Post # 1
I have an engagement party tomorrow and one of the most useful gifts I got was from a girlfriend who was recently married and she gave me some nice body products to get my skin all glowing and then thank you notes and fun pens and an anti-stress essential oil blend, a notebook w pockets for contracts, a candle etc — basically a bridal survival kit
I was going to do this for a friend tomorrow (I’m in her wedding so we are def close) and another friend was saying that giving thank you notes is impolite bc its kind of saying here is my gift now thank me! I definitely see her point but I actually liked, needed and used those notes (and most of the other stuff!)….. as a fellow bride I feel like I know whats coming (I was also going to include like 36 stamps too bc I know I needed them and I was annoyed to have to be delayed w a run to the post office)- I was also going to include a set of 4 champagne flutes and a bottle
Post # 3
I think it’s a nice idea, but I’m super picky about my paper products, and I really would want to pick out my own thank-yous. Maybe a gift card to a nice paper store or stationary company?
Post # 4
I would have been thrilled with a gift like that.
Post # 5
@littlemisshostess: you truly can not have too much stationary as a bride! If she does not want to use them for her guests, she can use them to write thank yous to vendors and such! She could also use them for an entirely different non-wedding related occasion if you get generic ones.
Post # 6
(oh I should also mention I got her a custom stamp when she was very first engaged so this does sort of follow that theme)
Post # 7
I’d wonder about the meaning behind it too. It’s a bit like giving someone an etiquette handbook – I’d be thinking that it was meant as a dig at me. It depends on your friend, she may have the same reaction you did, but may take it the wrong way. If you know she’ll like it then go ahead, but think it through first.