Post # 1
Before the wedding, work gave me a shower where they gave me some cookie sheets, cookie cutters, etc and a gift card to the store where we were registered. This was all a group gift from the branch.
For the wedding, I invited only my immediate team (4 people). They all came to the wedding and gave us a joint gift between the four of them – It was the Blu-Ray player from our registry.
DH and I are finishing off the thank you cards this weekend and I’m a little confused about how to deal with these co-worker thank yous. For the branch shower gift, I was planning on baking some cookies this weekend and placing them and the thank you card on the usual snack table in the office.
For the immediate team members, should I mail individual thank yous to each of my team members?
Post # 3
@smiles4jo: You got it. I did a thank you card posted on the bulletin board for the group gift I received at my office shower, and the coworkers that were invited to the wedding (they brought individual gifts, but same rule applies) received individual thank you cards mailed to their residences.
Post # 4
@smiles4jo: I love the idea of baking cookies for your coworkers! For your team members, individual thank you cards is the way to go for sure.
Post # 5
Your plan sounds like the right thing to do!
Post # 6
The coworkers who were invited to your wedding fall into the general category of social friends. The fact that they coincidentally happen to be colleagues is irrelevant to the fact that you should than them in the same way you would thank any other group of four friends who gave a group gift, to whit with individual handwritten notes (you can write the notes inside a card instead of on note stationery if you wish.)
I like your plan about cookies for your coworkers. It uses the gift they gave, and gives each person an individual treat to go with the group note, but avoids the risk of leaving someone out by mistake.