I want to plan a bridal shower for a friend (I'm also a bridesmaid) but the couple does not plan on registering. They have both lived on their own for a long time, and really have everything they need. If someone really wanted to give them something I think they'd just prefer cash. Anyone done or attended a shower with no gifts? Any ideas on how that would work or what to do at the shower since they'll be no opening of gifts?
I'm sure once we send out the invitations, without registry information, guests will start to ask where are they registered or what to get. Do I just tell them they didn't register, and no gifts are required? I don't think I would want to mention they just want cash! And I don't think the bride would expect this either.
Any good theme ideas that could take the place of traditional gifts?
Thanks for your help, I really want to this to be a special part of the wedding!!