I may be a little confused, but I thought it was to celebrate with the bride and for those who want, to give gifts towards the couples life togther. FS and I already live together so we would prefer monetary donations so that we could put it towards buying a home. We set up a registry www.rainfallofenvelopes.com/Give.aspx?eid=1076 for that purpose. So my bridal party is throwing me a shower next month, I told her if people wanted to give something then to just donate to the registry. I even suggested not having a shower. My MOH tells me that the bridal shower is for the bride and that I need to set up a separate registry for stuff I want...is that true? If our guests want to give gifts I DEFINITELY dont want them to feel like thaty have to give 2 gifts? What did you all get at your bridal showers? What am I supposed to register for?