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OK, so this one is controversial. If your traditional bride is set on the assembly line and opening the presents and all that, by all means, please do it. But most showers will be only two to four hours, and many of these people may live far away from the happy couple. Not opening the gifts at the shower, or bringing the gifts unwrapped and displaying them on a table, will leave more quality time and mingling during the special day. Also, some guests may have gift anxiety and wouldn’t like to be put on the spot.