Post # 1
We got invited to a wedding of a family friend of my husbands. We couldn’t attend. We got the invite one month before the event and it was in another state. We sent back the rsvp “no”.
Today in the mail we got a thank you with a preprinted note about we are so happy you were able to attend our wedding and their names signed.
Weird huh? I have never met them before, but it made me laugh out loud. Did they not even keep track of who attended their wedding. Thought I would share…
Post # 2
By any chance did you write on the RSVP “Sorry we can’t attend, but we’ll be there in spirit”?
Post # 3
Did you send a gift? Perhaps they were thanking you for being gracious and supportive of their wedding, despite not attending the ceremony!
Post # 4
No we didn’t send a gift or write a note on the rsvp. My husband doesn’t know them very well.
I thought it was also kind of weird to send mass thank you cards and not write a personalized message.
Post # 5
ah well, better to send to too many people than too few, even if it does mean that the thank you notes were very obviously thoughtless.
Post # 6
Oh, woops! Would of made me chuckle too!
Post # 7
Thank you notes should definitely always be personalized! And if you didn’t attend NOR send a gift, then you definitely shouldn’t have received one! Haha, wow! However, I know some couples include one of their wedding photos with thank you notes. I could see that it might be appropriate for a newlywed couple to send one of those photos to folks who could not attend along with a polite note saying you hope to be able to see them soon (depends on the relationship I would think).
That said, many people send gifts even if they cannot attend a wedding, in which case a thank you note is required (again, personalized, not mass produced!).