Post # 1
Is it considered rude NOT to open gifts in front of everyone at the bridal shower? I know it’s typically done that way, but I’m weird and I think it’ll be super awkward. But I would rather feel awkward than offend my in-laws, so…. advice?
Post # 3
I say you have to open them.
Unfortunately as brides we are being put in sooo many awkward situations, but these people who are celebrating you and your upcoming marriage have expectations too. It will be courteous and your guests will appreciate it when you open them at the shower. After all, the point is to “shower” you with gifts and they will want to see your reaction to each one you open!
Post # 4
I agree – everyone wants to see the gifts, so you’re going to have to take a deep breath and live with the awkward. I was so nervous about the whole awkward thing that I practiced in advance things that I could say. It helped!
Post # 5
yes, people want to see what everyone got you. my friend gave me the advice to not look at people. the whole time i sat there and pretty much just talked to my sister and sil (who are my moh and bridesmaid and helped giving presents and taking trash) and i felt like i was being extremely rude, but my fi walked in the room a few times (we had the shower in a country club and the boys were having brunch in the next room) and he said i looked fine, which was a surprise for him because i’m very anxious in front of people. his mom even gave me lingerie, and he said that he was more red than i was.