Friday, April 16, 2010

wedding gift?

It is official! We received our first wedding related gift in the mail yesterday - a heavy, medium sized box from Crate & Barrel. Yippeeeee! But now, what do we do? Should we open it? Do we wait until after the wedding?

I vote for open. If I sent someone a gift and then didn't get a thank you until a couple of months later, I might wonder whether or not the gift arrived at all. Plus, my wonderful bestie, Gracie, is hosting a bridal shower for me this weekend. I assume the gift was sent for that, but of course I can't be sure. Should I bring the box with me and open it at the shower?

I usually am a stickler for not preopening presents and would never dream of opening a birthday card/present before my actual birthday, so opening this early seems so . . . naughty. Don't even get me started on the idea of *using* whatever the item might before before we are officially married.

What are your thoughts? Should we rip into it right away or stuff it away until after the wedding?


emily said...

I say open! I never pre-open either, but weddings are kind of a free for all. I've been to showers where people mentioned gifts they'd already received (if they were something like a too-large-to-bring-to-the-shower gift from someone present, or something otherwise notable).

Your registries probably don't hide the "purchased" info from you either. At least mine didn't - no way to make it secret to yourself.

Our wedding didn't feel 100% real until I got on our registry to tweak something and saw that people had bought us hand towels. Hand towels made it real :)

The Introitus said...

Emily - I peeked once at the registry and got SO excited that someone had bought us a set of silverware. Like jumping up and down excited. But, then I felt guilty for looking so I have been trying to restrain myself :)