Post # 1
A present just showed up at my house. (Already??) The surprise-shower-that-I-don’t-know-about is not until the end of April and the wedding isn’t until June.
So what am I supposed to do with the present? Can I open it now? Do I have to wait?
I should tell you, I’m going to open it anyway, but it would be nice to know what I’m *supposed* to do.
Post # 3
I opened mine. If they sent it, I think they want you to enjoy it – I don’t think you have to wait until the wedding. Plus, it was nice to get those thank-you cards out of the way early. Maybe you’re supposed to wait…but I say go for it!
Post # 4
OPEN THEM! Immediately!!! Open it open it. report your findings 🙂
Post # 5
Lol @ Melissa…that was going to be my EXACT advice!
Post # 6
You can open it, but its bad luck to use wedding gifts before the wedding.
We got our first wedding present in the mail a couple of weeks ago (we’re getting married in July and I was aquealing with delight)!!
Post # 7
@shannon – it was a miracle if i could wait even 5 minutes after I got home from work if i found a package, let alone wait until my Fiance got home, so waiting til the shower or wedding was completely out of the question. OPEN THOSE PRESENTS haha.
Post # 8
Open Open Open 🙂 Then get started on those thank you notes. You will be happy that you did.
Post # 9
I don’t know that it is bad luck to open the gift, but I have read that if one were to cancel the wedding, all gifts (shower and otherwise) would need to be returned. So Fiance and I are opening gifts, squealing with delight (okay, that’s just me not FI), keeping a record of gifts, and writing thank you notes. But then the gift gets stacked on our dining room table to be used after the wedding.
Post # 10
@Melissa – we are of one mind, girl. I was telling Fiance to open it while I was on the phone, but he wouldn’t. Now I have to wait until 9:30 when I get home!!
Sometimes he’s such a dummy. I told him to open it and this is the conversation than ensued:
Fiance: Wait… aren’t you supposed to bring it to the shower and open it there?
Me: I’m not supposed to know when the shower is. So when I show up to meet your mom at the BoA Awards Lunch (clever ruse, eh?) with all of my gifts, what should I tell her? “Oh, I thought it was a Secret Santa”. Or “I thought you might be getting presents and I brought my own so I wouldn’t feel left out”. Haha
You cannot send wrapped things to my house and expect me to leave them alone. It’s inhuman.
Post # 11
I would open it now and send a thank you. That way you don’t have to keep track of it to thank them later.
I think you only have to open the things from the shower at the shower. Honestly, I couldn’t watch someone open presents for too long anyway.
Post # 12
Open it and then let us know whatcha got!! Ha!! 😉
Post # 13
@MissAsB I agree. I feel like I should apologize to everyone in advance because I. Hate. Showers. and I feel bad subjecting others to it, but my mom is all about it and she’s asked for so little, the least I can do is have a nice lunch and let people give me stuff.
I’m so magnanimous.
Post # 14
All of our gifts are being delivered to my office. We received one yesterday and I texted Fiance to tell him we got something and I would bring it home for us to open together. He couldn’t stand not knowing what it was, so he called me and I opened it with him on the phone! Now I can’t tell him during the day if we have one, I have to keep it to myself and haul them home so we can open them together which is not near as much fun!
Presents are my favorite part of wedding planning! OPEN YOURS NOW!!
Post # 15
I’m sooo relieved to see I’m not the only one who urges you to OPEN IT!!! and then tell us what it is! 🙂
Post # 16
I think if I sent a gift and never heard back from the bride and groom I’d be a little disappointed. I’d want them to be super excited to open it. Open it, guilt free!
And I hear you on the showers!