Post # 1
My new husband and I just returned from our honeymoon (we left just 2 days after our wedding) and are eager to get all of our TY’s out! Of course, we want to send TY’s to all of our wedding guests regardless if they gave a gift or not. What I’m wondering, what is the etiquette if someone sends their gift after we send a Thank You just for coming to our wedding? Is it okay to let them know more informally that we received their gift and appreciate it, or does etiquette call for sending an additional Thank You card?
Post # 2
If I were really good at following ettiquette, I’d send another card.
But in reality, I probably wouldn’t ever remember to get around to it. 🙂
Post # 4
rusticchic212: I would probably hold off on writing thank yous for those who didn’t get you a gift until a month or so after the wedding, just in case they were planning on getting it after.
If you do send thank yous for attending and get a gift after, please send a note just so they know the gift arrived! Since they know you are a thank you sender, they may worry that their gift didn’t make it.
ETA: I just read your question more carefully – I think an informal acnowledgement is fine for people you know well. If they’re people you don’t know as well or have a more formal relationship with, I’d go with a second note.
Post # 5
Good question! And I’m not quite sure of the “right” answer, but I’m thinking of what I would do in the same situation…
I’d send the card thanking them for attending and just email or call if we got a gift later, maybe even joke that “oops we were too quick for the card, thanks so much for the gift!” But maybe that’s me. I don’t want to pay another $0.85 stamp (Canada) and use up another ty card because they decided to send a late gift lol. But I think no matter what it’s a good idea to let them know you received it.
Post # 6
Thanks goblueca and kristen182!! You’ve helped me figure it out…I think I will wait just a bit for the ones who we did not receive gifts yet, especially because I think most of them plan to send something (they are courteous people). They’re all friends so if that does happen (they send a gift when I’ve already sent a Thank You card), I’ll let them know I received it more informally. I agree it’s important to acknowledge so they know it was received! Thanks again ladies!!