Post # 1
Our wedding was July of last year and I never got around to sending the thank you cards. I still want to send them out. I believe in better late than never; what do you think? Is there such a thing as too late to send “Thank you’s”?
Post # 3
They say technically you have a year. And though I know I got annoyed when I hadn’t gotten a thank you note from someone after 6 months, when I did finally get it, it was a slight relief that they did at least care a little.
Definitely still send them.
Post # 4
@scottsouth: The one year thing is for sending gifts after the wedding (not sending thank you notes, although that is a common misconception).
@ReadyAsICanBe: Send them now. Make sure every one is personalized to the recipient and what they gave you. People may be a bit miffed they are so late, but if they are highly personalized I’m sure they will be appreciated.
Post # 5
Technically you have a year. I’d still send them so that your guests atleast know that you got their gifts.
Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: I didn’t know that, lol. Learn something new every day!
Post # 8
Post # 9
@KatNYC2011: If they as guests have a year to send gifts, why should we as the couple not also have at least that long for a thank you note? Etiquette rules are confusing sometimes.
Post # 10
Yes! Send them! Your guests will appreciate it! They all understand that while it’s not ideal, life does happen. You want them to know you are greatful!
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
Yes, yes, yes. Better late than never. I’m one of those people who can remember every wedding I’ve bene to where I didn’t receive a thank you card.
I want to know that they got the gift rather than it being stolen off the table or something. And, i think it’s just polite. Write a personal card to each person and I bet they’ll be so thankful that they don’t even realize how long it has been.
Post # 12
@scottsouth: I think it has to do with the general rule of thank you notes. Notes should be written and sent as soon after the gift is received as possible. Ideal situations would have the thank you note sent the same day as the gift is opened.
Obviously that is not feasible, but the sooner the better according to Emily Post and other “etiquette gurus”.
Post # 13
@scottsouth: Because thank you notes just aren’t that time consuming. Sure, if the gift comes a year later that thank you note goes out later.
Better late than never. Make sure you handwrite something very thoughtful in each note.
Post # 14
@KatNYC2011: You’re right about the having up to a year to send a GIFT, not thank you notes, lol. I messed up on another thread about this very topic. Oops!
But, still, I like getting thank you notes for giving a gift anytime, even if it was given quite awhile back, because it is nice to know the bride was just busy, not that she didn’t appreciate/receive the gift. It is much better than never receiving a thank you at all. OP, I’m sure your notes will be appreciated a lot!
Post # 15
I think you should still send them out. Never late then never.
Post # 16
I went to a wedding over a year ago and haven’t gotten a thank you note. I’d still appreciate getting one, so I definitely agree with “better late than never!”