Post # 1
I had my bridal brunch this weekend. Although I approached it with much trepidation, it was really wonderful to have so many people in one room show me so much love. I was nervous and awkward through the whole thing, but it really was nice.
I mailed out my Thank You cards this morning, but then, on my way to work, I realized how I had phrased one of the “thank yous” might be offensive, and I’ve been obsessing over it!
My step-sister gave me a cash gift of $40. It was SO sweet of her. I wrote something like, “Thank you for your generous gift. Every little bit helps towards planning a wedding!” Now, I’m afraid that the phrase “little bit” might make it sound like I think she only gave me a “little bit” of money?! Am I being neurotic? I just don’t want to sound ungrateful. I feel like drawing attention to it now would only make it worse, and there’s nothing I can do about it because I’ve already mailed it.
What do you think, would you be offended?
Post # 3
@Tangled: I think you are ok. But to be sure, I would call her to make sure she got it and verbally enthusiatically thank her for the gift
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I can see where you’d get nervous about the wording but I doubt anyone would be offended – weddings cost more than $40, so it’s a true statement. You also called it a “generous gift” clearing any confusion that you thought it wasn’t enough or whatever. 🙂
Post # 6
@Tangled: I think the fact that (1) you sent out Thank You’s at all and in a timely manner is a step above most and (2) anyone who truly gets their panties in a wad over something that silly is just a hard person to please in general. I would not be offended if I received that type of thank you card.
Post # 7
I really think you’re fine here! As one PP suggested, perhaps send a message or call and thank her again for the gift. Personally I love receiving mail so you probably could’ve insulted me and I would’ve still enjoyed it, haha.
Post # 8
@Miss Otter: Hahaha that made me laugh! I love mail too.
I probably wouldn’t notice the wording too much, especially if the rest of the thank-you is sweet and appreciative. 🙂
Post # 9
You’re fine! It sounds nice to me 🙂
Post # 10
Agreeing with everyone else here I think you’re fine!
Post # 11
I did the SAME thing and also worried about it later. I agree the everyone else now. I don’t think it’s a big deal! It’s really unlikely that she will even notice it let alone be offended.
Post # 12
@aggie2010: Yes, that is how I meant it: towards the total cost of planning a wedding.
Thanks everyone. You’re starting to make me feel a little better. I tend to dwell and blow things out of proportion.