Post # 1
We are starting to get a very steady amount of gifts come in. Some are cash, checks, and things off of our registry. Should we start sending out thank you notes before the wedding? Do we wait until after? We want them done ASAP…but don’t really know what would be the right thing to do.
Post # 3
I would do them as you get them, that way you don’t have so much to do after the wedding.
Post # 4
If you can do it as you get them then get them done, otherwise wait until after. I will most likely wait until after the wedding as it is just around the corner.
Post # 5
I second ArtBee, send them as you get them.
My only advice to you would be to keep a list of who you thanked and for what, as it gets closer to your wedding, you don’t want any of the “thank you” notes to slip through the cracks.
Post # 6
agree with pp’s. We’re doing the same thing: as soon as we receive a gift, we send a note and enter it into our spreadsheet: what they got us and when we sent the thank you card. Better to stay on top of them! Plus you want the guests to know you’ve received their gift.
Post # 7
We have been keeping a detailed gift log. We’ll write out thank you notes for what we’ve gotten up until now this weekend and get them out of the way. Something less to have to worry about, especially after the wedding.
Post # 8
I was going to send thank you’s as we got gifts but that didn’t happen… instead we are going to wait until we get a cute wedding picture so that I can include a pic (not sure what size yet, 4 x 6 maybe) in each thank you. I am keeping a log though of what gifts we are getting.
Post # 9
If you have time, I say do them now. You’ll have plenty to worry about later
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's GrandparentsÃ¢Â€Â™ Ranch
Maybe you can do them as you get them and then send them all together later 😉
Post # 11
Create a great excel file with who gave you what and check off if you’ve written and addressed the letter. When you return from the honey moon finish the thank- yous and send them out together. This way if you have them addressed and stamped you’ve done 99% of the work.
Also, they might send you something now – but who knows what they’ll give you during the wedding! You might want to re-write one if Aunt Sally gave you another $100 at the wedding…
Post # 12
I agree with pretty much everyone else – sending them out as soon as they come in will save you the stress of having them pile up to do after your wedding.
However, in my thank you cards, I additionally want to make sure I thank them for attending our wedding also. So I will probably write them in advance, but not physically put them in the mail box until AFTER the wedding. That’s just my prerogative though.
Post # 13
We’ve been doing ours as we get them, it just seemed easier. Though we are considering doing a picture thank you after the wedding so I feel bad that are early gift-givers won’t get the picture.
Post # 14
Get ’em done now!! They knew they were sending them ahead of time. Include a line about “cant wait to see you at the wedding” etc.
Post # 15
Although I agree with doing them as I get gifts to avoid having them all to do after the wedding and it also shows the gift giver their present was in fact received…we are not opening any gifts until after the wedding. My FH and I are taking one whole day to do our gifts and recover from wedding and honeymoon. I am however notifying those who send gifts early that we in fact received their gift and will see them at the wedding.
Post # 16
i would send them as the gifts come in.