(Closed) Getting ‘gifts’ with RSVP replies

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you should send your thank yous now.  I think the etiquette books would say that either before or after the wedding is acceptable for presents (stuff), but for checks I think that you don’t want to cash it and not acknowledge the gift for that long.

Post # 4
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with Erin – you should send a thank you before you cash the checks!

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should send the thank yous as soon as you receive a present or money.  It is just polite and I feel like the longer I wait to write a card or a letter to someone, the more likely I am to forget completely.

Post # 7
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

give your thank you letters, less work in the future; plus they will be relieved their cheques reached you


aw how generous of them!

Post # 8
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As a good general rule of thumb — if you receive a check as a gift or elsewise, send a thank you immediately, wait a day or so to ensure the Thank You is received, then cash/deposit the check.

I know that when I give someone a check, and they sit on it, I get frustrated when it comes to balancing my finances!

Post # 9
43 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had a rule in my house growing up at Christmas and for birthdays – no playing with the new toys, wearing new clothes, spending holiday money, etc UNTIL we’d written the gift-giver a thank you note. A serious motivation!

I tried this rule with my fiancee (now husband) when it came to wedding gifts, but since we are both writing on every card, we got backed up 🙂 But trying to fill the gap asap! 

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