(Closed) not registered bridal shower, destination wedding

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SouthernBee:  Do whatever YOU want to do… I’m doing the same type of wedding and people keep asking about where I’m registering. At first I started to think maybe I should register, but I didn’t want to in the first place and I still don’t want to. So I’m not. I may give my mom a list of things (like coffee/espresso maker, not “Krups® 19-Bar Combination Espresso/Coffee Machine”) but I think I’ll most likely just take my chances. If people want to get you something like towels, they’ll ask someone what color your bathroom is.

Post # 4
1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If there’s a shower, it’s the least you can do to register and show up if buying gifts off of registries is common in your area. As a shower guest, I like to give the couple something they want and need without having to ask them what color or item. It’s common courtesy In my circles.

If you really don’t want to register, then ask the host to call it a luncheon instead of a shower so guests aren’t obligated to bring gifts and your host isn’t put in the awkward situation of telling them you aren’t registered when they ask. 

Post # 6
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am having a destination wedding, just us 2. My very good friend asked to throw me a shower right after we got engaged, knowing it was just us. Then 2 family members are throwing me another. I’m registered. 


I didn’t ask to be graciously thrown these showers. I am beyond grateful and registered accordingly. I guess you could decline if you are uncomfortable, but I feel it’s totally ok if you want to register. And if not, that’s ok, too! =)


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