(Closed) Gifts Received Before the Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

1. The reception is technically your thank you for attending the wedding. You technically only have to write thank yous to those who gave a gift

2. Do not feel obligated to invite the family. It can be customary to put everyone’s name on a gift out of habit.  At my shower, only women attended, but many signed their cards with their husband and children’s names, too.

Post # 4
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsWBS:  +1

1. Just send one thank you now.  No need to send another just for coming.

2. Don’t worry about inviting the kids.  My mom has sent wedding gifts and included me and my brothers even though we weren’t invited (and knew that).  The probably just said they whole family because they didn’t know who would be invited and wanted to cover all of their bases.

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