Post # 1
I just got a rsvp back and the guest declined and enclosed a $20 bill. My question is, should I send a thank you card? And what should I write? I’m baffled by the cash in mail, which I’m grateful for but it’s my first time so I don’t really know what to do.
Post # 3
of course! i would thank them for their generosity and definitely will miss them at the wedding. simple and to the point.
Post # 4
That’s kinda funny….I guess they saved on postage! And they were very environmentally friendly, not wasting any paper on card or packaging…..
Yes, I would definitely send a thank-you note, writing that you will miss them at the wedding but appreciate the sweet gift, etc.
Post # 5
It’s nice to send it to asap.
Before our wedding, whatever gifts I’ve been receiving, I immediately send out a Thank You card. Then when the wedding is over, I don’t ahve a lot of cards to send out because I’ve sent the majority of them already.
Post # 6
Well said, melbride. It sounds like this RSVP might have come from an older guest who felt the need to include a small token in cash with their decline!
Yes, a thank you note is appropriate here. Keep it short and sweet, that their attendance will be missed but you appreciate the cash gift. When I send gifts, I always like being acknowledged…only for the fact that I’m glad to know they received it! I hate generic cards that only say, "thank you for the gift".
It’s much more personal when you actually write out what they specifically gave to you…
Post # 7
Heck yeah send one. Send it just like you would have gotten it in a card at the wedding:
Your monatary gift was greatly appreciated, and we’re sorry you coulnd’t make it to our big day. You were missed!
something like that.
Post # 9
I also got money with some of my declined RSVP. Definatly send thank you.