Post # 1
I am doing a very small DW. Since I do not live where we are getting married, I would like to have everything be done COMPLETELY when we leave for our honeymoon. Meaning not having any debt from the DW, and having all thank you cards done at the time of our departure.
We will all be lodging at the same location for the entire weekend. So if you were a guest would you find it tacky if you awoke to a nice card under your door the morning of your departure?
This is what I am wanting to do because we will be leaving so early the next morning and I don’t want to have to come home from our honeymoon and deal with wedding stuff. I will also be doing a guest gift bag for their arrival. I just want to open and close the weekend with a welcome and a thank you for coming.
Post # 3
@thumpurr: I wanted to be very personal in my thank you cards. Just saying, “Thanks for coming and for the gift” is a bit impersonal. We all have a lot to do after our wedding, but it is nice, as a guest, to get a thank you that says, “Jane, it was so nice of you to come share our special day with us. I especially enjoyed the Michael Jackson impersenation you did out on the dance floor! Also, thank you for the monogramed towel set. It was very beautiful.”
I feel if guests took the time to come all that way, you can take the time to write a well thought-out, personal thank you regarding the time they spent with you and their gift.
Post # 4
@megz06: I guess I should have been more specific. What you stated is exactly what I am thinking as far as thank you cards. Addressing each person specifically. I only have a guest list of 10, so I don’t think that it would be too large of a task to finish.
I guess my thinking is, I have gone to weddings and never recieved a thank you card. And I found this to be rude on the part of the bride and groom. I want my guests to leave with a sincere thanks from us along with a well thought out gift bag upon their arrival. I want every detail to be well thought out, and nothing overlooked. If that makes sense…..
Post # 5
@thumpurr: I think that is a nice idea (and ambitious!), but how do you address the gift they brought for you? Will you have already opened the gifts or envelopes (if there are gifts and evelopes) and mention that in the card specifically? If so, then I say go for it!
Post # 6
@sienna76: We are not doing gifts. Or we have asked for no gifts, only that they come share the time with us. It is only immeadiate family…..so I am really hoping that there will be no gifts. I didn’t think of that……
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Since there shouldn’t be an issue of gifts and its only 10 guests, I think this is a great idea. It shows to your guests that you really cared that they made the effort to attend and celebrate this special day with you.
Post # 8
I actually love this idea! Where it is a small guest list I’m sure it is possible to complete; however, don’t forget to enjoy your first night as a Mr and Mrs! Don’t let not finishing the cards (or the need to finish them) become something that is stressful or takes away from the evening.