Response: From an etiquette perspective, it is considered poor taste to have a shower and ask for only money or gift cards as gifts. If the bride has no need for gifts, then a tea or luncheon or another non-gift party should be held.
Honeymoon fund showers or registries are even worse than asking for money. Most guests find it offensive to be asked to finance any part of the wedding. People who create honeymoom registries often receive very little money and may be forced into taking a more expensive trip than they can afford when they cant get out of the contract or change the terms of it.
It is acceptable to make gift suggestions, however. You might have a lingerie shower, or remind guests not to give large or heavy items. You could also have a recipe shower or some other type of shower that doesnt include large gifts.
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