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Has anyone heard of this?
I really dont want to spend 3 hours opening gifts at my shower.. I want to mingle !

MOB and MOG are horrified at the idea and think the guests will be too. What do you think? Tacky?

I really want to win this one lol! I was hoping to figure out a cute way of doing this.. maybe a poem insert to put in the invitation or something?

Basically i think its boring to open gifts and everyone attending knows what was on your registry!
I am willing to open the cards and hold the gifts up as usual, i just dont want to waste more time unwrapping!


TIA!


ETA: I think its odd that people find sparing your guests from boredom rude !
 
 

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.Not to offend anyone who has done this but I think it is incredibly tacky. It remindes me of when you are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy to a toy drive.
 
 

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I heard of someone writing on the shower invites - "Be a dear- wrap it clear!"

I thought that was cute.

I think as a guest I wouldn't think too much of it thought I might find it annohying since then you can't just get it wrapped by the store.
 
 
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we did this at my friend's shower... I think the wording used on the invites was "be a dear, wrap in clear"

she still did the whole thing reading the cards and checking out the gifts...and if i remember right, she did unwrap some....but there were a few that she just read the card, looked at and said thank you and passed along

i didn't think it was tacky at all, her gifts all looked really nice & she still went thru the whole process...but my mom wasn't the biggest fan of the idea so i can see why your mom and FMIL are putting up a fight, old school i guess lol

to be honest tho, it really didnt save much time since she still did the whole traditional going thru each & every gift


 
 
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Sorry to be tacky - but I did open gifts and did the typical shower bingo - it was fun and only took 30 min and I had 60+ guests. My bridal party was very organized. I know that people were groaning when they heard they were opening gifts - but same people approached me and said they couldn't believe how fast it went - so not tacky IMO
 
 
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I have been to showers where you wrap things in clear. I don't see the point if you are going to sit and go through the gifts anyway. However I did have a friend who for her bridal and baby shower had every thing wrapped in clear. Instead of going through the gifts she had people come in and do an activity. For her bridal shower she had someone do a salsa dancing lesson with everyone and for her baby shower she had some teach everyone how to decorate cupcakes.It was so much fun and got everyone involved!
 
 
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I think it's fine! It's your shower do it how you want. I thought bout this too bc I have so many peopl coming to mine I know how orange gifts can be lol
 
 
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Opening not orange..stupid iPad lol
 
 
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I have seen it done. I think it's your shower and you should do what you want!
As far as it being tacky, I went to a shower where the bride had on the invites cash/gift cards only and had no registries. I thought that was pretty tacky. She was a winner alright...
So no, I don't think its tacky at all!
 
 
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I live in FL but my shower and wedding are both in NY.

I'm requesting that all gifts be sent to my house and am asking my mom to tell people to just print out a picture of what they got me.

i dont want to spend hours opening gifts either. I think that's only fun for the bride, but everyone else seriously wants to get it done and over with.
 
 
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i 100% recommend the clear wrap. It is the greatest thing ever at showers. I will be kinda upset if people don't do clear wrap for my shower and I actually get annoyed when other people don't do clear wrap nowadays at their showers. My grandmother didn't like the idea the first time she saw it, but now she loves it too.
 
 
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Some of my gifts were wrapped i clear wrapping paper with ribbon and it was super cute! i think FMIl asked pple to do that lol
 
 
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Beautiful!

I'm going to a friend's shower in a couple of weeks. Her invitation says: "Help us save the planet - no wrapping please!"

Honestly, as a guest, I prefer being spared the agony of watching the bride open gifts. How many times can I ooh and ahh at washcloths and bedding?
 
 
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For my cousins shower we had an assembly line of bridesmaids, the first two BM opened the card and gift passed now unwrapped gift to bride 3rd BM took garbage 4th BM took gift from bride and helped 5th BM take all opened gifts and put in neat piles to be eventually put in the car...6th BM wrote all gifts down! 150 person shower... 1/2 hour on gifts!
 
 
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i think its a great idea!

i couldnt decide in time on it so im not doing it but kinda wish i had

everyone knows that brides know what gifts they are getting bc of registry stalking

I do not think its tacky at all

if you want to b able to mingle and dont care about the whole "unwrapping gifts" thing then do it!

your guests will be thankful like thos above mentioned that they dont have to sit through an hour or 2 of you opening gift after gift
 
 
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Posted by MrsDtoB

I have seen it done. I think it's your shower and you should do what you want!
As far as it being tacky, I went to a shower where the bride had on the invites cash/gift cards only and had no registries. I thought that was pretty tacky. She was a winner alright...
So no, I don't think its tacky at all!



My momma wanted me to do this since I'm moving to FL a few weeks after the wedding and it would be easier to just buy everything down there, but I was afraid it would seem rude... like "Gimme yo money people!"


and to weigh in on the topic, I think clear is fine... it's your shower so you should do as you please. Not tacky at all in my opinion

(also, I've noticed all the old people are quite resistant to going against tradidion, so don't mind them... they'll come around )

 
 
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IMHO _ TACKY & Rude, open the gifts, at your shower
 
 
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I dont think its Tacky Jamie my Mom wats to do this at my shower and really I dread sitting there and watching the bride open her gift for 2 hrs its so boring
I think My Sis and Mom are doing this for mine
 
 
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From all my experiences it is expected that the bride open her gifts at the shower... I have honestly never been to one where they didn't..

 
 
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I'm not a fan of the clear concept I went to a shower that did that and it took the fun away so I personally do not like it and it is kinda tacky
 
 
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I was torn on this too. I consider myself to be very green and have been this way for a while ( i use to chase people around when i was a kid if they threw garbage on the floor and call them a litter bug lol). I find it to be a waste of paper and it kind of upsets me. I have two registeries and one has wrap one doesn't. That was they can make the choice and hopefully they will be half and half.
 
 
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Posted by dCa51899

we did this at my friend's shower... I think the wording used on the invites was "be a dear, wrap in clear"

she still did the whole thing reading the cards and checking out the gifts...and if i remember right, she did unwrap some....but there were a few that she just read the card, looked at and said thank you and passed along

i didn't think it was tacky at all, her gifts all looked really nice & she still went thru the whole process...but my mom wasn't the biggest fan of the idea so i can see why your mom and FMIL are putting up a fight, old school i guess lol

to be honest tho, it really didnt save much time since she still did the whole traditional going thru each & every gift





this! i've had a very similar experience in the past for one of my friends. it didn't really change the flow of the party or the timing

 
 
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Everyone, reads in to these things differently... I was asked to be a "dear & wrap in Clear" as well, as to save the earth & not to wrap

Anytime, I get an invite with a "cute" poem, I am unable to attend, and choose to give the bride the ultimate convenience of not having to open anything, since I did not send anything..
 
 
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i think wrapping in clear is fine! For a friends shower, we did the " be a dear, wrap in clear" thing.
I like the idea! But i think its a personal choice, if thats what u want as the bride, then thats that!
 
 
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A friend told me she went to a bridal shower at the girls house and when you brought your gift "wrapped in clear", you were to put it in the room of the house that it belonged in (bathroom towels in the bathroom, pots and pans in the kitchen, etc). It was a cute idea, but didn't help much for my shower which was at a catering hall!
 
 
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