(Closed) Cashing wedding checks..

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Since your wedding is right around the corner, I think you should wait until after the wedding. If it was still months away, I would suggest doing it months before, so they don’t have trouble balancing their checkbooks in the future.  🙂

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I’ve heard that it is okay to cash the checks as soon as you get them. That way it guarentees that you don’t lose them!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I’ve heard that it’s okay to cash them as soon as you get them because it’s annoying for the people when their checks take a long time to clear.  I would just make sure you send a thank you note right away.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

If it’s close the wedding date, I don’t think the guests will mind that you cash it after the ceremony. If, however, you think you’re going to lose it or it’s months away, maybe you can take that as a green light and cash them.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I would say cash them, but only because it is annoying to me when people hold onto checks I’ve given them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We plan to open a separate joint account and any $ we receive will go right in there and won’t be spent until after the wedding.

 If I send a check, I hope ther recepient cashes is rather quickly because it helps me balance my own checking account, lol.

Be sure to get a Thank You out as soon as possible like emileee said

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Id cash em – you can use the moula on your honeymoon : )

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would cash them when you get them.  I’m an avid checkbook balancer and would be bothered if someone waited!  It’s the same as when you get gifts for the wedding!  Open it, send a Thank You and start using/spending it! 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I agree with cash it for the same reason as ES123. I hate that our landlord holds our rent check for a month sometimes! It makes me nutzo! It’s up to you but I think it’s probably easiest to deposit them as you get them and send (or just write) the Thank You as you get them as well.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Anything recieved prior to 1 month of the wedding I cashed and sent a thank you note. Anything after 1 month I waited until after the wedding.

 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve always been told that I shouldn’t cash a gift check until I’ve sent the Thank You card and I can be sure enough time has passed that the person has received my TY.  But I also have the same issue/pet-peeve with people not cashing my checks right away…I too hated it when my old landlord would wait weeks until cashing my rent check.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Cash it.  It’s really irratating when someone holds onto my checks for a long time.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Send a thank you- and cash it!

Post # 16
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Newbee

@grumpybear722 – Check what your landlord/tenant laws are in your area! I’m an apartment manager and we legally have to cash rent checks withing 2 business days of receiving them. We can fudge it a bit since they go in a rent drop which we don’t check every hour (so someone might turn it in on a Monday and we pick it up on a Tuesday, so we have 2 business days from that Tuesday even though it hit the box Monday), but rent is late after the 3rd so we obviously have to have checked the box by then. But anyhow, usually holding onto your rent check for a month is illegal! So I would look into that, because not only is that super annoying, but it is probably against housing laws.

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