Bridal Showers a la Trump
Remember the good ole days, when you attended Bridal showers and the Bride- to- be got very practical gifts, perhaps a can opener or some hand made pot holders or maybe a lovely apron or two? Times they are changing, now brides are "registered" in some very beautiful places and the wish list reads like a Trump shopping extravaganza.
Aluminum Pots : 1950's and 1960's Favorites
If you were back in the 50's and 60's, you could be sure to receive all the things you needed to prepare, cook or bake meals for your family. And for more elaborate gifts your girl friends, sisters, aunts and mom might chip in and buy you a set of aluminum pots or a lovely canister set for your counter top. Yes, even aluminum pots and pans were considered a "big" gift.
Dimestore Out: Tiffany In
Those were considered "important gifts" in the atomic era. Today, young brides to be are older (25-40) and in many parts of the country open boxes holding gifts made of crystal , silver, china etc. Once "wedding gifts", the new shower party has trumped the Dimestore era.
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