(Closed) Thank You Etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Personally, I chose to thank everyone who came to my wedding, gift or not because I was thrilled that they’d taken the time and effort to come celebrate with me!  🙂

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d assume they are engagement gifts.  The thank you card can just say “thank you for the lovely gift and for thinking of us.”  If you plan to send thank you cards to all who attend you wedding, then do not exclude anyone who has sent you a gift prior to that.  I have not decided what I am doing yet as far as thank you notes (wedding is in July) but I think it depends on the number of people who show up and how much time we have.  Obviously, I will send thank you cards to any and everyone who brings a gift but I’m still on the fence about those who don’t bring anything (unless there is some special circumstance).  I’d never heard of sending thank yous to all who attended a wedding irregardless of whether or not they brought a gift before I signed up on WeddingBee, but I also just assumed that you bring a gift to a wedding, even it is something small.  

Post # 5
1103 posts
Bumble bee

I would send them thankyous now – I’m not sure if I’d treat it as an engagement or wedding gift either, as usually you’d get an engagement gift when you announce an engagement rather than send out Save-The-Date Cards. Maybe you have awesome friends! I only had two people come to our wedding who didn’t give us anything (not even a card) and I didn’t send them thankyous. I figured I had given them favours and verbal thankyous on the day, so I counted the thankyou card as being for the gift.

Post # 6
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You don’t need to send ‘thank you for attending’ cards to those who attended but did not bring a gift.  The reception is your thank you to guests who attended your marriage ceremony.

Any gifts you receive prior to the wedding should be acknowledged (by a card) promptly.  Etiquette dictates wedding gifts to not be used until after the wedding.

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