Etiquette dictates that for every present you receive, you should express your gratitude in a timely manner with a note to the gift-giver. For gifts that arrive before the wedding, it is proper to send thank-you cards as soon as you receive the presents. The rule is that you’re supposed to get thank-yous out for gifts received before the wedding within two weeks after they arrive; after the wedding, within a three month after you return from the honeymoon. Be sure to write a few words about the gift so you don’t get confused. You’ll never remember which of the 10 crystal vases your Aunt gave you, so be specific: “Waterford Balmoral vase.” If the gift was money, mention how you plan to use it: “Thank you for the generous check. We are using it as part of the down payment on a house.” Put a big check mark next to the guest’s name when the thank-you note has been signed, sealed, and delivered — this is the part you’ll enjoy most. Also be aware that your guests have 12 months after your wedding date to give you a gift, so don’t think they are being cheap or inconsiderate. Possibly they are just waiting to find the prefect present.

Etiquette dictates that for every present you receive, you should express your gratitude in a timely manner with a note to the gift-giver. For gifts that arrive before the wedding, it is proper to send thank-you cards as soon as you receive the presents. The rule is that you’re supposed to get thank-yous out for gifts received before the wedding within two weeks after they arrive; after the wedding, within a three month after you return from the honeymoon. Be sure to write a few words about the gift so you don’t get confused. You’ll never remember which of the 10 crystal vases your Aunt gave you, so be specific: “Waterford Balmoral vase.” If the gift was money, mention how you plan to use it: “Thank you for the generous check. We are using it as part of the down payment on a house.” Put a big check mark next to the guest’s name when the thank-you note has been signed, sealed, and delivered — this is the part you’ll enjoy most. Also be aware that your guests have 12 months after your wedding date to give you a gift, so don’t think they are being cheap or inconsiderate. Possibly they are just waiting to find the prefect present.