Post # 1
DH and I want to send a professional picture with all of our thank you cards to guests. Our photos won’t be ready for another week or so. By then it will have been three weeks since we got married. Is it rude to send thank yous that late?
Post # 3
I didn’t send out some of my thank yous until almost 6 months after the wedding, so I think you’re a-ok at 3 weeks!!
Post # 4
I think “etiquette” says you have 2 months. (I am still working on mine too…*hangs head in shame*) but personally, I’d say it’s never too late!
Post # 5
I agree its never too late and I think you are in the perfect time frame to send out thank yous.
Post # 6
I just sent mine… 7 months later. I know… I’m a bad bride. 3 weeks is totally acceptable.
Post # 8
I thought I read somewhere in etiquette that you have a year to send a thank you, and the guests have a year to send a gift. I think you’re completely fine with 3 weeks.
For me, I’m sending cards as I receive gifts, since it’s still before the wedding. A-because I wouldn’t want the gift giver to wait two months for a thank but but also b-it reduces the amount I’ll have to write later.
Post # 9
I still haven’t gotten our thank you cards since it took 7 weeks to get our pics… so I’m in the same boat… actually a little later then you. tehe
Post # 10
The answer to your question is: NEVER!
I was proud of getting all my thank you’s out before we hit 6-months. That was NOT my intention (I was aiming for 3 months). Your 3-week timeline is NOTHING! 🙂 I think anywhere between 1-3 months out is IDEAL and awesome!
Post # 11
Oh girl, you’re fine. Three weeks is nothing.
Post # 12
I always thought you had a year to send them out..
Post # 13
@vabride2011: The one year thing is a common misconception. You should send Thank you notes as soon as possible.
Post # 14
I think you should send them out as soon as possible but it is better to send them out late than never send them out. Some people have sent me gifts before the wedding and I haven’t gotten all those thank you cards out yet..about 3 weeks behind as well 🙁
Post # 15
Wow…I did not know you had up to a year to send them…..???? I sent mine out a week after the wedding…..in a mad dash!! hahaha!! Oops, I hope there’s not a “too early” “rule”…..???
Post # 16
Miss Manners says you write the thank yous as you open the gifts and send them off ASAP. You definitely don’t have a year to do it, though guests have a year to send a gift.
But a few weeks is fine. If you’re waiting because of your cards not being available, that’s understandable.