Post # 1
My bridal shower is this weekend, and we have gotten about 4 presents via mail for it (from people attending). What is proper etiquette for this? I always thought that people brought the presents to the shower to open there.
Am I supposed to bring all the boxes with me and open them then? That seems kind of crazy since they are heavy things that I would have to cart to the restaurant and then back to my house…kind of defeats the purpose of shipping them directly to me.
Should I open them now and thank the ladies at the shower for them (and obviously send a thank you card)? Is that okay?
Post # 2
my cousin had a bunch of shower gifts shipped to her house. the guests didn’t want to bring them themselves, so they shipped them to her. she was asked to bring them to the shower to open there.
i don’t get why they had them shipped to her, but they did. she just packed them into a car and brought them along (i think her mother brought them in her car).
Post # 3
Since showers are gift opening parties, I think it’s best to bring them with you. The people who are shipping gifts to us who will be there seem to be the people who are ordering things on line. I think they want to make sure you get them, so they send them directly to you. If they would show up too late for the shower, you would still have them with out them having to re-ship.
Post # 4
How about gifts that are sent unwrapped (like in a shipping box but not gift wrapped)?
Our first one was and maybe we shouldnt have opened it, but we werent sure what it was so we did. My stepmom told me to just wrap it myself and bring it but that seems silly, lol. It’s a gift from a friend of my stepmoms whos contact information I don’t have so I can’t just send her a quick text.
My sister just sent me one that is gift wrapped and I let her know I’d bring it to the shower but she said not to and just keep it at my apartment.
Post # 5
Open them now and send a thank you note saying that you are looking forward to seeing them at the shower. Both of my showers were long distance and it didn’t make sense to haul any of them on a plane just to open them in person.
Post # 6
Leave the gifts at home. I received gifts at home, opened them at home, and sent thank you notes right away.
One friend who had something shipped gave me a card at the shower with a print out of the items. When I saw this, I told the crowd, these gifts were already at my home.
Post # 7
Open any gift you reciev ASAP to be sure it’s in good condition and write a thank you, then, if the giver is at the shower, thank them in person and write them another thank you after for coming.
I got a lot of wrapped and not wrapped shower gifts sent to my house before the shower And that’s what I did.