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do you still register and have a bridal shower?

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#1 Michelle&Steve

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    Posted 09 November 2007 - 08:53 PM

    hey guys.. i got engaged a few months ago and am starting to plan my destination wedding... i wasnt sure how this worked.. i still was looking forward to a traditional bridal shower... but is that too much for people? booking this trip plus getting gifts for the bridal shower?

    what are you guys doing?
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    #2 cheese_diva

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      Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:04 PM

      We registered but only after a bunch of people kept asking us where we were registered. Many people were unable to make the trip and wanted to get us something. Some people who weren't even invited wished us well and sent us a gift!

      As for as a shower and bachelorette parties.. my 3 bridesmaids did everything and almost all the local female guests attended.

      I had a personal shower so I got lots of lingerie and fun stuff to wear in Mexico. The bachelorette wasn't too expensive, local train ride and food/drinks during the day in Santa Barbara, sleepover that night.
      The shower was about 1.5 months before the wedding and the bachelor/bachelorette was two weeks before.
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      #3 starchild



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        Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

        I didn't want either but good old mom....she said I should and I'm glad I did. People that couldn't go to Mexico were glad to come to the shower, and people who weren't sure what we needed were glad to have the registry to go by.

        #4 TATrisha


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        Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:17 PM

        I am having a traditional shower. Not sure what I'm going to register for... but I'll figure that out when I get at the store!


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        #5 *JillD*

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          Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:26 PM

          my sister & mom had the shower for me and yes we did register. We had a lot of people that we knew wouldn't be able to make it, so we weren't really concerned about it being too much for people. And we registered just so we didn't get a bunch of stuff we didn't need because we already have a house and a lot of crap, so there were a lot of typical shower gift items that we didn't need.

          we're actually still getting gifts from people that couldn't make it.

          #6 michelle08

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            Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:43 PM

            I think people naturally want to throw a shower and bachelorette party for you...I already have my friends begging me to host them! Plus I have alot of friends who won't be able to make the wedding and this will be a chance for me to spend wedding related time with them...since i won't be having an AHR.....

            #7 jamisoncollette

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              Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:15 PM

              I've been told we are not getting gifts by some people and others have encouraged us to register so we are going to register and link it to the wedding website and call it good.

              #8 Michelle&Steve

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                Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:41 PM

                thanks guys! that helped a lot! i wanted to do the whole fun bridal shower thing.. and now ill def go for it!

                where did you guys register?
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                #9 starchild



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                  Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:33 AM

                  We registered at Macy's and JC Penneys. Oh and hubby threw in REI too because there wasn't enough sporty man stuff at the other 2. We also are still getting gifts from the registries. It's a nice bonus because we really didn't expect or need much.

                  I intitally had Pottery Barn but was not pleased with their customer service so I deleted that and added Penneys.

                  #10 Spazz

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                    Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:55 AM

                    I wasn't sure about this either, but my BMs told me they were having a shower regardless, so I registered at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. More than half of my guest list (200 people) can't make it, so I know that some of those people will probably want to send a gift and this will make it easier for them.

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