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Dedicated January 2021

Thank you notes- include cash amount or no

DabC, on January 26, 2021 at 6:50 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 22
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Hello everyone,

Ok I'm seeing different etiquette rules on the internet so which one is it when writing thank you notes, do I include the amount of the cash gift or not??

Are there rules like only include it if it goes over a certain amount? Most people gave $100 but there's 1 each of $50, $150, $200, $300, and the grandparents and parents gave $500-$1000 each. Like I don't know where to go with this and I'm trying to knock these out now. (Only had 50 attendees and about 8 cards from non-attendees)

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Latest activity by Ashley, on February 5, 2021 at 9:33 PM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    When I wrote my thank you notes I did not include the actual cash them out at all.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Cash amount at all*** typo haha
    Basically I think it’s enough to just say thank you so much for your generous gift. I don’t think you have to write thank you so much for your generous gift of $100
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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    I did not write the cash amount, nor have I ever recieved thank you cards with the cash amount. I write "thank you for your generous gift." You can also say something like "this gift will help us in purchasing our first home as a couple" or whatever it is if you want to share your plans for the money.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I wouldn’t put the exact amount- I’d just put (& plan on putting) thank you for your generous gift!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    I agree with the previous comments - I would write something along the lines of, "Thank you for your generous gift!" instead of listing the dollar amount.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Do not list the amount
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie Online ·
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    Good for you getting your thank you cards out so quick!! I would write “Thank you for the gift of money, so generous and thoughtful of you. This will be a great help in saving for our home”. ❤️
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    No. I’m not even sure how you would include that, but I would find it inappropriate.
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  • DabC
    Dedicated January 2021
    DabC ·
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    Thanks everyone, that's what I thought and how I started doing them but then I came across a few etiquette articles that said "contrary to popular belief, write the amount." It said especially for ppl who sent money via the mail or digitally so they know you received the correct amount. Some bs like that. But yeah, I'm gonna stick with not including it. Thanks so much.

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  • C
    Rockstar January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I didn’t include the amount, but I did Include how we planned to use it.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    I wouldn't include the amount of cash

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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    We are doing a wishing well and our thank you cards will note something to the following effect "Thank you for your most generous gift, we are incredibly fortunate to have such wonderful people like you in our lives".

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  • Shelly
    Rockstar January 2022
    Shelly ·
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    I agree with the others, I would not include the amount.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I did not include the amount. I just said something along the lines of “Thank you for our gift. It will come in handy furnishing our new home” or “we put it to good use on our honeymoon”. Something like that.

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    Judith ·
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    I would comment on the higher amount from family. Not exact amount, but that it is a lot, or will help to gets ome specific thing they know you want.
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  • Jennifer
    VIP August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    I just wrote “we are so grateful for your generous gift”!
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  • Megan
    Dedicated June 2021
    Megan ·
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    I wouldn't list the amount just a "Thank you so much for your generous gift and attending our wedding/we wish we had got to see you on our wedding day!" depending if it was a guest or not.

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  • Monique
    Dedicated June 2022
    Monique ·
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    Yes I want to know to is it ok to ask for cash in a card or let them go to the registry and purchase something from there. Uncertain of the future with this pandemic going for next year.
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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    "Thank you so much for your generous gift"

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  • Cassidy
    VIP October 2017
    Cassidy ·
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    A simple, "we appreciate your presence at our wedding and wanted to thank you for the generous gift. We appreciate it and are so glad you were able to join us on our special day. We will get together soon.

    Love, Us

    It's not necessary to write the amount in the thank you card.

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