(Closed) When to cash checks?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Member
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would suggest getting the thank you notes in the mail within a few days and then cashing them the day you put the thank you notes in the mail.

It is fine to cash them the next day, just make sure the thank you notes aren’t more than a week behind. That is the big thing to me, cashing and the thank you note need to be close together. And don’t delay on either Wink

 

Post # 4
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680 posts
Busy bee

@QueenOfSerendip:  Cash them as soon as you are able. Nobody will think you cashed them too soon! I usually give a check bc at an engagement party for a relative a few years ago some of the envelopes were stolen!  Cash them soon so that pple know you got their gift and there are no issues. I gave a check to my cousin for her child’s birthday present and she didn’t cash it for almost two months… I was like “omg, is something wrong?” I didn’t want to call her and sound like I was going to bounce a check or something, so just waited. She eventually cashed it, but it was kind of annoying for me at least. I don’t like having checks floating around!

Post # 5
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2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@NAvery:  Perfect advice.

 

And if people are giving you checks, then you need to get those thank you cards out soon! It’s really not good to sit on a check for very long.

Post # 6
Member
680 posts
Busy bee

@NAvery:  +1 on the thank yous. Get those out asap. I just got a thank u in the mail for a wedding that happened 6 months ago. Kinda rude.

Post # 8
Member
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@QueenOfSerendip:  Cash ASAP.  The longer you wait the more likely some of the checks will bounce and then they will get fees and fines for bouncing checks.

Post # 10
Member
680 posts
Busy bee

@QueenOfSerendip:  I opened it up and had to think for a second about what it was for! Maybe your thank you for that wedding is still waiting on a desk somewhere… You may get it in the next year lol.

Post # 11
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

People won’t mind if you cash/deposit the checks asap, as long as you do eventually send a thank you! They will much prefer that the check clears in their accounts sooner rather than later.

Post # 12
Member
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@QueenOfSerendip:  Get the notes in the mail and then wait a week.  We went to a wedding where our check was cashed within 2 days and we didnt get a thank you note for about 6 months.

 

ETA: I do this in my everyday life as well. If I get a check for my birthday, I write a note ASAP and send it, THEN cash the check.

 

Post # 13
Member
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t cash them until I wrote the thank you notes.  It made me finish them up faster.

Post # 14
Member
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I will likely deposit them the day after the wedding because we’re going out of the country for our honeymoon and don’t want to take the checks/money with us!

Post # 16
Member
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Do it ASAP. It helps people keep their checkbooks balanced, plus you won’t have the risk of losing them.

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