Post # 1
Hello lovely bees,
We’re still over a month out from our wedding, but we’re already receiving wedding gifts. What’s the proper etiquette for thank you notes? Can I start sending them as we receive the gifts or do I have to wait until the wedding actually happens? I would love to be able to hand them bit-by-bit, but I don’t know if that’s awkward. Any help is much appreciated!!!
Post # 3
Write the AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after you get them. It’s perfectly fine to do so, and will save you much grief in the long run.
Post # 4
I have this very same question!!! Glad to see I’m not the only one!
Post # 5
Definitely do it as they come in! It makes life easier on you, but it also assures the gift-giver that you received their present. 🙂
Post # 6
i had the same question! i looked online, and the rules seem to be that if you get a gift before the wedding, you have a max of 2 weeks to send the thank you note. if the gift arrives at the wedding or post-wedding, you get 1-2 months after you return from your honeymoon.
Post # 7
I would write them out as soon as the gift arrives. Thinking from the gifters perspective I would find it awfully sweet to have gotten a thank you before the wedding for a gift thtat was given before the wedding. Plus it will be less hassel and less confusing to do that now. I’m sure the presents that are received before wedding sometimes don’t make it onto the same list for thank you notes as the ones received at the wedding.
Post # 8
Thank you all!!! I’m going to knock those suckers out this weekend…
Post # 9
I just talked with my mom this weekend who send an extended family member a gift card (for shower) and substantial check (for wedding) about 3 mos ago. The check has not been cashed and no thank you note has arrived for either one yet. She is now worried that they have been stolen. So moral of the stroy, cash checks in a timely fashion and write thank you notes like Emily Post suggests.
Post # 10
Get them out as things come in. That way you wont have to do them all in bulk. It will save you time and stress.
Post # 11
Yup, etiquette dictates you send them out immediately after getting the gift!