Post # 1
I was having lunch with a girlfriend the other day and her husband stopped by to pick up one of their kids. He saw an envelope on the table (the thank you note I’d written since they attended my wedding last month) and asked what it was. We told him and he started to laugh, “We never even got around to that, hahaha!” (Their wedding was 4 years ago)
Yep, they never wrote a single thank you card. Hilarious!
Anyway, I tried to not look appalled and probably started talking about something else (by the way, I remember that same friend telling me that they made money on their wedding, so it’s not like they only received a couple of things).
Has anyone here ever given a wedding gift and not received a thank you card!? Even a shitty pre-printed one?
Post # 3
I was IN a wedding last year and gave a generous gift as well as my time in helping with the wedding and have not received a thank you card to this day (the wedding was last year) I find it incredibly rude not to receive one..espcially if you were in the bridal party!!
Post # 4
He laughed? At least have the good sense to appear contrite … men. I am wracking my brain, but I had to vote No – I have always received a card (even though some cards have come waaaay after the fact, like a year later). Better late than never!
Post # 5
/hand raise I have never received a thank you card. I’ve been to 4-5 weddings as an adult and not once has anyone thanked me for so much as coming. Fiance was in a wedding a couple of years ago and barely got a gift for that, much less a thank you. I know that sounds awful, but the groomsmen got flip flops (to wear for the ceremony, but Fiance hates flip flops), a bucket (like a heavier sand toy bucket), and a coozie (which, I admit, is cute because it has whales on it). Aside from the flip flops, which I think are at FI’s mom’s house, the rest has been in his trunk for two years.
Post # 6
Yep, other family members got a card but Fiance and I did not. I sent an expensive gift to their house and worry that it didn’t arrive, but I don’t want to ask.
On an old thread, a bee posted something very telling: You might not remember getting a thank you card but you certainly remember not getting one.
Post # 7
My brother and sister in law didn’t send out thank you cards. But honestly, no one was that shocked. My brother is a typical guy (would never do it on his own) and his wife was 21 at the time and was so NOT into wedding planning or anything wedding related. Best guess is she never even thought of it.
Post # 8
I think all of the weddings we’ve attended in the past few years never had thank you cards, whether it was stuff from their traditional registry or their honeymoon registry. I also didn’t get a bridal shower thank you card either. However, I just received a thank you card from someone whose wedding we can’t attend but sent a gift to.
With the advent of shipping gifts directly to people instead of dropping it off at at the wedding, I wish they would at least text me or call me to thank me so I know it’s been received.
Post # 9
This has happened multiple times to me — even in instances where I was not able to go to the wedding but still sent a gift! It bugs the crap out of me!
Post # 10
Yup! I was pretty put off for a while. This persons wedding was 2 weeks after ours. We arent super closer, the bride is a college friends of my husbands. So you’d think that with planning a wedding yourself as well, you’d be kind enough to first RSVP, and second, send a thank you note!!!
And another time is just recently within a month, but I’m giving that one a little more time. I sent a check, which hasnt been cashed yet so I’m starting to wonder if it got to them yet…
Post # 11
Yup, most of the weddings I’ve gone to and even been in I never got a thing. My best friend who’s wedding was in 2010 actually sent her thank you cards two days before their one year anniversary. Sorry people but no matter what google says you do not have a year to send thank you’s! My mom and another family friend she invited to her wedding actually called to ask me, is her new last name this? I don’t know who this is from!
Post # 12
@CorgiTales: I had no idea how important they were until I came here. Not that I wouldn’t have done them–I did thank you cards for my graduation party (hell, I gave one to my neighbors, who I had no idea knew that I was graduating, but gave me a card and cash!)–but I just never realized that it’s a HUGE deal.
Post # 13
Once i gave a bottle of champagne and £100 cheque to a friend. Not even a verbal thank you when I saw the bride the month after.
Second one was to a good friend. I gave her a cheque also, a money pot and a bottle of champagne. Again, she didn’t even say thank you in person. She’s coming to my wedding this month although I have a feeling that she may not give me anything more than her presence lol.
Post # 14
I went to four weddings last year and only got a thank you for one. One I can excuse (a little) – the bride was pregnant and gave birth only four months later, and had a big move at the same time. The others? Not so much. I was brought up to write a thank you for everything, so I definitely notice. On the other hand, I have a friend getting married later this summer and she wrote me two thank yous for the same shower gift – I guess she really liked it
Post # 15
I was IN a wedding for my best friend a few years ago and never got a thank you gift. The rest of our friends did (who weren’t in the bridal party) and my parents got a thank you card, but I never got one. The fact that everyone else got their thank you cards 11 months after the wedding makes me think she couldn’t be bothered to write a card for the bridal party to whom she had already given gifts.
Post # 16
We have gone to several weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties etc and have not received a thank you card yet! Like WTF?! Most recently I sent a gift to my neice for her birthday, I didn’t even get a thank you via phone or text…I think that’s so rude. I send thank you’s out for every stupid little thing.