Post # 1
Okay bees, I’m a little embarrassed by this but I’ve never been to a bridal/wedding shower! We are having a wedding shower thrown for us next weekend, and I’m wondering about details during the gift opening time, mainly with reading cards. Do I read off the entire card, or just who it’s from? When saying who it’s from, since not everyone knows eachother, do I say full names, or things like “my Aunt Martha” so people know who it is?
Sorry, these probably seem like silly questions but just trying to be prepared!
Post # 3
I would just say who it is from, not the entire card. When the gifts are passed around for everyone to look at, they could read the card if they want.
Post # 4
Oh, and I forgot to mention to feel free to offer any other shower advice that anyone has for me!
Post # 5
Be prepared to wear all the bows from the gifts on your head. They do that HERE!
Post # 6
What I did was just read the card (to myself) and then state “Thank you, X, for the lovely card.” I didn’t feel comfortable being like ‘Oh yay, $20!” when the next person gave $10 and the following $40.
Post # 7
I wasn’t planning on reading the cards, but then one of the relatives asked me, “What does it say?” After that, I started reading the cards. I guess each group does it differently, so it’s hard to say what is normal.
Post # 8
I didn’t read cards… Just said who it was from… We also didn’t pass the gifts around 🙂
Post # 9
I did not read the cards but did announce who the gift was from. “This one is from my Aunt Cathy. This gift is from “Bob’s” Grandma” etc. I also tried to point out or gesture toward the person/people so that others would know who was who. If the gift was a monetary gift, I would just say thank you ______ , without stating the amount. If it was a gift card, I would say what store the gift card was from, but not the amount.
Tip: Have someone (usually a BM) write on each card what the gift was to make thank you cards easier.