(Closed) Presents at my house! What do I do with them?!

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 18
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Bumble bee

The other reason you should open now is if it’s damaged, you can make a claim with the shipping company!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I would open and definitely write the thank you note now too. It’s a nice confirmation that you received it!

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Yeah, we received our first wedding gift last week….5 weeks before the wedding and of course we OPENED it…lol…it was such a highlight to a hectic welcome, so we were elated! Now as the day approaches and more begin to arrive, I think we will open them dependent upon time

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

open it!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely open them! That’s what I did when I got early presents anyway 🙂 I went ahead and sent a thank you card for them as well prior to the shower.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Okay, so we SHOULD send thank yous right now?  Because we’ve been receiving gifts for a little while now, opening them, writing thank yous, and then we were planning to send the thank yous after the wedding.  Someone told me that we shouldn’t send them until then.  No?  I’m so confused!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Open it to make sure nothing is broken. I tried to send thank you notes for gifts I received before the wedding but I failed bad. Most of my Thank you’s went out about 3 1/2 months after the wedding.  The holidays and moving slowed me down.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got our first gift a few weeks ago (shower isn’t until May, and wedding isn’t until the end of July).  We opened it, but don’t plan on using it until after the wedding.  It was 2 sets of our silverware, from my mom of course.  She learned at the last wedding that she attended that if you wait too long to buy a registry gift, there might not be much left on the registry. 

Also, once you open the gift (open it!!) you should send a thank you note right away.

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@mrsmdphd: I really think you should send the thank yous right away.  Not only does it prevent them from getting lost, but also then people know that you got the gift and don’t have to worry that it was lost by UPS.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

@MissAsB – Thank you!  Will do!  They’re just sitting there, all written and addressed, I just wasn’t sure if I was REALLY supposed to have opened them in the first place, so I didn’t know if I should send the notes.  I’m glad to know what to do now!

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It sounds like maybe the gift was sent to you by mistake.  The registries do no show the address where the gift is being shipped to, so maybe they thought it was going to your parents house.  Does your mom know that you know about the shower?  Can you call and ask her what to do? 

I know you are supposed to send thank you cards, but it might make this person feel bad if it ruined the surprise.

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