I moved to Atlanta about 7 years ago, but I'm still extremely close with a LOT of my college friends. 3 of them are going to be bridesmaids in my wedding, actually.
My bridesmaids have offered to throw me a shower in my hometown (which is also where I went to college). I am actually inviting probably 25-30 people to my wedding from my hometown. I know SOME of them will make it, but some won't be able to afford the flight, hotel, etc. So the shower thing seems like a GREAT idea since I'll be home for another event about a month before the wedding. Then those that can't attend, can still celebrate.
So my question is ------ what on earth do I do about gifts? Can my BMs come up with something cutesy on the invitation about "it must fit in my suitcase"? Is that tacky - does that say "Chrissy wants Gift cards"? Ack. I don't know what to do. I just don't want to end up where people bring huge things and I spend a fortune flying them home. But on the other hand, I think people are smarter than that???