Just wanted to share my success since so many people on here think its a bad idea.
I don't remember the concept of open house showers coming up very often on this board. Why did people say it was a bad idea?
If you are thinking about the opening gifts as guests come in thing, then I don't think those conversations were specific to open house showers. People have come on here saying they wanted to do that for a regular shower, meaning guests would all be expected to show up at 1 PM and the MTB would try and open gifts as they came in. That's something that gets called out regularly as being a bad idea, and with good reason. But that's not what you seemed to do. Your guests spaced their arrivals out, correct? They were also aware of what an open house shower was all about, right? That's pretty different from what people have proposed here. At least that's what I assume you're talking about, but please correct me if you are referring to something else.