(Closed) Can’t attend shower, send gift. When to open/thank?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: What should I do with my early shower gifts?
    Open them now and send a thank you card asap. : (9 votes)
    50 %
    Open them at the shower so you can thank them and mention the shower in the note. : (9 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve received a few early shower gifts, and I’m opening them! I’m in a bit of a different situation – I live in a different state, so some people had my gifts shipped here instead of to my mother’s for the shower – but I’m waiting on my thank yous. Maybe it’s not the best etiquette, but I don’t know if these ladies will be there or not and I figure another week didn’t hurt anyone.  I mean, they know they’re early, right? (Emily Post, I am not 🙂 )

    Post # 4
    Member
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think you can do it either way.  I waited until after the shower to open and send thank yous, but I had the same dilemma.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would just open them and send the thank yous now.  I just think it’s less of a hassle to do so than to bring the gifts to the shower to open (if that’s what you were thinking of doing).  Also, I just like to make sure I thank people right away… I’d hate to forget!

    Either way, I think you’ll be okay, 2 weeks isn’t very long 🙂

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