Post # 1
WHEN GIVING GUESTS AT YOUR WEDDING A GIFT BAG WHICH INCLUDES A “THANK YOU CARD” HOWEVER PERSONAL……..SHOULD NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF A WRITTEN POST WEDDING EXPRESSION OF GRATITUDE. THERE IS NO WAY TO GIVE AN ADVANCED THANK YOU FOR SOMETHING THAT HAS NOT YET HAPPENED. NOT ALL GUESTS ARE EQUAL, NOR ARE THEY’RE BEHAVIORS AND OR ACTIONS. NO ONE EXPECTS A BOOK , BUT A PERSONAL THANKS, HOWEVER SMALL INCLUDED IN THE POST WEDDING NOTE OF THANKS WILL ALWAYS BE A MORE AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR GUESTS AND THE TIME SPENT BUYING YOUR GIFT AND CELEBRATING YOUR SPECIAL DAY…
Post # 4
Someone feels strongly about early thank you cards! Don’t worry, I’m sending mine after the wedding – thanks for the heads up, though!
Post # 5
Um, yes, handwritten personal thank you cards are basically a must…I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone argue against that on the hive. Is there a question here that I’m missing?
Post # 6
I completely agree with what you are saying. In fact, I don’t think that many will disagree with you as that is what is generally expected when following etiquette guidelines…
…BUT, you seem a *bit* miffed?! The bold and all caps threw me off slightly.
Post # 7
I’m a spiteful person and if anyone said this to me in person, I’d hold off as long as possible to send a thank you to that person.
Post # 8
@OCDolly: i just wrote a question about this earlier….however you seem very angry in your debut post.
Post # 9
My vote is for after. I had fun writing them all out.
Post # 10
@OCDolly: huh, am I missing part of the post? I don’t think maybe people if anyone inlcudes a generic thank you in place of one for the gift?
Post # 11
@OCDolly: Agreed, however, I’d suggest noting, it’s not necessary to put your post in caps and bolded.