(Closed) Write thank-you’s on the honeymoon?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee

my sister did the same exact thing and had no problem with it! I think if you make an effort to do a certain amount every day (say just before dinner or right after breakfast) you’ll get them done in no time! well done on being a thoughtful bride!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Well.. if you are crazy so are we.. bc that is our plan as well.  We are planning on completing our thank you notes on our honetmoon with a send out the day we return

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I was thinking I could handle some then as well. Particulary for the gifts we recieve the week or two before the wedding.  I have received thank you notes from couples a week or two after a wedding before and been very impressed.  So, I hope to be on top of mine as well…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Sounds like a fine plan to me! If you want to do them then, do them then! What is your backup plan in case that doesn’t work though? At least if you have a backup plan you will feel prepared if things do not go exactly as anticipated.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, totally do it ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a great way to kill some time on the flight!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I planned to do this, but in the end it just didn’t work out. The vast majority of wedding gifts were checks. Some checks had several guests names combined on them, others had changed their address since we sent invitations. It took us several weeks to sort out who had given what. It’s better to be careful than to risk offending someone by missing their name on the memo line, and you might not have time to examine all the checks before you leave.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

We’re doing the same thing. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

oh wow, I never even thought about this as a plan, but it definitely is a good idea.Then again, we’re not flying to our honeymoon, we’re taking a boat, so I’m not sure that it would work out. I think that you should stick to this plan if it will relieve stress in the long run. You don’t want to be in St. Lucia going "oh my gosh, i’m dreading getting home because i have a HUGE list of thank you’s to write". Maybe you could plan just to write them at the airport and on the plane, and leave the time you’re actually in St Lucia to be just honeymoon and no chores! I hate the thought of you spending your days writing notes instead of soaking up the sun ๐Ÿ™‚

 Also, major props to you for being so thoughtful about thank-you’s. Some of my FH’s friends have gotten married in the past year, and we sent a gift (but weren’t able to go to the wedding) and NEVER got a thank you. That really makes me frustrated!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I say do them whenever you think you’ll be the most productive! I do agree that you should have a set time to do them b/c you don’t want to do them the entire time on your honeymoon (which you probably wouldn’t do!).

I love your mom’s suggestion about addressing the envelope as soon as you get the RSVP!  What a great idea…one that I might steal! 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Will you have time to sort all the cards before you leave- to know who gave $ or gift cards? 

If you want to do it, go for it.  But I think it would have stunk to feel like I had to do the Thank Yous on the honeymoon!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I think it’s completly up to you. Personally I wouldn’t want to be writing thank yous on the plane and I would be concerned about the cards getting dirty/damaged along the trip. But if you feel comfortable about doing it then go right ahead.

I do think that if you have all the envelopes addressed that it really shouldn’t take you that long to write them and maybe if you wait until you get back it won’t be a huge deal. You probably won’t have a whole lot to do on the first week back to school and if you divide them between yourself and you new husband and spend an evening or two after dinner writing them you could easily have them all done.

Just a thought!

Great idea for the addresses! I wish I had done the same! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I’ll chime in, as well….we’re also writing (at least some) thank you’s on our honeymoon. Might as well stay busy while laying by the pool. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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