I have two showers coming up, this Sunday and next Saturday. I've been getting gifts in the mail for about two weeks from people who can't make it to the shower. I've opened them all, made sure nothing was broken, stored them away in the basement until after the wedding and dutifully sent Thank You cards within a day or two. But it just occurred to me... people don't expect me to wait until the shower(s) to open these, do they? Like, bring them to the shower and open them there? Maybe not the ones just sent in a packing box, but the ones sent gift-wrapped by the store? I've seen people open gifts at showers from people who weren't in attendance, but I never thought about how those gifts got there; whether another family member delivered them to the shower on behalf of Great Aunt Gertrude, or if they were shipped to the bride who then brought them along with her. I know those people won't know whether or not I haul their gifts along to the shower, but if they get a Thank You card before the shower even takes place will I look super rude?