Post # 1
I don’t want to sounds like I am being selfish, but I am just trying to figure out the proper way to go about this and what to expect. We have finally decided on a destination wedding. The majority of people I know will not go due to costs. My Maid/Matron of Honor will be going. She and I are both confused as to if there should still be a shower. I say no. Also, when I return, (maybe not immediately) but I will be having a luncheon party. A buffet with open bar, dj and about 100 people. Should I be expecting gifts from the attendants?
Post # 3
I say do the shower, and I would think most guests would bring a gift to your at home reception (unless they traveled to the destination wedding). I had a destination wedding and was even living with my now-husband for 2 years by our wedding date, but I still had a shower and I registered for some upgrades and did honeyfund.com for the shower. We did not have a reception once back home, but some people that didn’t make it still sent us a wedding gift!
If someone is coming to a party though, I would think most people would bring a gift. There’s always a few that don’t though, so I wouldn’t plan on getting a certain dollar amount from it.
Post # 4
If your Maid/Matron of Honor wants to throw you a shower, do it 🙂 they are fun and people who can’t afford to go to the wedding, still want to congratulate you 🙂