Post # 1
My shower is at the end of the month, but I’m starting to get gifts from people who aren’t coming to the shower.
Let me rephrase that… My MOM is getting gifts at her house from members of her family with regrets that they can’t make the shower.
She has gotten 2 gifts already. One was addressed to her, the other to me at her house. My mom lives over an hour away from me. Maybe they are sending it there because they think that the shower is a surprise? I have my shipping address on both registries.
One of my aunts sent a gift to my cousin’s house. I kind of get that since my cousin is my Maid/Matron of Honor and is hosting the shower.
Should I open the gifts that are going to my mom’s and send the thank you cards before the shower?
Should I make my mom drag the gifts to the shower and open them there? I’d hate to have her do that.
What is proper etiquette for this?
Post # 3
I think they want your mom to bring them to the shower. This happened at my shower and wedding!
I got kinda upset because all of DH’s family sent our wedding presents (I kinda understood shower presents) to DH’s parent’s house! FOUR hours away. Not to mention that we had already purchased a new home and I was living in it. Because of that we didn’t get a lot of our wedding presents until months after the wedding because we didn’t have room in the car.
Post # 4
We have had some folks send shower gifts to my parent’s home as well. I think it’s with the intent that they are opened AT your shower, rather than before. My Mom is 45 minutes from our shower venue, but she’s having my Dad pack ’em in the car and then having the BM’s help her bring them inside once she gets there. 🙂
Post # 5
They want the gifts opened at the shower. I always do this when I can’t attend a shower.