(Closed) Gift Opening or not…

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you doing a gift opening the next day?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    11 %
    No : (36 votes)
    80 %
    Undecided : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
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    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
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    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have never heard of this…  Personally I wouldnt want to sit and watch somone open all their gifts.

    Post # 11
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’ve never heard of this either — thinking

    @MrsE.ToBe : is right — sounds like a regional thing.

    Post # 13
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    939 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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. 

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