(Closed) Gifts Received Before the Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Do we open our gifts now?
    Yes, open them now. : (32 votes)
    91 %
    No, wait until after the wedding. : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    2386 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We opened ours when we got them but waited to send the thank yous after the wedding. 

    Post # 4
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We plan on opening them and sending thank you’s immediately.

    Post # 5
    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We waited until the day after and opened everything at a brunch mom hosted.

    Post # 11
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we opened everything as it came and wrote thank yous immediately, but then didn’t use the gifts until after the wedding

    Post # 12
    18645 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    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
    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    You open them now, send thank-you notes now, don’t start to use them until after the wedding.

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