(Closed) Getting gifts before the wedding

posted 10 years ago in California – Northern California
Post # 3
44 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

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
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
7 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

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
37 posts

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
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

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.

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