Post # 1
I tried searching this topic, but all I found were posts about brides who requested a cash-only shower (how is that a thing?!). I am having a traditional shower at a local restaurant, and FI and I have registered at BB & B and Etsy.
I’m sure that many people will choose gifts from the registry or something they think we would like. But what about the few people that may give a gift card or cash? I am curious if opening the cards and saying “thank you for the money” is awkward or tacky.
Did anyone receive cash/gift cards at their shower, and did you open them in front of the guests?
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
Yep, open at the shower. It’s a gift.
Post # 3
i would open the card so I could thank my guests,but never reveal the gift amount.
Post # 4
Definitely open the cards at the shower. At my bridal and baby showers, I just opened the card and did a pretend read (come on, we all do it) and thanked the person just like I did with boxed gifts. Don’t announce “hey! Thanks for the $50!”
Post # 5
dms0622: Open the cards but dear lord DO NOT announce the amount of money. That is seriously tacky/rude. Just say thank you for the gift and move on.
Post # 6
Thank you for your most generous gift. We will use it to complete our ____ set.
Post # 7
Thanks so much, ladies! 🙂
Post # 8
I would open and (silently) read the card to myself and then say, “Thank you XX!” I would never, ever reveal the amount given–that seems so off-putting. And not opening any of the cards until you are home alienates those who chose to give you cash/gift cards as your gift. They deserve to be included in the present-opening.