Post # 1
Mom and I have gone back and forth on her list of (65!) friends she’s inviting. She’s taken certain long time family friends off in exchange for new ones.
I understand this – my dad passed away in january and she’s recently started dating his best friend. It’s not weird for me, I’m happy as he’s my godfather and such. However, it’s made her “cut” her friends list.
Anyways, one of our long time family friends left a present for me with MOH’s mother for my bridal shower. She’s not invited to the wedding.
I need to write thank you notes; what do i do?
Post # 3
@orangeroses29: Was she invited to the shower?
Either way, send her a thank you note! Some people like to give gifts, even when they aren’t invited.
Post # 4
@orangeroses29: Send her a thank you note.
I have given gifts to friends and neighbours when I was not invited to the wedding. I probably wouldn’t send it to the shower, but that was probably what worked for her.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@orangeroses29: I imagine a lot of my grandma’s friends and my moms friends will send gifts even though they aren’t invited to the wedding. We are having a somewhat small semi-destination wedding so they understand. Just send a thank you note and don’t mention the wedding.
Post # 6
Yeah, just thank her like you would anyone else! In my family, a lot of great-aunts, cousins and second cousins or friends of grandmother/mother (usually older/middle aged women) come to the “family” bridal shower and give gifts, even though they’re not invited to the wedding.