(Closed) What does this wording mean??

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should I bring a gift?
    Yes! : (2 votes)
    10 %
    No you're interpretation is right. : (15 votes)
    75 %
    Stop being a chicken and just email them! : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Hm, that’s a tough one.  Do you know anyone else that was invited?  Could you ask the groom?  I honestly don’t understand having a shower if it’s not to open gifts…isn’t that mainly the point? 

    Post # 4
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    That is really odd wording.

    I would assume it means to ship the gifts directly to her house. For the shower, I would buy a card and print a picture of what you bought her with a note that says it’s being delivered.


    Post # 5
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Utopia4us:  That sounds to me like you should send a gift through the registry rather than bringing one to the shower.

    Maybe send the gift and bring a fun card.

    Post # 6
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I would guess that it means you should order a gift but like you, I wouldn’t be completely sure. I don’t think it would be rude to email at all! You could always spin the email to say something like “Since bride won’t be able to carry lots of gifts back on her flight, do you know if she would prefer to pick up her gift at xxstore she registered atxx or would she rather I it shipped to her home?”

    That way there is ample opportunity to both confirm that’s what the invite meant and to clarify where to send the gift. Plus, you can RSVP all at the same time!

    Post # 7
    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yeah, I think they want people to be mindful of the fact that they won’t be able to take a million gifts back with them…so either buy small items, ship the gift to the house before the shower or buy a gift card from the store they’re registered at.

    Post # 9
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @CanAmBride:  This is a great idea. Even if everyone else brings and actual present, you will still have a card for her and see her reaction to your gift. And I’m sure she will appreciate it being sent. I’m leaning towards the idea that she wants the gifts sent to her house, and the shower will be more of a party than sitting around watching her open gifts. 


    Post # 10
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yep, I would take that to mean either have them available for pickup in her hometown, or bring cash. 

    Post # 11
    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yeah, I think it means send the gift to her house. I went to a shower recently with almost the same situation, and no one brought gifts — everything was mailed to the bride’s home. (I asked the hostess, though, just to be sure — I sent a quick email and it was no biggie. Not a bad option if you’re wondering.)

    Post # 12
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d just bring money.

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