(Closed) "Thanks for throwing me a shower!" gifts and questions…

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I gave mine to the folks throwing my shower towards the end, after I’d opened my gifts and during cake. There was no awkwardness with friends/bridesmaids for me, etc — but I would still say that it would be good to acknowledge those who showered you while everyone’s still there. Not to mention that if your non-bridesmaid friend is going to throw a fit…better to know now, right?

About the other — you know your mom the best. I would say a handwritten card for sure, and maybe flowers or chocolates or something like that. BUT, I would do that later, with just your family, since you’re trying not to draw attention to their financial help.


Post # 4
418 posts
Helper bee

I would take my girls out for coffee (if they’re local) afterwards and give them their gifts. Otherwise, I’d give them their gifts at the end of the shower just as PP mentions.


For my mom, I would do the same, but give her a gift card for one of her favorite restaurants or … better yet … take her out to that restaurant!

Post # 5
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I gave mine out after the shower, when we were packing everything up. The only other guest was one who carpooled with the bridesmaids, so it wasn’t an issue.

Post # 6
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I gave mine after, i did Wait for a few people in particular to leave to avoid any awkwardness

Post # 7
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Give them the gifts privately (you can call them all aside after the shower after everyone leaves or before everyone gets ther and hand them their gift with a heart felt thank you note.

As for your mom, I would get her and your dad an extra thank you… and a nice card/letter to truly express how thankful you are and how you feel.

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