Post # 1
I just recently wrote out about 30 thank you cards for companies that donated gifts for a fundraiser. My hand was a little cramped and I’d commented that I might as well get used to it since I’ll be doing a lot more thank-you cards after the wedding! One of my friends commented (and was pretty admanant!) that thank you cards after the wedding were uneccessary especially if I end up giving thank you cards out if I had a shower.
In talking to a different friend, she also seemed to think that thankyou cards were also unnecessary but only if you gave wedding favours out at the wedding.
I hadn’t heard about any of this before. I always thought it was polite to send out thank you cards after the wedding (and probably still will) but I was just wondering what others thought of this?
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Sharebear: I would have to disagree with your friends, you write a thank you card ANYTIME ANYONE gives you something or does something nice for you.
Christmas/birthday/wedding/house warming/bridal shower
Pet sitting/House sitting/Tire Changing/etc. etc.
But my family sends a lot of cards 🙂
Post # 5
@mchitt329: Wow, they sure do. For me the majority of the stuff you listed would just get an in person thank you. For gifts though I always had to write a thank you card/letter/email whatever to aunts and uncles for gifts when I was growing up.
Post # 6
Send thank yous! Do it promptly as you’ll have more emotional raw material to go off of. Your friends are probably just trying to justify their own faux pas.
Post # 7
If someone went through the trouble to buy me a gift, I will go through the trouble to write them a thank you note. Shower gift? Thank You card. Wedding? Thank You card. Hosted a brunch or shower? Thank You card.
You will never go wrong by thanking people.