This Week's Question: Are wedding thank you notes expected if a Christmas gift comes from the registry? Are you expected to not use the gift until the wedding? (I've read that shower gifts should not be used until after the wedding).
Answer: If you receive a wedding gift from your registry at Christmas, the same rules of etiquette would apply as if you were to receive one in the mail before the wedding. You should still send a thank you note and it should be sent one-two weeks after it’s received. As for using gifts, you can absolutely open them and use them – your guests will love knowing you are happy with them and you can even mention that in your thank you note!
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