Post # 1
My boss is incredible and soon after he found out that FH and I were engaged he and his husband offered to pay our airfare for our honeymoon or for our next vacation flight within the US. With that generous offer in mind, we decided to fly to Seattle, stay for a few days, then drive to Canada. He sent me the flight info today asking if the dates and times selected work and in the screen shot it included that they were first class tickets and so I thanked him endlessly and said the times worked great. I don’t fly often (aka I’ve flown once…coach) but I know first class tickets are pricey so I want to make sure to thank them appropriately. We’re not leaving until the end of March but like I said, I’ve known about this gift for a while and found out about this extra amazing part today so should I send them a thank you note before the wedding or wait til after?
Post # 2
I would write a thank you note now, since the tickets are confirmed. It’s not a promise of a future gift, they are bought and paid for and now in your control.
Personally, given the generosity of the gift from a non-family member, I would ALSO make it a point to purchase a gift of a local specialty for your boss while on your honeymoon as a thank you once you return along with a card with a handwritten note talking about how wonderful your honeymoon was and thanking them again.
Post # 3
That’s a nice boss. Thank yous are due as soon as you are given a gift. In this case, I’d write the note as soon as the tickets are purchased. I agree that I’d write another one in this case after the trip as well.
Post # 4
annabananabee : The local specialty gift is an awesome idea so that I can thank them before and after the wedding. I wish I could thank them every day for the next 90 days, lol.
Post # 5
I agree, send it now and get a thank you gift while you’re on the vacation.
Post # 6
There’s really no such thing as an “early” thank you. As soon as you receive a gift you should send a thank you note. Bringing him a local gift afterward is a great idea.