Tuesday, September 23, 2008

To Thong or Not to Thong

I have been invited, and accepted invitation, to a Bridal Shower. I have hung with said Bride 2 Be twice. She seems intelligent and sassy and fun. Her Future Hubby is a school friend of my betrothed. He seems equally funny and interesting and not at all an asshole. As a couple, they are all the things I would want in a new set of friends if I had time to incorporate new peeps into my life. I don't even get to see the peeps I already have!


But, back to Bridal Shower woes 2008. Since I don't really know her, I can't secure the obligatory crotchless panties and nipple pasties. I am stuck. I don't want to cop out and get a wedding gift off the registry. Likewise, I don't want to spend $50 on her shower gift if we still have to get a wedding present. So...what gift do you buy a Bride if you don't know if she is more black lace or pink ruffles? Tradition be dammed...I need some ideas.

7 comments:

Deadpan Alley said...

Cookbooks? Is that too sexist a gift? (Maybe slightly less sexist than your other suggestions.)

Hey, where were you when I was having *my* bridal shower? A girl can never have too many crotchless panties and nipple pasties.

spinster girl said...

A bridal shower is NOT a bachelorette party (and I resent anyone who tries to make it otherwise by encouraging "naughty" gifts). I'm more inclined to go with a Target gift card these days unless it's someone I know well, love or moderately like and even then at least with a gift card you can pick up a bag of chips along with that Rachel Ray knife set. Also, as the resident etiquette expert among my friends (sorry, it's true) if you buy a shower gift you do not need to buy a wedding gift. Don't believe me? Google it!

spinster girl said...

On a semi-related note, I am officially on a wedding hiatus. Those who've already announced their weddings are safe, but be warned my married friends of the future, no more. No more.

spinster girl said...

Hi, me again. A gift off the registry is not a cop out. Registries exist for a reason because they want the loot on it!

Blog in the Ointment said...

So my second wedding is out now, huh? Damn. Well, I went with a GC to Victoria's Secret. I know...but I hate the idea of getting a wedding gift for the shower when the groom isn't there to open it with his bride. So, I got her a choice at the only lingery (pronounced linger-ee) shop in town. Where were you earlier this week during this dilemma?? Damn you!

TTHBTK said...

Yeah, I would have voted for the registry. It's stuff they want.

If you really wanted to make the gift about the bride, I would go for a massage gift certificate (for the $50 range) or maybe some of the more luxurious stuff at Bath & Body.

spinster girl said...

That said. When I get married (or if I don't get married and you seek to take pity on an old spinster, though you better not let me catch you giving me that pity look)I'm going to expect some creativity. And if your second wedding is to me, then I get to keep the gifts when we break up because you've already got an Artisan mixer, beeyotch! (Also, I'm officially removing beeyotch from my vernacular. It's turned into flashbacks of my dad saying, "It's all good," the last time we were in public together. I also wanted to say that if someone I didn't know very well gave me a thong, I would want to curl up and die.