Post # 1
I know technically, the bride and groom have a year to send their thank you’s for gifts received. I, however, think otherwise. Whether its a hand written card, or a verbal thank you, its important to do it ASAP!
I have given gifts to couples and have been extremely hurt to not get thank you’s. Time to be honest, have any of you already married bloggers done this? How long did it take to send thank you’s? This includes shower gifts as well!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
According to Emily Post, we have three months, not a year. I plan on getting mine out within two weeks of returning from our honeymoon for anything received at the wedding. For all gifts sent prior to the day, a thank you note will go in the mail immediately.
Post # 6
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
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
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
@ 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
- 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
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