(Closed) Why have a bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@sandylk22:  My husband and I felt like we didn’t need anything either as this is a second marriage for both of us, too. And then we started to look around and notice that things were worn out or about to break or whatever. And so we registered for the kitchen stuff and what have you. We embraced the whole idea that our friends wanted to make our lives a little easier with a gift of this or that. Simple and kind. The bridal shower was an opportunity to be silly and girly and be with friends and family I otherwise wouldn’t have seen, so I did it and took the time to visit with each person. It was wonderful. So, the point of a bridal shower for you might be to look at it like that — a chance to be surrounded by loved ones and gracious for their appreciation and best wishes for you.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have a friend who is getting married soon.  She already lives with her Fiance and they have most of the stuff they need but they’re registered in order to upgrade things.  Like, she has college cutlery and such.  So she’s registered for nicer stuff now and going to kick the old stuff to the curb.  There’s gotta be some things that you’d like to have new of.  Sure, you may not necessarily need these things but stuff may be about to break or whatever.  Just look at it that way =) maybe register for new knives, better blender, etc whatever.  I dunno what you have =P 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

To me the bridal shower is to have fun with some of your closest female family members and friends, to kick back in a laid back relaxed setting before the wedding and play some fun games (mingle, drink and eat).

Being showered with gifts is a perk.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Put things on your registry that you may like a new one of… Bed Bath and Beyond has all those cute little fun things that you may not have.. kinda like the as seen on tv products.

Have fun with it!  Wink

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I *loved* my shower. A month later I still get a huge smile thinking about it. My Mom loved seeing my friends again, getting to meet new ones- Future Mother-In-Law enjoyed meeting people she’d seen on FB, etc. The gifts were such a small part of the day- we played games (my request)- like making a wedding dress out of toilet paper, the almost-newlywed game, etc. It was just a great afternoon with my family and girlfriends.

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