Keep it moving with a gift-opening assembly line.
Maximize time with your guests and keep their interest when you streamline your gift opening operation. If your bride is the one picking up each gift, opening it, thanking the recipient, discarding the wrapping paper, and setting it aside, it’s going to take hours.
Put those bridesmaids to work: ask one to deliver gifts individually to the bride, who opens them while another assistant writes down what was given and from whom, and at least a third person tapes any cards to the unwrapped gifts and sets them aside, while a fourth can take the wrapping paper and another one can snap photos.
Make sure you have tape, scissors, a discreet garbage bag, a notebook and a pen assembled beforehand. You’ll be shocked to see the difference a gift-opening assembly line makes!