Post # 17
Mmm I’m more in the camp of personalized thank you cards, but maybe because I love cards in general. 🙂 We took some time to get ours out as well (around the 2, 2.5 month mark). Our excuse mostly was we went on our honeymoon immediately after the wedding and then moved to Hawaii (a military move), so by the time we got moved and settled, several months had slipped away from me…
We talked about just buying generic cards, but I really wanted to do something personal. We went to the beach, wrote thank you in the sand, also put our left handprints and rings in the prints, and went to Zappos and ordered them into post cards. I know some of our guests were sort of like ‘where are our thank you cards…’ but once they got our personalized ones, they LOVED them and said it was well worth the wait!
But really, as long as they are hand written, I think that’s the most important. But if you want to order personalized ones, make sure you do it ASAP! 🙂
Post # 19
Huh, I’ve never even heard of personalized stationary for thank you cards. I am so not in the etiquette loop. A regular card is fine as long as you have a handwritten, personalized note. Ours are plain cards with “Thank You” on the front, and we are writing notes to each person/family inside. They are a little fancy though (pearlized ivory).
Post # 20
We had a thank you banner that we held and had pictures with so I can’t have my cards made until we get our pictures back. I have asked a few friends of mine that were at the wedding (that I felt comfortable asking and knew they would tell me the truth) and they told me they would rather wait for the customozed photo card then get a generic one.
Post # 21
Thanks guys. I actually even thought about just starting off by using the left over generic cards I had used for my bridal shower – (obviously not sending those to anybody who came to the bridal shower AND the wedding so they wouldn’t get duplicates). They were generic but they were good quality and letterpress. At least I could get a start while I wait for the stationary to arrive – and maybe use the stationary for bridal party, family, and everyone else. I don’t know if that’s rude to give some people a nicer card, but it’s not like they know the other people – and I really doubt they’d sit around talking about and comparing the cards we sent. Maybe I’ll do that – at least that way, we can get started! (BTW, we did already give thank you cards to everyone that was in our wedding, as well as gifts, the night before – but we do plan to send them another thank you card as well).
I’m one of those people who saves cards, especially from weddings as I knew one day I’d like to look back on everyone else’s stuff so I could see what they did – and it seems I have a mixed collection – some are on formal stationary, some are personalized with a picture from the wedding, and some are generic white cards that say THANK YOU on them. Before I actually had a wedding, I never even thought twice about it. Isn’t that always the way?