- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
This might be an easy etiquette question, but I’m not entirely sure the answer so I thought I would throw out there. On my dad’s side of the family I’ve invited my uncle and aunt but not my 5 adult cousins (I don’t know them well, and they each have between 3-6 children each making the guest list even bigger). They’re great people and we would have loved to have them, but they understood, no hurt feelings.
It gets a bit complicated because my uncle and aunt are struggling financially and one of my cousins helped them out by buying a wedding gift (gift receipt lists her name as the purchaser so I know who its from). When we received the gift it was addressed from “The Jones” My question is do I write the thank you note to my uncle and aunt and thank the whole family for their support. Do I write a note to my aunt and uncle AND the cousin who brought the gifts, or should I write thank you notes to everyone since the gift implies it was from all of them? They’re such good people that I would hate to not show my appreciation. I already feel a little bad that I couldn’t invite all of them.