I was recently (couple months ago) one of 12 hostesses at a large shower. There was one "head" hostess who coordinated and assigned duties.
I just want some extra opinions about these 2 issues. Maybe I am just lazy or old fashioned.
1. The "head" hostess is very into entertaining. She brought her glass serving plates, cups, and saucers. It was very nice however those of us in charge of clean up had to hand wash 75 of each of these items including serving pieces, forks, knives etc. After washing it, it had to be wrapped and packed back into their plastic tubs.
At the time I was 5 months pregnant and it totally exhausted me. Was this a lot of unnecessary work or was I just grumpy about it because I was pregant.
2. There were tables set up where 3 hostesses were assigned gift opening and recording. Basically, they opened everything, wrote it down and set it aside. I did not see anything due to the extreme dish washing duties.
I hear this is a new trend in showers but it seems so impersonal and tacky.
All opinions welcome!