(Closed) Shower gifts: to open and use or no?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you use your shower gifts before the wedding?

    Yes

    No

    other-please explain

  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would like to know too. My shower is coming up soon.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you mean before the wedding or what? I don’t understand the question….

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t really know anything ettiquite wise about this but I say; if they give it to you early; go for it. As far as shower gifts; why would there be gifts if they weren’t meant to be used? I say use them. I guess I don’t really know on this one. I just don’t see why not i guess. Hmm…

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i feel like we’ll use ours. i don’t have room to store all of that stuff, and i’ll be way too impatient and excited to use it all.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We did.  We would have zero room in our tiny apartment to store everything anyway.  Accordign to my mom, it’s no big deal.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think it’s totally fine! They are shower gifts, not wedding gifts!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Since we don’t live together yet, I probably will fight the urge to open most of them. However, if I get my KitchenAid for my shower…you better believe that bad boy is getting opened asap! 🙂 I say, to each their own. If you wanna do it, open ’em up!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    You almost always open the shower gifts at the shower.

     

    As for wedding gifts, I don’t really see the point in waiting to use the silly things.  I mean knives?  Might as well get those puppies to work!  It seems silly to me to wait to open wedding presents until after the wedding too.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I will use any gifts I get when I get them! My apartment is not a storage unit. 😉

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ll be using everything as soon as I get it.  A) I don’t think the gift giver wants the gift just sitting there waiting until some magical time when it’s ok to us it.  B) how would they know anyways.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    @ Marigold- Amen!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I was planning on not using them, but the people that have sent them have insisted we open them and start using (FI’s parents sent a waffle maker & one of my bridesmaids sent us a totally awesome iPod clock radio).

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Unpack them now! Otherwise, think about all the crap you have to unpack LATER! We had enough wedding gifts…24 more items to put away would have been a big pain in the rear!

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