(Closed) When to write Thank You’s

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My mother always made me write a thank you before cashing the check or using the items that I received for my birthday and holidays.  I would listen to my mother.

Post # 4
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008

I read somewhere that you are supposed to send out Thank You notes as you receive gifts even before the wedding.  Just look at it as a way to get ahead of writing your Thank You notes!!

Have fun with the new ice crean machine!! 


Post # 5
153 posts
Blushing bee

I think its a good idea to send them out as you get them too, that way the people who sent the gifts will know that you recieved it.  I think if you wait 2 months to send the thank you they may begin to wonder if you got it. 

 And now I think i will go add an icecream maker to my registry!  😉

Post # 6
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I will be seding out thank you cards as soon as gifts come, It’s habbit of mine I find at some times I’m writing out the thank you before the bok is even fully open! LOL.

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee

I agree. Send out the thank-yous immediatly. My Fiance and I are sending out thank-yous for any gifts we receieve right away and then after the wedding we are going to use a picture from our photographer of us at the wedding and turn into a card which we will send out to all of our guests thanking them for coming to the wedding.

This way people will get thanked for the gifts, and thanked for actually attending the wedding. People appreciate thank-yous so I’d send them out quickly, and thoughtfully.

Have fun with that ice cream maker!!!

Post # 8
9 posts
  • Wedding: March 2008

An ice cream maker was our first gift, too!

Our wedding is about a month away, and I am sending the TYs as the gidts arrive, for all the reasons mentioned already.

Post # 9
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Get them out ASAP- as soon as you recieve the gift. I’m biased though, I actually keep thank you notes in my car so I can jot them down in traffic, or immediately after leaving a party.

Post # 10
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

If you receive a gift before the wedding, write a thank you before the wedding. Optimal deadline is two weeks according to the books I’ve read.

Post # 11
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You should open them as they arrive – if only to make sure that they are undamaged, as sometimes there is a time limit for claims related to damage during shipping.  You should also send out the TYs as you receive the gifts – not only to save yourself more work later, but so that people know their gift arrived safely.

However…  you aren’t supposed to use your married name or monogram until after the ceremony.  So if you’re like us, and ordered your TYs with your married name without thinking about when you would actually write TYs, you will need to order another (smaller) set with just your first names…  ooops.

Post # 12
236 posts
Helper bee

I’ve heard that it is proper tot open them as you recieve them and send a Thank You immediatly.  This will save you a lot of time later and it keeps your guests from wondering if you recieved the present yet.  (I know that i am contsntly checking online to see if they sent my gift yet.)

Post # 13
26 posts

i am sending mine as i receive the gifts. 🙂

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