You'll want to think about your guests, their level of fitness, and their comfort levels when planning this event. It works best with a tight group of friends, and when people are pretty evenly matched. This type of shower is usually in addition to _ rather than instead of _ a more traditional shower.
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 Pa W. Wynn on Jul 12, 2018 Bridal Shower