Post # 1
Hi! This is a question regarding Thank You cards for Engagement Party gifts I’ve seen countless posts suggesting to thank the giver of a monetary gift for “the generous/wonderful/thoughtful gift” and to include how you plan to use it.
However, in the examples I’ve seen, couples have said they would use it for their honeymoon, first home, renovations, etc. but I haven’t seen anything about putting it towards paying for their wedding.
Is its appropriate to write that in our thank you cards? I didn’t see why it wouldn’t be inappropriate, but I wanted to thank our guests using proper etiquette!
All advice is appreciated!
Post # 2
I probably wouldn’t. But I also generally don’t put exactly what I am using money for unless they handed it to me with a specific intent. Like they handed this to you while saying “I want you guys to go out and have a nice dinner” or “Put this towards your honeymoon.” Then I’ll say something like “Oh, we have been so excited to try out this new steakhouse and this gives us the perfect excuse to finally do that!” But otherwise, I don’t feel the need to tell people “Thank you so much – half is going to make an extra student loan payment and then I’m going to splurge on the Urban Decay palatte at Sephora and we’ll have take-out tonight.” I simple thank you so much, this is much appreciated is sufficient.
I think most people understand that money goes towards bills of some kind (whether they be the fun kind or not), but probably don’t want to hear about the specifics of them funding the party you’re throwing and are inviting them to – no need to hear how the sausage is made.