(Closed) Can we break the rule?

posted 13 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 32
7 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

I vote for using them (or at least some of them). My fiance and I just moved from an apartment to a house with all our old stuff and our shower presents still in boxes. It’s a big pain because we’ve just got junk EVERYWHERE. We were going to wait and open everything after the wedding, but we decided that having piles and piles of boxes (I’m exaggerating, but it feels like it) everywhere is going to drive us crazy. We’re keeping some stuff until after the wedding (china, new plates) to open and use but opening the coffee pot, magic bullet and some of the other things so we can get rid of the old stuff and the boxes.

Post # 33
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We were at the same intersection – we came up with the comprimise that if we sent the thank you then we could use it!! That kept us on top of our thank yous AND we got to use the gifts! 🙂

Post # 34
1172 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

hehe looks like you have your mind made up! I like the thought mdarrah offered… if you write a thank you , use the gift. One other argument could be "they were shower presents" but I won’t use obvious "wedding presents" until after the big day.

I will say that we got a few engagement presents and we used the wine glasses. One broke as I was washing it and I was SO upset. I was like freaking out that it was a bad omen. My Fiance thought I was NUTS! But that was just an "engagement present" so I didn’t fret TOO long about it. 

Post # 35
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2022

I hate to move, so my vote is to make moving as easy as possible and go to Goodwill with the old stuff and use the new. Just think of all the people you’ll be making happy at Goodwill with your stuff.


That should make you feel better about having no self-control. LOL You’re doing a good selfless act by donating things to the less fortunate. 🙂 

Post # 36
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re using our stuff 🙂

Post # 37
751 posts
Busy bee

I say use them right away too. When I give a couple a wedding gift, I hope that they use it as soon as they can instead of putting it in a closet until after the wedding…lol.

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