Post # 1
Do you make a list of who gave wedding gifts and what kind of gift? And if it was cash or cheque, do you indicate the amount on your list? My husband thinks it’s weird that I’m doing a list. I just want to remember what our guests gave us.
Post # 3
Haven’t got any yet, but I will DEFINITELY keep a list! How else will I remember who gave what when I write my thank-you notes? Everything I’ve read even includes "make sure you keep a list" in their random tips. I don’t know if I’ll track dollar amounts. I probably will, just so I can know how much we got!
Post # 4
I think a list is a must! I want to make sure I get a "thank you" to everyone that gives us a gift. The list will ensure I know who to send a note to and what to thank them for (I think it’s nice to be specific so it doesn’t just look like you copied a generic sentiment onto everyone’s card. I think it makes it more personal.) As for the amount in the case of monetary gifts, I guess that’s really up to you. If it’s important to you to know exactly how much you get and who contributed to the amount, then I guess you would. If you decide that just knowing the form of gift (cash/check) is enough, then I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 5
I agree, I think a list is a must as well. You want to thank people specifically for what they got you, that way they know it just didn’t get throw in a pile among 100dreds of other gifts. Its a nice way to thank them for a gift individually.
Post # 6
Yes, yes, and yes!!! I did mine online through my wedding website. but I know people who created simple excel spreadsheets to keep track of this! This way when I wrote my thank you cards I could write a specific thank you mentioning the gift they gave. I then emailed the list to my mom and my MIL because they wanted a way to have and idea of what to give other people when they go to their weddings. My husband and I will also use it as a guide in the future. 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks! Now I know it’s ok to be specific on thank you notes, like "Thank you for the warm comforter. We love it!".