Post # 1
We got our first wedding gift this week – A cheque in the mail from FI’s uncle who won’t be able to make the wedding.
I had hoped to send out picture thank you cards, but we obviously don’t have those cards yet and won’t for about 4 weeks after the wedding (the goal is to have all the thank you cards done by Christmas!)
Fiance sent an email to his uncle to let him know we received it (and give a casual thank you) and we cashed the cheque this week too.
Is that enough of acknowledgement that we can hold off on sending the more formal thank you after the wedding or should I buy some non-photo thank you cards to send to anyone who gives us a gift earlier?
Post # 3
I would go out and buy some non-photo thank you cards. They are always good to have on hand, wedding related or not.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Send your thank yous now. It will take time after the wedding to get your photo TYs printed- no reason to make a guest wait 3 months for a Thank You.
Post # 5
For all of the gifts we received before the wedding, I bought some nice packs of thank-you cards and mailed them as soon as possible. For all of the gifts at/after the wedding, we sent photo thank-yous.
I’d expect you’re going to start getting MANY more gifts prior to the wedding, so I’d suggest getting some non-photo thank-yous to send out for those. I’d be a little afraid that your friends and family may think they are only receiving an email/casual thank-you, when that’s not the case at all!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa
I had leftover thank you’s from the shower (with photos from our engagement pics) that I sent out for early gifts…
Post # 7
I am not an etiquette stickler about thank you’s. As a guest, I honestly don’t care if I receive a card. I’m just going to glance at it and then throw it away immediately. However – I do keep the ones with pretty pictures. I vote wait. You already did acknowledge them anyway.
Post # 8
@Gemstone: I’d be a little afraid that your friends and family may think they are only receiving an email/casual thank-you, when that’s not the case at all!
THIS is exactly what I’m afraid of!
Looks like I’ll be heading to the mall this weekend to buy some thank you cards! Thank you ladies!
Post # 9
@smiles4jo: I didn’t even think of this situation arising, but now I realize it will. Thank you very much for posting!! 🙂
Post # 10
I ordered a small pack of thank you cards using our engagement phots for all the gifts/cards we got before the wedding. Most of our declines sent us a card or gift, so it was worth it.
Post # 11
@smiles4jo: Always pick thanking guests over giving someone a picture of yourself.
The first is gracious, the second is more towards self absorbed.