(Closed) Opening Gifts at Reception?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Never heard of it, never seen it happen. I think it would make me really uncomfortable too (both as a guest and as a bride). Personally, I want to focus on my new husband and being with the friends and family I love, not counting up the cash or oohing and ahhhing over our new coffee maker.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

That is really weird! I have never heard of anyone doing that!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have never heard of that. I have been to many weddings, and I have never seen this happen. That is what the shower is for!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely weird! sounds kinda boring, frankly!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Never heard of that… but I wouldn’t mind if someone did it. i’m always curious to see what their gifts are.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve not ever seen that, although apparently some people do gift opening events the day after with family. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Another “that’s really weird” vote here…

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have heard of day after opening or after the reception opening parties with their family.  Never heard of anyone doing it at the wedding though. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

never heard of it, but then again it might be a regional thing as you said. or a family thing. 

we opened all of our presents the next morning post-breakfast. we tore into paper, mom and dad wrote down stuff. good system. :p

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I have been to one wedding in N.H. in the early 90’s where the bride and groom sat down and opened all the gitfts, however I have never seen that happen again. I think it is very uncomfortable/boring to have to watch and I would never want to be the bride who was upfront opening the gifts infront of everyone. Very weird!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

There was someone on here that had mentioned it a while ago.  I thought it was odd, however if thats a normal cultural thing to do, its really not any different than opening gifts at a shower or party which people do all the time. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

never heard of it.  sounds weird.

This isn’t exactly the same… but I know kids in the US tend to open gifts at their little birthday parties but in the UK it’s very taboo to do that.  just a random fact! lol

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Our friends did this at thier back-yard wedding reception (the wedding was a few months earlier in a small gathering).  They were not planning to open gifts, but her mom and sister forced her (as in, put the gift in her hand and started ripping the paper).  It was a little awkward, especially for them 🙁 

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