Bridal showers aren’t really popular here and frankly I’m not sure of the point of them. If you’re already getting gifts from your wedding registry, why have more gifts in a shower? Someone enlighten me as to the popularity of this or whether guests just resent shelling out even more?
What about the men folk is the question brothers Jimmy and Bobby Horner who, along with their brother-in-law Chris Easter, have created TheManRegistry.com. The website touts itself as the first male orientated gift registry for men with items ranging from a George Foreman grill to iPods and XBoxes rather than more traditional gifts of kitchenware.
“It just wasn’t stuff that guys could really get into,” Easter told ABC News. “We figured there should be a registry for things we would buy our buddies when they get married, like electronics.”
Naturally the purposes of gift registries has changed from when the couple needed to start a home together hence the gifting of not just ‘feminine items’ but mutually useful items like bed linens and kitchenware. Now we have honeymoon registries, charitable gifts alongside traditional registries for the couple. But bridal showers and man registries? It all seems so unneccessary to me.