A friend is throwing me a bridal shower which will include family members and friends. I've very specifically asked for a “no gifts please” announcement in the bridal shower invite, but reliable sources have indicated that at least a few family members might end up bringing a gift anyway.
If that happens, no biggie, but I'm wondering if I need to open those gifts at the shower or is okay to wait until after the shower? Honestly, I'd prefer to just thank the gift giver and wait until after the shower to open it.
I don't want my shower to focus on gifts, particularly when I've asked folks not to bring them, but I also want to be respectful to anyone who does end bringing something. I'm not sure how to handle this one. Advice? Suggestions? -Boos
Ah, the gift horses. If you do not want to open gifts at the shower, you should be fine since you clearly said no gifts. Just make sure you tell the organizers that you absolutely do not want to open gifts during the shower, and can they please find a place out of the way to store those gifts during the shower? Then say thank you.
What do you guys think? Open the gifts anyway? Hide them in a closet? Stick a huge gift bow on your head and run around the room screaming until everyone's so confused that the whole gifts question gets forgotten?