(Closed) Question – open gifts at a couples shower/cookout?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

What is a couples shower excatly? I know that the bride & groom are there, but does this mean that everyone that is invited brings their significant other also, meaning its a shower for men & women?

Post # 4
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

A Jack and Jill shower (couples shower) means that both are showered with gifts and felicitations.  In my family all "showers" now say on the invite to please wrap gifts in cellophane so everyone can see the gifts without having to lose the momentum of the party by opening gifts.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’m guessing that option was not provided to your guests.  I would say no, but be sure to send thank you cards early so people know you received the gift and are happy with it.

Post # 6
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are having a couples shower this summer, and I have decided that Fiance and I will open gifts later. I don’t want to spoil the rhythm of the party by making everyone stop what they are doing to watch us open gifts! I want to be able to spend that time socializing and playing whatever games my Maid/Matron of Honor has planned. 🙂

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Fiance and I had a couples shower at a bar our sisters rented out.  We go to a pub trivia thing every week, so our sisters arranged for the guy who runs the trivia to set up a game with both regular trivia stuff and questions about us.  It wasn’t all couples that were invited – just both boys and girls.  We waited until we got home to open presents because the invitations didn’t say to bring or not bring gifts (we didn’t want people to feel obligated to bring one) so not everyone did.  The was so much fun and everyone who came agreed that it was great because it was more like a party than something with bridal games where all the boys were bored.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We are going to a couples shower this weekend, and I think that my friends who are hosting came up with a great way to handle the gifts.  We are going to greet everyone at the door and open their gift right then before they go into the rest of the party.  That way, they get to see us open it, but it’s not really interrupting the rhythm of the party and if people don’t want to watch, they don’t have to! 

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