(Closed) Bridal Shower- CLEAR wrapped gifts? How does showing off presents work????

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
Member
6738 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ive heard about doing this before – putting a note on the invitations to “please wrap gifts in clear wrapping paper only” and then the bride sits, someone gives her a gift, she says, “this is a crockpot from aunt jenny, thank you aunt jenny!” and moves on to the next one.

Although, it can be done really fast if you have a team.  I’ve done this before – like an assembly line – you have like 2-3 people who unwrap the gift for the bride and give it to her while throwing away the wrapping paper and giving the cards to another person who keeps a list of all the gifts that were received and who gave them. 

Post # 20
Member
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would caution against this.  It looks like you want the grub but can’t be bothered to unwrap it — which makes no sense because you’d have to unwrap the cellophane eventually anyway!

The environmental impact of lots of plastic to be thrown away is not good either.

Post # 23
Member
6738 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

View original reply
@Stina11287:  You’re welcome!  That’s how I’ve done it at bridal and baby showers before.  I think it’s better than asking for clear wrapping paper because some people might not get it right anyway and it might be an inconvenience to your guests unless the places you registered actually supply clear paper! 

Post # 24
Member
3942 posts
Honey bee

View original reply
@Stina11287:  I didnt say you shouldnt invite extended family, I said it should just be very close family though.

With that said, in my opinion asking people to bring you gifts and not wrap them looks gift grabby. But you already made up your mind that that is what you are doing so good luck.

Post # 25
Member
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you have it organized it will go by super fast. At mine my BM’s had one handing gifts to DH while I opened the card, we showed off the gift and said thank you and passed it to Bridesmaid or Best Man #2 who put the card in the gift after the Maid/Matron of Honor wrote down gift, BM#3 stacked them up.  We also had some of the little girls in the family walk around and show off a few of the items.

Post # 26
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been to a shower with 70+ people. Seat people at tables with other that they know/will enjoy, and make it so they can chat while gifts are being opened in addition to watching the gifts. It will be fine. Be organized with help from your bridesmaids and it will go quickly.

Don’t get up and walk over and hug every person after a gift or anything like that!! LOL Power through them.

Post # 27
Member
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I would just break the shower up into two smaller ones. I had an aunt give me a clear wrapped gift and it was odd. I like opening presents!

Post # 31
Member
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve never even seen clear wrapping paper. I’d probably end up using Saran Wrap, then feeling guilty for being a tackyass.

I’ve seen showers this big (all the ladies from the church, for example, did one recently) and it helped to have a team. The Maid/Matron of Honor or mother or someone could do the majority of the wrapping, and the bride could receive and acknowledge the gift. If you have two helping with the unwrap, it saves the time that usually gets eaten by fussing with things like stubborn tape, envelopes that refuse to open, and the like.

The topic ‘Bridal Shower- CLEAR wrapped gifts? How does showing off presents work????’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors