(Closed) Proper etiquette for opening gifts

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
78 posts
Worker bee

I would open it now and send a thank you. I think the guest would appreciate knowing that you received it 🙂

Post # 4
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ditto- open now and send thank you now. You can always send another with your postcard as a thanks for coming to the wedding, and thanks again for the gift. You may also want to open it in the event anything broke. 

Post # 5
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Agree with the other posters. Open now and sned the Thank You now. If I had sent a gift early and didn’t receive something I would start to wonder if it got lost, too! 🙂

Post # 6
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the other posters. Open the gifts now and send them a thank you note. My Future Mother-In-Law bought and sent us our gifts back in December and our wedding is not until September. We chose to open them then to make sure nothing broke since most of the gifts were glass.

Post # 7
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good to know. I hope i don’t receive any of mine early. I REALLY want to do the Target thing with wedding photos!

Post # 8
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would open the gift now, and send a thank you note soon after. Whomever sent you the gift will want to make sure that it has been received and they’ll be expecting a thank you sooner than later.

Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I say… it depends on the sender.    We opened my FSIL’s gift before the wedding, and kinda got chewed out for it, so now we’re only opening presents from my side of the family before the wedding.  I would ask your Mother-In-Law or mom (depending on whose side it is) to make sure that the sender wouldn’t be offended if you opened the present now.  And since you were already leaning towards sending out cool thank you cards, you can always use that as an excuse if anyone asks!

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