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Old 07-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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Please don't wrap the gift???

Just received an invitation to a wedding shower. The invitation said to not wrap the gift in order to save time. The shower is from 1:00-4:00 in a small church basement. What could possibly take so long? We will be there for three hours. There could not be that many people invited. The space is very small. Has anyone ever heard of this idea before?
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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A coworker's niece is getting married, she told me its the new trend for showers. I had never heard of it either. Part of the fun of going to a shower is seeing the bride open the gifts.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #3
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I long for the days when invitations didn't dictate what to buy, where to buy it, or how to present it. Invitations seem to have too many demands nowadays.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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I actually just went to a baby shower today that asked us not to wrap the gifts. She's a close friend of mine. She said it was for two reasons. The first was to be "green" and not waste paper. The second was that she didn't want to make people sit through the long gift-opening process so they just put all the unwrapped gifts on a table to be displayed. No problems with it on my end!

ETA: I just read the above posts. It's definitely a generational thing. A lot of folks in my age group (I'm 30) aren't opening the gifts in front of everyone anymore. The last few baby and wedding showers I've been to didn't do it and I can't say I mind at all. I actually hate that part, especially if you didn't spend as much as everyone else.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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Sounds good to me. I'd be delighted not to have to buy a gift bag, tissue paper, ribbons, etc. or have to try to wrap a present and make it not look like it had been wrapped by a demented chimpanzee (I have absolutely NO present wrapping or bow-tying talents).
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:00 PM   #6
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Do you tape a card to the present so the recipient will know who it's from or is the card prominently displayed with the gift so everyone knows who gave the most elaborate gift?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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Do you tape a card to the present so the recipient will know who it's from or is the card prominently displayed with the gift so everyone knows who gave the most elaborate gift?
Ha. Yes, the guests did tape cards to the gifts if they brought them today. I shipped mine to her house directly so she knew it was from me and I brought a separate card later.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #8
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That is a new one but I can behind that. Saves money, time, and trees.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:35 AM   #9
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Here they're asking that the gifts be brought before the shower so the hostess has time to arrange them. I usually drop off the gift and then don't attend the shower.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:53 AM   #10
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Just received an invitation to a wedding shower. The invitation said to not wrap the gift in order to save time. The shower is from 1:00-4:00 in a small church basement. What could possibly take so long? We will be there for three hours. There could not be that many people invited. The space is very small. Has anyone ever heard of this idea before?
No.

But it's probably tacky, and rude.

And the person throwing the shower is most likely a bully.

She is probably a snowflake too.

I bet she has helicopter parents.

I could never in a million years even imagine doing that.









(Look, I'm adding this----> To make sure nobody takes this seriously)
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:02 AM   #11
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I received a baby shower invitation that said "Please be a dear and wrap in clear". I have no idea what that means.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:05 AM   #12
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I haven't seen this but I think it's a GREAT idea...not having to go out and by wrapping paper and another roll of tape because I can't find mine would be awesome.

I would not be down with wrapping in clear whatever that would be. I'd have to go look for that and yeah, no, it would end up in Saran Wrap!!!
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #13
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That is a new one but I can behind that. Saves money, time, and trees.
I actually agree with this.

I wouldn't however drop off the gift early so the host could arrange them. That would just be a waste of my time especially if I didn't live near the location of the shower.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #14
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It works for me.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #15
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I'm in the over 50 crowd, and I can get on board with this, if it's the new trend! I hate wrapping gifts.
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