My bridal shower is in 6 weeks (yay!) and my mom just sent out invitations. Gifts have just started to arrive and I'm wondering what to do with them. My shower is about 6 hours from where I live (in the town my mom and most of my family live), so I'll be driving in for the weekend in my small sedan. I'm already going to struggle to get the gifts home and might have to make a second trip a few months later depending. So for these gifts that arrive to my house, it seems super silly to transport them just to open them in front of everyone. The few boxes that have arrived already are HUGE. I know BBB is big on over-packaging, but I am expecing things like new stemware, serving platters, etc. so I am expecting some physically large items.
I was thinking what I'll do is open it now, send a thank you card, and then at my shower have a list of already received gifts that I'll read out, like, "I also want to thank aunt Mary for the crock pot, aunt Joan for the towels, etc".