So, me and my FI are not having a bridal shower/wedding shower. We have been living together for a LONG time, and we have what we need. Instead, I'm thinking of asking my guests to 'donate' a tip for the reception, which we are planning to have on the beach.
Below is what I'm thinking of putting on our website. Please comment on how else I could word it so it doesn't seem so....... rude?
Please keep in mind that we are having just close family, close friends, and some of my parents' close friends.
"As you know, we have been living together for a long time, therefore, we have absolutely no need for a bridal shower or bridal registries.
Instead of putting our family and friends through the addtional expense of a bridal shower, we ask that you kindly help us out with our reception at the resort. If you are able, it would be great if we could all pitch in $15 gratuity per person to have the dancing following dinner on the beach."