We're doing our DW alone...is it appropriate to have a shower?
Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:53 PM
My guy and I decided to tie the knot in Jamaica, just the two of us, in April 2009. We got our family and friends' blessings and are excited to go.
My mom still wants to throw me a little shower (she wants to call it a "sprinkle" lol), since she won't get to be part of everything. We will be having a 100 person reception back home in June.
-Is it rude to ask people to come to a shower since we are not including them in the ceremony?
-We bought a house in early 2008 and got most of our housewares already; some of our friends and family got us housewarming gifts. Are we double-dipping if I sign up for a registry?
-Should I specify on the invitation not to bring gifts and to just come and have fun? Or will some people insist? Can it be an option?
I would love to know how other brides dealt with this, or any ideas that may help!
Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:07 PM
I would definately register. It is very helpful to the people who want to bring you a gift, otherwise, who knows what you'll get.
Maybe you could put on the invitation something like "gifts are not necessary, your company will be gift enough." Something like that so people won't feel obligated to bring a gift, but won't feel uncomfortable doing so.
If you are having a casual shower and a lot of people don't bring a gift, I would try to avoid opening them in front of everyone. If I went to a shower like that and chose not to bring a gift, I would feel uncomfortable having to sit and watch you open every single gift. I hope this makes sense! Good Luck!
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