Sorry this is gonna be a quick post and run, but want your opinions, as more well-traveled in the wedding world than I am.
My friend is getting married this Saturday, and since she and her fiance have lived together for a few years they decided not to register (instead they have a Paypal set up for "honeymoon funds"; they're getting a card with cash). Even though they're not registered, her FILs are hosting a shower tomorrow night. The way my friend made it sound it is just supposed to be a crafty girly time, to make things for the couple, like display letters of the family name. Still it feels weird to me to attend a shower, that's "advertised" as a shower, without a gift, especially since this is being hosted at a country club and not just someone's house where it could just be a nice time to relax and meet the other family.
I don't plan on going out and buying random shower gift, so instead I wanted to know if you all think I should bring my card to the shower, or just hold onto it until the next day? It's more acceptable etiquette-wise to not give at the reception than pre-wedding events, right?