(Closed) When to send Thank You notes? When received or after wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would send out thank you cards as soon as you receive a gift. That way the sender knows you received it and they know you are grateful for the gift.

I know you aren’t supossed to open them, but really I think most people at least unwrap it to see what it is lol. If you receive shower gifts though I would definitely send them right away.

Post # 4
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Good question,  I don’t know so i’m interested to see what others say.  My gut sort of says write out the thank you now but mail it after the wedding.

Post # 5
722 posts
Busy bee

Absolutely write them now! There is no rule about opening gifts before the wedding, only using them-in case they need to be returned because the wedding is called off. The most correct rule is that for gifts received before the wedding notes should be sent out within 2 weeks. For those received on or after the wedding day, notes should be sent out within a month of returning from the honeymoon.




Post # 6
19 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

As soon as you receive them, try to write a thank you card. It will cut down on the amount you have to write after the wedding!

Post # 7
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would send Thank Yous now.  If I had sent a gift 2 months before the wedding but didn’t have a thank you by then I would be worried it didn’t get there. 

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If they sent it before, thank  them before…

Post # 9
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can open the gifts now and send thank you notes now.  There is no rule saying you have to wait. I rather have someone open my gift and send a thank you right away instead of waiting

Post # 10
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Go ahead in send it so they know you got their gift. Plus, it’ll be a few thanks you won’t have to do after the wedding.

Post # 11
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I basically agree with everyone that you may as well send them now.

p.s: If I gave you one of those gifts I would be so happy that you are really enjoying them and using them. 

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