Post # 1
I was lucky enough to have three people offer to throw me a bridal shower. I declined one offer because, well, I just don’t know that many people! My first shower will be hosted by my two aunts in my hometown with mostly family and family friends. I anticipate receiving a lot of houseware at this shower.
My second shower is hosted by another relative close to the city I live in. For this shower I will invite mostly friends. The host is VERY detailed and she wants it to be “a very special day for me” – so nice. I’d like it to be a lingerie or personal shower, but I’m not sure how we convey that exactly. I’m pretty traditional and think it’s rude to mention gifts on an invitation. I’m thinking that people will sort of figure it out based on the time of day, 4-7, and word-of-mouth. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
I would try to make the wording on the invite sound as personal as possible, maybe even come up with some theme. Sorry I am not that creative to give great ideas, but I have heard of people having lingerie showers specifically.
Post # 4
I think that when you invite people to a shower, you mention that it is a shower and not, say, a tea party, on the invitations. So you could write “lingerie shower” if you wanted or just let that part be word-of-mouth. But given that showers are part of the culture, and the point of a shower is the gifts (unlike the wedding), it’s rude IMO to risk letting a guest think it’s another kind of party and be without a gift. And if they don’t want to come to a lingerie shower then they can decline in advance and not sit there and be uncomfortable. Some people say that you can put registry info on a shower invite where you wouldn’t on a wedding invite, but I’m not sure about that…