(Closed) To Open or Not to Open…

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Open it and send a thank you now.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know what proper ettiquette is, but whatever it is you need to at least acknowledge that you recieved the gift so the person who sent it knows you got it. You can always call and tell them you recieved the package and your very appreciative but your going to wait to open it?? This was terrible advice b/c I don’t really know lol!!

Post # 5
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

When we got gifts before the wedding, we opened them and sent a thank you to the sender. That way they knew we’d received it and we were able to customize the thank you a bit better (instead of “thanks for the wedding gift, we could say thanks for the beautiful vase, etc.).


Post # 6
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Open it and WRITE the thank you.  You have it out of the way then.  Send those thank yous out a day or so before your wedding and people will think you are the most attentive person in the world. They will get them as they come home from the wedding or a day after.  Two waves of thank yous make it easier to sort through for you- just organize a couple boxes for your gift cards.

Post # 7
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We opened our gifts as we received them (and used them!), and sent thank you cards right away.  It will make your life much easier to do them as you go along.

Post # 8
39 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

i’m opening them, and writing thank yous, and then putting the thank yous in a box to be mailed closer to the wedding date (we’re still a month and a half away).  and i’m telling my mom when i get stuff, so taht if anyone asks (family friends are more on top of the early gift buying than friends my age!) she can tell them i got it…

Post # 9
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We open them – so that we can check to make sure they weren’t damaged during shipping and write a thoughtful thank you note.  We have also been sending the thank yous right away, so that guests know they were received well.


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