Friday, February 6, 2009

Thank-You Card Etiquette

Since I started planning our wedding, I've learned so much about all the nooks & cranies of it all, especially things about wedding etiquette. I've only been to 3 weddings in my life...2 of them were within the past year and 2 of them were Mexican. So, long story short, I haven't had much experience in the wedding department and have been learning as I go with a lot of the elements for our own wedding. When we sent out our save-the-dates (dang it, reminder to self: post about std's!) we received two presents from one of our registries. The cards said something to the effect of "congratulations on your engagement." So, do you guys think/know if these gifts are 'engagement' gifts (even though we've been engaged for a long time now,) or are they the actual wedding gift?

I was puzzled and had already waited too long to send a thank-you note. So I sent just a normal one (the kind you keep in the house should you need one) and not one of the ones we'll be using for closer to/after the wedding (which we actually do already have.) I know it's not a huge deal regardless, but I guess I'm just more curious than anything...do you think it was ok sending a 'non-weddingish' thank-you card?
Speaking of thank-you cards...in spirit of the Wedding Paper Divas $500 giveaway I'm sure everyone's caught wind of by now...

All images from Wedding Paper Divas

3 comments:

Michelle @ My Wedding Report said...

There is so much etiquette to learn, it seems crazy. I love that first thank-you card

Raquel said...

I think it's safe to say that was an engagement gift. From what I've observed (with my also limited experience with weddings), it's acceptable to give engagement gifts right when the engagement happens or several months after the fact. I just can't imagine that people would have sent you your actual wedding gift four months in advance. I definitely think you did the right thing by using a regular thank-you note! Good call!

Kianna said...

These cards are so cute to show etiquette to your guests. I have seen a wide selection of thank you cards on several sites, but what strikes most are those cards that i saw at americanbridal.com... other brides may check those gorgeous cards as well.