Finalize the big stuff. Do you need to book your venue? Secure your caterers? Save the date for VIPs like mom and best friends? Do it all now. While you're at it, get your guest(s) of honor to make that damn registry (if the couple opts for it) before they fall into the abyss of Life And Wedding Planning.
If you still want some sort of present element without the pile of bows, you can ask guests to bring copies of their favorite family recipe, a favorite book, or a favorite photo or memory of them and the bride. (Write the memory down and put it in an envelope, with or without a photo, and let the bride open them whenever she feels like having a happy cry.) And remember, couples showers are Totally A Thing, and you can feel free to ignore anyone who tells you they're not.
by Margo D. Pelt on Jul 30, 2018 Bridal Shower