(Closed) Gifts mailed to your house when do you open?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Um open them now, re-wrap them and bring to the shower and act suprised?

No? Ok was I the only kid who did this on christmas?



Post # 4
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOL @teaserama

and i think shower gifts you open at the shower – wedding gifts you technically open after the wedding, engagement gifts open immediately and send thank you notes.

i had a friend who opened her wedding gifts, made a list of who gave what and wrote the notes as they came in and stamped em and everything then mailed them all a week after the wedding when she got back from the honeymoon….

Post # 5
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Lol. I’m not sure. We just gave our friends a wedding gift for their April wedding and we made them open it right away!! I would open them and get a head start on the thank yous, but I am not sure what the proper etiquette is.

Post # 6
1207 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I opened all mine immediately.  Then I wrote the thank you note and sent it out.

Post # 7
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Probably open it now.  You can do like spaganya’s friend and write the thank you and wait to send it or send the thank you now.  I saw this on a site when I searched this topic: “You may open gifts as soon as they are received. It’s important to note, however, that a thank you card should be issued immediately upon receipt of all gifts sent to your prior to the wedding.”

Post # 8
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would open it and either write the card or make a list as a PP said. It totally depends on you 🙂

Post # 9
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I opened then when I got them and sent thank-yous right away so I would stay on top of it.  You only have to open the presents people bring to the shower at the shower itself.

Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve opened them all, and i go against the rules and use them. i send a thank you right away b/c i don’t want to do a million after the wedding. and for the shower, if they want you to open it at the shower they will bring it (unless they tell you otherwise).

Post # 12
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would open them. My mom bought us a few things recently out of excitement and we opened the packages just to make sure everything was in working order. If you know what store it’s from, check their return policy – if it’s after your wedding, maybe open those first so you can check for damaged items and get them exchanged before it’s too late?

Post # 13
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think we will open and write thank yous immediately.  Guests want to know their gifts got there, especially if they ordered online and shipped.

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