(Closed) What am I supposed to ask for at my bridal shower??

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Normally, I’ve seen people use the same registry for the shower and wedding. Household and kitchen items are very common gifts. Also, sometimes the shower will have a theme (travel, cooking, lingerie, etc) so you would need to register for those types of items specifically.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I personally would not get anything.from v.s. money is the best thing to get. If you dont already live together, then you would either need the money household items to help get you started.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@quirkygrl16:  that sounds like a good option if you want to keep that theme. Something else to keep in mind is the composition of your guest list. I know that I personally wouldn’t be comfortable asking for lingerie from older family members, but would be okay with it if the shower was all friends. You may feel differently, but it’s something to think about.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Typically they’re supposed to be things for the couple to use in their home/new life together – honestly, I would probably say no if my F had told me to just get stuff I want, the wedding is about both of us and I wouldn’t really be comfortable with that, guests will anticipate that your registry will be household items like kitchen stuff, dishes, towels, bedding, decor, etc. Unless it’s a bachelorette party or specifically supposed to be a lingerie shower (which I don’t know anyone that’s done one of those), I wouldn’t be asking people to buy me lingerie or PJs. Then again, I’m just kind of private about that stuff. But all the registries I’ve seen for bridal showers have been at places like Bed Bath & Beyond.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I had the same registry for my wedding and shower – one at Bed Bath and Beyond and one at Crate & Barrel. I got some stuff from Victoria’s Secret, but I didn’t register for it. One of the things I got was some white bridal lingerie from their bridal section, and the other was a black lacy thing from one of my bridesmaids who knew what to pick out because she knows me so well. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@quirkygrl16:  I would much rather get money so that way I can put it towards buying our first home or put it towards the wedding. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@babylo0n:  But the point of a shower is for people to get you physical gifts, that is kind of the whole idea. At the wedding people typically give $$ but it’s pretty darn rare at the shower. Doesn’t sound like a traditional shower is actually at all what you want, but you did want to know what you’re supposed to ask for at a bridal shower…just giving you an dea of what to expect.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@Wonderstruck:  Since we’re European everyone brings money haha. Better for me because I really don’t need anything else.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@babylo0n:  I wasn’t the one who posted this question 🙂

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been to a bridal shower that a girl asked for everyone to bring their favorite recipe. I thought it was a good idea, learn to mak some different meals that others enjoy.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@babylo0n:  Oops, sorry, wasn’t paying enough attention to the usernames! My mistake.

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