Post # 1
My bridal shower was last weekend and I really wanted to get my thank you cards done this weekend.
However, I have a situation I don’t know how to handel. We registered at amazon and alot of the gifts have been delivered to our house. With the exception of one, all the gifts came wrapped and with a card indicating what they were for (i.e the wedding or the bridal shower). The one gift that did not come with a card is the one we don’t know how to handle.
The gift is from my aunt and it arrived shortly after she RSVPed no to the bridal shower. However, since it is off the registry and did not come with a card we are not sure if it is a birdal shower gift or a wedding gift.
It is ok for me to go ahead and send a thank you card for this now or should I wait till after the wedding is over?
Thanks for the help!
Post # 3
Send the thank you! Even if it is for the wedding, it’s great to acknowledge the gift quickly after you receive it so the sender knows it arrived. You can’t go wrong sending a thank you now and just saying “Can’t wait to see you at the wedding!”
Post # 4
@NAvery: I second this! I would write, “Thank you for the lovely xxx. I missed you at the shower, but FI and I can’t wait to see you at the wedding!” etc. Then send it early so it’s relevant and makes sense. I think it’s pretty common to send thank yous for wedding gifts as they arrive rather than after the wedding.
Post # 5
Just thank her immediately — it doesn’t matter what the gift was for. What matters is that you’ve already received it, and she wants to know that it arrived safely and that you like it.
Post # 6
I agree with the ladies – say thank you ASAP so she knows you got it and so you can show her your appreciation.
Post # 7
You should always send thank yous as soon as you get it.
I had several present that arrived around my engagement or bridal shower that turned out to be wedding presents. Just make sure not to mention what it’s for (don’t say: “Sorry you missed the bridal shower, but thanks for the gift!”)
Post # 8
I agree, send a thank you for “the gift” and leave off “shower gift” or whatever.
Post # 9
it doesn’t it hurt to send it out early.