Post # 1
Quick question about sending out Thank you cards: When do they normally get sent out? I’m still engaged but I went to a wedding in August, that my FI and I were both in the wedding party for and gave a large wedding present as a gift. I also was unable to attend a wedding that same day for someone else, but again sent a nice present from FI and myself.
It’s now December (4 months after the date) and we never received a thank you, not even a verbal or facebook one, from either couple.
We also went to a wedding in October and I was really excited about our gift, I found a beautiful wedding album (on top of a nice cheque) that matched their invitations perfectly (and I know the bride was crazy in love with her invitations) and again, not a word of a thank you.
Am I crazy or should we have received a thank you from any of these couples by now? Or are thank you cards no longer sent out? I wouldn’t say anything either way but it’s just kind of bugging me that they didn’t even acknowledge our gifts.
Post # 3
it is definitely still the norm to send out thank you cards. and while i can’t remember when i have actually received thank you cards myself for past weddings attended, i know that i always did. and i think (but don’t quote) that the rule of thumb is within 3 months of the wedding they should be sent out. i am sure others here will either confirm or correct this. so it seems like your friends from the august wedding are behind their game. hopefully they have intentions to send thank yous out soon! the October wedding couple still has a few weeks 🙂
Post # 4
@summerbride12: Im of sound mind that they should be sent out MAX three months after the wedding. Mine were out two weeks after mine.
I was just in a wedding at the beginning of October and some brides arent as lucky as i am. She has not seen ONE prof pic yet so she has sent nothing out…and she wont till after Christmas and she doesnt want the Thank yous to get lost in the shuffle. So heres will be out between four to five months later. But she is sending them.
On that note
I went to TWO weddings (sisters…) over 6 years ago and still havent recieved anything yet!! *laugh*
Either way there is nothing anyone can do about it!
Post # 5
I’ve only received one thank you note, but I plan on sending my thank you notes out within three months. One bride who did not send a thank you note did tell me she received the gift via facebook.
Post # 6
I think they both still have time to send them out. I know some brides on here who had September weddings and still havent gotten anything out. I think many people wait for their pro pictures so they can use one of the pictures on the card. I would say if you havent gotten anything by the 6 month mark then you probably arent getting anything!