Post # 1
We got home tonight, and found our very first registry gift waiting for us at our front door. Yay!! It’s from my mom, and she told me that it’s my shower gift. (Since my shower is back in Boston, the invitees are being told to ship me my gifts to my apartment in Cali, and just bring a picture of their gift to the shower.) Here’s the thing though. The shower isn’t until early May, so I’m wondering if I should open the gift now or wait until later. I feel like if I open all of the gifts as they arrive at my house, then I won’t have anything left to surprise me at the shower. Thoughts? That box is staring at me, and I can’t decide what to do with it…
Post # 3
Ha ha, If it were me then I would open it. I am a very impatient person. It just depends, did she tell you not to open it? You will be getting more gifts, so I’m sure you will have plenty more surprises in store. 🙂
Post # 4
She told us we could open it if we want… but it’s still sitting by the front door in its box. For some reason I’m in disbelief that we’re already actually receiving gifts for our wedding. It’s like, this is actually happening now. (Funny that receiving gifts is making things feel so much more real…) I’ll probably cave and open it sometime today…
Post # 5
I’m in the same boat! My shower is 3/13 in Boston, and I currently live down in South Carolina. Shower gifts have been showing up for a couple of weeks, and I’ve been opening them all as they arrive. First of all, I’ve been compulsively checking my registries online so I know what’s coming! Second, it’s been wonderful to be able to unpack gifts, put them away, and write thank you notes as I go. Third, I think my shower guests will be comforted to know that their gifts reached me safely…
Post # 6
I wouldn’t be able to leave it unopened, my curiousity would get the better of me!
If your shower isn’t until May, but gifts start showing up at your door, people may start to wonder if you received their gifts if they don’t hear anything from you. I would open them and send out the thank yous as they arrive – it will make the “thank you” process much more manageable and let them know their gifts arrived.
Post # 7
If it were me I would open it!!! I would want to know what it is!
Post # 8
I would open it and write the thank you note so the guests know it arrived safely!
Post # 9
I felt this way, too, when we got our first gift!! But everywhere I read, it said you should send the thank yous within 2 weeks of receiving it, and that the thank yous should directly reference what you received, which gave us (well, really me) the green light to open open open! =) Plus I got to use our new thank you notes!
Post # 10
I’d say open it now. Get your thank you notes started. That way after the BS all you have to do is say thanks for attending the BS we had such a wonderful time or something along those lines and sign it and send it!
Post # 11
Interesting. I’d acknowlege receipt of the gift, I think… but I’d be more inclined to buy a bottle of champagne and make mimosas and open up 5 or six presents on a pretty spring day when you need a little change of pace. Invite a local friend or have someone take video so that your look of surprise is recorded. Then you can play it at the shower or put it on youtube and share.
Post # 12
Oh, I like what FMILady suggested! I might actually do that, too. 🙂
Post # 13
Open open open….. 🙂
I actually like that we’ve gotten a gift here and there on a random day of the week. It’s like a little piece of wedding excitement 🙂
Post # 14
Oh, definitely open it! 😀
Post # 15
I’m saving all the gifts we’ve gotten so far for my shower. I think it will be more exciting that way!
Post # 16
I would definitely open it for 2 reasons: 1. I’m way too curious/impatient to wait and 2. I could get an early start on my “thank yous”