So on another thread someone was talking about showers and how the point of them is "to prepare you for something you've never done before", which led me to wonder- do you foresee a time in the future when wedding showers are obsolete or no longer considered good ettiqutte?
The reality is more and more people are either living with their FI before marriage, and therefore don't need to worry about furnishing their new home together upon marriage, or waiting until later in their lives to get married, so they are likely to already have enough material possessions for their home on their own. Do you look less favorably on people getting married and having showers thrown for them in those situations? Do you think that the necessity or practicality of wedding showers in general is fading?
(Full disclosure: I got married after living with my SO for five years and happily accepted a couple's shower thrown by my best friends where we received lots of awesome but admittedly non-essential gifts that were mostly upgrades of things we already had. Just for background.)