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I guess I must be way out of the loop but could someone tell me when bridal shower registry came into being?  I, of course, am familiar with wedding registries but it's been a long time since I have been to a bridal shower and "back then" I never heard of having both a wedding registry and a bridal registry.

 

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Probably just another money or gift grab.

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Not sure when it came to be exactly but it's been around for awhile.   Many showers I've been to in the past 15-20 years have always had a registry for the bride's shower.  Same with baby showers.   I guess it's a good idea, this way you can get a gift that was put on a list by the recipient and more than likely the gift doesn't get returned!  

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I really like the registries.  It helps me pick a gift that someone truly wants and helps avoid duplicate gifts.

 

They are optional of course and the gift giver still may give any gift they choose.  

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Both my Godchild and her sister were married about fifteen or more years ago. They both had a Shower Registry. There was no Wedding Registry as we give money here. 

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From Wiki:

 

The Chicago-founded department store Marshall Field's first instituted the practice of a bridal registry in 1924 at its Marshall Field and Company Building as a means for the engaged couple to indicate chosen china, silver, and crystal patterns to family and friends. US-based Target stores pioneered the electronic self-service gift registry in 1993, using a service provided by The Gift Certificate Center of Minneapolis.[1] William J. Veeneman (the founder and CEO of The Gift Certificate Center) and others invented and subsequently patented the technology.[2]

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@Meowingkitty wrote:

Probably just another money or gift grab.

 

 

So you don't bring a present to the bridal shower?

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"So you don't bring a present to the bridal shower?"

 

If I bring a present to the bridal shower I definately will not bring a present to the wedding.  From what I understand you bring a gift to one or the other unless of course you want to split the gift and bring a gift to both events.

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@lg fan wrote:

"So you don't bring a present to the bridal shower?"

 

If I bring a present to the bridal shower I definately will not bring a present to the wedding.  From what I understand you bring a gift to one or the other unless of course you want to split the gift and bring a gift to both events.


That has not been my experience, but perhaps it is a regional thing.

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@lg fan wrote:

"So you don't bring a present to the bridal shower?"

 

If I bring a present to the bridal shower I definately will not bring a present to the wedding.  From what I understand you bring a gift to one or the other unless of course you want to split the gift and bring a gift to both events.


I have been to bridal showers and weddings from the east coast to the west coast and north and south. I have always brought a gift to each, which has been my pleasure to do so.  

I'd love to know in which region of the country one only gives to only one.