Wedding Gift Etiquette

posted 3 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@subola:  Hi!  We’ve received 2 gifts in the mail so far – we’ve opened them both upon arrival (mostly because I don’t know the meaning of the word “patience”, lol)  I think (??) it should be fine…  I am planning on sending those thank yous along with whatever thank yous I send after my shower. 

Post # 4
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Open it now and send a thank you immediately.

Do not use, however, until after the wedding.

Post # 6
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I say do whatever you want. We’ve already used some of the things that we’ve gotten pre-wedding. We’ll be sending thank yous after the wedding (because I don’t want to send two thank yous, one for shower gifts and one for wedding gifts).

Post # 7
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We opened gifts as they were received and sent thank you’s immediately. 🙂 

Post # 8
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@subola:  I’ve deposited my two gifts that we received and will be using it before the wedding.  Thank you cards have gone out.

Post # 10
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I’d open it and mark down what I got for thank you cards.

Post # 11
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@subola:  If you write and mail your thank-you cards as the gifts arrive, you will lessen the workload after the wedding.

Post # 13
1243 posts
Bumble bee

You open it and write a thank you card immediately. Not only does it lessen your post-wedding workload, it also lets the giver know that you have indeed received their gift. You do not however use a wedding gift before the wedding (shower gifts are considered gifts for the bride, and can be used immediately) because you just never know what the future holds, and in the event there is no wedding, the gifts need to be returned.

If that same person should give you another gift (i.e. at a shower, or cash at the wedding, etc) you write another thank you card.  If someone can go through the trouble to give you more than one gift, the very least you can do is send them more than one thank you card.

Post # 14
1881 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You should open it now incase anything is broken or wrong, and then yes go ahead and send the thank you immediately.

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