Etiquette for Thank You cards for cash?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are correct. You do not mention  the amount. Generous gift is perfect.

Post # 4
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always say “thank you for the thoughtful gift” or something along those lines.

Post # 5
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i would say “thank you for your generous gift,” like PP mentioned, but maybe take it a step further and say “it really helped with our honeymoon expenses” or something like that. adding that personal touch lets them know what you used it for and i’m sure they’d appreciate knowing they helped you pay for your honeymoon!

Post # 5
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I usually thank you for the lovely card and the generous gift (or kind words if they wrote something) and then mention what I used it for, like putting it towards your honeymoon (or you can go really specific and say like we’ll be using it to enjoy some snorkelling). I don’t mention dollar amounts or cash. 

Post # 6
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I agree with pp’s that you ought to avoid mentioning the specific amount, but I would tell them what you will use it towards. People like to know they have helped you to purchase something special, rather than just daily expenses.

Post # 7
6352 posts
Bee Keeper

Yup as others have said. Thank them for their gift. Don’t mention amount. Personally whenever i say thank you for a cash gift I like to tell the gifter what I spent it on so they can feel like they’ve contributed to something in particular so in your case is mention a special meal or trip you took on honeymoon maybe. 

Post # 8
1967 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We also received mainly cash gifts and our thank you cards will read along the lines of “thank you for your generous gift” along with a mention of how it contributed to our honeymoon expenses. I’m not sure if we will alter the wording to those my husband believe gave much less than what could be considered “generous” and “expected” based on what his family gave them on their weddings etc but that’s a whole other kettle of fish…

Post # 9
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I use generous Or very generous depending on the amount. I also added that we would be using it for home improvements. I also said we were very happy that they were there to share our special day with us.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  SweetShe.
Post # 10
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

We used “Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful gift. We used it to do XYZ in our house” and left it at that. We didn’t list the actual cash amount.

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