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Bridal shower gifts

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
What kind of gifts do you give at a bridal shower?

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    we don't have bridal showers. that's a kooky american thing.

    i mean really, how many presents do they want?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh so what, all the men get the fun with strippers and such but the women just sit around, how unfun :p I tried to pass off that my presence there would be enough of a gift but the person throwing it (who coincidently doesn't know me ;)) just laughed.

    ETA: Rach, those are the wedding gifts though, not the bridal shower ones.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My family just give each other money when someone gets married.
    I know I'd prefer the cash :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    oh so what, all the men get the fun with strippers and such but the women just sit around, how unfun :p I tried to pass off that my presence there would be enough of a gift but the person throwing it (who coincidently doesn't know me ;)) just laughed.

    Dude, we have hen nights! Fuck wedding showers.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by my_name
    oh so what, all the men get the fun with strippers and such but the women just sit around, how unfun :p

    naw, the women get fun with strippers too :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Er.... do you give wedding gifts too? I mean like toasters and pepper mills and stuff.... ?

    I googled it and the answer mostly seemed to be slutty lingerie and girly stuff like scented candles. *shrug*
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Women have hen nights. They usually, though not always go out for a night out with their friends and get very drunk. No gifts involved really. Lots of people these days tend to have a theme - like matching t-shirts, all wearing pink or wearing bunny ears. It's just a bit of fun I suppose. No gifts though, not usually!

    Presents are given at the actual wedding. It just seems somewhat greedy to ask people to give you two gifts!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    buy her a steel bin
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Excuse my ignorance, but what is 'bridal shower'? We've got hen nights in Iceland, but I've never heard of bridal showers. :P
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fáfnir VII
    Excuse my ignorance, but what is 'bridal shower'? We've got hen nights in Iceland, but I've never heard of bridal showers. :P

    It's a bit like a christening I think. That kind of party, and hugely boring from what I've heard.

    Any americans about got a better description?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They sound gay anyway.

    Get her a dildo or a pair of fluffy handcuffs, it seems suitably ironic.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    They sound gay anyway.

    Get her a dildo or a pair of fluffy handcuffs, it seems suitably ironic.

    Americans don't understand irony remember :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzokuken
    Americans don't understand irony remember :(

    yes, they think it's like goldy, or coppery.


    But handcuffs might be useful...
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cor, these americans have got it sussed really, haven't they?! I'm going to feel bad enough having a wedding list when i get married, never mind demanding two presents... seems a little greedy to me... :confused:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kate1
    seems a little greedy to me... :confused:

    Hey, if I could get away with getting more gifts for a wedding, etc - I would :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, I guess... just seems a bit cheeky... think I'd stick with a hen night :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or both :D
    If someone is willing to buy ya more presents for such an occasion, why not?! More the merrier :p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    But I wouldn't feel like they were offering to get me gifts, I would feel like i was organising an occasion in which they had no choice about whether to give me a gift or not. I'd much rather they actually wanted to, rather than felt obliged :yes:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Fiend_85
    It's a bit like a christening I think. That kind of party, and hugely boring from what I've heard.

    Any americans about got a better description?

    It's just a gathering of girl friends of the bride, start off with awww's and all that stuff, maybe have a nice meal or hordorves, however the fuck you want to spell it. Then depending on the crowd, later in the evening it goes to alcohol and strippers. And its thrown and totally everything is done by the maid of honor.
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