Post # 1
I just received, in the mail, a present. This has been happening frequently as my bridal shower is closing in (so excited!).
However…this gift is from somebody not even on the guest list for the wedding. She’s the sister of his biological aunts husband (convoluted or what?!) and FH has only met her once.
So, the question is, in addition to the thank-you that is already headed her way…do I send her a wedding/bridal shower invite? I don’t know. I feel awkward because FH and I don’t know her, and she’s sending us stuff off our gift registry…
Post # 3
You don’t need to send an invite. She is just being nice and welcoming. Send a nice thnak you and you are good I think
Post # 4
You don’t need to invite her to anything, she is just being super nice. We got a couple gifts from my in-laws friends who weren’t invited. They just wanted to send us a gift to show they were happy for us.
Post # 5
I would just send her a nice, heart-felt thank you 🙂
Post # 6
@Glasgowbound: +1. I think the thank you card is enough…and maybe a wedding picture after you have them 🙂
Post # 8
I agree with everyone else, you are not obligated to invite her, however I think MrsPanda99 made a good suggestion – perhaps send her a nice photo of you and the Groom from your wedding day 🙂
Post # 9
I agree with prior posters. The only response needed is for you to send her a note thanking her for her generous gift.
Post # 10
Another vote for just a thank you note. Weddings seem to bring out gifts from unexpected people. My mom said when she got married the first time, a friend of her mom’s whom she’d never met, gave them an expensive pot and pan set. She sent a thank you and never did meet the woman.