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March 16th, 2013, 10:15 AM
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Im starting to help get my addresses together. THis will be my first baby shower ever. My dd was born out of town. I have 2 this time. Im not inviting the same people to the showers. One is a moms group shower with 2 other ladies and one is a fancy one a tea house that this lady I work for is hosting for my other work friends and family. I'm so excited! Im starting to think about what I'll wear. Do you have plans yet?
Also tell me about sending people to my registry in polite way. I feel like Im forgetting etiquette things.
Do I get a gift for the other ladies who are having babies at the shower if its a group shower?
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March 16th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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im excited for mine too ... it will be end of may .. I want to wear a long dress... yes buy the other ladies a gift ...
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March 16th, 2013, 04:28 PM
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How fun! Yes, I would get the other ladies a gift and I would let the person planning itt know where you are registered so they can include it in the invitation or spread the word.

I need to start planning mine! My biggest issue is location. Half my friends are in san diego and half are in L.A. so I'm not d sure where yo do it so they all come. I don't have any family in town so it will just be some close friends. I am really excited though!
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March 16th, 2013, 06:56 PM
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Sounds like fun! I second (and third lol) just letting the hostess know where you are registered and getting the other ladies a gift. You would feel like a heel if they got you something and you didn't Better to be over prepared in a situation like this
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March 16th, 2013, 07:08 PM
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Oh I'd definitely get them something too if it is a group shower. I think the plans you said sound like a lot of fun!
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March 16th, 2013, 10:18 PM
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OceanGirl are you in San Diego? I am! Id have 2 gathering them maybe a friend can set up lunch for the smaller group?
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March 17th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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Getnthere, I don't live there anymore but I wish I did! I love san Diego! We lived in san Diego but moved in October after dh got a new job in L.A. I hope we can move back some day but right now, L.A. makes sense financially. What part are you in?
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March 17th, 2013, 06:38 AM
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Yay for two showers! I would definitely buy the other ladies a gift if it is a group shower.
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March 17th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Also tell me about sending people to my registry in polite way.
I'm not sure about that, either. The hostess said to tell her but people keep asking me and I don't rightly know what to say.

Sounds like you're going to have fun I'd probably go with what the ladies already said re. the gifts. I have a habit of showing up to events with nothing but my camera, and nobody seems to care, but then nobody is bringing anything for me to those occasions
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March 17th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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To answer the initial question on the polite way to mention a registry. Depends on what standards you are going by, if you are going by Emily Post or Ita Buttrose, there is never a polite way. However if it is a social norm within your group, usually a mention at the bottom of the invitation along the lines of "Should you opt to bring a gift and are in need of suggestions we are registered with _____, *details*" leaving it open for those who choose to not buy off the registry, but still putting it out there.
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March 18th, 2013, 06:25 AM
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For weddings and baby showers we just always include a little piece of paper that just says so and so is registered at ------ and --------. I don't get offended.. I'm actually very relieved bc I know that whatever I get them will be used and wanted.
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