Thank You Cards for Vendors??

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t know if I would send a thank you card to a vendor.

I might write them a nice email or review on yelp if they did their job really well but….I don’t know.  I don’t think I would write a thank you to a vendor.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wrote a thank you note to all of my vendors but my MOH gave it to them with their final payment the day of. TBH I only gave them the note because I felt weird just handing them a check. If I hadn’t given them the note the day of I don’t think I would give them one at all.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I will be doing thank you cards for my vendors.  This is how I plan to not only thank them for their services, but I will also be inculding their gratuity.  They will recieve them when service is completed.  I would not feel it would be right to not thank them for being a part of my day.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m writing thank yous to all our vendors.  Then again, I write thank yous for every gift I receive, meal I’m invited to, and I send out holiday cards.  Up to you, but it’s a nice token of appreciation, especially if you can see yourself continuing the relationship in the future (i.e. best friend needs a vendor list!).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@MrsMermaid:  This doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t see a reason to write a thank you card to someone you are paying. 

 

However, I am going to write one for my photographers, because I know them personally, and they are giving me an amazing deal. So, friendors and favors/above nd beyond only, in my opinion.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also put gratuities in a Thank You card that was given on the night of the wedding.  They weren’t very specific, just thanks for helping us on our special day or something.

Also, agree the best thank you is a positive Yelp review.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i hadn’t planned on it, but i had extra thank you cards, so i figured why not? i didn’t send cards to all of them, just the ones who i felt did an exceptional job- my florist (they gave me great advice on my flowers), my church (the priest, wedding coordinator, and musician were all so helpful and my ceremony was beautiful), and the ladies at my dress shop (they were all so nice to me and my mom). 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gingerkitten:  It doesn’t make sense to me either.   You write 3 thank you notes to your vendors.   It’s called a Deposit, an installment, and a final payment and then there is gratuity.

I don’t want to snark on someone who thanks their vendors but I don’t think I’m rude for not doing it.   It’s totally unnecessary.   

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@aekc:  If you’re recommending them to your friend and giving them more business – that’s more than a thank you card x100 anyway.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

We sent one to our photographer, our DJ, our florist, and our venue co-ordinator

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@mousepeach:  precisely!  Nobody writes me a thank you card when I do my  job. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would think the money would be thank you enough, especially considering it is a business relationship, not personal.  However, Iif you think any of your vendors did an excellent job, beyond your expectations, I could see an additional thank you.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think if you are truly pleased by their services & feel you want to thank them then do it. Yes, they are being paid, but if that is how you feel & you want to thank them with a small card, why not? One of my friends is a wedding coordinatori & one of her brides gave her a nice “bling” pen as a token of appreciation after the wedding. My friend was very touched by this gesture & you could tell it meant a lot. I would say a handwritten note expressing your gratitude would have a similar effect. Follow your instincts. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I plan on writing thank you cards! Call me old fashioned but my grandma really got me in the habit of writing them. And as for those who say you don’t thank people if you’re paying them, I thank people who make my subway sandwich, my mailman, and co-workers who are just doing their jobs, so why not my wedding vendors? I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary to write a card, but definitely wouldn’t go unappreciated from my vendors who I’ve been interacting with quite a bit throughout our wedding planning process.

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