Post # 1
Hi, I’m pretty much clueless on Korean wedding traditions, although I’m 100% Korean. I am a huge twinkie, and I even speak to my parents in English b/c my Korean is just mangled and they can’t understand me.
I do know that traditionally, Korean people give cash as gifts. And I know that in traditional American weddings, the newlyweds write thank you cards.
My question is – do most Koreans expect/want a thank you card for their gifts? I’m not trying to get out of having to write a whole bunch of thank you cards after the wedding, but merely asking b/c I am curious. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a thank you card in my house from a Korean wedding.
Does anyone know?
Post # 3
Well, I think in this day and age, it’s just probably the polite thing to do even if you don’t think they expect a thank you card. I say better to be safe than sorry and offend anyone. 🙂
Post # 4
i’ve sent thank you cards to my mom’s korean fam and friends when they generously gifted me money for my college graduation so it doesn’t hurt at all. i don’t think thank you cards are culturally specific, if you catch my drift. just go ahead and send a note. no one can get on you for being polite!
Post # 5
I just asked my mom (who is 100% Korean) and she says that your reception dinner is your way of saying thank you to your guests for coming and in today’s day and age a lot of people don’t really send thank you cards, but it is very nice if you do. so i say sending the thank you card will be a nice touch if unexpected and safe if expected 🙂
Post # 6
ooh very helpful pancy! thanks to everyone who replied. i will take all of your advice.