Post # 1
Our wedding is in 2 months but we received an RSVP with a cash gift in it although the guest is NOT attending the wedding.
Do I send them a thank you card now or do I send a thank you card after the wedding (we are planning to have cards printed with our wedding photo on it to make it more personal)
The dilemna is that I see this person at least once a week (at church) and I want to acknowledge that we received the gift and are thankful for it but we have not printed our “wedding thank you card” yet
Post # 3
Someone should correct me if my advice is improper, but I think you should just send a thank-you card now that says thanks for the gift and something like “We are so sorry to hear you won’t be able to attend – you will be missed!” If your wedding is 2 months away, then waiting until after the wedding will probably cause the person to worry about whether you even received the RSVP and gift.
Post # 4
I agree, send it now. You can always give them a card with photos afterward if it means that much to you, but I think it’s important to acknowledge now that you received their generous gift! (You should do this for all gifts received before the wedding)
Post # 5
I too agree, please send a thank you card, as the person will waiting to know if you have received the gift.
Post # 6
I agree with the PP, send the thank you note now.
Post # 7
Thank you for your responses, I sent the card Monday!
Post # 8
Send the card as soon as you have time. After the wedding, you may be too busy. Sometimes you can invite them to the ceremony, but not the reception.