Post # 1
when you get a wedding gift (not a shower gift) well in advance of your wedding, do you send a thank-you right away, or do you wait until after the wedding and send the thank you when you do all the others?
I’ve gotten 2 wedding gifts delivered to my house – one from a couple who can’t come, and the other from a couple who will be coming to the wedding.
Post # 3
@ferdie224: i’d send one right away, that’s what we’re doing. fewer thank you’s to send after!
Post # 4
I’ve heard you send them right away, but we sent ours after. We wanted to thank folks for travelling and attending and didn’t see sending two as necessary.
Post # 5
I chose the first two options for ‘send it now’. It’s less to write later, and it lets the gifter know that you DID receive it, and will save any awkwardness later if they weren’t sure and wanted to ask you without putting you on the spot for not yet having sent a thank you for the gift.
Maybe just keep an excel ‘registry’ for yourself of gifts you have received, from whom, and if/when you sent the thank you. It might help alleviate confusion after the wedding when it might be hard to remember who you did/did not send one to yet.
Post # 6
We waited to send them all after because we are using our wedding pictures as the thank you notes.
Post # 7
I’d do it ASAP only so I wouldn’t forget.
Post # 8
I sent it right away so I wouldn’t forget and so I wouldn’t have to do so many later.
Post # 9
We sent thank yous as they came in, to save time later. If they’re coming you can say something like “can’t wait to see you in September” and if they aren’t coming, “we’ll miss seeing you in September”. That’s what we did at least.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
If they came a month or more early, I sent a note. The ones that come a couple weeks early, I’m sending a quick email to saying that we’ll be sending proper thank-yos after the wedding, but I wanted to let them know their gift arrived and THANKS!