(Closed) Thank you card money etiquette

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Not at all!! I think I’d say something along the lines of:

“Your generous gift has helped us start a great nest egg – we can’t wait until our dreams of a house become a reality!”

Post # 4
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would say just that it will be used for a downpayment on your future home.  We gave a use for all our monetary gifts.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I said we used it toward furnishing our home. The truth – we used it to get by while I was unemployed – doesn’t sound as good!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I refer to money as “generous gift” and then I have said that we are saving it because our next step is buying a house. Its partially true – but some of our money was spent on our honeymoon and redecorating our house!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@gill84: I have only gotten financial gifts for the bridal shower. In my case, I expressed my gratitude for their thoughtfulness, and said that it will certainly come in handy over the coming months. 

With wedding gifts, I plan to mention that their gift is helping us “start our life together” — I love the idea of downpayment on a house, or if you’re planning to start a family you could mention that the gift they gave will help you prepare to expand your family or start a family.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We thanked them for the “generous gift” and said something about it it was so helpful in completeing our registries and continuing to make our apartment our home.  I think talking about putting it towards your future house would be great!

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