(Closed) When to deposit Wedding Gift Checks

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: When do we cash our wedding checks that were gifted to us?
    When ever you want : (35 votes)
    78 %
    Wait until after the honeymoon : (5 votes)
    11 %
    The day after the wedding seems kind of fast : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Personally, I hate when people take a long time to cash checks. I think before the honeymoon is fine.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’ve always heard people say they’d rather someone deposit a check immediately.  That way they can know that their bank account is correct and the money is already out.  This is more just a preference for most people I know but we actually had a $50 check from someone once that we waited a week to deposit and they called asking why we waited so long and said it cause some problems in their budget that were fixable but not desirable. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We also deposited the checks right away, because we wanted to make sure we didn’t mess up everyone’s accounts. I don’t check my accounts frequently so I find it likely someone might spend as if you already deposited and then be shocked if you waited to long to deposit it. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I say do it right away. I hate when people hold onto my checks for a while before cashing, makes me feel like I have more money than I really do lol

    Post # 7
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I cashed mine when we got back from honeymoon.. I really dont think the guests expect you to have the time to cash it immediately, when they know you just got married and are going on honeymoon. Because even if you deposit the checks in your account I dont think they clear right away

    Post # 8
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

     I know I am going against the grain here, but…I went to my cousin’s wedding a while back, and the check I wrote went through on Monday after the wedding which was on Saturday.  I wasn’t annoyed or anything but it seemed, well, a little desperate. I don’t know why, but I was like “whoah, I guess they really needed that money quick!”.  Weddings are expensive, and they probably did, but it just seemed llike they went to the bank that very night! In your situation with the honeymoon, I would say go ahead and deposit right away, but best case scenario I would wait a few days, then deposit. Just my two cents 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I deposited ours the day we left for our honeymoon. We opened our gifts on the wedding night (couldn’t sleep!!) and we wanted the money to be safe and not get lost.

    Post # 10
    Member
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Personally, I would rather people cash them immediately.  I don’t like it when people hang on to them!

    Post # 11
    Member
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Deposit them ASAP.  Most people don’t like to have outstanding checks.  If you are unable to deposit them before your honeymoon, do it as soon as you return.  

    By The Way, it is not rude to deposit a check.  It was written for the purpose of someone depositing it.  As long as it is the same date that the check was written or later, you’re good.  

    Post # 12
    Member
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think any time during the week after the wedding is fine. Longer than that, and people may worry that it was lost, may have to figure why their registers and statements aren’t balancing, etc. If you’re leaving on your honeymoon, I’m sure people will understand that you didn’t want to leave a bunch of checks laying around.

    Post # 13
    Member
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I say do it as soon as you can. Even if you drop them off in the overnight box. I hate when people hold onto checks for too long. My landlord use to wait 2 weeks to cash my rent check. I hated it. That’s why I stopped writing her checks and just give her cash now.

    Post # 14
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    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was always told that when you deposit checks, you should be prepared to write the thank you note quickly after so to me, that would be after the honeymoon.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @LittleDee: Why would you judge that?  There are so many annoying details to track for a wedding.  For me, depositing checks is just another item on the to-do list, and definitely something I would not want to lose track of because I would risk losing them.  Why did you give them a check if you were going to judge what they did with it?  For the record, I have plenty of savings and do not need any gift money to cover the cost of my wedding.  But gifts should not come with strings attached.

    Post # 16
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yeah, I would rather have someone deposit it right away. Usually wedding checks are kind of large and I feel like people budget for them when they write them, so I wouldn’t want to randomly deposit a few weeks later!

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