Post # 1
We just received our first gift from the registry yesterday! We don’t know if we should wait til after the wedding to open it or open it now. We wanted to make these Thank You postcards from images at the wedding so I’m inclined to wait until after but will the guest who gave the gift be expecting us to tell him/her that we received it?
Post # 3
I would open it now and send a thank you. I think the guest would appreciate knowing that you received it 🙂
Post # 4
Ditto- open now and send thank you now. You can always send another with your postcard as a thanks for coming to the wedding, and thanks again for the gift. You may also want to open it in the event anything broke.
Post # 5
Agree with the other posters. Open now and sned the Thank You now. If I had sent a gift early and didn’t receive something I would start to wonder if it got lost, too! 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with the other posters. Open the gifts now and send them a thank you note. My FMIL bought and sent us our gifts back in December and our wedding is not until September. We chose to open them then to make sure nothing broke since most of the gifts were glass.
Post # 7
Good to know. I hope i don’t receive any of mine early. I REALLY want to do the Target thing with wedding photos!
Post # 8
I would open the gift now, and send a thank you note soon after. Whomever sent you the gift will want to make sure that it has been received and they’ll be expecting a thank you sooner than later.
Post # 9
I say… it depends on the sender. We opened my FSIL’s gift before the wedding, and kinda got chewed out for it, so now we’re only opening presents from my side of the family before the wedding. I would ask your MIL or mom (depending on whose side it is) to make sure that the sender wouldn’t be offended if you opened the present now. And since you were already leaning towards sending out cool thank you cards, you can always use that as an excuse if anyone asks!