(Closed) Shower Gifts?

posted 13 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Hmm,  I’m not sure,  Did the gifts have cards or some sort of message attached? 

I would open the gifts that have been delivered to your house.  I would imagine if a guest wanted you to open the gift at the shower they would bring it to the shower. 

Post # 5
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

You should open your presents before the wedding so you can start writing your thank you notes! I would bring any presents from shower guests with me to the shower to open there.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Brilliant, prettykatie!  I actually wouldn’t have thought of that, but I would guess that shower guests will send their shower gifts first, wedding gifts later.  Actually where I come from guests usually bring the shower gifts to the shower, since the point is to open them there – or have them sent to the address where the shower will be held (to the bride in care of the hostess) rather than directly to the bride.  Only wedding gifts are sent directly to the bride, since you know they’re not going to open presents at the wedding anyway.

Alternatively, you could just call the guests in question and ask them if the package is meant to be a wedding present, or if you should bring it along to the shower.  Another clue might be in the card – wedding presents are generally addressed to both the bride and groom, from both guests (if they come as a couple) while anything addressed just to you, or from just one of the women and not including her spouse/SO is probably a shower gift.

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