Post # 1
So we got married yesterday!!!! It was amazing. We are honeymooning in Alaska and had a just us destination wedding in Vancouver the day before the boat leaves. We leave on our cruise in a few hours- SO excited!!
back to my actual question: we are having a fancy reception like dinner celebration when we return home- it’s a bit away in 2 months. It is well known by our families. No one threw me a shower and we didn’t have an engagement party. We received a couple cards from family members that contained money. Our invitations are going out shortly after we return home… So should we still send them thank you cards if we have called them and thanked them for the card/money gifts already?
thanks Bees 🙂
Post # 2
When in doubt quick card couldn’t hurt. Do them when you get back. They do not take much time to write.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm
queenieheather : Yes. I think that would be the most proper thing. Nothing compares to a recieving a card in the mail. It’s always better to go a little further than strictly necessary in these situations in my personal opinion.
Post # 4
It’s always nice to send a proper thank you card, even if you’ve called and thanked them. A lot of people will have a wedding photo on the thank you card – then everyone receiving one is also getting the gift of a wedding photo
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club
I would send a quick thank you card. No harm by being grateful.
Post # 6
I agree with all the PP’s, I’d send a card. It’s always a nice gesture and its something that sentimental folks will hang on to and everyone will appreciate the additional thank you and acknowledgement of their generosity!
Post # 7
queenieheather : A thank-you card is always appropriate.
Have a great honeymoon and cruise!
Post # 8
Yes — a verbal thank you is not sufficient. You need to send a handwritten thank you cards.
Post # 9
Absolutely, you should send thank you cards for the gifts received to date.
Post # 10
We wrote cards to everyone who attended or gave us gifts, BUT personally I wouldn’t expect it from newlyweds myself (we just thought it would be a nice thing to do!) and I think most of the recipients were not expecting cards, much as they did enjoy them… so in short: I personally don’t think you need to if you don’t want to. 🙂 I’m in the UK though, and our families are mostly Swedish and South African, so there may be some cultural differences to account for.
Post # 11
queenieheather : yes! Send mailed thank you cards. It’s always best to go the extra mile for someone who wrote u a nice check!
Post # 12
It’s not optional; a handwritten thank-you note is essential.
Post # 13
Sure, send cards to thank those who sent money, no need to send a thank you card for just a card though