Post # 1
I am always tweaking our budget and Thank You notes are one that are kind of up in the air right now. I figure between the wedding and parties, we’ll need to send about 200 Thank You notes. Postage alone will be 90-92 dollars, depending on if I buy forever stamps ahead of the rate increase. I have 20 on hand with our photo right now for early Thank Yous, but I sort of want to just order generic ones to get them out of the way.
What did you get for Thank You notes? Generic ones? Customized with your picture?
How much did you spend approximately including all shower, bachelorette, wedding, etc thank yous and postage? Did you count that in your wedding budget?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
So far for the engagement presents we’ve been getting, I’ve just been using all of the miscellaneous thank yous that I have laying around. I’m going to try to pick up the rest of my thank yous in the Christmas sales and hope I can find some that aren’t obviously Christmas themed.
I figure that people care more about actually getting a thank you card than what the card itself looks like.
Post # 4
@cheebs: That’s a good idea about looking in Christmas sales.
Post # 5
I ordered personalized thank you notes with our engagement pictures on them for our wedding thank you’s. I had a groupon so it saved me a lot of money, if it wasn’t for the groupon I woudln’t have gotten personalized thank you cards. They cost me about $15 for 100
For my bridal shower I bought some really cute ones from target for about $10 for 50.
I purchased all of my stamps last year before the postage increase happened. I recommend purchasing forever stamps before hand just incase. You can do what I do, buy 4 or 5 sheets every time you get paid, so it’s not one big lumpsome. I spent about $80 on stamps.
I probably sent about 150 thank you cards, I haven’t counted them in total but I sent a lot.
So about $105
Post # 6
Check out Half Price Books for great prices on thank you notes!
Post # 7
I plan on purchasing generic ones. I would have liked personalized thank you cards with our wedding pics on them from weddingpaperdivas.com but it wasn’t in the budget :(.
Post # 8
i literally puchased mine last night… and am so embarassed by how much i spent on them.
i knew from the start that i wanted photo cards, and i saw a deal on ruelala before my wedding for $100 at picaboo for $35.
i bought two of them- $70 right there.
then my order went over hte $200 by about $80. Plus postage for ~150 cards.
it was a moment of weakness…
Post # 9
I purchased some generic ones from Joann’s yesterday for bridal shower gifts. There is a 60% off coupon that is good through today that I used so I paid $10 for 100. I figure I can use them for forever, so why not.
We plan to do picture thank-yous for the wedding (got a groupon that will more than cover the cards)
Stamps, I also bought early so I already have those on hand
Post # 10
I bought personalized ones with a wedding photo from mpix.com- they ended up being about $75. Postage cost me around $35. I got most sent out around a month after the wedding, but I have a handful, that I need addresses for, that are still sitting around to be sent.
Post # 11
I used a couple different thank you cards. For gifts that came in (quite) early and weren’t associated with a party, I used my pretty stationery Thank You notes that I already had on hand (I keep a couple of different prints for “Thanks for Dinner!” and “Thank you for the birthday gift” kind of notes.) I’m kind of paper obsessed, so I have slightly more expensive notes than a lot of people. I used these. And something similar to these. And my husband sent out at least one on this (he picked them out a bout a year ago, because “If we’re going to send thank yous, they need to be sincere! This is my kind of card. You can send a stuffy one if you want, but I’m sending one that they’ll know I picked!”)
I didn’t have to spend any extra on those – they were already in my house.
For my bridal shower thank yous I went to the stationery store and found a cute set of flat cards with a wedding dress printed on it… in the sale section. I paid about $5 a box (set of 10) and purchased 2 or 3 boxes. They were *technically* intended for DIY printable invitations, but there was plenty of room for my hand written notes, and they were a nice weight and I thought they were cute. They looked a bit like this.
For the gifts that we were given at the wedding, I used a card with our last initial on it – like these.
I skipped the photo cards for a couple reasons – first I didn’t want to wait; I thought my guests needed a prompt thank you & my photographer wan’t going to be able to turn them around in under a week. Second, I don’t really like them, I think they’re less formal, and I love me some stationery.
I spent about $1.00 per card for the Wedding gift thank yous, and about $0.50 per card for the bridal shower thank yous (because of the sale.) I had a small guest list, so in all, I spent about $50 on stationery and another $$36 on stamps. (I didn’t have a bachelorette party)
Post # 12
The TY’s for my bridal shower were included in a gift from the host so I only paid postage for those. The wedding TY’s, however, were pretty pricey. We had custom photo cards made which cost $3.00 a pop so those ran us around $150. Then add in postage and we’re up to around $190.00. Our total for all thank you’s were probably somewhere around $215.00.
Post # 13
@NAvery: I just went and bought the cheapest, plainest Thank Yous at Walmart and Target…most people just throw them away, so I didn’t want to invest much in them, and its the content that is most important.
Post # 14
I found some pretty ones for 1/2 off at Office Depot and some simple ones at Target. Altogether I spent about $12.
Post # 15
$10. Found a groupon for Vistaprint($10 for $50 there) and used it for thank you cards. Designed my own that went with our wedding theme and only personalization was our names printed on the front.
Post # 16
I don’t know how much total because we had to buy them several times. We bought generic thank you notes at target in packs of 25 for $1.99. They were very classic looking with thank you on the front in silver script. We didn’t see the point in spending a lot of money on something that people ultimately throw away.