(Closed) Wedding Shower and Shower Gift?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think this is fine.  I would definitely bring her a card at least. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Haweewee:  even if you are contributing to the shower, I’d still take a card.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also think this is fine; the shower is your gift to her!

I second the card.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Haweewee:  Can you buy something small? Perhaps, a reasonably priced vase (dollar store or Big Lots) with cheapy Trader Joe’s or Costco flowers in it and a card? Maybe be more reasonable with the food. Do you need ideas on money saving tips?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I dont think its unreasonable at all to not get her something, but if you’d like to do something realtively affordable you could always get her a personalized hanger for the wedding day (assuming she doesnt already have one).

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would get something $20 or less.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just had a bridal shower. The bridesmaids went in on several gifts to me, and that was really sweet. Maybe you can get with the others and do a group gift. Maybe everyone chip in 10.00 and get a card and picture frame or something?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Haweewee:  your contribution towards the bridal shower is considered your gift to the bride I would think. How much can one person  be expected to give, give, give? 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I do not expect the people hosting my shower to buy me a gift, and expect that generally they won’t. I think just a nice card and maybe something small that reflects your friendship is plenty. You know your friend though, will she be mad?

I am sure we have seen a few brides come on here and complain about their bridesmaids not buying them shower gifts, so it is possible she is expecting it.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would talk with the other hosts about giving a gift from all of you.  Otherwise, I would give her something…you can always find a pretty vase, picture frame, candle, etc. for under $10.00.  Places like Michael’s, AC Moore, etc. always have 40% off coupons online or just look in the housewares section at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Home Goods or Ross.

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