Top 10 Bridal Shower Gift Etiquette Tips
There really aren't many rules when it comes to bridal shower gifts. Gone are the days of stuffy bridal showers, thank goodness! Many showers, these days, are laid back and so is the gift giving. But before you go out and purchase that bridal shower gift - you'll want to check out these simple gift giving etiquette tips that still apply.
#1) Price Range- Only give what you can afford. The average price range for a bridal shower gift is between $25-$75. A handmade gift or passed down family heirloom is also a nice and acceptable gift.
#2) Shower & Wedding Gift? Yes, if you are invited to the shower, you must give a shower gift and a wedding gift (wedding gift should be sent to the couple).
#3) Gift Cards- Gift cards are an excellent choice for a bridal shower gift. Find out where the couple registered and give a gift card to that store.
#4) Registry- Go the easy route and buy the shower gift from the couple's wedding registry. No need to limit yourself to the registry - feel free to stray and buy a unique gift you think the couple will enjoy.
#5) Ask Hostess- When calling the hostess to RSVP, it is okay to ask where the couple is registered or for gift giving advice.
#6) Wrapping the Gift- Spend time on making the gift look beautiful. Wrap with elegant paper and attach pretty bows and ribbon. It's all about the wrapping with bridal shower and wedding gifts!
#7) Coordinate- It's becoming popular (but not necessary) to coordinate the shower gift with the wedding gift. For example, giving bath towels at the shower and hand towels and washcloths for the wedding gift.
#8) Not a Bachelorette Party! Often times, guests give gifts that are little too racy for the bridal shower. Save those gifts for the bachelorette party. No need to embarass the bride-to-be in front of her grandma!
#9) Ribbon Bouquet- Following tradition, the maid-of-honor or a bridesmaid should collect all the bows and ribbons from the unwrapped gifts and make a bouquet out of them. The bride-to-be will then use the bouquet to walk down the aisle at rehearsal.
#10) Hostess Gift- Guests are not to bring a hostess gift but the bride-to-be should give the hostess a small gift as a "thank-you." A nice note should accompany the gift as well.
Simple and fool-proof bridal shower gift etiquette tips. No need to worry about the gift you give anymore!
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