- 10 years ago
Bees, I need your advice…
My Maid/Matron of Honor has generously offered to throw me a shower at her house: something chill with food, drink, and girlfriends. I am only inviting a small group of girls to our partially destination wedding, so I don’t feel it’s necessary for them to buy me 2 gifts (shower gift plus wedding gift) or spend extra money (we are all artists, money is tight). I know opening gifts is the traditional thing to do at a shower, so is it weird for me to say NO GIFTS on the shower invite?
Would it be a better option to call the party a Shower/Bachelorette party? Would this send the signal that this is more a celebration and less gifty? What do you bees think about asking the girls to bring food or wine, a game, or something of that sort instead of a gift? I don’t want there to be any confusion about gifts! All I want to do is have a fun time with my friends. 🙂
Note: this is just a party for my gals, my mother lives out of state and can’t attend so we are not inviting family or older generations…