(Closed) Help with baby shower invite wording

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What about asking her to just make a quick registry with the bottles on it?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

What Meadow_jersey said 

You don’t have to register for 100 things to have a registery.  I’ve seen some registries with very minimal things and I’ve got the hint they probably want money or gift cards.  

I’d at least put a few things and people will know that’s want she will wants 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Yea the only way to really do this is to make a registry.. Otherwise like you said people are going to get her a whole shitload of bottles because people don’t like to think too hard… Is there a reason why she doesn’t have a registry? Is it because she doesn’t know what she wants? I’ve actually seen people add gift cards to the registry.. Gives a hint but not, I think she did that because she wasn’t 100% sure which stroller and stuff she wanted… I would encourage her to at least but the important things, like those bottles, on a registry so people have it spelled out there not on an invitation which is an odd place to out that info… I would lose it haha

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Most people will not buy bottles, so honestly I wouldn’t worry about it. If she’s not registered, she’s going to get a f-ton of clothes and blankets, because no one will know what she actually needs. I’d highly suggest she makes a small registry with 10-20 key items. Hopefully the bottles she researched work out, a lot of times babies decide they don’t like what the parent picks lol.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with PP, she really needs to have a registry even if it’s small. Literally even if it’s nothing but the bottles and diapers. If she doesn’t have a registry she’s going to get nothing but cutsey stuff like clothes, blankets, or stuffed animals.

Does she already have all the baby stuff she needs like car seats, stroller, swings, etc? Her registry doesn’t have to be crazy but I think people will be super confused.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Unless she has a registry which requests a specific number and size of bottles, she could end up with too few/many. I agree with the PPs- she can do a quick amazon or Babies R Us registry with ten items.

Also, you may want to give your friend a heads up- just because you’ve researched something and it’s “the best,” it doesn’t mean that baby will like it. My daughter’s favorite at first was the freebie I got from registering. It’s advised to try out a couple different types of bottles before committing to one brand/ system… babies definitely have minds of their own! 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Red Barn Farm

BaxterBride:  What’s the theme? 

 

My sister did a bumble bee theme when they didn’t know the gender. So, I would do on the back of the invite or on the bottom “The Mother to bee thinks her honey will love “brand name”” or whatever it is. Something like that. Just try to be cute-sy with it. I wouldn’t even mention the word bottles. 

 

But I agree with everyone else. She should have a regisry with something on it. Just to avoid getting tons of bottles and tons of things she doesn’t want/need. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

“Mommy to be loves these! ____ is the system she has chosen to use.”

I don’t have kids, but I’ve been around them plenty, she is going to want bottle variety!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

You could say, “if you care to purchase bottles for the baby, mom would like x brand.” or not put anything on the invite and tell people who might ask what mom wants. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

BaxterBride:  I honestly just wouldn’t worry about it. It’s not likely that she’ll get a bunch of bottles anyways. Besides, if she gets bottles and they aren’t the right brand she can always go exchange them right? I’m not familiar with Australian return policies lol

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