(Closed) To open gift publicly or not?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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875 posts
Busy bee

I think that rather than have it wrapped for the shower… You should have a family member use it the day of the shower, and if you want to share that your brother gave you such a lovely gift… then go ahead and share!  But having it wrapped as a shower gift… doesn’t really fit.  You can tell your brother how much you appreciate it in other ways.

Post # 4
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think I would have it wrapped to open at your shower.

First of all, it is a WEDDING gift, not a shower gift – so it does come off as strange (if I was there I would be like alriiiiight … didn’t know we were supposed to bring wedding gifts to the shower).

I don’t think you need to show how generous your brother is to anyone, what gifts you get is between you and the gift giver!

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it is showing it off if you open it at the shower.  You could do what Missbliss suggested and have your mother or grandmother use it to take pictures of you opening gifts at the shower but I still wouldn’t make a big point about where the camera came from.

Post # 6
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4485 posts
Honey bee

Just use it at the shower. There really isn’t any point in opening it at that time, especially if you already know what it is.

Post # 7
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4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I agree with the others that it makes more sense to use it at the shower – then you can explain to guests that it was a gift from your brother.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think that what the others are suggesting would be your best bet! Have them use it and then say “Yes, it is great! My brother got it for us for the wedding” or something.

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