(Closed) thank you notes for bridal shower??

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: are/did you send thank you notes for your bridal shower?
    yes - anytime i get a gift, i send a note. shower is no exception, & 2nd wedding gift = 2nd ty note : (68 votes)
    96 %
    yes - but only after the wedding, so some thank you notes can count for shower & wedding gifts : (2 votes)
    3 %
    no - not necessary since the wedding is coming up, sending notes then will be enough : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other: explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    What? Of course! and yes you send two!

    Post # 4
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    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, you absolutely have to send 2 thank you notes.  One for the shower and one for the wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    YES! Send a thank you note after the shower but before the wedding if you can. If they get you a second gift for the wedding, send a second thank you note. If you don’t get notes out between the shower and wedding but you got two gifts from someone, send two thank you notes! The generosity of someone giving two gifts is certainly worth the couple of minutes and few cents in postage it takes to send two thank you notes.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

     Always, always, always send a thank you card for your shower! Also, send a seperate one for the wedding.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes send a thank you card for both.  My MOH wrote out the names of the ladies that attended my shower and what gift they brought so I could mention it in the thank you cards.  You could even have your Maid/Matron of Honor have everyone address their thank you cards as they enter the door (I saw this done at a baby shower), that will save you time 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My first shower was in October, so I had plenty of time to write thank you notes.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee

    I have to say I disagree with having the guests address their own thank you notes.  I think this is really tactless.  I had to do this at my SIL’s bridal shower and it was really awkward (I don’t think she was comfortable with it either).  A thank you note doesn’t mean much to me if I had to do half the work for it!  What’s next… asking your guests to bring a stamp with them to stick on there too?

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Definitely send thank you notes for the shower and definitely send separate thank you notes for shower gifts and wedding gifts.

    And I agree with Moose1209 – It detracts from the meaning behind the thank you note if you ask your guests to put in some of the effort/work for their own note.  Write out the envelopes yourself; don’t ask you guests to write their own.

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @dynamic_duo: I wasn’t implying that you would but some people have started doing this for wedding and baby showers and I don’t like it.  Someone in a PP to mine had mentioned it so I thought I’d express my opinion on the practice.

    Post # 13
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    506 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I thought writing out the address at the baby shower I attended was a good idea, but from the reaction of the ladies in here I guess not for a bridal shower.  Maybe everyone thought it was a good idea at the baby shower since she would be so busy with the new baby.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but really I would never go so far as to have someone put on their own stamp on the card.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You sound like me purple unicorn 🙂  Have fun at your shower, but it really did help me for my Maid/Matron of Honor to write out what everyone brought for me so I could personalize my thank you cards!!

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