(Closed) How should my mom package my gift at the shower?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow ! That is some shower gift!

I would just wrap one place setting and include the card.

You don’t want to totally overwhelm the other guests with your mother’s generosity.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think thats perfect~! or even just the card saying that and you can announce it

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Hmm… to me it seems odd to read aloud all about how your mom got you all this stuff, especially since you know about it. I think wrap one, and at the shower just say something about “Oh yay, Mom got us our dishes!” and not mention number or anything. Something about that just is weird to me. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it is customary in your circle to buy such expensive gifts, I am sure your guests would not be offended by such an announcement. As a pp has said, you can just say that your mom gifted your dishes.

That gift would be a wedding gift in my circle. We tend to buy much smaller gifts for showers and larger gifts for the wedding.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Nope I don’t think it’s strange at all…. I was gifted some very expensive gifts at my shower.

My place settings came in a box because they were ordered online. Could she put yours in a box?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

My mom got me 12 placesettings of my fine china as well.  She had the store package the whole thing into two separate, large boxes and just wrapped the boxes.  When I unwrapped, she told me it was all 12.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think she even needs a note, just open it and explain that it’s a stand in for the set.

My shower was in NYC whilst we lived Upstate and Mother-In-Law in GA. She had gotten me a meat slicer that delivered to my house. I took a picture of it, put it in a frame and just presented it to everyone. 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Evie19:

I’m not sure what the proper “etiquette” protocol is but for me and my group it was no biggie. A lot of people that could not come to the shower or shipped gifts direct to my house I did the picture thing. 🙂

My BIL/then SIL got us our cappuccino maker and she also sent a card with a picture of the cappuccino maker in it. I presented that as well.

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