Post # 1
My fiance and I just had our engagement party. We have written thank you cards to those who bought gifts but haven’t bothered writing them for those who didn’t bring gifts, not that we were expecting gifts at all but most people did bring one. After all we payed for them to be there and all their food and drinks. Is it necessary for us to give thank you’s to those who didn’t bring a gift?
Post # 3
I don’t think so, no. You hosted them at a party, so there’s nothing to formally thank them for unless they gave a gift. They will likely bring a gift to the wedding, after which you will have the opportunity to thank them for something in a more formal capacity.
Post # 4
Actually, all your guests should technically be writing you a thank you card….thanking you for hosting. 🙂
You don’t need to send a “thank you for coming to my party” thank you. 🙂
Post # 5
No, I don’t think for an engagement party you need to. I think for a wedding, it’s a courtesous thing to do, but an engagement party, which is much less formal, does not require you to thank your guests for their attendance in a written card (when you obviously thanked them for coming at your event in person).
Post # 6
@cupcakesxoxo: Nope you have already thanked them both verbally at the reception, and through the provision of food, drink and merriment.
To send a note CAN be considered fishing for gifts.