(Closed) Bridal Shower Gifts… before the Bridal Shower

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3267 posts
Sugar bee

I think you should acknowledge gifts sent via post as soon as possible, so the giver knows that the gift arrived safely.

Then of course follow with a formal thank you written and mailed back.  When they arrived in relation to the shower doesn’t matter. 

I don’t think a 2 minute phone call, and a Thank You note that takes you another 5 mins (max) is too much work.  Everyone is busy, so that isn’t an excuse.  The gift giver is surely busy as well, but if they aren’t too busy to go out and buy, wrap, and mail you a gift I think you should acknowlege them as quickly as possible.

Post # 4
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would only send a thank-you card. Did you say it’s your mom or someone else (like the gift-giver) harping on you to call them? I would send a thank-you immediately in this case, so they would get it before they even have a reason to worry whether you got the gift!

(I can honestly say I’m not sure I have ever heard of the expectation to call AND send a note for a gift!)

Post # 5
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it’s fine to wait for the shower or wedding to actually send a Thank You note.  If it’s someone who worries about whether you got the gift (or your mother who knows them) a quick call/email is sufficient until the actual event.

Post # 6
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My finance actually had a great reponse to this when we got some wedding gifts early we decided to send a quick text but hold off on sending a card till after the wedding, that way we can include our thoughts on having them actually attending the event as well. 

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