Post # 1
Does anyone have any adivce as to when you should send thank you cards for gifts which arrive months before the wedding date? Our wedding is the end of august and we’re starting to receive gifts by mail now. Should we wait til after the wedding or send them out with the rest of the thank you cards, or as we receive them?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
i got two gifts and have just sent off the thank you cards!
Post # 10
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.