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Bachelorette Party Gift?

Is it customary to bring a gift to a bachelorette party?

The few that I've attended were very calm, casual affairs without alcohol.  I've been to one "personal shower," which is what I thought it was called when the bride received lingerie.  However, this bachelorette invite lists the bride's sizes.  I don't want to be the only one who doesn't come bearing a gift, but the party is the night of the bridal shower to allow for OOT friends' involvement in both, and two gifts plus dinner at a nice restauarant and drinks all in one day is bit much for my budget.  Will a fun card for the bachelorette party suffice?

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    Before my bachelorette party, I would have said 'no'.  But everyone brought me a gift to mine, which really surprised me.  Most of them weren't expensive;  just small fun items like massage oil,  a chicken apron (I like chickens :P), etc.

    I don't think you'd be side-eyed just bringing a card, but if you feel uncomfortable going without a small gift, by all means pick something up.
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    I have always brought a gift to the bachelorette party - but that is because I was standing up in the wedding.

    Can you go to a department store and grab a cute pair of panties? If they put her sizes on the invitation I feel like they are expecting everyone to bring something for the bride. If I were you, I would scale back $10 on the shower gift and use that to bring a gift to the bach party because I would feel uncomfortable going in empty handed.
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    edited March 2013
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_bachelorette-party-gift?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:51f4c9c8-71cd-43e2-92e8-00b1e6b1aa5dPost:fe9cb520-6640-4a36-86e4-4597b767b20f">Re: Bachelorette Party Gift?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I have always brought a gift to the bachelorette party - but that is because I was standing up in the wedding. Can you go to a department store and grab a cute pair of panties? If they put her sizes on the invitation I feel like they are expecting everyone to bring something for the bride. If I were you, I would scale back $10 on the shower gift and use that to bring a gift to the bach party because I would feel uncomfortable going in empty handed.
    Posted by vk2204[/QUOTE]



    I have never been to a Bachelorette party where the Bride's friends brought gift. I have never heard of thisuntil right now! Ifanything, throwing the party itself is a gift and people generally cover the bride's drinks and any meal.

    I agree that its a lot to ask, especially in one day.

    Of note, my Bachelorrette Party is this weekend!!!!! (AndI dont expect gifts.....or a card........)

    EDIT: vk2204........I did not intend to quote you. Accidently pressed Reply instead of new post. Sorry!
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    In my area and group of friends, there is a bachelorette party and a lingerie shower.  Normally the shower is a starting event at the party because it kicks off a fun attitude.  It sounds like this is happening at your event, though it is weird to have a bridal shower right before a lingerie shower.  

    I would suggest getting a smaller bridal shower item (maybe a few of the cheaper kitchen utensils) and then a cheap, but nice little something.  Target has some nice little items that are super soft and comfy, while also being pretty.  Or you could go in with someone else to get a matching set of something from VS.

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    Gifts are never required. Do what you can - if you don't have the spare money, your presence is a gift. I've always brought a "suggestive" gift (edible underwear, lacy thongs, massage oils) to a bachelorette party just for fun, but not everyone brings a gift. 
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    I think it depends on  your circle. Every bachelorette party I have been to there was an expectation of gifts (lingerie, massage oils, etc). The ladies planning my bachelorette asked for my sizing to share with those invited- so I'm guessing there is an expectation of gifts at mine.
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    Usually no one gives gifts but sometimes the girls will get together and purchase name tags or penis necklaces or things like that for you to adorn.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_bachelorette-party-gift?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:51f4c9c8-71cd-43e2-92e8-00b1e6b1aa5dPost:fe9cb520-6640-4a36-86e4-4597b767b20f">Re: Bachelorette Party Gift?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I have always brought a gift to the bachelorette party - but that is because I was standing up in the wedding. Can you go to a department store and grab a cute pair of panties? If they put her sizes on the invitation I feel like they are expecting everyone to bring something for the bride. <strong>If I were you, I would scale back $10 on the shower gift and use that to bring a gift to the bach party because I would feel uncomfortable going in empty handed.</strong>
    Posted by vk2204[/QUOTE]

    <div>This is what I would do. I was in Target this weekend and they had "Just Married" undies for $7.50. </div>
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