Gift Thank you Card etiquette when Guest isn't attending wedding.

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: When do you send thank you cards to Guests not attending the wedding
    As soon as you receive the gift : (21 votes)
    84 %
    After the wedding with all the rest of your thank you cards : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
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    42510 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I suggest you send the thank you notes as soon as you receivet he gift for two reasons. One, the giver will be reassured that you did in fact receive the gift. Two, you will have less work to do after the wedding.

    Post # 3
    Member
    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    Agree with PP. You could still send a note and a photo after the wedding if you wish.

    Post # 4
    Member
    567 posts
    Busy bee

    I sent a thank you note as soon as I started receiving checks in the mail with declined RSVPs. I plan to send a nice wedding picture after the wedding as well for those who did not attend with a small note letting them know although they could not attend we were still thinking of them on our big day.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2429 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would send those Thank Yous earlier rather than later — just so the senders know their gifts were received.

    Post # 7
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Send thank you notes as you receive gifts.  A thank you note is meant to be an acknowledgement that you have received a gift, not to share a photo.  While it’s always a nice gesture to include  photo, it shouldn’t be done at the expense of expressing your gratitude in a timely fashion.  If you’re dying to send out your wedding photo, just use it for your holiday card.

    Post # 8
    Member
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    louisianablue:  +1000. OP, send thank you notes for all gifts as soon as you get them. Your guests want to know that you received them. Save the photos for something else.

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