(Closed) Thank you cards for both shower and wedding gift?

posted 14 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Unless you get them both the same week, I think you should send two.  They took the time to buy you two gifts, so it is nice to send two notes if there is a long space between receiving them!

Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i actually created 3 — one for bridal shower gifts specifically for me (lingerie), one for bridal shower gifts for both of us (stuff we had registered for), and one for wedding presents. i like making cards though!

i think it’s fine to combine it all into one as long as you don’t use your married name beforehand.

Post # 5
22 posts

We’re sending seperate notes for both types of gifts. I haven’t decided yet whether they will be the same Thank You notes or different designs. It may just be a plain "thank you" for the shower gifts and then a "thank you" with our new last name for the actual wedding gifts.

Post # 6
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

You should send separate notes if you get the gifts at different times or for different occasions, e.g. wedding, bridal shower, couples shower.

Post # 7
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I think the "rule" is to send a seperate card for every gift…but here’s what I plan on doing

All shower attendees and gifts for shower get 1 card.

All wedding gifts that come in at least 2 weeks before the wedding get a card.

All wedding gifts that come within 2 weeks of the wedding and anytime after get 1 thank you card (a combo of thanks for the gift, thanks for coming to the wedding)

That means if people send a gift 2 weeks before the wedding (or earlier) their gift will get a seperate thank you, and then after the wedding they will get an additional thank you for coming to the wedding (with no mention of the gift).  Also, this means that anyone that has sent a gift right around the wedding date or any time after just gets the combo thanks for coming/thanks for the gift card.


This is just what works for me, but everyone has their own "rules" that theyve set for themselves!  You should definitely recognize shower gifts seperately from wedding gifts though.


Post # 8
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Definitly go with separate cards, unless the gifts come in so close to one another that you would literally be sending out two cards at once.

And send them out as soon as you can. Having been a guest at 4 weddings now where I was not thanked I appreciate the value of a thank you card.

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