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Is it necessary to send thank-you letters to guests for attending an event?

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It is not necessary to send a thank-you note to guests who attended an event. However, there is nothing that says it is bad manners to send one.

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Is it necessary to send thank-you letters to guests for attending an event?
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Thank-you notes are appropriate to acknowledge a gift. Everybody likes receiving a handwritten note, so sending guests a note after attending an event would be a nice gesture. They gave the gift of their time.

The only time it is not appropriate to send a thank-you note is in response to another person's thank-you note. Etiquette is all about keeping life from getting awkward. When someone receives a thank-you note for writing a thank-you note, it leaves the recipient wondering what to do in response.

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