(Closed) thank you cards for gifts before the wedding date

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve read that you should send thank you cards within a month of receiving things prior to the wedding.  After the wedding, you only have two weeks.

Don’t wait to send thank you notes til after the wedding.

Post # 4
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I just started getting gifts for our wedding, and although I want to wait until afterwards to send out thank you cards (only b/c we are doing personalized thank you’s with our wedding pics on it), I went to Hallmark and bought decent stationary with an S on it (our last names start with the same initial, convenient!) to thank these people early. I don’t want them thinking I forgot

Post # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

You’re supposed to send thank you’s as soon as you receive the gift to let the giver know you received it, etc. After the wedding you have a little more wiggle room. How much fun to get early gifts! I loved that!

Post # 6
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wanted to do the same thing and send out the personalized thank you cards, but with gifts already arriving it’s best to send out thank you notes right away.

It’s nice to know that people want to give you gifts in honor of your wedding so early! You should thank them soon. 

Post # 7
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Send Thank You’s right away. Not only will it save you time at the wedding, but your guests will not be sitting there wondering if you received your gift.


Also, just a good rule of thumb. If you get a check, make sure you send a thank you card and allow enough time for the card to get there before you cash the check.

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve been sending them right away.  It makes the number of cards at a time more manageable, and lets the guest know you recieved them.  Big second on making sure you send a ‘thank you’ before depositing checks.  Also, here is a hint that has definitely helped me keep on top of this.  I made an excel spreadsheet with pages for both of my showers and the wedding.  Every time I get a gift I enter it in the spreadsheet next to the guest’s name and I have a column for date received and date thank you note sent.  It is easy to forget who you sent cards to with everything that is going on!

Post # 9
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i got two gifts and have just sent off the thank you cards!

Post # 10
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been sending the thank you cards soon after receiving the gift. I figure this way these will be out of the way and I won’t have as many to do after the wedding.

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