Post # 1
I hadn’t thought about it until just now but we received a lovely and generous wedding gift today from a family. Their daughter is away but will be back for our wedding. I sent her an email saying we had recieved the gift (her dad dropped it off) and how much we loved it and how excited we were. Was that ok? I am planning on sending formal thank you cards after the wedding, we want a wedding photo included and obviously do not have that now since the wedding is 3 weeks away. I saw it mentioned that email thank yous are rude but since we don’t see her and won’t for a few weeks I wanted to said a quick message saying how much we appreciated the gift. Was that alright?
Post # 3
I dis the same. Its fine.
Post # 4
@breadandbutterflies: Yea, it’s fine. In the formal card, just thank them “once again for the lovely gift”.
Post # 5
It is good that you acknowledged the gift, so they know that it has been received.
But, I think you should send the thank you now. It is not polite to delay your gratitude so that you can send them a photo of yourself.
If you are that keen on sending a photo, send a second mailing after the wedding.
Post # 6
@andielovesj: No no the thank you cards are are being custom made/ordered and will have our wedding photo on them. The photo is not being sent separately with a thank you card. I should have clarified. If I sent a thank you card now it would not be the same card that other family members will receive, this might bug them (it’s a close family they’ll see the custom photo card).
Post # 7
Oh I understood what you meant. But the point remains. You do not delay thanking someone so that you can send them a photo of yourself, even in a photo thank you. Well at least not if you want to be polite.
This part is general and not directed at you, OP. It seems a little self important to think someone would rather have a picture of you, then a timely expression of gratitude. The more time that lapses the less grateful someone seems.
Post # 8
I agree, send it now and if you really want them to have a picture, send another later.
Post # 9
You should just go to the store and get a generic thank you card to send out. You really should be sending thank yous as soon as possible, rather than waiting for a card with your picture on it. If you really want to send this person your personalized card, you could send one after the wedding with a message like, “Sally, thank you for attending our wedding and celebrating this new phase in our life with us. It meant the world to have you there! Thanks again for the awesome gift! Love, B&G.” (Although 3 thank yours for 1 gift seems a bit overkill to me, so I’ djust go with the generic one now…)