Document each gift. Chances are you’ll be writing so many thank you notes throughout your engagement and post-wedding that it will be impossible to keep it all straight in your head. So to stay organized, keep separate guest lists for each wedding event (e.g. bridal shower, engagement party, wedding) and document what each guest gives you at the time you receive it.
Plan ahead! Whether online or from your designer, order your wedding cards thank you in advance so you are prepared as the gifts come in. You may want to order them at the same time you order your invitations.
Don’t procrastinate! Formal etiquette dictates that thank-yous for shower gifts should be sent within ten days and those for wedding gifts should be sent within two weeks after returning from the honeymoon. Moreover, gifts received prior to the wedding should be acknowledged immediately. That being said, if you happen to fall behind, rest assured it is never too late to be gracious!
Writing a thank you card to people is something that most people will not do or just leave it up to someone that is willing to do it. But there are others out there that is willing to do it and they even hand write something for all the people that give them something or just came out of care for that person.
If you are in a friend or family member’s wedding as a bridesmaid you will soon find out that you have many responsibilities, especially if you are the maid of honor. Many times you are responsible for planning and hosting a number of different events from different bridal showers, engagement parties and bachelorette parties. This can be a lot to handle even for the most organized of women because there is a lot that goes into planning just one of these parties. In addition to food, guest lists and activities for each of these parties you are also responsible for the invitations.