(Closed) what to do with gift before wedding???

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oooh, good question. I would cash them now just to be courteous ultimately, but send a Thank You card after the wedding.

Post # 4
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

good question! i would be so baffled too! from a practical standpoint, I can’t image they want you to wait. But I have no idea what is considered normal!

Post # 5
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Whatever you do, I would send a thank you ASAP so they know it arrived safely… especially if you decide to wait (or can’t cash/deposit now due to name issues).


ETA: The only check we’ve received so far is made out to “Mr. and Mrs. Newname,” so I have to wait until after the wedding for that one.

Post # 6
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would cash them now and send a thank you note immediately. For people who keep close tabs on their checking account, it would be nice to have one’s check cashed asap (unless they’ve dated for the wedding or thereafter of course), and all presents deserve a thank you note written as soon as possible (bonus – it cuts down on the number of cards you have to write after the wedding!)

Also, we received a number of checks written out to Mr. and Mrs. DH’s name. I have not changed my name, so in those instances Darling Husband deposited the checks into his account.

Post # 7
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Cash them now unless they are made our to Mr. & Mrs. NewLastName.  You don’t want to hold on to people’s checks for a month and half.  And send a thank you card now as well.

Post # 8
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would cash them now. If you wait it may mess with the person’s book keeping since that money will still be in their account. I would also send a thank you now and then one again after the wedding in order to thank them for coming (if they are indeed attending).

We recieved a sheet set early (like months ago) and I just now sent out a thank you. I felt terrible about waiting, but I wanted to see if they were coming to the wedding or not so I could write the thank you accordingly…they ended up being one of the very last people to respond!

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