(Closed) Did/will you use your shower (bridal or engagement) gifts before the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did/will you use your shower gifts before your wedding?
    Yes : (21 votes)
    95 %
    No : (0 votes)
    Other (explain) : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Technically you’re supposed to wait, but we were too excited, we used everything right away!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I find the whole concept of waiting to be rather stupid. These people gave you gifts and they want you to use them. Unless you forsee the wedding not working out for whatever reason, go ahead and use what’s yours. We used all of our stuff asap. I’m not about to mix cake batter by hand when I have a Kitchenaid Pro sitting in it’s box in my dining room. 

    Post # 5
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    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our was last weekend. We broke out the air popper the first night we got back. 🙂 Fiance was blown away when I told him were not supposed to use them til after the wedding.

    Post # 6
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Use it! There are no wedding police checking the house for present usage 🙂 I started using my Keurig the day after my shower. And thanked the gift givers profusely from that point on.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I plan to use them. I really hope we get a lettuce spinner because I feel like we’d eat more salad if we had one (weird, I know!)

    Post # 8
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We didn’t get any majors gifts for our engagement party except wine, but I wasn’t about to save that! LOL

    Haven’t had a bridal shower yet, but again I would use things as soon as I got them if the urge arose. Maybe people say to wait until after the wedding in case it gets called off and you need to return the gifts to those who gave them to you?

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We absolutely put many of our gifts to work, even the day OF the shower, LOL.  The first thing FH did was set up our new SimpleHuman garbage can.  We certainly have not used any fine china or flatware, but we put the flatware away in the storage chest and gave it a new home.  We also have 5 stacks of presents we haven’t needed yet and don’t have a home for.

    My one more traditional friend found it so odd that we started using stuff, she kept all of her gifts at her parents house until after her wedding (she lived elsewhere with her husband before the wedding).

    Post # 10
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    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We couldn’t not use them because we have to replace old things to make room for the new. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

      My Fiance and I are currently living in different states. Any gifts that have been mailed to us (we’ve received two so far) have arrived at my house. I haven’t used any of them without my Fiance. He’ll move back to our home state approximately three weeks before the wedding. We’re hoping to move into an apartment at the start of June.

      Since we won’t really have a ton of things, we will use the things that we need to and try to save some of the fun ones until after the wedding. However…I don’t see us having much willpower! His brother and sister-in-law waited until after they got married, but they too had a house full of things.

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