Since l have started talking to people who have gotten married and seen stories I have realized that some brides and grooms are selfish. Yes your wedding day is your special day to you and your husband and your close family but the world doesn't stop when you get married. I get so mad when I hear them complain because someone didn't do this and someone didn't do that or they wanted this and got that (I mean gifts). I feel very blessed when people tell me they are excited to attend my wedding. Gifts aren't something anyone should expect. They are something you should feel lucky to recieve. I see to many people say I didn't get this or I hate what I got and now I am stuck. How would your family and friends feel if you said that to them? Chances are it would hurt their feeling just like it would hurt yours. If there are specific things you want save and buy them so you can have them. Be thankful that someone thought of you because it takes money to get it, wrap it, and the gas it takes to get to your bridal shower. Even if it is a regift still be thankful. No maybe it isn't the best idea but it is still nice to recieve something. To me weddings and bridal showers are all about what you can get and who you can be better than and it shouldn't be that way. Or you can look at it like this how would you feel if no one showed up at all?