Gender reveal at Wedding??

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

BohoMama:  Awww well first congrats on both things!! How exciting!! I think that would be super cute or maybe have something at each table like maybe a bowl, cup, etc of water and have someone drop a tablet into the water which will turn the water either blue or pink. Idk something fun and exciting. Good luck with everything love

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Since it’s such a small and private affair, maybe just make your wedding cake ether pink or blue on the inside and when you do your cake cutting/serving just make a quick announcement and everyone will be looking at you anyways;  that way you can keep it “wedding related” but also give a nod to the gender reveal. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

BohoMama:  No problem! I’m sure the gender reveal will bring out their talking sides!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I think this would be cute! The problem most people have with gender reveals is that it seems narcissistic to have a party just for that. This incorporates it into a celebration that people actually care about, and I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to find out!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I was going to suggest having the cake pink or blue on the inside as well!  Congratulations!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

 

BohoMama:  You could also have fruit tarts- they could bring out strawberry/raspberry for a girl or something with blueberries on it for a boy

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

So people are really, really funny about gender reveals. I would not do a traditional, youtube style gender reveal where the whole event is about the gender and it is a surprise, even to you. I would not do a cake or anything that focuses on the gender as an event. I think announcing it is absolutely fine, but making a spectical about it, especially at a wedding, just doesn’t sit well in MHO. I would announce it, but in a very sly way. Like when you are giving a toast say something like “thank you so much for coming and being part of our day. We are looking forward to having you be part of our lives, especially as we welcome the birth of our first daughter and all of the exciting milestones that come our way”. That announces it, but it doesn’t make it a gender reveal party. People will be just as excited, probably even more so than if they have to figure out how to react to colored cake or colored water. It is something that looks so cute on Pintrest and youtube, but I have seen way to many forced reactions where it just does not work. It is not genuine and real. Plus, that way you can have chocolate cake, which is the absolute best kind of cake. Or carrot cake, which would be better for brunch and isn’t exactly dyable.

 

PS– the only reason I am being debbie downer is that I got the sense from you being worried about the quiet that your family is more introverted. Plus they haven’t met. This is hugely emotional and finding out where great aunt Rita is loud and “Oh my God-ing” with excitement while your MIL is sitting quietly makes people think your MIL isn’t excited, or at least not as excited as Aunt Rita.They don’t know her well enough to judge her reactions and can read way too much into these things. She may be more excited, but just not willing to be all out there in front of all of these strangers.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Pollywog.
Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

BohoMama:  I think it would be suuuuuper cute if you did the reveal during the bouquet toss! Have a pink flower bouquet and a blue flower bouquet (maybe just cheap carnations?) … hold them both in the air and have the DJ play a drum-roll. Then, whichever bouquet you throw will reveal the gender!

ETA: I just realized you are doing a small brunch. I need to read the entire posts before I post!! GAH. 

I like the idea of putting dye/colored tabs in the water on the center pieces. Or maybe have like a blue or a pink candle on each table? Something subtle that is easy to set up and not everyone would notice right away. 

Or what about a cake topper as the reveal? Maybe get one custom made to show you guys holding a baby wearing either blue or pink?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

BohoMama:  IMHO, I dont think it’s in the best taste but if you decide to announce the sex, just announce it.  dont do some elaborate, ridiculous reveal. No one else really cares one way or another so don’t force them to act like this is just the most earth shattering news, like, ever.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think that would be so much fun and appropriate, since it’s such a small gathering! I love the toast announcement idea. Congratulations!

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