(Closed) Wedding Presents before Wedding

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We unwrapped to be able to do a thank-you, but are not using anything or taking it out of packaging until following the wedding 🙂

Post # 4
5763 posts
Bee Keeper

I’d unwrap it and send a thank you card now. There’s an old superstition about not using gifts before the wedding in case the wedding were to be cancelled and you’d have to return the gift, but its definitely OK to open them. Hope it’s something great!

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

We opened all our wedding gifts pre-wedding.  It’s really up to you and Fi if you want to open them now or later.

I waited until post-wedding to send all thank you’s.  If you can get some done ahead of time – go for it!  And, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with opening them now!

Post # 6
3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’d unwrap it and send the thank you now. You won’t leave the giver hanging, and that’s one less thank you to have to do after the wedding!

Post # 7
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

People usually mean for you to open their gifts when you get them ahead of the wedding, so go for it! It is nice to get all the thank yous out of the way that you can before the wedding, too! 

Post # 9
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I received my first one yesterday- opened it, then immediately put the plates into my china hutch to keep until after the wedding, when I will allow myself to use them. And I sent a thank you card out first thing this morning. I will probably try and do this for all gifts- save them for use until the wedding, but send out thank yous as I receive the gifts.

Post # 10
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with all the other ladies. Another thing I heard was that you should open right away in case something gets damaged during shipping. The sooner you contact the vendor or delivery service, the better.

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