- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009
I had my bridal shower last Saturday. One guest bought a gift through my registry online and didn’t realize that the gift was shipped to me ahead of time and not to her. I had opened the gift at my house when it arrived because I didn’t know what it was and the packaging didn’t say anything about it being a gift. So then that guest wanted to still come to the shower and didn’t want to come empty-handed so she brought my wedding gift for me to open. Do I write her a thank you note for the shower gift which I recieved in the mail at this time? And then wait until after the wedding to write her a note for the wedding gift which I actually recieved at the shower?
And here’s another tricky one. I was registry stalking last week and noticed my Great Aunt bought me a gift. I thought this meant she would then be at the shower, but she wasn’t. The gift arrived today in the mail and I opened it. Do I assume this is a shower gift and write her a thank you card for it now? Or did I do the wrong thing by opening this gift? Should I have assumed it was a wedding gift and have waited until after the wedding? (It could very well be a wedding gift because last week was when I sent the wedding invites out, but it also happened to be just a few days before the shower.) When should I write her a thank you? I don’t want to write it now and have her be mad because it was supposed to be a wedding gift. I don’t know if she knew that the gift was shipped to me either. Should I just say thanks for the gift and I hope to get a chance to visit with you at the wedding?