(Closed) We got our first gift! By when should we send a thank you note?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yup…I agree with you!  We haven’t received any gifts yet…but I totally plan on writing thank yous as soon as we start getting gifts.  That way, you won’t be swimming in a sea of thank you cards once the wedding is over!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve heard that within a month is appropriate for gifts received prior to the wedding….partially just as a way of letting them know you’ve received them though obviously you did in this case.  I did that for the first few that arrived really early, but in the last couple weeks so close to the wedding I’ve let it slide (also b/c the TY’s that match our invitations only just arrived).  B/c it’s so far in advance I would send them right away for your cousins.

BTW, a similar rule applies for your shower.  I had a tea party that turned into a shower (everyone brought gifts anyway), and I sent them the week after.

Post # 5
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm… I think I would do it now. According to ourmarriage.com, thank you’s should be sent immediately after recieving the gift.

Post # 6
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Just do it now so you don’t have to remember. I had a running list of who gave me what, and as soon as I recieved something in the mail I sent out a thank you and put a check by their name. So much easier, less to write out later. Also it makes them feel good to recieve the thank you right away.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Send a thank you now – absolutely. Especially since they handed it directly to you.  If it were closer to the wedding, I may wait but you still have quite a bit of time. Definitely send one now.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am writing out thank-you notes early, but I won’t be sending them until after the wedding because we want to include a little wallet sized wedding picture of us. We didn’t send out any photos with the invitations and some people were sad about it, so I figured this time we would send a photo along!

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