You will probably be receiving many gifts during your showers and pre-wedding parties, plus additional gifts at the actual wedding. It is important to keep cards with the gifts and keep a record of what gifts are received from whom. Thank you notes are used, not only to thank the giver for their thoughtfulness, but to acknowledge that you have received the gift. You probably want to order thank-you notes when you order your invitations. There are a variety of styles to choose from: a card with your name imprinted on the outside, packaged stationery, or thank-you cards. A stationer will usually have a variety of selections. Order plenty of thank-you notes, you can always use them in the future for other occasions. All gifts received before the wedding are usually acknowledged with a personal thank-you note within two weeks. Gifts received after the wedding are usually acknowledged within one month after the honeymoon. Although it has traditionally fallen upon the bride to send out these notes, today it is very acceptable to enlist the groom's help in replying to friends and families who have sent gifts. Try to make each note warm and personal, mentioning the specific gift received, and thanking the giver for attending the wedding, if appropriate. For more information, contact a wedding specialist.