Post # 1
So I’m torn on if I should register for the baby shower my 2 best friends and sister are throwing for me in April. I know about it because I had requested no bridal shower when Darling Husband and I were married because we had a destination wedding and I felt weird about it…but they suprised me with one anyways! It was a fun time but I hate that suprise feeling and told them that if/when I get pregnant I dont want it to be a suprise.
I’m acutally pretty excited about this shower because it’s my first and I have nothing for a baby besides the crib and bed set, change table and dresser. I know the guest list would only include the people I love the most and probably consist of 20-25 people so is it important to register? I’ve always felt a registry is kind of expectant but at the same time I dont want 3 bath inserts.
What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I think it helps the people c oming to the shower out. A few of them could go in on a car seat. If you don’t register you could wind up with 10,000 receiving blankets in different colors, cause they are always soft and cute!
Post # 4
I think it’s helpful to your guests– people really want to get you what you need, especially when you have a little baby on the way. For a baby shower especially, I don’t think people feel like they NEED to stick to the registry, either– some will get you adorable outfits or blankets or whatever, that you can have lots of, but you really only want one carseat, pack and play, etc. Or say you picked out your stroller– even if people don’t want to buy the expensive stroller, they would know which accessories you need with it (cover, cup holder, whatever). I’m very pro registry.
Also, if a lot of your friends don’t have kids, they will have no idea what you need so will appreciate the guidance.
Post # 5
I’ve been to a BUNCH of baby showers and every single one of them included a registry. I think you should do it!
Post # 6
Absolutely. I think if you didn’t have a registry you have a much higher chance of getting three bath inserts! A registry will help eliminate some of that. And help to ensure you get things you need and hopefully less clothes!
Post # 7
I didn’t have a shower with my first baby, but I still registered. I think it’s a handy way to keep a list of everything you need, and most registries will send you a completion coupon to use before your due date! I say register; there are a few benefits beyond just the baby shower aspect that will come in handy.
Post # 8
as a childless (so far) person with friends/family recently having showers…..I really appreciate it. I want to know that I’m getting you something you want AND need. And I don’t want to just give gift cards which you then have to find time to go out use (although I love them for weddings!). So I’m a big fan!
Post # 9
You should definitely register even if yu don’t use it for your shower. Anytime I find out that friends are expecting, I always look them up on BBB or BRU to see if they are registered and usually get them something from that whether they are having a shower or not.
Post # 10
I’m registering. I know that I will have a work shower and at least 2 other showers. It will help people out to know what I would like.
Post # 11
As another no baby yet person, please do!! The baby aisle is insane and there are so many different options for things, letting people know which you prefer is really helpful.
Post # 12
Ditto. My friend who lives out in Cali didn’t have a shower but I looked her up and sent her a gift!
Post # 13
I think you should register. They help your friends and family know what you need and what others have gotten you. If not you might end up with 20 bath towels or something crazy like that. And congrats on your sweet little bundle to be(e)!!