Post # 1
About 3 weeks ago I started receiving some wedding presents in the mail, from guests who are unable to attend the wedding. My wedding is in 2 weeks.
I plan on having pretty thank you cards with a wedding photo on it. Can I wait to send them one of those cards, or do I need to send them a different one out now?
I think the rule is thank you cards within a month, but I’m not sure if it’s different since they sent gifts early?
Thanks you poliety pants bees!
Post # 2
I would send it now, if only to let them know you received the gifts.
Post # 3
cls9q: really, you should send them as you get the gifts, but if you want to do photo thank you cards that’s difficult. I would let them know you received the item and then send a formal thank you when you get your photo cards.
Post # 4
Hmmm. I feel like I would rather just send a plain thank you, than text them saying we got thr gift. Kind of awkward
Post # 5
cls9q: I would send a card now, both to give your thanks and to let them know you received your gift. Its really about being thankful and not about sending a card with your photo on it.
If you want to send them another photo card, you can, but it might seem a little odd. Especially since you probably won’t get those cards made until a few weeks after the wedding.
Post # 6
I would call them and thank them over the phone for the gift and then send a formal card once your photos are in. That way you have addressed that you got the gift and they won’t be antsy for a thank you.
Post # 7
cls9q: I would call and say “Hi So and so, we just got your gift, thank you so much.” then talk about something else “I heard we will be seeing you at the family reunion next year” or asking about how they are is a genuine little touch and you still get to send out the pretty pictures (you pay an arm and a leg for!!)
Post # 8
If you really want to wait for your photo card, then call them. I wouldn’t text them or send them 2 cards. Or just send them a plain thank you now and be done with it
Post # 9
Thanks bees! I’m going to go ahead and order some thank yous, and send them out this week.
Post # 10
cls9q: i would definitely send them a thank you card now; in the card you can just say, “thank you so much for the waffle iron; we are so excited to make breakfast now! we hope to see you soon! love, cls9q and FI.” then send them one of your pretty wedding-photo thank you cards and just say something like, “thanks again for the gift you sent. we love you!”
Post # 12
We got gifts early, too. We sent them a generic thank-you and a photo one later.
Post # 13
cls9q: I agree with PPs for the most part..you could do that, but we are going against the grain sending everyone’s at once. you have….3 months (I think that is the most agreed upon number I have heard) to send thank yous. If you send them 2 or 3 weeks after your wedding, that is still less than 2 months. We still have shower gifts we have not sent thank yous for. Everyone that attended was going to (and did) attend the wedding, so I figured I would just write 1 for 2 gifts instead of 1/gift. It will still all in all be less than 3 months.
Post # 14
I sent a generous gift in April, when I received the invitation for a July wedding. I saw the couple in August, and they apologized that they hadn’t sent the thank yous yet, as they were waiting for photos from their photographer. It’s now the beginning of December and I’ve received nothing, so far. Argh …
Post # 15
cls9q: Send a plain card now to thank them for the gift. Then later, if you want, send them the photo one saying “Thanks again! We wanted you to have this photo blah blah blah…” or something