(Closed) new things being done at a wedding shower

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@LoveBird19:  I’m confused about the post-its.  Are you wanting to have guests put them on there beforehand, or after you open them?  As an alternative, I had my Maid/Matron of Honor sit beside me as I opened gifts, and would write on the back of the card what the associated gift was.  I think that’s a little bit more discreet than a post-it.

I didn’t do anything too “modern” for my shower.  We had a travel theme and played a “Amazing race” style team game that was fun, and then opened some presents. 

My hostess also purchased me a package of thank you cards and had the guests fill out their mailing addresses on the envelopes to be used for a draw for prizes and then so I could mail out cards, but that gets a little controversial around here.

Post # 4
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would still have a bridesmaid or your Maid/Matron of Honor keep a list of who got you what. I wouldn’t trust that the post-its would stick while transporting the gifts or not get stuck to another gift, etc. Plus I would think making post-its for each gift would be more time consuming than having someone keep the list as well. May I ask who is throwing you the shower? Have they asked you for ideas on how to streamline the day or are they just not very organized so you are trying to think of things ahead of time for them just in case?

Post # 5
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My advice is to have a general timeline of events, so you know what time you are playing games, what time you having lunch, and what time you are opening gifts. Have a pen and pad ready to take down names of guest who attended, and who give what gift so the bride can write Thank you cards. I think by knowing the ballpark time of when you are having the main events it should be fine, I say one or two games because people want time to talk and mingle, and they want some time to speak to the bride.

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