Post # 1
We received our first actual wedding gift in the mail today from my aunt that lives across the country. After searching the bee site to find out if we should open it or not, I decided we should but now I’m stuck on if we should send a thank you card now. I want her to know that we got it but our wedding is in 3 1/2 weeks and I want to DIY thank you cards since I’ve DIY’ed everything else.
Do I really need to send it now? Or can I wait to send it with the rest after the wedding?
Post # 3
Send it out now. There is no reason to wait. Your aunt will want to know that you received it, and it will be much easier if you can get some done before the wedding.
Post # 4
I would send it now so she knows that you received it. Plus it helps to do them as they come but make sure to keep a master list of everything you got and from who!
I don’t think people expect you to wait until after the wedding to open them anyways- especially if they are sending them so early!
Post # 5
I think you should send it now so she knows you received it. I think sending it now is better than later.
Post # 6
Yeah, that’s what I was thinking too, just so that she’d know that we got it but then she won’t get the awesome DIY card 😛 Can I send her 2 thank you cards? lol
We’re not having a huge wedding, about 60 people. And I don’t plan on making the DIY thank you cards take as long as the invites did. Less than a month probably.
Post # 7
I just talked with my mom this weekend who send an extended family member a gift card (for shower) and substantial check (for wedding) about 3 mos ago. The check has not been cashed and no thank you note has arrived for either one yet. She is now worried that they have been stolen. So moral of the stroy, cash checks in a timely fashion and write thank you notes like Emily Post suggests.
Post # 8
Send it now so you dont forget about it,…. trust me you will be so busy.
Post # 9
I called to say thank you for the gifts that came early because I will be including pictures in my thank you cards. I let the givers know that they will receive a formal thank you after the wedding because I want to send them the fancy card. They all seemed to appreciate it.
Post # 10
@MrsButthead: Sounds like an excellent solution!