(Closed) Kind of disappointed in my bridal shower

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 33
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Legallyblondiebride:  Glad I could be of service ;). And the most important thing is that it doesn’t change how YOU act to others in the future at bridal showers…. I have always made sure to send out my RSVPs early, to get nice gifts off the registry if I’m invited to a bridal shower, etc. but I will be extra sure to respect perspective and retain my integrity. I think this gives you some great perspective for the big day, so you can really enjoy the moment and not fret about the little things 🙂

Post # 34
488 posts
Helper bee

I’d be ecstatic at a bridal shower let alone 10 gifts, BUT THAT is because it is not the norm in the UK and it would be a complete surprise! That does not happen in the UK at all really…… The wedding is where people will buy you gifts and to be honest, even for my wedding I am not hinting or asking for them, as I am having a Destination Wedding wedding which costs money for my guests, plus we have all our house hold stuff.

IF people do get gifts, I would much rather they be EXPERIENCES, like a weekend away, massage, swimming with dolphins, etc, we don’t need ‘things’:) – I am that type of giver too, I like to create photo albums, buy experiences for couples, make things or maybe get concert tickets to their fav band or something. But I guess if you are a younger couple, then getting set up for your home would be a preference and it’s more traditional.

Post # 35
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Legallyblondiebride:  I’m with you on the no phone call thing.  If you’re a close friend of mine and you RSVP no to something, I’d like to hear from you, too! 

As far as shower gifts go, I typically spend no more than $30 on them and then spend $100-$150 on a wedding gift!  I just can’t afford more.  If you are inviting twenty-somethings to your shower, I would imagine many of them may be in the same boat. 

I’m so glad your parents pulled through!  I would just expect more as wedding gifts.

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