Post # 1
As my wedding quickly approaches, I am all of a sudden receiving wedding gifts!! woo! Now, I would like to know the etiquette on sending out thank you cards for wedding gifts. Is it acceptable to send cards before our wedding arrives or should I wait until after? What to do? Thank you in advance for you helpful advice!
Post # 3
Cards should be sent within 2 weeks of receiving the gift – prompt thank-yous also serve as confirmation of receipt, so early guests aren’t wondering if the gift arrived.
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat and my wedding’s not until the end of August!
What I’m wondering is that we’ve received a notification card in the mail from the store where we have our gift registry informing us that a gift has been purchased and that they would let us know when we could pick it up. Do we wait until we have the actual gift to send the thank you or is the notification sufficient to act as the catalyst to send the thank you?
I guess either way, I’m going to have to start designing my thank you cards!!!
Post # 5
along these same lines, we have received a few gifts so far for which we have sent a generic thank you card – for our "themed" thank yous we will be taking a picture of ourselves for the front of the card, so… do those people who sent early gifts get the generic AND the "themed" card? or just the first one?
Post # 6
@mssmartypants – i’d wait until you get the actual gift
@Sharona – on another thread, someone suggested sending an immediate thank you for the gift, then doing your themed thank you for attending (if they are not attending, not quite sure what to do – just one thank you would be sufficient?)