Post # 17
I cashed mine as soon as I got them for the reasons listed above. I hate when I write a check and then forget about it until several weeks later when my account is missing $X. I think it’s just a courtesy to cash the checks right away. But I’ll be sure to get the thank you notes out.
Post # 18
Cashing them soon after receiving them, even if you don’t get a thank you out right away (especially if you don’t) alerts the giver that it was received and not lost in the mail.
Post # 19
A thank you also alerts the giver that you’re the one who received it.
Post # 20
while i agree with the fact that you should cash it before…. i think the proper etiquette of this matter is to send the thank you FIRST then cash the check… that way they have been thanked properly and you don’t look greedy or potentially forget/get busy with wedding craziness and not get the note to them in a timely manner…. it’s a practice i’ve always followed for any monetary gifts: thank you note first then cash check! it’s just the proper way of accepting the gift! plus you want to get the note out as soon as possible, that way you can cash the check asap too!