Opening gifts at a shower called a "Bridal Luncheon" if the bride is "mature"?

posted 1 year ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You seem very sweet & thoughtful. When you say “mature”, how old is that? Generational  expectations can differ. If it’s a formal luncheon, I’d likely not open gifts there. But I probably would make a point to call & thank gift givers (along with a written thank you). It also depends on the size of the party. 

Post # 3
1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I wouldn’t do gifts at the luncheon unless it looks like just about everybody brought something 

Post # 4
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I was a “mature” bride and did not open gifts at my wedding (or baby) showers- I just told people that we weren’t opening gifts (unless they really wanted me to open something) and literally everyone was thrilled.  Enjoy your luncheon! 

Post # 5
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 2019

If the invites included registry information, I think it should be pretty clear to anyone attending that it’s a gift-giving event.

I actually enjoy watching the guest of honor open gifts at shower-type events.

In My Humble Opinion, you should enjoy every minute of this, no matter your age – you deserve joy! What do *you* want to do?

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