***Be a dear, wrap in clear....***

Has anyone done this?  I'm having 75 people at my shower, so I'm thinking that opening up all the presents could become boring for guests.  I wanted to have "be a dear, wrap in clear" at the bottom of my invite, then display all the gifts around the room...I will go around and open all the cards and acknowledge who's gave what gift.  Ever been to a shower like this? TIA 

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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jkiss
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Sounds neat, but it may be hard to wrap some items in clear packaging if they are large.  Let us know how it goes.  :)

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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haven't seen this done but I agree that opening gifts can be a bore for some guests. 

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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I have never been to a shower like this. Sounds good if you want to speed the process along!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm
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I have heard of where they just bring the gifts unwrapped and display them around the room

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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I didn't know you could wrap gifts in clear!! That is a fun idea.

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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where in the world have you been missy?! We're missin you here in PW Land!


But no, I have never been to one of these. Sounds interesting. Whens your shower?

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm
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yes, this is called a display shower. im having one, im not having nearly as many people as you but i just think unwrapping gifts is not fun. im not sure how the invite will be worded but since im also trying to be green about the whole thing, id really like people to not wrap them at all, its kind of a waste.  but then large items wouldnt even have to be wrapped, people can still pretty it up with some ribbon or something if they insist. when is your shower? mines planned for august 9th i think but if yours is first ill be curious to know how it went over.  im not overly worried about what guests think (despite what some have said on here and what ive read elsewhere) but i am afraid the older generations might not get it.  i just think it will be so much better. then everyone has more time to minge and visit and have fun. 

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm
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I think its an adorable idea - once you explained it!! At first I though you were talking about condoms ...
Posted on June 14, 2009 at 5:40 pm
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Jessica-that hilarious!! lol


I think unwarpping gifts in uncomfortable too

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm
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beltran, SO DID I!!!! Hahah!


But, ive never heard of this before! its a good idea, i personally am already cringing at the thought of sitting there opening them all...I just feel awkward ya know? Everyone staring at you watching you open! Especially when you get a duplicate gift...When I had my baby shower, it was just awkward!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm
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I think thats so cute! Great idea!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 5:48 pm
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OH my gosh, Jess, I thought condoms too! LOL....lets get our minds out the gutter!!


Maybe designate someone to explain to all the guests what it means. I've never heard of this and if I saw it, I would totally think something condom related for some crazy reason--but that's just me. It's a cute idea!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 6:58 pm
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I swear I dont have a dirty mind!! I was on my phone scrolling through posts - and since I was on my phone, I only read the ones I find especially intriguing.  This one caught my eye, needless to say, because I thought she was asking FI to "be a dear!"

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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I actually really like this idea and wish I had thought of it for my showers - I have super bad anxiety attacks when I have to open gifts in front of people.  Im a real charm to be around Christmas morning, let me tell you.


Im quite glad Im not the only one in on the condoms thing!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 7:01 pm
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I really like this idea too.  Like Beltran, I wish I had thought about it for my shower.  I found out recently that I "insulted" someone during my gift opening.  If you have ever gotten a gift that was packaged by Crate & Barrel, you will understand.  I opened a really big box and inside (once I got through alot of stuffing) I found a pitcher.  I couldn't tell if there was anything else in the box and I didn't want to end up throwing something away (or not acknowledge it) so I asked if there was anything else in the box.  The gift giver took it as I expected more.  If everything was viewable I would have never had that problem... Or everyone staring at me while trying to unwrap loads of tissue from C&B!

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm
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I never heard of such thing but sounds pretty cool to me. Although I do like the excitement of the celebrants facial expression when they open my gift. 

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 7:12 pm
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Interesting idea.  I don't think I'm going to open gifts at my shower ... it's just not my thing. 

Posted on June 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm
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Ok, so maybe I'm just stupid but if I saw that on an invite I totally wouldn't get it. Do you mean wrap in clear packaging or just leave it unwrapped all together? I dunno, I'm not a fan of rhyming things rather than just out-and-out saying what you mean for this reason. I am stupid. lol

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:24 am
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i didn't get what "wrap in clear" meant until you explained it... so if you do this make sure you explain it to the older guests.  also, maybe this is just me, but it may cause offense to some guests...if you don't notice their gift, or forget to give a thank you.  when you open gifts in front of everyone, yes it CAN be awkward, but there is a moment that they get to see you "ooohhhh" over what they got you, you can specifically comment on it, and look them in the eye and say "thank you." that might get hard with a display shower.  i think the general concept of it.  it would work really well with a small shower i think.

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:28 am
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Sounds like a good idea.

Posted on June 15, 2009 at 2:31 am
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