Q&A: What kind of shower do you give for a couple who lives together and owns a home? - Parties & Showers - Wedding Planning

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What Kind of Shower Do You Give for a Couple Who Lives Together and Owns a Home?

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Because the couple is already living together, they may not be as interested in a traditional shower. Instead, try a couple’s shower that may not be as focused on games as it is on celebrating the couple through good conversation, food, drink, and the party's atmosphere. A sophisticated brunch or cocktail party (depending on the bride and groom’s preferences) is the perfect setting for a frill-free event honoring their bond together.

In terms of gifts, chances are they’ve been living together for some time, so they probably have lot of things you’d find on a traditional registry with the exception of some pricier items like fine china, crystal, or silver. Other options include cool technological gadgets (try a photo printer or digital picture frame for their honeymoon photos) or household and yard tools.

If they opted out of a traditional registry, simply consider the couple’s personal hobbies and tastes, and work from there. You don’t have to stick to bridal shower gifts for the home, either. “Experience gifts,” from horseback riding lessons to a spa day, are great opportunities for the bride and groom to do something they wouldn’t normally be able to afford.

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