(Closed) Bridal Shower Gifts – Did you use them right away Poll

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Did you use your bridal shower gifts before the wedding?
    YES : (15 votes)
    75 %
    NO ARE YOU CRAZY : (4 votes)
    20 %
    Other - Please explain : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    47175 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    FutureWifey2016:  For my first wedding, I waited to use them until after the wedding. We were not living together and I thought it would be nice to have all the new things in our new place.

    i did not have a shower for my second wedding.

    Post # 3
    Member
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee

    FutureWifey2016:  I used mine right away for this reason – or else we would have boxes everywhere, and to be honest, we had enough wedding stuff everywhere leading up to our wedding! I’m sure my family & friends would have wanted us to use and enjoy their presents and not wait until after the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    We didn’t have this problem, but a close friend did.  They got a storage unit for the gifts and waited until after the wedding.  Maybe a little crazy, but saved them the space in their home.  

    Post # 6
    Member
    528 posts
    Busy bee

    The reason people say not to use them until after the wedding is that etiquette dictates that you return gifts in the event that the wedding does not occur.  I think some people wait due to superstition also.  Since we were 100% positive that the wedding was going to happen and we aren’t superstitious, we went ahead and used ours.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    I would probably use them or at least open them and make sure they work or are not damaged. If you wait it might be too late to return, if there is anything wrong.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2872 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I used ours. Most of the stuff we needed and didn’t see the point of them sitting around for 2 months. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    2807 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I am not against using the gifts, but I don’t really have time right now to clean out everything and replace with the new stuff. I am planning to reorganize after the wedding when I have more time.

    Right now everything is stacked in the basement. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    7203 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    FutureWifey2016:  We used them because I couldn’t store them. Well- a few things stayed in the boxes but things like plates and stuff got taken out and used. We were living together. I suppose if we were moving into a new place together after the wedding I might have saved everything. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I think if we weren’t living together, I might try to wait, but honestly, as you’ve pointed out, we need the space. My shower was only about three weeks before our wedding, and I really didn’t see that it mattered. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    992 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Never heard of not using shower gifts before the wedding.

    I even used some shower gifts before my shower (people had them shipped to my house before the shower since my shower was far from where I live). LOL.

    Post # 13
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    2119 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    FutureWifey2016:  my bridal shower was only a few days before the wedding. i didnt have time to use them. i would have since ive never heard that you have to wait

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