Post # 1
So Fiance and I recieved a nicely wrapped present sent to our home from a box store. Our wedding is in 10 weeks. Here’s my question: Do we unwrap it now? When do we send a thank you for it (I am uncomfie with not sending a thank you for 10 to 11 weeks!)? What do we do? Side note: It looks super tempting, sitting there all pretty, begging to be unwrapped! Thanks!
Post # 3
We unwrapped to be able to do a thank-you, but are not using anything or taking it out of packaging until following the wedding 🙂
Post # 4
I’d unwrap it and send a thank you card now. There’s an old superstition about not using gifts before the wedding in case the wedding were to be cancelled and you’d have to return the gift, but its definitely OK to open them. Hope it’s something great!
Post # 5
We opened all our wedding gifts pre-wedding. It’s really up to you and Fi if you want to open them now or later.
I waited until post-wedding to send all thank you’s. If you can get some done ahead of time – go for it! And, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with opening them now!
Post # 6
I’d unwrap it and send the thank you now. You won’t leave the giver hanging, and that’s one less thank you to have to do after the wedding!
Post # 7
People usually mean for you to open their gifts when you get them ahead of the wedding, so go for it! It is nice to get all the thank yous out of the way that you can before the wedding, too!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone! I think Fiance and I will open it tonight, set it aside until after the wedding, and write the thank you this evening!
Post # 9
I received my first one yesterday- opened it, then immediately put the plates into my china hutch to keep until after the wedding, when I will allow myself to use them. And I sent a thank you card out first thing this morning. I will probably try and do this for all gifts- save them for use until the wedding, but send out thank yous as I receive the gifts.
Post # 10
I agree with all the other ladies. Another thing I heard was that you should open right away in case something gets damaged during shipping. The sooner you contact the vendor or delivery service, the better.