Post # 1
I was speaking with my FMIL a few days ago and she brought up what time we might want to start our gift opening the day after our reception. I really don’t want a gift opening, I’d rather open them up on my own sweet time. I was just wondering if other people are having gift openings and if not how are you planning on opening your gifts and will it be just you and your hubby?
Post # 3
We haven’t really decided. We might go over to his parents the morning after or we might just do it on our own after our mini moon.
Post # 4
We did! We had a brunch and served all this leftover food, orange juice, bagels, and all this cake. We brewed some coffee. Had everyone over at 1030 til about noon, then kicked them all away. It’s really nice to thank your nearest and dearest personally, seeing as how your parents and gparents tend to get you the pricier gifts like pot sets or honeymoons, etc.
Post # 5
we haven’t talked about it, but i’m sure by that time i’ll have had enough of having attention on me and i’ll want it to be just us, and my fiance will be perfectly fine with that.
Post # 6
We did! It was nice and relaxing. We informally invited our parents and bridesmaids, plus our reader and my cousins. We had it at our house the morning after the wedding. My amazing bridesmaids worked the kitchen like line cooks and kept turning out yummy eggs and bacon. The decorated a little bit before we arrived and one even made little souvenir recipe books of the foods they made at the brunch for the guests to take home. We opened gifts on the living room floor and it was very casual and fun. It was nicer than I ever expected because I had no clue what the birdesmaids were planning!
Post # 7
This has been one of our biggest disagreements about the wedding! I want to open them before we leave for our honeymoon – he could care less. We are going to open them just the two of us, and I think we have finally figured out the logistics. Whew!
Post # 8
Well, if all goes according to plan, we’ll BE at my FI’s parents the day after the wedding! Our wedding is the 26th of June, and we’re moving out to Texas in July. Our honeymoon isn’t until July 10th, so in between we’ll be at his parents house/driving to Texas for a reception there.
I think we’re planning on opening our presents once we move though. Actually, I have no idea. We’ll see!
Post # 9
We had a couple. One the day after the wedding while we were still onsite. A second at his parents’ house before we drove back to Washington, and a final one at home alone with just the two of us. All were great in their own different ways… but it is kind of nice having someone there keeping track of who gave what etc!
Post # 10
We’ll probably do it once we get home, I don’t know. Depends on how long it will take.
Post # 11
My husband and I are both a bit shy so after all the wedding frenzy we just wanted to be alone in newleywed bliss. We opened up the waffle maker we had gotten for a shower gift and after having a delicious breakfast we opened all our wedding gifts. It was perfect for us.
Post # 12
Neither FI or I are early morning people so that’s a factor in making my decision…would it be rude if I did it at my moms house with my sisters and didn’t invite my in-laws?
Post # 13
We’ll just be opening ours up after the honeymoon. We actually specifically booked our flight out to be at 10:30 the morning after the wedding so we could have a really great excuse NOT to have a gift opening. My FI hates them in general. I’ve only ever been to one but I was bored (and mildly hungover) out of my mind. Pretty much swore then that while it may work (and be fun!) for lots of people, it’s not for me.
Post # 14
We did ours alone after we got home from the wedding. Only a few gifts were actually brought to the wedding because of the travel and distance, and no one was local to meet up with us back at home. Sounds like it could be a good time, though!
Post # 15
We are leaving for our honeymoon the day after the wedding, and wont have time to open presents before we leave for the airport. I am going to have my mom open the presents and envelopes. That way she can put the money in the bank for me so we can use it on our trip. Also, she can email me with the all the list of gift and who gave them so I can write the thank you notes on the trip back.
Post # 16
I think this is something my Mom would suggest. We haven’t decided though. I am curious though, what if you get something weird, do you pretend to like it?