(Closed) not using shower gifts til you’re married?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It is just an old wives tale that you can’t use things before the wedding.  Basically, the reason for it is in case the wedding is cancelled, then you can return everyone’s unused gifts to them.

Post # 5
Member
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I personally think it’s a little tacky to go ahead and start using your wedding gifts before you’re married. And yes, it’s in case the wedding is canceled. I don’t know, call me old fashioned and traditional. However, I do think there are certain circumstances and exceptions and I don’t see a problem with yall since you aren’t too far from the wedding and literally have nothing and need them. I don’t think anyone would mind if they knew.

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We used some of our stuff before the wedding.  Not everything because we wanted to keep some stuff boxed since we were moving and it would be safer that way.

Post # 7
Member
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

well we are doing this, but only because we will be moving right before or right after the wedding. so i feel like they will be just ine in my extra bedroom & at my parents house for an extra month

although its hard looking at al those pretty things and not being sad that i cant use them til may!!

Post # 9
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Well maybe it’s tacky, but we have been using our wedding shower gifts for a week or so now… Because we live in a little condo we don’t have a lot of extra space for all of the boxes… so we immediately unpacked everything and put it to use… and come on now… this wedding is happening… no question in our minds…

Post # 10
Member
3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

if someone sends u a gift, use it! It’ll be a good way to get a head start on your thank you notes anyway.

Post # 11
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1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

There was a post like this recently. I will be using my gifts for sure!

Post # 13
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281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

When I first moved in with my now husband, he had a cheap cookware set that he had barely used (I do mean BARELY) and so I just started using it cause we had to eat!

When I had my bridal showers (Yes, I had 2) I got a complete cookware set. It was so much nicer and well made. I started using it right away and found out I loved it! I’ve still got the old set but they are boxed up!

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