Post # 1
The invitations for my bridal shower haven’t gone out yet and we just received two gifts off of our registry. I don’t know if these are for the bridal shower or a wedding gift? Should I send a thank you now since we just received it or do I wait until after the shower? after the wedding? If I send one now do I then also send a thank you for attending the shower? thank you for attending the wedding? Thanks for any advice 🙂
Post # 3
i’m sure it’s a shower gift.
when is your shower? if it’s soon, wait until after so that you can add “and it was great to see you at the shower!” if it’s not for awhile, send a thank you now so they know you received it. also, i would guess the people who mailed shower gifts to you did so because they can’t make it to the shower.
Post # 4
I think it’s just easier to mail TYs as soon as you get the gifts.
Post # 5
It’s not only easier, but proper, to send a thank-you note the day you receive a gift. Wedding presents are properly sent to the bride’s home prior to the wedding: believe it or not it’s actually improper for at least four different reasons, to bring your wedding present to the reception itself.
You are not required to send thank-you notes to people just for attending a party. It’d the guests who are supposed to send a thank-you note to their hostess within one or two days of any party that involves a sit-down meal or other substantial entertainment. You are certainly welcome to send notes to anyone at any time — social correspondence is as much fun as social sudoku — but you don’t owe your guests a thank-you note for their enjoying your hospiality.
Post # 6
I sent thank you’s for gifts as soon as I received them. It makes it easier to keep track that way. I wouldn’t send thank you’s for just attending the shower or the weddinf for that matter.