Post # 1
So we are having a Jack and Jill shower. Gifts from our registry are being sent to my mom’s house as we live in the city and there is no safe place to leave boxes. I opened some gifts this past weekend and found out more are at the house now. I told my Maid/Matron of Honor that I would see them next weekend. She said I am not supposed to open them.
I thought I should since they are for the shower and or wedding. I would open them and then send out a thank you.
What is the right protocol please?
Post # 3
I believe most people say you’re suppose to take them to the shower and open them there with everything else. I opened them at my house 🙂
Post # 4
Yeah, my parents are 72 and 79. No way they are lugging those boxes to tne shower. So far it’s 4 LARGE boxes from Crate and Barrel, lol. Forget carrying them getting them into a car…..
Post # 5
If transportation is an issue, I’d say open them and send out the thank you notes ASAP. At the shower, if the givers attend, you might want to start off the opening with, “And a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Brown for the pots and pans! Since I couldn’t bring them here today, I opened them and they are lovely!”
Post # 6
@MrsBroccoli: I think this sounds good!
It might be nice to maybe bring pictures of you and your Fiance with the gifts, too? you could put it on the gift table at the shower, or maybe have a little booklet or something, so other guests can ooh and aaah over those gifts as well.