(Closed) i got a gift 5 months before the wedding – when to send Thank you?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you should send thank yous as soon as you receive the gift. it will make things much easier on you post-wedding, too, since you’ll have a few left to do! i would actually respond to her rsvp after the wedding if you want to send a pic…sort of a second thank you.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

i personally think it’s best to send all thank you notes immediately.  it will be easier for you and your Fiance, and the giver will know that you “received” the gift that she so thoughtfully sent.

Post # 5
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Immediately!  And how nice that you got an early gift!

Post # 6
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would send a written thank you note as soon as possible.  Make sure to take a picture (or 2) doing the activity/enjoying what was bought off the honeymoon registry.  I would send an email with the honeymoon pictures once you get home as another thank you.

Post # 7
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You should send the written thank-you as soon as you get a gift.

Post # 8
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wanted to include thank you’s for coming to the wedding so I’m waiting until after the wedding to send all thank you’s.  However, we received one gift pretty early and it was quite big from my sister’s in-laws.  So I called my sister’s MIL personally and thanked her.  I said it wasn’t my formal thank you but that I wanted her to know we had received it and how grateful I was.  Once we get within a month of the wedding, I won’t call personally, I will just wait until after the wedding. 

I did this because for a wedding last year my Fiance and I received an invitation about 3 months ahead.  We right away RSVP’d and ordered the gift online.  For 3.5 months I had no idea if they had even received it.  I decided right there that I would send out thank you’s right away but like I said, I wanted to include mention of attending the wedding.

Post # 10
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d send it now so she knows you received it. You could always send her another note after the honeymoon. 🙂

Post # 11
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@dynamic_duo:Oh yeah, duh!  We are also doing a honeymoon registry and I was planning on including pictures of us doing the activity they helped us go on.  In this case, I would probably send it now. 🙂  That’s too long to wait and then I would send a picture in email after the honeymoon.

Post # 12
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Send her the thank you note asap, but you can also send her a little note with the picture after the wedding. 

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