Post # 1
I’m looking around for thank you cards, getting price ideas and what not – here’s my sudden issue….
I know I will get ones (informal) with our names and new last name on them for the wedding gifts that arrive before the wedding and all the ones we get at the reception – BUT
Should I get some that are just mine for the shower? You know since the gift is being givien more to me at the time then to us both….make sense? I mean I know the gift isn’t "mine" but….ok I’ll shut up. LOL You all get me.
Post # 3
Q. If only the bride-to-be is present at the shower, who should sign the thank-you notes for the gifts — only the bride, or both of the to-be-weds?
A. No matter who attends the shower and receives the gifts, all of the wedding gifts are really for both the bride and the groom-to-be regardless of when they’re received — hence, even if the bride herself is the only soon-to-wed attendee, the thank-yous should come from both her and her fiance. The concept of the wedding shower used to be that the gifts were to help the bride-to-be set up her new home — but come on. It’s the new millennium, and the secret is out: metrosexual or not, men can also cook and clean, and they’re going to find all this stuff useful and even enjoyable too. As a matter of fact, co-ed, or “Jack and Jill” showers, are becoming more and more popular, so expect to start seeing more grooms-to-be tearing into those gifts, leaving no question as to who should be giving the thanks.
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I purchased "shower" thank you’s and then different thank you’s for wedding gifts. I found shower thank you’s that have a picture of a bride holding boxed presents with "Thank You" on the front and the Wedding gift thank you’s have a picture of boxed presents with "Thank You" on the front as well.
We went for very informal, yet fun thank you cards. If you’d like to see a picture, let me know.
Post # 5
Stationary sent out prior to your wedding should be in your maiden name, because technically, you are not Mrs. so and so yet (according to the Bible of etiquette by Mrs. Emily Post). You can sign your FH’s name to the card, but if you use personalized stationary, then it has to be your maiden name.