Setting up a wedding registry can seem a little overwhelming. What do you need? What do you already have? How many towels are really necessary? The list goes on. Once the registering is done though, and your wedding day approaches, there is nothing more satisfying than to see that crock-pot that you fell in love with get checked off of your registry (that is, until it gets checked off 4 or 5 times).
This past weekend, Daniel and I had our first wedding shower and it was so much fun! We were overwhelmed at the love that was shown to us by our friends and family. And it helped us to realize that wedding and bridal showers can be so important for a young couple. Especially one that has never lived together. When you need everything for a home, you need all of the help you can get! No matter how prepared you think you are, you can always use an extra set of silverware, or a set of mixing bowls.
Point of all this being, if you are getting married but don’t really think you NEED to have a shower… DO IT ANYWAY! You’re getting married, so soak it all in. Have the experiences, take the pictures, and enjoy this exciting time in your life! You can take the extra crock-pots back later. Throw a wedding shower, a lingerie shower, or a dude shower (for tools and such), maybe throw them all. The most important thing is that you take the time to recognize how special this time is. It only (hopefully) happens one time, so why not live it up?