Post # 1
I have a question, my baby shower is in a couple weeks, my FILs are planning it, it’s co-ed with FI and I and our friends/family/FIL friends. I was wondering if it would be “Okay”, as in not rude, if I had FI open presents with me? I hate being the center of attention and that would help, plus it would get through it quicker.
If you were attending would you think it was rude?
In my mind it’s both of our shower, for our baby together, but I don’t know how other people view it.
Post # 3
If its a Co-ed shower, I think you & your FI should open gifts together. Just prepare him for awkwardness if you get a breast pump or something!
If it was a shower just with women, I would think its weird if your FI was there opening gifts.
Post # 4
@CityBearBride: It’ll be co-ed, but I’m sure there will be more women than men (more of my friends will show up than his).
Post # 5
Absolutely he should open them with you. It’s his baby too and techinically the gifts are for both of you. Honestly, in this case it might me a little rude to NOT have him help.
Post # 6
Our shower is tomorrow and it is also co-ed. I fully intend on DH being right next to me opening gifts and when they make me wear that STUPID hat of bows and wrapping paper he’s gonna wear one as well. Lol. So I say don’t worry about it. 🙂
Post # 7
at every coed shower I’ve been to, the couple opened the gifts together. They are for both of you, and I would expect you both to open them.
Post # 8
If it’s coed you should definitely do gifts together.
Post # 9
At a co-ed shower you should oepn them together. The gifts are for both of you, it would be very strange if you opened them on your own without him.
Post # 10
Definitely do gifts together. If my husband opened a breastfeeding pump gift, then he’d be like “well thanks!” And then our family would have a good-natured laugh. So yeah, I think doing gifts together is good especially since it is co-ed.
Post # 11
@PixelMePretty: It’s his baby too. So if he’s there, I think it’s better to open them together.
Post # 12
Alright awesome, that’s good to hear. My SIL told me it would “piss off” people if I had him help me. Hers was co-ed and only she did it so I was curious.