(Closed) How Long Did It Take To Send Thank You’s?!

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How long did it take you to send your thank you's?
    Within a week after the wedding : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Within a month after the wedding : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Within 3 months after the wedding : (9 votes)
    36 %
    Within 6 months after the wedding : (1 votes)
    4 %
    A year or more : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other - I'll explain below : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Right after getting the gift! : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I’m getting married in 13 days!!!!! 

    Anyway, as soon as I received gifts I sent out thank you cards.  I was very anal about that since I tend to procrastinate and I didn’t want to procrastinate that!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    Great question!

    I don’t buy the 1-year timeline and I think many others don’t either! Mine were sent within 1.5 months. I just buckled down and did them…. A few people were already asking "did we get the money" or such-and-such, so I was glad I didn’t wait any longer! It was a huge relief to get them done. Do them as they come in before the wedding as Chela said, and afterwards I recommend doing them in bunches while you are sitting around the house… you will be surprised at how quickly they go that way.

    Post # 6
    Member
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m REALLY bad…it’s going to be 6 months on the 20th of this month and I’m not even half way done with them!

    Post # 7
    Member
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2008

    For the shower I wrote them all the evening of the shower and had them put in the mail the following morning. Many of the guests commented on how nice it was to get the personal notes so quickly.

    For the wedding it took about 2 months. We had to wait to get the professional pictures back and then get them printed off. I also hand-made all of the cards so it took longer than the store bought ones I used for the shower. I hope my guests understand that it took extra time that was beyond my control.

    I think 3 months is the absolute most you should take. Anything over that, in my opinion, is starting to look a little ungrateful. It’s really not that much work and could easily be done in less than a month. If you’re waiting for pictures it can cause a delay, but 3 months is plenty of time.

    Post # 8
    Member
    148 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I really think the only reason I got mine out w/in a month after the wedding is because I we had moved and I had’t found a job yet. Not knowing anybody and not having anywhere to go made it easy to get them done.

    Not to take hijack this post but I am at 200 posts!!!!

    Post # 9
    Member
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @ Habibi…I totally agree!!! Not 1 year, 3 months! Guests have up to one year to present a gift, although not quite sure why it would take most people that long. Nevertheless, go ahead, buckle down and crank them out. As a guest who has attended 6 weddings within the last 12 months, I’ve only received 2 thank-you notes….how rude of the others…lol 

    Post # 10
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - W Hotel Silicon Valley

    I am not getting married until August, but I plan on sending out Thank You notes within three months of the wedding.  I would like to use one of my professional wedding photos for the cards and turnaround time for those will be 4-6 weeks, then give-or-take a week for Thank You cards to be ordered, and time to fill them all in as I’d like for them to be personal!

    Post # 11
    Member
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We were gone on our honeymoon for 2 weeks, so I applaud those who did it within a month. We didn’t even know what we got until the 3 week mark, lol.

    We sent ours around the 3 month mark, maybe a bit under

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