Post # 1
I’m starting to feel as though I’m crossing into the ungrateful category as it’s been nearly five weeks since our wedding and we still haven’t finished our thank you notes. We’re almost done but not quite yet. Unfortunately, as most of our guests are in the US and we’re in Australia, it will take another two weeks to get there from the time we post them, thereby meaning most guests will receive their notes about seven weeks after the fact.
I do have pretty good reasons why they didn’t get done straightaway (immigration paperwork, moving countries (for me anyway), job search, etc) but I don’t want to sound like I’m making excuses.
How soon after your wedding did you get your thank you notes out? What time frame would you consider to be socially acceptable and at what stage would you start thinking someone was a bit rude?
Post # 3
We got married in April, and didn’t finish the thank yous until July. I think that you are still ok, just get to them as soon as you can!
Post # 4
I got married on July 9th as well and I am feeling the exact same way. I had even ordered our thank you notes ahead of time, but we moved across the country a week after our wedding, and they got lost, along with the list of what everyone got us. So, now I have to re-order them and try to rememer what everyone got us. My goal is to have them out by September 1st.
Post # 5
You have 6 months to send thank you notes. No worries.
Post # 6
I sent all of my set out about a week and a half ago. I gave Darling Husband about 20 to do and he’s still not got them done……we’ll see. They are all his friends and family that he’d be able to write to far easier than me and we agreed that he’d write some. I did my 38 or so 😉
Post # 7
Ok, relief! I know the etiquette says you have six months or so but I have just been feeling like the biggest slacker for not getting them done, particularly when I think about how long it’s going to take for them to travel to their destinations!
I did just look at another thread that said when you receive gifts before the wedding, you should get a thank you note out within two weeks. Oops. I received a lot of gifts before the wedding and thanked people in person when I saw them, but I was waiting to write the note until after the wedding so I could also thank them for attending and maybe reference specific moments we shared from the wedding. Clearly missed the memo on that one!
Thanks for the reassurance ladies that I’m not as behind as I feel! 🙂
Post # 8
I got mine out within a few weeks of the wedding just because I felt like they were hanging over my head. But you have up till 6 months to get them out.
Post # 9
I think I took almost three months (I got married LAST July 9th!)
I ordered custom cards with one of our photos on them, and they took a while to come in, and then the first batch didn’t turn out, and they offered to exchange them, but no refunds… so I had to wait again. But when they came in, I got them out ASAP.