Post # 1
Quick question on the wedding shower invites. I live in CA, but am getting married in Michigan, and having my wedding shower in Michigan. My sister has been working on the invtes for the shower, but keeps getting caught up on the registry wording. I am registered at crate and barrel and macys, but i am not sure it makes sense for people to bring gifts to the michigan shower, since I will have to ship everything to california- does this make sense? Should there be some wording on the invite about “bringing a picture of the gift, and shipping it” or is that just WAY too tacky? Any help on this is appreciated!
Or would people just think “oh i should probably ship the gift instead of bringing it?
Post # 3
I kind of don’t like the idea of having a shower where people don’t bring gifts. That’s the point of a shower really.
Post # 4
I’m with MissAsB- I think the idea behind the shower is to “shower” the bride or mom to be with gifts. What about a gift card shower or a honeymoon shower that way you won’t have to bring all those items home with ya.
Post # 5
I LIKE the idea of the picture of your gift & send to bride/groom’s CA address! You could even make an activity of it to take a picture of the person who gave you that gift, then stick their picture, the picture they brought of the item, & a blank space (for a picture of you using the item) all on an album page & starter of a keepsake album of your shower gifts.
Or, if you prefer, I like @vintage2010’s idea of GC shower or honeymoon themed shower.
Post # 6
Are you moving to Michigan post wedding? If you are you can store them somewhere until you move. Or if not then you’re probably going to have to settle on shipping them or driving them back to California. The photo idea would be kind of insulting I think. I’m from the Michigan/Indiana area and I don’t think the photo of the present idea would go over real well.