Do you open/announce the money gifts at your bridal shower?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Did you open the cards with money/gift cards/checks at your shower and acknowledge the person?
    Yes, definitely! : (12 votes)
    63 %
    No, I opened/will open them at home. : (7 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 2
    1878 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

    Yep, open at the shower. It’s a gift. 

    Post # 3
    227 posts
    Helper bee

    i would open the card so I could thank my guests,but never reveal the gift amount.

    Post # 4
    1609 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    2501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Boxerlover24.
    Post # 6
    42117 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Thank you for your most generous gift. We will use it to complete our ____ set.

    Post # 8
    3096 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    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.

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