(Closed) Follow up with people who didn’t give cards/gift?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 32
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I sent thank you cards to everyone who came to our engagement party, but most of them traveled from out of town since it was my fiance’s family who threw it.  Also I think gifts are less expected at engagement parties than at weddings (even though I know you aren’t supposed to expect one at weddings either).  I really did want to thank the people who were able to travel from out of town to be there though, most of them (my extended family) were meeting my fiance’s family for the first time!

@sweetb717 that surprises me that its better to give a gift and not show up.  Personally I’d rather have the person come celebrate with us than to give us something and stay home.  Although I definitely wouldn’t feel comfortable showing up at a wedding without some sort of gift.

Post # 33
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315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

True, old-school etiquette says you send a thank you card to EVERYONE that came to your wedding. If they give you a gift you mention it and if they did not you thank them for spending the day with you. 

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