Post # 1
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
So I had my bachelorette party this weekend, and it was so much fun, and my friends all got me a variety of pretty lingerie and other somewhat awkward gifts… I am pretty sure I was bright red the entire time, partly because I totally didn’t expect gifts of any sort, just hanging out was enough (they paid for me for everything, that should be enough of a gift!), but partly because I’m a really private person!
So here’s my question… Do I have to write them thank you notes? I am not looking forward to it, and can’t imagine writing out “Thank you for the flavored condoms” to these lovely, classy ladies! I did thank them all in person, but I would feel kind of bad not sending a thank you note. So do I gloss over the awkward stuff, just thank them for attending, or just forget about sending notes altogether? Just thinking about it makes me uncomfortable!
Post # 3
If it were flavored condoms I might not say “thoughtful” maybe “hilarious.” They were having fun so I’d think the thank you should match that tone. I’d keep it light and fun.
Post # 4
“we’re looking forward to using/enjoying your gift”
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Keep it vague and just say that their gift made you laugh, and you were so happy to have spent some laugh-so-hard-you-cried time with them 🙂
Post # 6
@NowDontLetsBeSilly: maybe thank them for hanging out with you, etc. and just thank them for the ‘gift’ generically without having to mention what it was specifically?
Post # 7
I got some awkward gifts, too, but I sent thank you cards to all the ladies who attended (whether they gave me a gift or not). In some of the cards I mentioned the gift, in others I didn’t.
I think it’s more important to mention the specific gift when you are sending thank yous for wedding gifts, ie: “Dear Aunt Millie, Thank you for the lovely toaster.”
Post # 8
I wouldn’t list what the items were, but I would thank them for giving a gift and attending.
Post # 9
They clearly have a raunchy sense of humor so I might go with it (but my personality is a bit dirrty.)
“Thank you for the XXX gift, glad to let you know it got great use last night.”
“Thanks again for the XXX gift, we have had to replace the batteries twice in just the last 2 days.”
“Since recieving your XXX gift, I have not been able to leave the house.”
Post # 10
Someone gave me a wooden penis and joked that it was a fertility statue.
On her card I thanked her for coming, for the beautiful fertility statue and informed her that it was in a place of honour in the middle of our kitchen table so everyone could admire it. Haha
Post # 11
I would write some equally hilarious thank you notes!
Like for red lingerie, Have your groom write “thank you thank you thank you thank you -Groom’s name” on one half of the card, and write “Dear So-and-So, Thank you so much for the lovely gift! I obviously can not wait for the honeymoon! My husband has also included a thank you note after seeing it in the box when I brought it home. Can’t wait to see you at the wedding! Love, Bride”
Post # 12
@aliciapdx: Hahaha love these!
OP, if you think you know these ladies well enough to say things like that to them, definitely do – I’d love to receive a hilarious thank you note like that!
Post # 13
@fascinated: I got my sister her hotel room for her wedding night and this is pretty much exactly what the thank you note said!
“Thank you so much. You’d probably prefer I not share the details of how the lovely gift was used, so I wont. We enjoyed it very much.”
Hilarious, but not TMI.