(Closed) Wedding gift display? Anyone heard of it?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

i’ve never seen that personally, but i have seen it in the movie “father of the bride”! i’m guessing (not sure) that it’s not too common anymore? at least, i haven’t seen it done in texas

Post # 4
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sweetpea87:  Sounds like an old tradition and something possibly seen in more affluent homes. Are you all having out of town guests over to your mother’s house for welcome get together or anything? Where oh where is Emily Post when you need her?!

Post # 5
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I have heard that it is a “southern” thing.  But, I’ve lived in the south my entire life, and I’ve only seen it done at a shower for FI’s cousin.  Someone took every gift and arranged each one on a large table like some sort of showroom display.  Then, after the gift opening was over, everyone formed a line and stood there looking at the stuff.  I thought it was weird since we’d just watched FI’s cousin open all of the gfits.  I didn’t see the point in standing in line to get a close up view of someone’s new home decor.

I have never seen it where someone has their gifts on display in their parents’ homes, either.  I know for a fact my mom wouldn’t want a bunch of people stopping by to stare at my new pots and pans, lol!

Post # 6
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

The ladies who threw my shower did this, but it was only for the shower… though it was a lot of older generation ladies. I think it is a somewhat outdated tradition.

Post # 7
46420 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It used to be done here a long time ago, but I for one, think it was not a very kind thing to do.

I don’t think any of our guests should be put in the position where people are comparing who gave what gift. And you know that people do that!

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