(Closed) Another thank you card timing question

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Can you find out if she rsvp’d for the shower? I received two gifts before mine, but the cards said “sorry we can’t be there.” 

Send the thank you now- anything you get done ahead of time makes it easier.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We’re opening the gifts as they come in- only exception was one a week before the shower. We registered for a lot of dinnerware, and I want to make sure that everything shipped ok.

If you don’t want to send the Thank You now, maybe send her a quick e-mail- “I received your gift and look forward to opening it at the shower.”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think people expect you to open them! It’s a gift, afterall!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@rebwana:  Agreed! An email to acknowledge the gift is key if you plan on sending thank you notes after your shower. My bridal shower isn’t until July and I’m already starting to get gifts off the registry. I am opening them as they come in because I want to make sure what it is. If the guest will be at the shower, I will repackage it and open it at the shower, but if they have RSVP’d “No” (which is usually the case) I am sending the thank you notes out immediately. I don’t think they should have to wait for a proper thank you!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Open it, and send the card out ASAP. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that you should send a thank you card out as soon as you can. Thanks yous are always better early rather than later.

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