(Closed) shower thank you cards question

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@JoshsTammy: I plan on signing just from me, but mentioning Peanut if I think a gift will be used by him, too, I guess.  Like: Thank you so much for these potholders! I know I’ll be using them often as I bake my weekly batch of muffins for Peanut to take to work…so we’ll both be getting lots of use out of them; they also look beautiful hanging from the hooks in my kitchen!  Etc, etc, love, Sweetpea

 

I think in general the idea is that the shower is a bridal shower–so only the bride need sign the card.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I signed them from me alone. I think gifts that we get at the wedding, we’ll sign with both of our names.

Post # 5
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1696 posts
Bumble bee

It is a firm rule of both manners and morals, that ALL correspondence should be signed by the person who wrote it, and no-one should sign anyone else’s name. If you want to express gratitude on behalf of your fiance, you mention his or her name in the text of the note, like this:

Dear Auntie Aspasia,

Thank-you so much for the dozen hand-knit doilies. Josh was impressed by how lovely they are, and assured me that in time we will both find many uses for them.

love,

Tammy

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I did,

“thank you, blah blah,

love,  me (and FI’s name)”

ETA: especially b/c I said things like, “we are so grateful for…” obviously I’m the letter writer, but I’m writing on behalf of my FI. I think people can figure it out.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I signed mostly from just me unless it was something my husband was very excited over.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I just signed me. I never really thought about it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wondered the same thing before I sent thank you cards for showers gifts. But I went back and forth, but I decided to sign both of our names since the gifts we for both of us.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Bride and groom’s names are traditionally not signed together on correspondence until after the wedding.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I signed both of our names.  It was a shower for us, we were both there (the entire time), both of our families were in attendance, the gifts were addressed to both of us and they were meant for OUR home.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I signed both of our names.  Right or wrong, technically, I’m not sure, but we’ll both be using almost 100% of the gifts. I did the same for our wedding TYs, for what it’s worth. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Every thank you card I’ve received from bridal showers has been signed from the couple, so it didn’t even dawn on me to not have his name on there as he will be utilizing most of the gifts as well. And most of the cards were addressed to both FI and I anyway, if not all of them!

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