(Closed) Around the clock bridal shower

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My cousin had one.  It was a fun theme. It was neat to see how creative people got,  especially those with odd hours.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hecallsmelove:  I’m not sure I really like the idea of assigning guests what gift (or type of gift) to bring. 

Maybe the guests could instead lable their gift with a time of day and you could open them in time order? That way the guests can still chose what to get you rather than be assigned.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

At the one I went to we weren’t assigned gifts to bring.  We were assigned an hour and then we brought any gift we wanted that she could use at that hour.  For instance, someone with the 8am time slot brought a bottle of champagne, a set of glasses and an orange juice squeezer.  Someone at 3pm bought her running clothes since she’s a runner.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Bubalou:  But it *is* assigning a gift, in a roundabout way.  Say, for example, you are assigned ‘midnight’ as your hour.  What would you give?  Well, probably not a kitchen gadget or a set of gorgeous towels.  You’d probably give some sheets or lingerie… but you really wanted to give a kitchen gadget, so therefore you’re being told what to bring 🙂

 

I see what Kat’s saying.  I’m okay with the theme but it’s not my favorite.  

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  No you’re right, in a roundabout way I suppose it is.  In reality, some people followed the rules and some just made stories to buy whatever they wanted. People who wanted to buy baking dishes but got the 3 am slot, still did so but they threw in stories like “you can’t sleep, it’s 3 am, what do you do? Make cookies!”  Actually, I guess if you’re going to a shower you’re being assigned to buy a gift regardless of how it’s done, right?  Generally it’s lingerie or from the registry.   

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  I agree, but, as a guest, I would think it was fun to come up with a way to make my gift fit the theme. If I got midnight, and wanted to get a kitchen item, I’d probably just put a note saying “Time for a midnight snack!”. I think that makes it kind of fun. But, yeah, I understand where you’re coming from.

That being said, I think it’s really cute and fun. Watching people open gifts can get kind of tedious (sorry, but it’s the truth). I think looking to see how people use their “theme” would make it kind of interesting. And, like I said, as a gift giver in the situation, I would still feel free to buy whatever I wanted, and might even appreciate a little direction to narrow things down!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@les105:  I totally see it, and I think it’s cute (and agree that watching gifts being opened kind of sucks sometimes). Kind of makes me wonder about my registry.  All I did was basic white dishes and stuff from Crate&Barrel.  BORING!!!  Hope my guests are entertained by our location (paint your own pottery… with booze) since they’ll be bored to death watching me open stuff.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been to a shower with this theme. You don’t have to worry that you are assigning people which gift to buy. People are incredible creative when it comes to purchasing and rationalizing their choice of gift!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KristenGotMarried:  lol my registry is totally boring, too! I am not looking forward to having everyone watch me open gifts, I’m scared they will be bored to tears! My girls are throwing me a brunch shower, and I am hoping for mimosas! Hoping that will help with my nervousness & my guests boredness! Ha! I guess that’s why something like this appeals to me, I feel like it will shift some of the focus off me and onto the creativity of my guests.

FWIW, I think your shower sounds fun! Do your guests get to take home what they make as a souvenir or are you keeping them as gifts? Either way, I think that’s super cute!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@les105:  Any kind of shift of responsibility/attention is welcome in my book! haha  I’m sure there will be mimosas flowing at yours – start dropping hints now just in case. ha

 

Thanks!  I’m super excited about my shower, to be honest.  We’re picking out 4 styles from people to paint and my mom’s picking up the tab for everyone.  They keep them for themselves because I’d lose my shit with that much color on my dishes… I’m a stark white dish kind of girl (BORING).  But I think it’ll be fun with food and wine involved and I can’t wait.  There’s 30 people invited!  Holy.

 

Anyway, I guess now that I’m thinking about it, an around the clock would be great as long as the registry has plenty of items on it to suit the time.  Mine wouldn’t work. I’d get a dish for every hour… which might suit me considering my eating habits.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper

I’ve been ot one, and I think it’s a fun theme.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think it sounds fun!

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