(Closed) Do I bring shipped gifts to my shower?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I don’t think you need to do that…you can just let them know at the shower that you received them and thank them for their generosity.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No because you have no idea if they’re wedding gifts or shower gifts

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@BuffaloDots:  Oh, true, I didn’t think about that!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The friends and relatives who shipped bridal shower gifts to me shipped them to my Mother-In-Law and indicated they were for the shower.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lexkat:  I didn’t, I just was sure to write a thank you note as soon as I received that package rather than waiting until the after the shower. Most of the people who shipped gifts weren’t able to attend the shower which I assume is why they shipped it.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I think you could if you wanted to,but I don’t think it is necessary, and I’ve never been to a shower where this has been done.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Same thing happened to me.. I brought them to the shower if they were wrapped.. If they didn’t come wrapped I left them at home.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Why don’t you just put them in your trunk, and then if someone says “Oh, where are the gifts from so and so?” you can pull them out?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m having my baby shower on Saturday and have received quite a few gifts at my house already. I am bringing them to my shower if I know the person is going to be there. If not, I’m leaving it at home. I think people like seeing your reaction to their gift which is why I’m brining them.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’d say if they were shipped you can leave them at home, and thank them in person when you see that at the shower so they know it arrived.  Then send out thank you cards with the rest.  If they wanted to see you open it at the shower then why didn’t they just bring it with them?  That would be my thinking.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t bring the gifts, but would definitely announce/describe them and thank the giver during unwrapping. Also, if your hostesses are planning any gift-games, like gift bingo or a door-prize to the person whose present the bride is unwrapping when the timer goes off, I recommend that you write each gift (and the giver) on a notecard or something and be sure to mix those in with the rest of the gifts. So, you unwrap a few presents, then read from a notecard… unwrap a few presents, then pull out a notecard, etc.  That way, all of the gifts are included in the games plus the giver gets “credit” for their present (other guests oohing and ahhing when you describe it), just like the people who bring theirs to the shower. 

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