(Closed) Shower + No Registry

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Honestly I would probably register for a couple things you guys would like. A lot of people don’t like to give cash at showers since the big event of a shower is watching the bride open gifts. When those items are bought up people will still give you cash at your wedding.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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ajmauro:  Your Maid/Matron of Honor could have a themed shower:

  • recipes with the ingredients to make it
  • time of day shower- each person is assigned an hour on the clock and brings something relevant to that time of day- e.g 7 am-coffee and mugs
  • stock the bar shower- guests bring wine, beer, liquers. liquor etc

There are lots of other ideas.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

One thing that has appealed to me is having a lingerie themed bridal shower. 

You can never have enough underwear or bras and they can be fun for your guests to look for!Unless you’re extremely overweight and it might make the shopping part awkward, but if you’re just a basic size it’d be very easy for guests to pick up. Bridal showers tend to me more intimate so it’s not like it’d even be weird for your Future Sister-In-Law or BFF to know your bra size, haha.

Even if you registered at VS it’s not an overly expensive store and it’d be funny to watch the bride open them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would register for a couple items, it doesn’t hurt to upgrade what you already have!! That way if some guests aren’t able to give cash, they do have an alternate choice. It’s always nice to give options 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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ajmauro:  This is fantastic as well! 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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ajmauro:  It’s meant to be  “stock their home bar” not stock the bar for the wedding.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s expected that the bride will open the shower gifts at the shower so everyone can oohh and aah over them. Cash isn’t a suitable shower gift and ahowing off gifts of  underwear (lingerie shower) is awkward and weird for many people. Either create a registry, do a themed shower as julies1949 suggested, or roll the dice and see what turns up!

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

 

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ajmauro:  If you’re having a shower, I would really consider registering somewhere. That, or risk getting whatever random items your guests pick out. It’s not all that customary (in my area at least) to gift money for the bridal shower. I also agree with
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charlieb15 that people will still give cash at the wedding when the registry is cleared out. You can always go in a remove extra items from the registry after the shower is over.

Without a registy, I personally would be inclined to give nothing if the invite were money grabby in nature, or else I might buy a small gift item of my choosing. Just my opinion though.

 

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julies1949:  Cute theme ideas!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

A coworker of mine is having a gift card shower. To restaurants, stores for daily needs like Target/grocery store/etc., and Lowe’s/Home Depot giftcards to help with their future house.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I would register.

If not I would decline a shower.  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Like other Bees said, people like to bring gifts for the bride to open to a shower, so I would register somewhere so you don’t get random items you don’t need. You’ll still get money at your wedding. Or, skip the shower, stay unregistered, and you’ll most likely get money from almost everyone at the wedding. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would either register or decline the shower. As a guest I would be very confused about what to get you for a shower if there was no registry and you will likely end up with a bunch of stuff you don’t need.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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ajmauro:  I would not give cash at a shower.

If I was invited to a shower with no registry and

  • I was close to the bride: I would think “hm, that’s weird” and buy whatever I thought she would want or need from whatever store has it
  • I was not close to the bride: I would think “hm, that’s weird” and decline to go.
  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  Daisy_Mae.

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