(Closed) Early Gifts – thank you notes now or later?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would send the thank yous right away.  We did that so guests would know that we received the gifts and also to help us so that we don’t forget to thank them after the wedding.  It is easier to keep up with thank yous if you start right away instead of waiting until after the wedding is over.

Post # 4
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have a similar issue, especially since I haven’t ordered the thank you cards yet!!! I am sending a less formal thank you via email (lucky the people that gifted early are regular email correspondence) and a formal thank you card as soon as the come in!

Post # 5
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I suggest phone call now, thank you note after wedding.

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I ran into this issue too. We sent thank you notes for the checks, but not for the gifts. We opened them as they arrived to make sure there weren’t any damages that needed to be exchanged.

Since our wedding was small we were able to talk to people and tell them we recieved the gifts, then send the actual notes after the wedding. We drafted most of the notes ahead of time so that we could write them up quickly after the wedding and sent them 2 weeks after the big day.

Keep a list of the gifts you recieve and who you have sent a note to! It’s so easy to forget if you wrote a note or not, especially if you start sending notes before the wedding.

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