(Closed) Vent: Crazy chick on the radio this morning re: thank you cards.

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@UpstateCait:  Sort of related, a few months ago I was working part time at an event rental store, and a bride and her Maid/Matron of Honor came in to check out chiavari chairs,  She said something about how long thank you cards take to write, and I was listening while she said “That’s why we aren’t writing them.  Our DJ is going to say thank you for us to everyone, and tell them not to expect cards.  I don’t have that kind of time.”

LOL.  I died a little, right there.

Post # 5
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Some people are just ridiculously entitled, ungrateful and self centered.

(also I flagged it for you)

Post # 5
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3942 posts
Honey bee

It blows my mind that so many couples don’t send thank you notes anymore. Out of the last 4 wedding’s we have been to we have only gotten 1 thank you card. I just don’t get it!??

Post # 6
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Linz1231:  Hopefully her guests decide they don’t have “that kind of time” to get her a gift. Some people….

Post # 7
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13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think my jaw physically dropped during this post!  That is so rude.  How dare she expect a thank you card from the guests for attending her wedding?  What the heck!?  That’s a ridiculous parallel for her to draw.

Post # 8
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@KatNYC2011:  It took everything I had not to say something.  People are so inconsiderate!

Post # 9
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7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think my eyes just came out of my head at work, this is crazy! How can you not write a thank you note to your guests.?!?!?! Some people are just… hmmm… can’t really find a proper word to put on here at the moment :p

Post # 10
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3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow, people never cease to amaze me. Well, yes thank-you notes take some time. But you don’t have to write a novel inside each one. A few words to appreciate the gift given isn’t that hard and it goes a long way towards maintaining the relationship with that person. 

The blanket thank-you from the DJ wouldn’t cut it for me either.

Post # 11
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yep, my jaw literally dropped. People these days!! Given that you have up to a year to write them, even if she and Darling Husband wrote ONE a day they’d still get them out in time. Ridiculous!

Post # 12
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3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m someone who sends a thank you card for every single thing.

But I was talking with one of my friends the other day who just had a baby. She kept receiving tons of gifts and her showers were so close to her due date that she never got thank yous out. It was a difficult pregnancy and now she’s just bone tired. I really sympathized with her. She said people were nagging her about thank yous and the baby is only 4 weeks old. I told her that some times I just don’t think you should have to send a thank you! I mean if you open and receive gifts in front of people, you’re thanking them right there.

 

Post # 13
Hostess
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Wow. I can’t believe the audacity of that woman to actually say that her “normal’ guests (read: close friends and family who spent time and money to join her in her wedding celebration) didn’t deserve a thank-you. How ungrateful.

(P.S. Moved it to Etiquette for ya.)

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Linz1231:  If I was at a wedding and the DJ announced “Thanks! Now don’t expect a card” you can bet I would be digging through that card box to remove my cash from my greeting card. 

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