(Closed) Wedding gift thank you cards

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: When do you send thank you notes for wedding gifts?

    As soon as you get the gift even if its before the wedding

    Wait until after the wedding

    Other ... please explain

  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We opened them up and sent thank you cards right away. I would rather do that then forget and not send them after the wedding.

    Post # 4
    21 posts
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Some people will expect them quickly or they start asking if you received them (in my history).  Plus, it will even out the work you have to do.

    Post # 5
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We’re planning on opening as many as possible before the wedding so we have fewer thank-you’s to send once we get back from our honeymoon. 

    Post # 6
    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    Open them and send the thank you card within 2 weeks. People want to know that you got it okay.

    Post # 7
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We sent them as soon as we got the gift, that way the sender isn’t waiting months and months to make sure their gift was delivered.

    Post # 8
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would start sending them as soon as you receive gifts only because you’ll have so many to send after the wedding that it will make it easier on you.

    Post # 10
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I voted that you should open gifts and send the thank-you notes as soon as possible, but I’m not sure what I’ll actually end up doing for my own wedding.

    My fiancé and I have been to three weddings recently – for the first, the bride sent our thank-you note immediately upon receipt of our gift, before the wedding.  For the second, all thank-you notes were written and sent after the wedding.  For the third, the bride sent a handwritten note before the wedding and sent a generic photo collage thank-you postcard after the wedding.

    I really like the idea of taking a “thank-you picture” at the wedding, and then using it to make postcards for the handwritten/personalized thank-you notes.  For that, we’d need to wait until after the wedding, no matter when the gift arrived.  

    Post # 11
    3728 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Open the gift right away and write the thank you note. I would send the thank you note right away, especially if the person isn’t coming. If the person is coming to the wedding, you can either send it before or right after. My plan is to get most of my thank yous out before we leave for our honeymoon 48 hours after the wedding. Any others will be written on the plane and mailed out on our way home from the airport. Prompt thank you notes mean a ton to people.

    Post # 12
    6014 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’d open it before, write the Thank You note then send them all out together.  That way I wouldn’t have to do so many when I got back, and the people that sent them early didn’t think I used the gift.  I don’t know why, but the old folks in my family get ticked if you do that.  IDK

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