Post # 1
I could use your advice regarding thank you notes. I have read in some places that you should write thank you notes as gifts arrive, in order to stay on top of them. However, I want to make really cute thank you cards using a picture from our wedding (such as us holding a Thank You sign). However, we have just started receiving wedding gifts for our October wedding.
So, should I wait, in order to send the “fun” cards? Send one now, and then the “fun” one for them attending the wedding (if they did)? Or just send one now and none later?
Post # 2
happycamper8: I’m no etiquette guru, but I think it’s a good idea to send thank you notes as the gifts come in – you’re less likely to miss sending one, and it makes life easier.
Post # 3
happycamper8: Send them as soon as you get the gift. If you wait 6+ months, people will start to wonder if you even received it.
Why don’t you send the pictures as a holiday card instead?
Post # 4
Agree to send the cards as you get the gifts. I can’t believe you’re getting gifts already! My wedding is before yours and we haven’t sent out invitations yet…
Post # 5
There are quite a few threads here on WeddingBee from brides who waited a long time for those pics to be ready for the thank-you cards, thus making their thank-you notes late.
I would do them now.
Post # 6
It is seen as self important to think that people would rather not be thanked prompty in order to get a picture of yourself.
If they are that keen for a pic a second mailing wouldn’t be remiss.
Post # 7
Thanks for the tips! Those are great ideas. I was super surprised to be getting any presents as well, thus my confusion. We did just send out invitations, only because everything books up so early for our destination — ferry reservations for cars are almost full already for October weekends– so we are kind of crazy early about things to make sure our guests can book whatever they want.
Post # 8
You should send the cards out now as gifts arrive. Save the wedding photo for your holiday cards or something.
Post # 9
maybe these gifts are for your shower?