(Closed) Just for fun! Ribbons?!?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: How many ribbons on the presents did you break at your shower?
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  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @TopazWedding:  I’ve never heard of that one! I had to cut one, it would NOT come off the box ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve heard of this too – I broke too many to count haha but not on purpose. Those crafty devils made it impossible not to break a bunch.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    wait, what’s the meaning?

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @cirk I was told right before I started opening presents that every ribbon you broke (untied, cut, etc.) equaled a kid you will have lol

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee

    Interesting. I have never met anyone, regardless of generation or geographical location, who follows that custom, mainly because they have never heard of it. Also none are superstititious to begin with since they know it has nothing to do with real life events and outcomes. Most actually try to break them just to get into the package and don’t give a second thought as to what it might supposedly “mean”.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Ember78:  What region are you from? Every single bridal shower I’ve ever been to has done it and I’m from NY. Also, I think it’s understood that it doesn’t really correlate with your fertility but it is fun to try to avoid breaking them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @cmvmph: OOOH! I have heard of that, but we usually just decorate with a million bows and then make a bow hat that the bride has to wear (it’s a paper plate with the first ribbon tied under so it will stay on her head), and then we add the bows to the plate as she opens gifts. And then she has to wear the hat for a certian period of time, and for every bow that falls off that’s a kid she’ll have. 

    That might just be a family thing though, considering my family is huge and now that I think back, it might have just been at family showers that we’ve played that.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @cmvmph:  Yep, it’s mentioned at every shower I’ve ever attended too (I live just outside Chicago).  Although, nowadays, everything is pretty much wrapped in a gift bag so there are no ribbons.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I never heard of that either! Sounds like fun though!

    @cirk:  I’ve seen the hat out of ribbons! Although recently, I have been seeing them use the paper plate and have ribbon hanging so the Bride can hold it and use it as a ribbon bouquet for the rehearsal. They always turn out pretty cute too!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    LOL I had no idea about the bows falling off the hat and that meaning fertility – what if the hat won’t stay on your head and it keeps falling off? And if furkids count, I don’t mind having a couple human babies and then a dozen furkids ๐Ÿ˜€

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