with a certain letter, to help build up the brides spice drawer.  Stuff to stock a bar. Register for sporting equipment, camping equipment (if you camp) and for blu rays or dvds or cd’s you want.  Tell people to give you restaurant gift cards or movie passes. It’s nice to have those for days when you can’t afford to eat or go out as much. If you or your fiance have a craft or hobby you do, ask for tools or supplies for that.  

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SandyThePoet:  These are great.

 

Also consider even more things that are a bit more odd: we registered for and received lobster crackers and butter pots, because there’s a family tradition of lobster on Dec 24th.  

What about a “wine cellar” or just wine collection one as well.

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