Post # 1
So I’m ordering the invites tonight for my bff’s bridal shower and the company I’m buying them from also does other accessories to go with your purchase. I’m buying a tote bag with their names and wedding date and the matching floral design from the party as a gift.
My idea was this.
I was planning on having a ‘memory box’ sort of thing. Shower guests can bring in a book, niknak, picture, momento, note with some wedding advice/personal memory or small gift. Then I realized it would be so cool to use the tote bag as the ‘box’ instead! I just thought it would be cool to send my friend away with a bag full of love and memories from everyone.
What do you bees think?
Is it unreasonable to ask guests for this? (No one has to pay for/by anything, but I don’t know if someone might take offense to having to do ‘homework’ for a bridal shower.)
Would you like this for your bridal shower?
Would you like to do this for a shower you’re attending?
P.S. We’re already doing a recipe box for those who want to, so that’s another idea to use the bag. Or I can just give her the bag with nothing extra too, I’m open to all options/opinions!
Post # 3
I think it would be fun for a group that is really close. If everyone isn’t super close, I think it might be a little…harder? But overall, I like the idea.
Post # 4
I think it’s quite sweet. As long as its optional rather than mandatory, I don’t think guests would have an issue with it, especially since they don’t have to spend loads of money on it.
Post # 5
I think it’s a great idea. As long as you provide a few examples, everyone should be able to come up with a memento or a memory.
Post # 6
I think it’s super cute. Nothing wrong with asking people to participate in something cute for the bride. I ask people to bring recipes for recipe boxes all the time
Post # 7
@southsun: It’s a great idea, so long as all the invited guests actually have specific memories about the bride they can put in the box. Some showers have a pretty extended group of people in attendance. If it’s the kind of party where work friends or friends of the Future Mother-In-Law are invited, it might not be appropriate to ask.
I’d also wonder how it would work in a bag. Taking home a bag of loose pieces of paper might see some of them get crumpled.