My Aunt is planning my bridal shower for this summer (yes I know it's early but I'll be on exchange all next year before the wedding), and she's doing a very casual cocktail style shower at her gorgeous home. We're not having games, a big meal and she said she hates it when she goes to bridal showers and the bride is opening gift and gift, so she wants to cut that out too.
I have no problem with not opening gifts, but I'm wondering if it's rude. If women show up with a gift for me, do they expect me to open it in front of them? Or can I open gifts when everyone leaves?
I understand where my aunt is coming form - it can be painful watching the bride open up 100 - 150 gifts.