Post # 1
Our first registry gift came in the mail yesterday – so exciting! The question: do I send a thank-you card *now* and then another after the wedding (thanking them for attending)? Or do I just send a nice “hey, got your great gift!” email and then a formal thank-you note post-wedding? The wedding’s in early October. I would lean towards sending two TY notes, just to be safe, but would like to avoid overkill. Thoughts?
Post # 3
Because it’s so far apart, I’d send 2 TY cards.
Post # 4
I would send one now so that they know you received it, and say you look forward to using it.
I wouldn’t worry about a post wedding TY necessarily (unless your guest list is small). The benefit to thanking people up front is getting the work out of the way!
Post # 5
For the few gifts that we received really early I called them or said thank you when either of us saw them. That way they knew we had received it but then I waited to send the thank you until after the wedding since I wanted to include something about the day.
Post # 7
I would send a thank you now, and say something like “thank you …blah blah blah… And we look forward to see you at the wedding!”
Post # 9
I sent all thank yous right when I got the gift. It made for a lot less work after the wedding. Like HeatherShane said, I just said that I would looking forward to seeing them at the wedding. And if they weren’t able to make it I said we’ll miss you at the wedding.
Post # 10
We just got our first gift a week ago! I sent the thank you note right away, because I wanted to use the gift (and felt that I should say “thank you!” first). I will only send another thank you note if the person brings an additional gift to the wedding. If not, there’s one thank you note down, a bunch more to go!
Post # 11
Thanks for the help, ladies! I think we’ll definitely send a thank-you note out now (and as we get any more gifts) rather than wait 🙂
Post # 12
i think you can send one now or later, but if you wait to later, at least call or email to acknowledge you got it. this happened to me. i sent an email to say thanks. and i will be sending out written thank yous when i print a pro pic to include. also, you don’t have to send a thank you to someone just because they attended. only if they give a gift (unless its a DW of course).
Post # 14
We sent our thank yous as we received gifts. It made it much easier!