(Closed) Bridal Shower Event Questions

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Most bridal showers I’ve been to have done the gift-opening at the very end – maybe people are still milling around after the gifts are opened, but for the most part that’s the “big event” that they’ve all come for, and once it’s over they start trickling out.  I think your hosts should be able to determine the exact order of events – there’s no reason why you should have to create the specific timeline, I think.  Will there be anything else going on besides the lunch and the gift-opening, like games or activities or whatever?  Maybe that’s what they’re asking about?  If not, I think you could suggest that they just have the meal served once everyone has arrived, said their hellos, and settled down, and then you could start the gift-opening once everyone has been served their last course (especially if it’s some kind of dessert, so everyone could just take their plate of cake or whatever and situate themselves comfortably while you get started on the gifts).

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

With 75 guests, even if you take as little as 3 minutes per gift, you will need 2 hours just for gift opening.

I suggest that you will have to start while your guests are still eating.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You’ll still need at least a few minutes per gift, opening it, showing it off, thanking the person, etc.  If you just blow through them one after another it might come off as a little rude.  But even though you have 75 guests, I would assume many of those people might be giving combined gifts/ group gifts.  Like when my mom and/or sisters and I go to a shower, we’ll often go in on a gift together.  So I’m sure you won’t be facing a mountain of 75 individual gifts (though if you are, that’s awesome for you!)

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