I think it depends what religion they're being baptised in. Catholic baptism is A LOT different than my church's baptism - we don't have godparents, we don't do gifts, etc. Whoever wants to buy the outfit can - I know my mom's family used the same dress for all the grandkids (me included) and my mom wanted to buy my DD's dress - which we ended up using for all 3 of my girls, it was specially made, I picked the design, and the lady who made it embroidered all 3 of my girls' names & birthdates on it as needed. My mom also bought my son's outfit (dress was too girly!). I plan, as long as my kids are okay with it, to have them use the same outfits for their kids some day. We don't have parties - some people have lunch afterwards at their house, we just had grandparents & aunts/uncles of the baby. Gifts just aren't done, maybe a card with money for the baby's savings. No church donation. Religion/church makes a lot of difference!
at 3:27 PM on Jun. 6, 2010