(Closed) Dumb question about presents before the wedding.

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should we open the gifts we receive before the wedding right away?

    Yes, open them as you get them.

    No, wait until after the wedding.

  • Post # 3
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I heard you’re supposed to, then send out the thank you card. It’s so you can stay on top of the thank you cards, I think. If it were me, I would be open it too. 

    Post # 5
    4334 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    open them so you know what they are and to make sure they’re not broken, send a thank you card, but don’t use them til after the wedding.

    Post # 6
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Technically you can open the present, but not use the present…this is because, in ettiquette world, you may not go through with the marriage…and this will make things easier to return to the givers.

    In real life; I opened and used presents before the wedding.  We had no where to store them!  


    Post # 7
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Technically, I think you’re supposed to open and write a thank you, but we just saved everything until after wedding.

    Post # 8
    2947 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it’s okay to open them, but you’re not supposed to use them until after the wedding. 🙂 Same goes for shower gifts. Our guest room is filled with them right now and it’s so hard to leave them alone!

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