When did you send out THANK YOU cards?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How long after the wedding did you send Thank You cards?
    Under 1 month : (63 votes)
    49 %
    1 month : (20 votes)
    16 %
    2 months : (25 votes)
    19 %
    3 months : (10 votes)
    8 %
    4-6 months : (6 votes)
    5 %
    after 6 months : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    325 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    commenting to follow… I’d like to know what is an “appropriate” timeline as well

    Post # 4
    2076 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wrote them all (all 120 of them) on our flight home from our honeymoon. They were sent out about a week later. It would have been the day after we got back except that I developed a flu that had me sick for a good solid week. 

    Post # 6
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’ll get flamed if I answer this question!

    Post # 7
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    I wrote and sent them 2 weeks after the wedding. All by myself. Couldn’t stand to have it hanging over my head.

    Post # 8
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Within 1 month of the wedding for gifts we received at or before the wedding. We were on our honeymoon for three weeks, so I spent the entire week after our honeymoon doing thank you notes. Not fun.

    We received some gifts when we were on our honeymoon and after, but I haven’t sent thank you notes yet. But generally those will be sent within 2 months of receiving them.

    Post # 9
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I leave for the honeymoon 4 days after the wedding, so unless I do it during that timeframe I’m in the 1-2 month bracket. My honeymoon is going to be over 2 weeks, and making sure all our traveling ducks are in a row are my top priority.

    Post # 10
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  SO SMART. you just gave me a brilliant idea for something little to do while i’m on our flights or laying around on the beach! YES.

    Post # 11
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i put my half in the mail today. my husband is still working on his lol. i hope they’re done soon


    Post # 13
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We did our “thank you” photos on our day after shoot, which was a little over a month after the wedding, then waited another 3 weeks to get those photos back, and it took another 2 weeks after that to make the cards and get them printed. And then another week to write and mail them. So, all in all, it was probably about 10 weeks after the wedding before they were finally sent.

    Post # 15
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    So cute! Ours were probably sent out within two months because we were waiting on pro photos to print. But really, as a guest, as long as I eventually receive a thank-you card, I don’t personally care when it arrives in relation to the wedding. Don’t stress too much!

    Post # 16
    11607 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I had them all written and mailed 2-3 weeks after the wedding.  It really annoys me when thank you notes take months and months to get mailed (sorry!). 

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