Post # 1
My bridesmaids are not throwing my shower. Its being hosted by my older sis, sis-in-law, and 2 close friends. Would it be in poor taste to give them gifts during the shower? Should I make it a more private exchange?
By the way, my bridesmaids are already covered. Planned to give them their gifts at the rehearsal dinner when my Fiance gives his groomemen theirs.
Post # 3
I chose to wait until the end of my shower after most of the guests had left to give them their gifts (as we were cleaning up).
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I also waited until the end, as we were cleaning up/packing up the car. There was only one other guest there at the time.
Post # 5
Thanks! Sounds like a plan.
Post # 6
I am wondering about this. I don’t want my other bm’s to feel left out by giving my 1 bm a gift as a thank you for all her hard work. I will give it to her maybe before the shower or after (whenever I can find a quiet time). I plan to just give her and my fmil a bouquet of flowers.
Post # 7
Yeah, the more I thought about it, the more I realized it should be more of a private thing. I’ve seen some bridesmaids get touchy about this sort of thing and I really don’t need any unecessary drama right now. LOL
Post # 8
Yea, I would give the host the gift either before or after! I might do before just depending on how chatty your guests tend to be incase the girls are still talking to guests and you don’t find a moment after! my best friend got married two years ago and when we did one for her, she gave us the gifts early since she was the first to arrive to be there to help greet guests, in retrospect I think it worked out really well and it was more heartfelt in private!