Post # 1
Hey my Bee gals,
I am hoping you can solve a dilema btwen Mr. Sunflower and me. We have gotten our first gifts and they were sent to us before the wedding. Mr. S is saying to wait to open them after our wedding (which is in 3 mos). I am saying we should open them so we can send a Thank You card, but wait to use them after our wedding.
What is your ide/thoughts on this? What will you do when you get your first gifts before the wedding??
Post # 3
Open it and send a thank you card. Otherwise they might wonder if you’ve even received it or that you weren’t appreciative!
Post # 4
i was having the same problem. i’ve been told to send a thank you.
i feel weird using the gift though since we haven’t gotten married yet and we are planning on moving to a new place after the wedding.
Post # 5
We are opening the gifts but putting them in a closet and aren’t using any of the wedding gifts until after the wedding. Its killing me though because we have gotten tons of great stuff already.
Post # 6
I agree – open it and send a Thank You card as soon as possible. Gifts will slowly start trickling in – at an increased rate – so better to send Thank You cards as soon as you receive a gift than wait to send everyone their Thank You cards after you return from your honeymoon.
It’s to your descretion whether or not you use it right away. As a happy median for ur FH, don’t use it until after you’ve tied the knot.
Post # 7
I tried to acknowledge that we received the received the gift, even informally, phone call, quick card etc. But I left people know we’ll be sending formal thank you cards after the wedding, because wanted to include a favor and photos.