(Closed) How do you sign a wedding card you don’t intend to mail?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7581 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Tape the card to the gift and if you aren’t sure about the name thing, just put

“To the New Mr. & Mrs.” or “To the Newlyweds”

Post # 4
803 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

and you would sign the inside of the card.  they would see the card taped to the gift (yes, tape it, otherwise it just gets lost) and open the card to see it was from you.

Post # 6
47413 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

One more hint- whenever giving a gift, always put a little card INSIDE the box so if the greeting card gets separated from the gift, the receiver will know who gave the gift.

Post # 7
4136 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

just curious – is there a reason you’re not mailing it? it can be a pain for the newlyweds to have to worry about getting the gifts home from the wedding, especially if it’s more than just cards.

Post # 8
5089 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can also just write “Jen and John” on the envelope. And I agree with the above poster – make sure you put your name inside the box as well, since cards can get easily separated from gifts.

Post # 10
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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@julies1949:  Alternatively, you can mention the gift in the card.  “I hope this blender brings you many tasty meals in your new life together.” 



Post # 11
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you haven’t gotten it already, I’d just buy it online and ship it to their home. The online registries will have the address saved for you. (Some even include free shipping or gift wrapping.) That way you don’t need to worry about bringing to the wedding, and they don’t have to worry about taking it home from the wedding. 🙂

I think etiquette technically states that you’re not supposed to bring the gift to the wedding… (I read lots of books when I was my sister’s Maid/Matron of Honor. 😉 )

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