(Closed) After wedding, what is an acceptable time to get Thank You cards out?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
4889 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am aiming for the 3-months, but hope to have them out sooner than that. I could really wait until Christmas for cards (that’s 2 months), but we’ll see.

At first I was going to do a Thank You postcard with a picture of us on it, but think something simple is best. I’d rather just get them done.

Post # 17
4038 posts
Honey bee

Sent gifts in mid-April. Saw bride end of August. She apologized for not getting her thank you notes out, said -“we’re waiting for the photos.” It’s now the beginning of October, and still no acknowledgement. Luckily their Amazon registry did send me tracking information, so I know the gifts arrived safely, but it’s been almost 6 months.

Post # 18
1496 posts
Bumble bee

I had them done within a month.. I agree that 3 months is a good timeline. 

Post # 19
60 posts
Worker bee

I have a bride that still hasn’t sent out thank you cards. Her wedding was over a year ago. The day of her anniversary she posted on FB saying what a wonderful year it was and sorry to those that have not *yet* received a thank you card- lol (her lol). That was a month ago.

So what I can take from that post:

1- I’m apparently a D-list guest because I am not one of the ones who had received a thank you card (from her ‘yet’ word use).

2- She thinks it’s funny that after a year she hasn’t taken the time to thank all her guests for attending her/and FI’s wedding and giving them gifts.

3- The day *after* my wedding I will be working on my thank you cards! If guests so choose they took time to pick out a gift. I can take the time to thank them.


– Three months seems like the timeline to hand them out. Thanks for the info!

Post # 20
3950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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TiaMP:  I think it kind of depends. If you are just doing simple thank you cards, I want to say four to six weeks to get them out. If you are having wedding photos printed on the cards, six to eight weeks. No more than eight weeks, though. 

Post # 21
9541 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’re fine. I think 3 months is pretty generally accepted. I was bad and didn’t get mine out until 4-5 months! I just had no motivation to do anythign wedding related once it was done. I finally got my photo album done a year after the wedding and I still haven’t started to put together our guest book tree.

Post # 22
5152 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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TiaMP:  I had mine out within 2 weeks or so….I had 5-6 days off when we got back from our honeymoon (I’m a teacher w/a summer camp job that hadn’t started yet) so I just pumped them out then. I would say within 2-3 months is appropriate. We went to a wedding in May and haven’t received a thank you yet, and I find that pretty rude. 

Post # 23
2843 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I got mine out by the month mark, but I think ASAP, but so longer than 3 months, is acceptable.

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