I'm dreading my bridal shower. It makes me feel like a horrible human being to have registered for gifts in the first place but felt pressured into it, and the thought of sitting in a circle opening them for all to see is making me have nightmares. Obviously, I had no say in having this party thrown in my honor, so now it's almost here and I don't know what to do. Can I open the gifts privately and write long, handwritten letters to the people who brought them? Can I tell everyone to grab a gift to open and then go around the circle and have them display what they opened?
Did anyone else on here go through this? It seems like every post I've seen is just gushing about how great it was to have a shower. I haven't seen anyone dreading it.