(Closed) When to cash a check?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can we cash checks received prior to the wedding?
    Yes : (66 votes)
    85 %
    No : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted yes simply because when someone writes a check as a gift and it’s not cashed it throws off you checkbook for a while. Your balances don’t match and you’re constantly wondering why, until you realize, “Oh yeah, I gave so and so $100 for their birthday! I wonder when they’ll cash it?”

    Post # 5
    7299 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Do it now. I can’t stand when people hold checks. Your wedding isn’t until the end of September. Are you telling me that your Fiance doesn’t want to cash the checks until October? If you did that to me, I would seriously call you and ask if you even received it and when you plan on cashing it.

    Post # 6
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Actually I think its more rude to wait to cash them. Its one of my biggest pet peeves when I give someone a check and they take forever to cash it. Usually when people write a check they expect that it will be cashed right away so they make sure to have enough funds in whichever checking account. They have given you the check at that time so it can be cashed at that time!

    Post # 7
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I agree with everyone else….I hate when I write someone a check and they hold onto it!!  Cash those checks girl!

    Post # 8
    13563 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The people who wrote you those checks will go crazy if you wait till after the wedding to cash. It’s better for everyone to cash them now! Just make sure to send a thank-you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I just received my first check with a no RSVP and I am going to cash it (our wedding isn’t for more than a month!) But like PPs I agree to cash that baby because of the balance issue. ๐Ÿ™‚ They wouldn’t have sent it to you if they didn’t want you to have it now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was brought up to cash checks asap after getting them because people need to balance their check book. I agree, the important thing is that you send thank you notes.

    Post # 11
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Agree with PP for all reasons stated.  Cash the check and promptly send a thank you note for their generous gift ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 12
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I agree with PP too.  Would def wonder if you received it or lost it.  Cash the check so I don’t end up spending that money on shoes!

    Post # 13
    2819 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I agree with everyone else, cash the checks now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Cash it asap since you have a limited time frame to do so before the check becomes void. Send out thank you notes for them promptly as well. However, I wouldn’t spend the money till after the wedding.

    Post # 15
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Someone started a thread yesterday asking the same question. It was generally agreed that you should cash checks and send a thank you upon receipt. I read the same thing in Dear Abby, so I think it’s the way to go.

    Post # 16
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Just in case check the date on the check to be sure they didn’t post-date it to your wedding. But cash it!

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