Thank You Notes Question

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Should I get two separate thank you cards?
    Yes, your guests deserve to be thanked soon after you receive the gift : (10 votes)
    77 %
    No, you're still thanking them, who cares how long it takes : (1 votes)
    8 %
    Just send the same thank you cards for everything : (2 votes)
    15 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    @luluvohn:  I am amazed you thought of this beforehand. I didn’t realize this until i started getting gifts before the wedding and being unable to send out a picture thank you. I ended up just writing simple thank yous to those and will send a pic later. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    8917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I don’t know if this is 100% proper etiquette, but here’s what I’ve been doing:

    For gifts received well before the wedding (1 month+ in advance), I’ve been sending an actual thank you note.  I plan to follow up with a photo thank you postcard too.

    For gifts received within ~3 weeks of the wedding, I’ve been sending a short email saying that we plan to send out proper thank you notes after the wedding, but I wanted to let them know that their package arrived and thanks so much for their generosity.

    Post # 5
    Member
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In my opinion, gifts received before the wedding should be sent a thank you immediately. It doesn’t matter if it’s a fancy photo one.  It’s more important that it be timely. You also don’t need to send them a separate thank you after the wedding. No need to make more work for yourself.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    In your case, I’d send a well thought out thank you card to anyone who sent the gifts before and those who didn’t would receive the photo thank you. I don’t think 2 separate TYs are necessary.

    I’m not planning on having a very formal wedding myself though so I’d probably do something like@lolot:  with a quick email acknowledging the gift, followed with the thank yous I wanted to send out after the wedding.

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