Wedding Gift Thank You Notes: Keeping Track of Who Gave What
Paperia | July 2015
So you made it through the wedding and now it’s time to open the gifts from your gracious guests! As a rule, the bride and groom usually don’t open gifts in front of their guests; instead, they open them in private at some point after the wedding. In order to keep things organized and to keep track of who got you what so you can send personalized thank you notes, here’s what you’ll need:
A pen and notepad
Computer with Word or Excel
Be sure to open your cards and/or gifts one at a time and write down the name(s) of the recipient. Next to their name, you can then write a description of the gift. This way, when you go to write them a thank you note, you’ll remember exactly what their gift was and can mention how you will use it or bring it up in some way. Writing a personalized note instead of a general one will make the gift giver feel appreciated for their specific present.
If you come across a gift without a name, you can compare your gift list with your guest list and try to narrow down who it might be. If you still don’t know who it’s from, you can decide if you feel it’s appropriate to email guests asking who it’s from or post it on social media saying you would like to properly thank the recipient. The process of opening gifts is exciting and sometimes long, so be sure to stay organized and keep track of each one as you go!