Forgive me if this is a stupid question, I know nothing about this. I've only been to a couple weddings in my adult years and each was handled differently.
First off, are we required to register somewhere for gifts? At my best friends wedding they did the honeymoon registry thing where people donate money for your honeymoon and all gifts were presented to them at the bridal shower. No gifts at the wedding.
The other friends wedding, there was no registry. We just got them some sort of household item and they got their gifts at the wedding and took them home to open.
My fiancee' and I don't really care too much about gifts. We've been living together for awhile now and have most of the household items we need, but I'm not sure what the appropriate thing to do here is. In addition to that, my MOH wants to do what she calls the "original" bridal shower where the guests would bring lingerie as a gift. From a guest POV would you assume you have to also bring a "wedding" gift or would the lingerie be the gift. Essentially, I don't want people to feel like they have to get me more than one gift at all.
So: Register, yes or no?
Gifts at bridal shower or wedding day?
Anyone have personal experience on either end here?
And anyone do the lingerie bridal shower?