(Closed) Got our first registry gift!! Do we open it?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If it were me I would open it!!! I would want to know what it is!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I would open it and write the thank you note so the guests know it arrived safely!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Honey bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing bee

Oh, I like what FMILady suggested! I might actually do that, too. πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Open open open….. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh, definitely open it! πŸ˜€

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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”

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