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Baby shower dilemmas!

This shower subject has been making me nuts! We have a few dilemmas to work out. My husband and I decided we wanted to have a joint shower. 1) I feel weird about inviting my stiff relatives on my moms side who aren't party people to a more fun, laid back shower- could I just send them announcements with a registry link instead? 2) I don't have any friends, and his sisters/mom haven't offered to throw us one (my parents want nothing to do with this), so I'm not sure if we should just plan it ourselves. 3) Our house is decent but not laid out well for having more than a few people at a time, and we don't want to shell out any money to have this party somewhere else. If we decide to just have a regular party with friends, would I be able to say we just didn't have the space if anyone else asks about it? 4) Am I allowed to tell people we won't be opening any gifts in front of guests? I don't know anyone with a baby and have no idea how these things work!
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Re: Baby shower dilemmas!

  • I’m super confused about how you “don’t have any friends” but want to “have a regular party with friends.” 

    A shower is thrown for you by family or friends out of the kindness of their hearts (because as you mentioned, it costs $). If nobody offers, you don’t get one. You can hope your family and any “friends” that may or may not exist ask for registry info or buy you gifts just because, but please only offer registry info if someone asks. 
    Bringmemylongswordho
  • mud or not, i love this so much! op: just skip the shower, and save your bucks to shell out on diapers n onesies instead :)
    neverblushedwishiwaspreggo
  • Wow people are super harsh on here. I'd say skip the shower and send announcements once baby is born. Most likely people will want to send gifts once they receive the announcements anyway, but a formal shower may not be in the cards for u. 
  • kellig16 said: mo
    Wow people are super harsh on here. I'd say skip the shower and send announcements once baby is born. Most likely people will want to send gifts once they receive the announcements anyway, but a formal shower may not be in the cards for u. 
    Not harsh - reality.


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