When a wedding gift arrives before the wedding date, the Etiquette Squad often gets asked, "Do I open the gift? And should I send the thank-you note now, or after the wedding?"
You'll absolutely want to thank people right away, while their generosity is fresh on your mind. Plus, they'll be wondering, did you like it? Do it right away. Not only do you earn Etiquette Points, but that's one less note to worry about later.
One caveat: Don't use the gifts until after the wedding. It's a downer to even say it, but should the wedding be canceled, gifts are supposed to be returned -- unused.
Are you getting wedding gifts early? Do you have a place to stash them? And will you find it hard to not use them?