How it worked: Instead of bringing a traditional registry wedding gift, we directed the guests to the couple's honeymoon registry website and also asked them to bring 3 of their favorite things (3 of the same item, not 3 different items) under $10. One favorite thing would go home with the bride and the other 2 would go home with other shower guests. That way each guest would leave with 2 new favorite things! It seemed like a great way to get to know the other guests and find a few new fabulous products. We suggested guests bring their favorite: beauty product, kitchen gadget, jewelry/accessory, book, CD, movie, snack, craft item, or even a gift certificate from their favorite store/restaurant. Anything goes!
We served some of the bride's "Favorite" foods and drinks, like lamb with mint pesto, fruit salad, Asian slaw, Thai chicken kebabs with spicy peanut sauce, dill dip, champagne and mimosas.
After lunch, it was time to gift the bride with our Favorite Things. Each person took a turn describing what they brought, why they love it and presenting their item to the bride. Once all the items were introduced, we drew numbers and took turns choosing which Favorite Thing we wanted. Each person got to choose one item to take home on the first round, then we started from the end and went back to #1 and everyone got to pick a second item.
It was such a fun shower!
I'm so happy for the bride and groom and excited for the wedding!
Love you, Kasey.