Post # 1
Hello Bees! I really need everyones help,,,,
I got married 1 year ago in february and am barely getting around to send thanks. They will include pictures of them in the thank you cards from the wedding. We had a paparrazzi photographer all night so we have some awesome candid shots of our guests.
Could you please help with writing out the thanks verse??
I planned on saying something like, (but please reword as needed)
One year later, its amazing how time flies. We hope you enjoyed yourself at our wedding, here are some pictures to recap this day. Thanks for sharing in this joyous occassion of our lifes. A heartful thanks for your (thoughtful) gift. With Love M & M
Post # 3
I would make each card more personalized than that. A year is really late for thank you notes.
I’d take the time to really thank them for the gift (make sure you talk about the specific gift they gave and maybe something about the photos you are sending them).
I know I’d be a little miffed if I didn’t get a thank you note until a full year later AND it was a completely generic card. I’d be much more receptive if the thank you card was personalized.
Post # 4
I agree, I would like to see the pictures, but I’d like MORE to have my personal gift acknowledged. I hope you at least send a personal note along with the “verse” to each guest.
Post # 5
I think it starts off fine, but I agree with the PP you should thank them for their gift specifically and mention something about how useful/great it is. “The throw pillows you chose for us our fantastic, they match perfectly with our decor”, something like that.
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Post # 7
@KatNYC2011: 100% agreed. A year later is REALLY late, and I would be ticked off that I hadn’t received a thank you card yet. I’d be even MORE ticked off if I finally got the card and it wasn’t personalized at all. Add in some really thoughtful sentences about their specific gift, or a specific conversation/experience you had with them that night, and you’re good to go.
Post # 8
Kudos to you for finally sending out cards–better late than never! I agree with the others though that you must personalize the cards. This is true of any thank-you note, but especially when you are a year late in sending them out. You should put more time and thought into them than usual, considering how long it’s been.
Post # 9
Hi Bees, thanks for the responses.
1. Yes each one will be personalized with individual gift description , just placed (thoughtful) meanwhile
2. One year later is late, My father passed away unexpectedly after our wedding so I am sure our family and friends will understand. Its hard to see the pictures especially the ones with my dad, but I have to get thank you’s out.
3. Any ideas on how to word the beginning part,,, a cute one year later verse or something?
Thank you BEES!
Post # 10
Yes, please be specific and personl in these cards. A year late and impersonal would really send a vibe that you can’t be bothered AND you don’t care about their personal gift – not what you want to convey! I think the verse sounds nice, so do use it, but add a hand-written note to each thank you card so your guests know how appreciative you truly are 🙂
ETA – The lateness is understandable with everything you’ve dealt with from your father’s passing; I’m sure your guests will be more than understanding 🙂
Post # 11
@M M: I’m very sorry to hear about the death of your father. Knowing that, I’m sure your guests will understand.
I don’t know that you need to put in a cute “verse”, I think just making sure the notes and photos are personalized is the important part.
Post # 12
p.s. All our thank yous will be handwritten.
Post # 13
I think what you wrote sounds great (with the personalization). I’m sorry to hear about your father!