(Closed) My biggest shower-related fear coming true?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do you like giving lingerie as shower gifts?

    Yes, because it's a nice gift for newlyweds

    Yes, because I like to see the bride squirm

    No, it's awkward

    No, I'd rather get her something off the registry

  • Post # 17
    2608 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I hope I don’t get any either! My BFF got one from her aunt who purposely did it to embarrass her! It was nothing too racy actually – just VS “Sexy Little Bride” tank and panties with a matching cute bra but she was still mortified!

    I have heard of others having showers with this included. One co-worker’s shower everyone was told to buy her underwear and then the bride had to guess who bought which ones. I guess she got a kick out of it but I would be embarrassed. Esspecially considering her grandmother was there and I guess bought her a lacy thong! LOL.

    Post # 18
    2453 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @SarahCF:  Hey, just because they give you lingerie does not mean you have to hold it up for the world to see. 😉

    Post # 19
    29 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Is this a regional thing? I’ve never heard of people bringing lingerie to a bridal shower! I had two bridal showers and everyone bought things we registered for, gift cards, money. That kind of stuff. Now a lingerie shower or a bachelorette is totally different.

    Post # 20
    11532 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m older than most of you, and, at almost every bridal shower I’ve ever attended, the bride has received many pieces of beautiful lingerie.  For the most part, the lingerie gifts have been very elegant and tasteful (lots of ivory silk nightgowns, etc.), nothing terribly risque.

    Post # 21
    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I had ONE lingere gift given at the shower! Can you feel the awkwardness through the picture?!

    Post # 22
    3075 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @SarahCF:  OP I had most of my guests at my shower purchase items from my registry the day of the shower.  Most people are huge procrastinators, so this is what is most likely going on.  Deeeeep breaths!!

    Post # 23
    138 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    So when you said biggest shower fear I immediately thought of the scary lady from The Shinning and that she was in your shower . . .

    Post # 25
    11231 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This happened to me. Lord knows WHY it popped into the minds of two relatives to “go in” on some lingerie (that was way the wrong size), but christ in a cardigan, I was SO MORTIFIED.

    First of all, it is no one’s business what I wear in the bedroom.

    Second, the shower is to shower the bride with gifts to start her new home–NOT to give the bride something sexy to wear when she bangs her husband. Fuh-cking gross.

    That immediately got returned and I bought myself a nice scarf and some regular underwear. Very little (less than 50%) was purchased off of our registry in total. Most people bought a couple of small items, or stuff that wasn’t on the registry at all (lingerie, a white satin robe, and this really hideous bride mannequin jewelry holder).

    Post # 26
    603 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @SarahCF:  Showers do not have to be like that…I had a surprise one recently…why dont you tell your Maid/Matron of Honor that if anyone asks or the theme should be: kitchen or bathroom gifts…failing that you could tell them you do not want a shower…thats what i did but they threw me a surprise one anyway:)

    Post # 27
    344 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Unless it’s specifically a lingerie shower, the shower is where I give the bride kitchen things from her registry! IF the bride is having a raunchy bachelorette party, that’s where it’s okay to give her lingerie.

    But my Mom and her friends joke that they like giving lingerie to brides in my generation because they want grandbabies SOON. Embarassed

    Post # 28
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This is one of many reasons why I did not have a bridal shower.

    Post # 30
    7 posts
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think lingerie is appropriate if your friends want to give it to you at a bachlorette party, but not at the bridal shower. too awkward with relatives there, for me anyways! LOL

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