(Closed) Invitations haven't been mailed yet, already received a wedding gift….

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Some say yes, some say no. If you choose to wait, I would at least alert the sender that you received a gift but will not be opening it until after the wedding. That way, the sender doesn’t spend months wondering if the gift ever arrived.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Send your note out now. Your guest will want to know that it was received, and it’s one less thank you which you’ll need to do later. “We’re so looking forward to sharing our special day with you.”

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would mail thank you cards right away, as you get the gifts. It will be easier to keep up with it, and the sender will  know you recevied it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I mailed all thank you cards immediately. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

You should never wait to thank someone.  Thank them promptly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Depends on the situation. Ever since I registered, FMIL has been buying and giving us items off our registry for various events (we chose not to have a shower) – for his birthday, Christmas, etc. I’m holding off until AFTER the wedding, as it appears the gift exchange has not yet concluded – though I thank her face-to-face as each gift arrives. I’ll send her a ‘thank-you’ note after the wedding.

If this isn’t the situation – write a thank-you note and send it out pronto. In the worst case scenario, if they get you another gift at the wedding, you can send out a second one then.

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