Post # 1
Just this week I started to get gifts mailed to the house. OUr wedding is 4-10-10 so I’m not sure if I should open them now and write the thank you cards or wait until a shower or the wedding?
Post # 3
Um open them now, re-wrap them and bring to the shower and act suprised?
No? Ok was I the only kid who did this on christmas?
Post # 4
and i think shower gifts you open at the shower – wedding gifts you technically open after the wedding, engagement gifts open immediately and send thank you notes.
i had a friend who opened her wedding gifts, made a list of who gave what and wrote the notes as they came in and stamped em and everything then mailed them all a week after the wedding when she got back from the honeymoon….
Post # 5
Lol. I’m not sure. We just gave our friends a wedding gift for their April wedding and we made them open it right away!! I would open them and get a head start on the thank yous, but I am not sure what the proper etiquette is.
Post # 6
I opened all mine immediately. Then I wrote the thank you note and sent it out.
Post # 7
Probably open it now. You can do like spaganya’s friend and write the thank you and wait to send it or send the thank you now. I saw this on a site when I searched this topic: “You may open gifts as soon as they are received. It’s important to note, however, that a thank you card should be issued immediately upon receipt of all gifts sent to your prior to the wedding.”
Post # 8
I would open it and either write the card or make a list as a PP said. It totally depends on you 🙂
Post # 9
I opened then when I got them and sent thank-yous right away so I would stay on top of it. You only have to open the presents people bring to the shower at the shower itself.
Post # 10
Thanks I know for sure I have to wrap one of them and take to the shower and put my grandma’s name on the card. She can’t do those things any more so my aunt bought it online and shipped it to me with those instructions.
I did get another gift from another couple and I think I’ll go ahead and do a thank you card now.
Thanks all! 🙂
Post # 11
i’ve opened them all, and i go against the rules and use them. i send a thank you right away b/c i don’t want to do a million after the wedding. and for the shower, if they want you to open it at the shower they will bring it (unless they tell you otherwise).
Post # 12
I would open them. My mom bought us a few things recently out of excitement and we opened the packages just to make sure everything was in working order. If you know what store it’s from, check their return policy – if it’s after your wedding, maybe open those first so you can check for damaged items and get them exchanged before it’s too late?
Post # 13
I think we will open and write thank yous immediately. Guests want to know their gifts got there, especially if they ordered online and shipped.