(Closed) Opening Wedding Gifts

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: When did/will you open wedding gifts?
    As they arrive(d) (i.e. I can't hold back my excitement any longer!!!) : (18 votes)
    75 %
    After the wedding (i.e. I want to open a whole pile of presents at once, not just one at a time!!!) : (2 votes)
    8 %
    After the honeymoon (i.e. I looooooove the anticipation!!!) : (3 votes)
    13 %
    Other (I'll explain below!!!) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I say that we’ll wait until after the honeymoon, but I’m not a very patient person and will probably open them as they come in. Of course I say that, but FI is more patient than I and may make me wait until after the honeymoon.

    Post # 4
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee

    Without question, upon delivery.  If it is broken or not the right thing, you will be glad you didn’t wait.  It also will give you an opportunity to get ahead with your thank you notes and will allow the person who sent the gift to know that it arrived safely.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2682 posts
    Sugar bee

    Im opening it upon delivery, but making sure with my FMIL that they arent gifts that are supposed to be for the shower, which is one month away today 🙂  We have gotten 3 things, which I already know what they are from our registry but not who got it for us.  She did say that one of them is actually a wedding gift and was surprised it was sent so early but I figure well open it now anyways 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    406 posts
    Helper bee

    Personally I won’t be able to wait to open it. I’m sure FI won’t either! Even if you don’t open it I think proper etiquette is to write the thank you now instead of later.

    Post # 7
    Member
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We’d like to wait until after the wedding and do them all at the day-after brunch so everyone could watch, but that’s just not practical. It’s too important to check to see if it is broken, etc., and I think that thank you notes should be sent as soon as possible to anyone kind enough to send us something. Otherwise, they could be waiting for months to even hear that their gift was received!

    Post # 8
    Member
    596 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it should be opened right away so that you can write a thank you note to the gifter and let them know that the gift arrived safely in one piece.  It’s also easier to keep track of that way.

    Post # 9
    Member
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    regular wedding gifts — AFTER THE HONEYMOON!

    mailed gifts or pre-wedding gifts (not incld. shower) — ASAP!

    Post # 10
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    We waited until after the honeymoon since most of our gifts came in on the day of the wedding. A few that were given prior to were opened immediately.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We plan on opening them as they come. As Mrs. Corn and others have said, you need to make sure that nothing is broken, and to send thank you’s right away so people know that we received it ok.  Also, like in your situation, you never know if someone will send an important note along with it!

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