Post # 1
hi hive –
how long before your wedding did you start to receive wedding gifts off your registry? We’re 5 weeks out and have only seen a few gifts purchased off the registry.
We’re having gifts sent to my parents’ house because we’re in the process of moving. My mom opened the few packages as they arrived (not unwrapping, if presents were wrapped) and is storing them for us. When should we send thank yous? When we actually “open” the gift the week of the wedding, or now?
Post # 3
Definitely send the thank-you notes as gifts arrive; this lets the gift-giver now that the gift was received. Plus, then you’re doing a few thank-you notes at a time, instead of letting them pile up.
Post # 4
We just received our first gift and I’m going to send a thank you out Monday. This way they know you received it and it’s one less card you have to write later.
Post # 5
I am not in this situation (yet…;))
but, I think it would reduce stress to start early with the thank you notes! Anyway, I don’t think I have enough self resistant to wati till after the wedding to open a present..esp if it was sitting there for like months…ooo, I’m bad about waiting for christmas…so I don’t think I could do it.
Post # 6
It was probably under a month to go when we really started to see gifts coming in. I think the “rule” is you write the thank you notes as soon as you can after you get the gift. That’s what I tried to do, and it made things a lot easier after the wedding.
Post # 7
I wondered the same thing, too, and also I was planning to use a wedding photo on the thank-yous so I wanted to wait until after the wedding. But the advice you’ve been given is best – send the thanks as they come in. Not only is it polite, but you’ll be glad to have that done!
Post # 8
Send them as they come and be sure to tally a list of what they got you and from whom!