Post # 1
Our wedding is 5 weeks away and we’ve started receiving gifts and cards in the mail. My question is this: do we open them now and get those thank yous out of the way or do we wait unti the wedding? I’m inclined to wait, but was curious what was customary.
Post # 3
We opened ours when we got them but waited to send the thank yous after the wedding.
Post # 4
We plan on opening them and sending thank you’s immediately.
Post # 5
I would open them now, but I would also get their thank yous out right away. You will be so happy to have fewer notes to write after the wedding, and if you’re writing them as gifts come in they are a lot easier to do!
Post # 6
We opened gifts as we received them and sent thank you notes right away up until about a week before the wedding. At that point we just waited until after to write the thank yous.
Post # 7
Well, the 1950s etiquette book I bought the other day specifically says to open them as you get them and send the thank-yous immediately so you’re less overwhelmed after the wedding. I think it sounds sensible.
Post # 8
We opened them as they came but didn’t send thank yous until after the wedding (we were having thank yous made with a wedding picture so we obviously didn’t have those around to send beforehand).
Post # 9
we opened ours and sent thank yous right away. its way easier to do a couple at a time than pounding out 50 thank yous at once. just my 2 cents.
Post # 10
We waited until the day after and opened everything at a brunch mom hosted.
Post # 11
we opened everything as it came and wrote thank yous immediately, but then didn’t use the gifts until after the wedding
Post # 12
I would open them right away and send thank yous right awa. That way you don’t accidentally forget to send thank yous later on and the people aren’t afraid that they got lost in the mail.
Post # 13
I’ve been opening right away and writing the thank you cards, but waiting to send them after the wedding. We’ve only started getting gifts this week and the wedding is Saturday so not a big deal to wait. If I got a gift 5 weeks before the wedding I would go ahead and send the thank you card.
Post # 14
You open them now, send thank-you notes now, don’t start to use them until after the wedding.