(Closed) how early did gifts arrive? when do you send thank yous?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Definitely send the thank-you notes as gifts arrive; this lets the gift-giver now that the gift was received.  Plus, then you’re doing a few thank-you notes at a time, instead of letting them pile up.

Post # 4
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We just received our first gift and I’m going to send a thank you out Monday. This way they know you received it and it’s one less card you have to write later.

Post # 5
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am not in this situation (yet…;))

but, I think it would reduce stress to start early with the thank you notes! Anyway, I don’t think I have enough self resistant to wati till after the wedding to open a present..esp if it was sitting there for like months…ooo, I’m bad about waiting for christmas…so I don’t think I could do it.

Post # 6
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

It was probably under a month to go when we really started to see gifts coming in. I think the “rule” is you write the thank you notes as soon as you can after you get the gift. That’s what I tried to do, and it made things a lot easier after the wedding.

Post # 7
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wondered the same thing, too, and also I was planning to use a wedding photo on the thank-yous so I wanted to wait until after the wedding.  But the advice you’ve been given is best – send the thanks as they come in. Not only is it polite, but you’ll be glad to have that done!

Post # 8
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Send them as they come and be sure to tally a list of what they got you and from whom!


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