(Closed) “thank you” text instead of card?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yikes, I totally think they do. I don’t think a text is ok, if they sent that and then sent a card sure, but just a text? I don’t know seems kinda lazy to me!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that is lazy and doesn”t replace a real thank you note in my mind.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Wow! Did they send their STD’s & invitiations via text message too? That’s crazy to me!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I agree! They probably thought that was ok and what is worse, they probably sent a mass text saying just that because that has no personal identifies in it! You could give them the benefit of the doubt…maybe they are overwhelmed with post-wedding stuff to do, maybe they decided to just up and move to their honeymoon locale once they got there, maybe they have so many thank you’s to write that they just haven’t gotten to yours yet. Either way, I think they should write a formal thank you, especially for anything over $5-10. But some people are just like that. I don’t know if I’d make a big deal over it but you’ll just know in the future not to contribute so much to a gift for them that won’t be appreciated.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I’m not an etiquette stickler, but thank you notes, which show gratitude for someone taking their hard earned money to buy you something, is something I fume over.

What they did is just beyond lazy and rude. Ew.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow! I received a thank you via facebook, and I thought that was bad. I hope they send a formal thank you. Because of them, I will make sure that I send a proper thank you.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

LOL wow people are crazy!!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

that is pretty juvenile IMO.. they should send a thank you, not text it!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Maybe they were just so pleased with the gift that they texted you right away to say thanks, and that paper thank yous are just running late?  If that’s not the case, I think it is sad that people can’t take the time to write a 3-4 sentence note when someone has taken the time of give you a gift.  Not cool.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

I’m still waiting for a thank you card for a wedding I attended in April 2009! 😉  I’d take a thank you text over nothing at all.  But, the texting is totally immature, IMO.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@oracle:Yeah, I’m still waiting for a thank you for a wedding we were both IN Sept. 2009. It’s not gonna happen. Still, a text is UBER tacky.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would maybe send a text but it wouldn’t be the only thing.  I would send a text so it get’s out within a month of the wedding, but definitely send them a thank you card.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ick this is just technology gone wrong. A girl I went to school with has just done Facebook invites to her wedding… paperless wedding invites I can get behind, inviting people to your wedding the same way you’d invite them to a BBQ at your house I cannot.

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