When is it Appropriate to Open Wedding Gifts?

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In the past, wedding gifts used to overflow a table at the reception, but times are changing and there are two reasons for this. The first being many places that the bride and groom register often deliver directly to the Bride’s home. If you receive a wedding gift before the wedding it is more than okay to open it immediately. It is actually helpful to the Bride and Groom to get a jump start on thank you notes. There is no need to open gifts at the reception. This time needs to be spent celebrating and having fun with guests.

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The second reason why gift giving is changing is almost every guest gives cash or gift cards. Many couples ask for  cash so they can use it on their honeymoon or to pay for household items that they need without guests having to use  a registry. If that is the case, a gift table with a container marked “cards” is a great idea to have on the day of the  weeding. After the reception, have family members or parents take home the gifts. That way they are ready to be  opened after the honeymoon. The sooner gifts are opened the faster thank you notes can be written to the guests.  Although, there is no need to feel rushed, take time to enjoy the honeymoon and life as a married couple. 


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If you have any questions about wedding etiquette, or if you are looking for a Memphis wedding planner, contact Evergrove Estates! We not only have beautiful wedding venues, but we offer full-service wedding planning in the Memphis area. We look forward to speaking to you!

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