I was excited to see that there was a board just for baby shower discussions!!
Hoping you ladies can assist me with this idea that I have:
I have been to multiple baby showers and see the same thing - everyone buys the cute baby clothes and totally misses the fact that the parents have a registry!
The most recent shower I went to, I made sure to buy the boring practical stuff, and she was so appreciative! She said she had to return almost half the clothes she got at the shower because either she didn't need them, they were the wrong size, or for the wrong season, etc.
SO - This is my first baby and thus first shower. Being on the other end of things makes me wonder if I'd be allowed to put in the invitations some kind of instruction to STICK TO THE REGISTRY!! And/or state plainly NO CLOTHES, PLEASE!
I know I'll be getting numerous full buckets of used baby clothes from my SIL and not to mention - the grandparents will be buying outfits left and right throughout the baby's life.
What do you think? Is this not good etiquette to throw that out there? Do I just have to deal with it? Or, should I just make sure to spread the word of my preference via the telephone game rather than putting it in the invitation?