Post # 1
My shower is on Saturday, and I plan to give the hostesses small gifts (my mom, FMIL, and FI’s aunt are getting 8×10 frames to put our wedding photo in, and my BMs are getting mugs and Starbuck’s gift cards).
My question is…WHEN do I give them the gifts? When we’re all cleaning up after the shower? Before the shower starts? I’m planning on mailing thank-you cards on Monday, just so I can mention specific things about the shower, but I don’t want to mail 9 gifts. It seems like a really small detail, but I am kind of stressing over it!
Post # 3
How early will you be arriving to the shower. If you are going earlier than guests I would give them the gifts before so they can open them and enjoy them. However, if you are getting there when everyone else is already there, just give them the gifts after the shower, when all has been cleaned up and you guys have some downtime.
Post # 4
I was planning to get there a half hour early, with my mom. I think that you’re right, it might be better to do it afterward, when everyone’s not running around setting stuff up.
Post # 5
I personally would do it afterward, once things have calmed down. They’ll have more time to appreciate the gesture. 🙂
Post # 6
I did it after while we were cleaning up and visiting.