(Closed) Will you be opening gifts during your bridal shower?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Will you open gifts at your shower?
    Yes its mandatory!! : (57 votes)
    88 %
    No : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Not sure..if time permits maybe : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I answered no, but only because my shower is in Philly and people are shipping gifts down here. If it was a traditional shower, then yes, gifts would definitely be opened.

    Post # 4
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I had my bridal shower over the weekend, and I opened my gifts then.

    Post # 5
    2390 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Of course! People like to see you open their gifts.

    Post # 6
    3276 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I will be opening gifts during. There’s bingo type games that can be played during the opening of gifts where people guess what the bride gets so people actually pay attention and have fun with it. 

    Post # 7
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I did. I am sure the people that put the time into buying those things wanted to see me open them…..

    Post # 8
    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I didn’t at my shower.  I find that part of all showers so boring.  Secondly, I feel it’s become a bit silly these days with the use of registries.  As in, “Wow you got me the gift that I chose for myself!” So I skipped it. 

    Post # 9
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely will be opening them

    Post # 10
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m sure I’m going to feel mega-awkward too, but I think the least I can do for my guests who have taken the time to travel to the shower and buy me a gift is to open it in front of them and thank them personally for it.

    Post # 11
    5475 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes- it’s kind of the main event.

    Post # 12
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I will feel uncomfortable being the center of attention, but I think it’s rude not to open the presents.. That’s why everyone is there – to “shower” you with gifts – and people want to see you open the gifts!

    my cousins shower went like this: all the guests were taken outside to play a game for about 20 minutes, ththere were brought back inside and apparently all of the bridesmaids had opened every gift and card and had them all arranged on a table for everyone to see. I was appaled at this. The bride didn’t even get to see what everyone bought her, because all the cards and gifts were seperated.. This was the worst idea I have ever seen.

    The bride was apparently to shy to open the gifts in front of everyone, so she just had her maids do it for her. What really got me is that my mom and I had gone in on a really nice gift for her, and she doesn’t even know what we gave her.

    Post # 15
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It’s totally rude not to open the gifts at the shower.

    Post # 16
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Yes, of course!

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