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#11 acireta

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    Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:05 AM

    I love love love wrapping gifts and doing funky techniques with paper and ribbon, I'd be really sad if I couldn't do something super fun for a good friend or family member.

     

    I'm not big on the "OMG its MY day and forget everyone else's feelings" stuff, but seriously, it is about you at least a little bit LOL especially at the bridal shower. If you want a dry shower, do it! If you want a signature cocktail, do it! If you want wrapped presents, do it (I would). No need to justify your choices if your gracious and grateful to your guests! Which you sound like you are, you seem very normal, I didn't mean to insinuate otherwise LOL

     

    Good luck!!


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    #12 acireta

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      Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:05 AM

      I love love love wrapping gifts and doing funky techniques with paper and ribbon, I'd be really sad if I couldn't do something super fun for a good friend or family member.

       

      I'm not big on the "OMG its MY day and forget everyone else's feelings" stuff, but seriously, it is about you at least a little bit LOL especially at the bridal shower. If you want a dry shower, do it! If you want a signature cocktail, do it! If you want wrapped presents, do it (I would). No need to justify your choices if your gracious and grateful to your guests! Which you sound like you are, you seem very normal, I didn't mean to insinuate otherwise LOL

       

      Good luck!!


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      #13 islandbride8

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        Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:23 AM

        I agree with most everyone on here.  I would be very offended if someone told me how to wrap the gift i bought them!  Usually at baby or bridal showers I've been to, people play the bingo game during gift unwrapping.  When guests arrive they get a blank bingo card and fill in the blanks with gifts they anticipate the bride will get (tuperware, utensils, blender, ect).  Then as you open your gifts people can check off the gifts they got right, until someone gets bingo!  I like this idea, because not only does it give guests something to do, they have to pay attention to you opening your gifts!!!  I'm sure there are other games/ideas out there, but honestly opening gifts is an expected part of showers.



        #14 jszy10

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          Posted 31 January 2011 - 12:31 PM

          Thanks girls!  I agree!! I bought this up to a co-worker too and she couldn't believe it! haha.  She said she had been to one shower like that and it was a baby shower where the girl was about to pop LOL.  I'm definitely going to do the norm, and maybe we'll do bingo or something.  I'm really not going to worry about anything too much and just let my mom and MOH decide whatever/wherever!



          #15 SummerDawn

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            Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:47 PM

            I would also be offended if someone told me not to wrap the gift... I have honestly never heard of that!!



            #16 ckntb

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              Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

              When my best friend got married her family shower had almost 150 people attend so the bridesmaids unwrapped the gifts and displayed them on the table. I had never heard of anything like that but it actually worked very well and given how many people attended it would have been hours to unwrap them all!



              #17 HazelsMelody

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                Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:06 PM

                I've never even heard of that! Interesting concept, but I agree, kind of rude.

                 

                I have been to a few showers were the bride (or new mom) opened the gifts while the guests were playing games, etc. That way they guests weren't so "bored" and the bride doesn't usually play the games anyway.

                Maybe that's a possibility for you.


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