My bridal shower is in a couple weekends, and I’ve received a few gifts in the mail from OOT friends/family members who are unable to attend - I didn’t expect this at all and it was such a sweet surprise! My question is when to open these gifts. Should I go ahead and open now or wait until the shower itself and open the gifts there? Opening at the shower feels a little strange since they won’t be there but idk if that’s the proper etiquette since it is a shower gift. I assume that regardless of when/where I open I’ll send a TY card immediately along with cards for other shower guests.
The other option is that I could wait to open until after the wedding - a post wedding gift opening brunch with immediate family is a tradition in my area, so any gifts we receive by mail closer to the wedding date will be opened then. If I wait to open, what’s the etiquette with the TY card? Would I still send a card immediately to let them know that the shower gift was received and that I’m excited to open at a later date? That kinda feels weird too.
Thanks for any advice!