Post # 1
Do people actually give you separate gifts if they attend both your bridal shower and your wedding? I know etiquette says they don’t have to, but for practical purposes, do they tend to?
Basically what I’m wondering is…do you end up with more gifts overall if you do showers? I haven’t wanted a shower at all but I am just curious as to what others have experienced as far as showers go. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’ve found it actually depends on where you live and what’s the norm in your circle of family and friends.
We give gifts for both, but use the registry for shower gifts and give cash at the wedding.
Post # 4
I have always given a gift for the shower and cash for the wedding.
Post # 5
@ItWasntMe: Yup, this exactly
In my circle of friends, it`s usually gifts from your registry that you receive for you bridal shower, then cash-gifts on your wedding day.
Post # 6
agree with all the PPs above – our circle does registry gifts for the shower and cash for the wedding.
Post # 7
Where I live you usually buy gifts for both.
The gift for the bridal shower depends on if there is a theme or not. It is usually a less expensive gift. It is also common to invite people who are not invited to the weding- colleagues, club members, church members, neighbours etc to the showers.
I have never given cash for a wedding gift.
Post # 8
My family and circle usually do the same as many said above. A gift from the registry for the shower and cash at the wedding.
Post # 9
@ItWasntMe: Same! Registry gift for the shower and cash for the wedding. Everyone else seems to follow the protcol as well.