Post # 1
I was going to start working on my thank you notes for the gifts I recieved at my showers, but then I confused myself and don’t know where to start. Some of the guests from the shower told me they are palnning on bringing a gift to the wedding as well, or they included the wedding gift with the shower gift.
I figured I could go ahead and write the notes for people who attended the showers but are not attending the wedding. I’m not sure if I should wait until after the wedding to write the others, but I would like to have them done for my mom to send out while we are on the honeymoon.
I want to personalize the notes and not just write something generic, and I’d rather be able to include all gifts recieved from one guest in one card.
Post # 3
I would send everyone from the shower a thank you right away. Then they get a second thank you after the wedding.
Post # 4
Also, most will get a shower and a wedding gift. So you’ll need to send two separate cards.
Post # 5
Start writing them ASAP!! It’s never too early to show gratitude. I’ve heard it explained this way: If they think you’re ungrateful, they might skimp on your wedding present. 🙁
Post # 6
I had three bridal showers, I had thank you notes out to all gift givers and hosts within a week.. Or less in one of the cases. My mom is a thank you note nazi, so I must get it from her! We didn’t use any of the gift cards or cash any checks until the thank you cards were out. Same plan for wedding gifts.
Post # 7
I had my shower yesterday and just finished writing thank you cards right now. Guests will get a second thank you card after the wedding as well.
Post # 8
Save yourself the headache of writing a million thank you notes at once and do the shower ones now, and the wedding ones later.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@brookiebaby820: two gifts = two cards
Always send thank-yous ASAP! 😀
Post # 10
Shower/stagette cards should be sent within 3 weeks of the event. Gifts given at these events are for the bride, and can be used immediately, therefore the bride should be thanking her guests for them
Gifts given for the wedding are for the couple, should not be used until after the wedding has taken place, and the thank you should be from the couple (even if he doesn’t write it, you should sign it from both of you).
It is unacceptable to send one card thanking for two gifts given for 2 different events–your guest went through the time, effort and expense to buy you two gifts, you should do the same in thanking them.