Post # 1
A former boss of mine just found out I was getting married and sent me a lovely card and check in the mail. I haven’t recieved gifts from people who were not invited to my wedding, so I wasn’t sure if this is common?
Do I send them a thank you right away? Does this prompt a last minute invitation. It is really sweet, but also sort of awkward.
Post # 3
Send a thank you note. Don’t wait and you are not obligated to invite them to the wedding.
Post # 4
Definitely send a thank you right away…but an invitation totally isn’t necessary! I had this happen to me. I work at corporate of a large company in Philly, and I have a lot of field folks who I talk to on a daily basis. We’ve never met in person, but you get to know the people you work with over the phone. Soooo many of them sent me wedding gifts. There was no way I was going to be able to invite them all to our wedding. It’s by far one of the sweetest gestures to be thought of like that, and a heartfelt thank you note will definitely be appreciated!
Post # 5
I got a few of these from co-workers, parents of my students. No need to invite, they are doing it to be nice, hopefully not for an invitation! What a nice surprise though, isn’t it? 🙂
Post # 6
@2PeasinaPod: yup, completely agree with you there!!!!
An invite isn’t necessary but the thank you is.
Post # 7
As PP have said – send a thank you and appreciate it 🙂 but no invite required.