(Closed) Can you send out thank you cards before the wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Send it now! That way they know you received the gift and it is one less thank you that you will have to write after the wedding 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s fine to send it now, especially if you know they are not coming to the wedding.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with the others.  If you know they aren’t going to be able to attend, send it now 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

How nice of them to send you something! you should send it as soon as you can : )

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I say send it now just to have one less to write.  I’ve dedicated Sundays as my day of Thank You writing so I’m not overwhelmed and have mommy dearest hounding me the second I get back from the honeymoon LOL.  I see you’re wedding isn’t too far away anyhow Wink, so it’ll be okay.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have been wondering this, too…. we have been getting gifts that people are shipping to us from the registry, but the wedding isn’t for 6 weeks. If they ARE coming to the wedding, should I send the thank you now, or wait until after the wedding?

Thanks 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Send the the thank you notes as you get the gifts, if you can, because it will make it seem like less of a…well…chore then if you have to do them all at once.

Make sure you keep records so that you know to whom you’ve sent the notes to.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My thing is to send a thank you as soon as you get a gift. If they’re not coming to the wedding, go ahead and mail it early.

If they are coming to the wedding, I say write out the thank you and put it off to the side, after the wedding – send em all at the same time.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

People who send gofts early will get thank you cards that are buch less cute…. I was planning to do photo cards with a photo from the wedding, but that’s okay….Thank you for the advise!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm… i hope it is ok because i’ve been doing it! lol

I figured it would be a good way to let them know that their shipments reached me (I’ve been sent some china and bakeware).

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I’d send them right away.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I sent all my thank yous out as soon as I got the gifts so that nothing would get lost in the shuffle and forgotten.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

sending them right away has definitely served the purposes of (1) getting it off our plate for later (ok, who am i kidding, MY plate) and (2) letting people their presents arrived safe and sound.

what i have been doing is i have a drawer set aside for thank you card supplies — cards that are pre-signed by both of us, the envelopes, stamps, return address stickers etc.  each time we get a gift i take the receipt (they are mostly from the registries), copy down the sender’s address onto one of the envelopes, and write it that evening.  it helps that the cards are smaller sized — i don’t have much more than 3-4 sentences to write for most cards.  

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