Post # 1
I know thank you cards should have a note about what we plan on using the money for- this will be great for our down payment on a home, moving across the country etc. DH and I have no such plans. We put all our cash gifts in our savings account and it will sit there for a long time. We have no big plans in our near future that we could even say it will be used for. What do I write in a thank you card for these people? I can’t write “thanks for the money!”
Post # 3
@krex: you can just say thank you for your generosity and presence at our wedding. Obviously make it a bit more detailed, heart-felt and lengthy than that.
I personally don’t think it’s necessary to specifically indicate to people just how you will spend every last cent–you wouldn’t do that for any other event you’re given money (birthday, etc.) however it is most certainly necessary to thank them for their kindness.
Post # 4
Thank you so much for taking the time to celebrate our marriage. We really loved seeing you and thought your dress was gorgeous! Thank you so much for the check. We have put it in our savings account to help save up for some of the bigger purchases we will have coming up! We look forward to seeing you again at Christmas/dinner/easter/whatever.
With all our love,
Krex and SO
Post # 6
If the gift was $50 or less, I always say “We can’t wait for a very fancy dinner at a nice restaurant as a special treat! We are so excited to try the food at (Restaurant)–We’ve heard it’s incredible! So thank you so much for the opportunity to eat there!”
If it was more than $50, I always say “We were so glad to proptly stick it in our “downpayment on a house fund”! It’s not in the cards for us just yet, but when it is, we want to be ready! So thank you so much for helping us work towards such an important goal!” (Probably not a great line to use if the gift giver lives in an apartment, though…)