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Old 02-18-2013, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDGeek View Post
If someone had bought me 12 settings of flatware, they would have gotten the FIRST thank-you note I wrote.

I sent out all of my thank-you notes within 3 weeks of my wedding. Ended up getting divorced, but I still was very prompt about writing thank you notes.

Waiting months IMHO is rude. I know etiquette dictates you have up to a year, but I think anything longer than a couple of months is pushing it.
Actually, the link I've posted up thread states the new rule is 3 months, rather than 1 year.

You are most Welcome AniFani....

I can't say that I've always followed formal protocol...I usually thank someone in person if it is an event, and mention thanks a couple more times when on the phone with them.

But, it has been many years since I've been involved w/ anything like an event or wedding that requires this formality.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:03 AM
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I think it's terribly rude not to acknowledge any gift received and shows that the person lacks manners, class and proper upbringing.

I was in my friend's wedding last year and spent an incredible amount of money buying my gown, shoes, accessories, hosting the bridal shower, buught a shower gift, went all out throwing the bachelorette party, giving a gift for that as well, not to mention a $250 check as a wedding present, and covering too many other incidentals as well for the occassion. And I never received a formal thank you...and I can't recall a verbal one either, believe me, I've tried hard to remember.

Needless to say, I feel hurt and offended, and the friendship has suffered greatly. Sometime after the wedding, my friend wanted to know if sending thank you cards were necessary, and I assured her that they were. The tacky couple still hasn't sent any out in over a year.
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