Post # 1
I wanted to see what everyone else was doing… I prefer not thave a gift opening, because I know I don’t like to sit around and watch people open their gifts. But we do have a quite a few guests coming from out of town, but do they really want to stay? We would have to have the opening at either my mom’s or our place. I’m thinking I just want to relax the next morning and then we leave for our honeymoon that Monday. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I doubt I will have one. I know years ago EVERYONE did one but I don’t think it’s the norm anymore. I personally have never liked sitting through them so I figure why make my guests do it.
I think it also depends on your situation. For those that haven’t lived together yet or not on their own yet I can see a lot of gifts being given but I think now days the majority of it is cards. The ONLY reason I’d even consider it is because it extends the party and allows me to spend more time with people that I may not have spent much time with at the wedding.
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, but I’ve never been to a wedding of someone I’m close to. I think it will be nice to just open things at home with Kingy and send them a thank you card 🙂
Post # 5
im leaving the monday not sunday after our wedding, i am having a brunch and if any gifts will open them but dont expect many. never the cards that will be between hubby and i
Post # 6
We’re leaving for our honeymoon Monday morning. My mom is hosting a brunch Sunday morning for close family and out of town guests and is expecting to have a gift opening. I’m not exactly thrilled to have a room full of 40 or 50 people watching us open gifts. I thought it was just customary though.
Post # 7
We are doing one. I don’t particularly want to but what I did want to do was a family brunch the next day. We are combining the two. We are doing a brunch and will be opening gifts then. FH seems to like the idea of a gift opening so that’s what we are doing.
Post # 8
We’re doing one at about 2:30 the next day. I’m not going to spread the word about it, but if people ask, we’re having one. It’ll be mostly family.
Post # 9
I am not doing one….most people in our family, as well as most of my friends have done one but I don’t really like the idea. I have heard comments that other people made about the amount of money (too much/too little) or about the gift in general, and it just leaves me with a bad feeling.
For me/us, if people are giving us a gift, it is a lovely thoughtful gesture, regardless of how much it was or what it cost. And I know I have some family members and friends who are very vocal about their opinions, so I think it’s better/safer this way!
Post # 10
I have never heard of this… Personally I wouldnt want to sit and watch somone open all their gifts.
Post # 11
i’ve never heard of this. i wonder if it’s a regional thing. i think the majority of ppl in our area give $ for weddings & boxed gifts for showers
Post # 12
I’ve never heard of this either — thinking
@MrsE.ToBe : is right — sounds like a regional thing.
Post # 13
I’ve only seen this at one wedding I’ve been to. I went to a cousin’s wedding in ohio and it was at the hotel we stayed at and as we were leaving the next morning we passed by a room and I saw the bride/groom opening gifts. We didn’t stay and watch, but it was the first time I had ever seen such a thing.
Post # 14
We did one the day after at my in-laws house. They were having people over for crabs/brunch…family and out of towners…it was pretty boring, but it was an informal thing and totally optional to attend. If you could make it, great, if not, that was fine too.
Post # 15
I don’t think I’ll be doing one, but I know my Maid/Matron of Honor had to go to one this past winter, so I’ve definitely heard of it.