(Closed) thank you card etiquette for monetary gifts?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@bluemartini6:  I’d just say something like:

Dear Jane & John,

Thank you so much for coming to our wedding (shower/thinking of us) and for your generous gift! We enjoyed having you there and hope you had as much fun as we did. We are putting your gift into savings to help build our new married life together.

Thank you again,

Sarah & Joe

Post # 4
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t say anything about what the money would go to..I just used the same thing for all the cash gifts,  “Thank you for your generous gift…”  I didn’t even know you were supposed to tell them what you’ll be using the money for lol.

Post # 5
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@NAvery:  —> THIS

Saying you are putting the money towards Savings is perfectly acceptable.  Lol, if that means that it goes in and out of savings fairly quickly because the economy is tight so be it. 

Although, do be prepared for the day that you run into Dear Aunt Sue and she ask’s you “whatever did you do with the money I gave you for a Wedding Present”… that really isn’t when you want to be telling 100% of the truth and saying “we bought groceries”… you may want to have something else in mind for that occasion should it arise especially so if she says it while having tea in your apartment (“Oh you haven’t seen the ___ we bought”)

Post # 8
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@bluemartini6:  Yup… that seems like a good plan.

And a valuable TIP… make a point that you and your Hubby make a VOW that you won’t reveal to anyone else exactly how much money / cash / cheques etc you receive as Wedding Presents.  It really is NO ONE’s business… and only tends to cause discourse in my experience (Moms & Dads repeat it… Siblings envy and compare it to their own Wedding Totals etc).  PUT IT IN THE BANK AND FO…GETABOUTIT


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