Etiquette Q&A: “Do We Send Thank-You Notes to Guests Who Didn't Bring Gifts?"

Join us every Friday for our Q&A column, where editor-in-chief Diane Forden answers one reader's biggest etiquette question.

wedding thank you noteQ: Do we need to send a thank-you note to my friend who traveled quite a distance to attend our wedding but didn't give us a gift? 

A: Regardless of whether or not a gift was given, anyone who attended your wedding should receive a thank-you note. No doubt, your friend spent considerable time and money to get there, and her presence should be considered your gift. Be gracious, and let her know that you are delighted that she was able to share in your big day and that you appreciate the effort she made to attend.

—Diane Forden

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