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Thread: Bridal Shower Gift/Wedding Gift ??

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    Bridal Shower Gift/Wedding Gift ??

    Being of a certain age, I should know the answer to this question...but I don't. I have always only purchased a wedding gift as I never attended a bridal shower. My question is, can I shop from the wedding registry for the bridal shower gift or should it be something more personal for the bride.

    This isn't for a relative or close friend, just somebody I happen to know. There wasn't anything on her list for less than $40 other than 2 hand towels or a toilet seat cover. So I purchased the towels. I plan on going to Michael's to buy some cute ribbon to tie around them, add a candle or soaps in a cute little dish and decorate with the same ribbon. Does this sound okay?

    Thoughts and opinions please.
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    Yes, many many people now shop off of the registry for the shower. Unless it was specified it was a personal shower, you certainly can shop that way. It seems like a very nice gift.
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    Sounds fine to me too!
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    Thanks ladies, guess I'll go out and find my ribbon and candle/soaps.
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    sounds perfect to me.
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    sounds great to me. I use the wedding registry for shower gifts.... that way I tend to get something they want rather than something I think they need or would like...saves them the hassle of returning things

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    What a great idea !!
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    When I go to showers, I bring a laundry basket with food staples. I know it's expensive, but all the brides have loved it. I put in a 5lb. bag of flour, 5 lb. bag of sugar, a small can of coffee, a box of salt and pepper, if I've found some pretty dish towels, I'll throw that in, a roll of paper towels, some trash bags, a can opener, just little things to get them started. You can make it as large or as small as you like.

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    I had a Bridal Shower Oct 1, made a Halloween Tablerunner, they are getting married Dec 1 making a Christmas center piece and have a candleholder and candle to go with it. The Halloween runner was a hit at the shower
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyM View Post
    I had a Bridal Shower Oct 1, made a Halloween Tablerunner, they are getting married Dec 1 making a Christmas center piece and have a candleholder and candle to go with it. The Halloween runner was a hit at the shower
    We were married Dec. 19. My favorite gift was a Christmas centerpiece. We used it for years. It was our first holiday decoration. We received plenty of "normal" stuff, but the holiday item was thoughtful.
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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