"Show of Presents" party
My Mum was telling me the other day that we she got married (in Scotland 40 years ago)
They didn’t have bridal showers etc and since my dad and her didn’t live together before there wedding, they had a showing of the gifts (Show of Presents) at her mums house.
They had to have a rehearsal with the bride’s maids before hand so they would know what everything was and a list of who had given it. They then set everything up on tables and had a gathering. The MOH and BMs would then walk around and explain what each item was a who had given it to them (and the persons relationship to the bride or groom i.e. “this sterling silver sugar bowl, is a gift from Jane…the brides mothers neighbor”
I’m not sure if this still happens in Scotland (because I know they still don’t do bridal showers over there…I guess I should find out since I’m my sisters MOH over there in 5 months lol)
I think this is such a sweet tradition. I know that 90% of couples receive money nowadays but I thought I was to cute not to share♥