Post # 1
So we just threw a big wedding in India for many friends and families.
It’s time to send out the thank you cards to everyone who attended (mainly foreigners who flew in for the wedding) and we’re thinking of virtual cards to save at least $200 on postage (we live in Europe and have to mail internationally).
I’ve seen the standard moodboard with the couple and a “thank you” script but I’m looking for something more. Awesome brides, what have you done that was unusual or offbeat?
Post # 3
These are a bit expensive, but totally worth it. I can’t look at these thank yous with out laughing.
Post # 4
I’d save and spend the $200 on thank you cards over the next 6 months. I’d be insulted if I got a mass produced virtual card from a bride. But that’s just me and not only am I old fashioned, I’m a bit of an etiquette snob when it comes to thank yous.
Post # 5
I did a virtual STD on Facebook and tagged as many people as I could that we are inviting to the wedding.
We’ll probably send out thank you cards in the mail or just do the same, not sure. Our friends are pretty digitally based, lol. though, I do know we’ll send out huge “thank you” on FB.
For those who actually bring a card/present, we’ll send a thank you card, or try to remember to, lol.
Post # 6
Your guests spent time and money to attend your wedding and/or select a gift for you. The least you can do is send a handwritten thank-you note.
Post # 7
Most of our friends are quite digital, that’s why we’re thinking of doing a moodboard.
Considering that I’ve already thrown away plenty of wedding invitations and thank you cards in the past, it seems like a waste to spend $200-300 plus $200 minimum on postage.
Notwithstanding how much we’ve put forward for the wedding guests (bus rentals, shopping excursions, meals, drinks, etc), the guests sent us emails to thank us for the wedding. While I would prefer a thank you card, I do understand it doesn’t happen.
So you maybe PO that you don’t get a thank you card in the mail, but that’s how we’re doing it.
Thanks Ryna. We sent out several thank you’s via FB and our private Google Group. We also hosted a fika for guests in Sweden to enjoy cupcakes and champagne and photos at our place.
Any positive, creative suggestions??
Post # 8
tinlizzleizze – loved it! it does crack you up!
Post # 9
I googled “Emily Post Thank You Note” and this is what came up.
The Emily Post Institute warns against using email to thank someone unless the person is a very close friend with whom you regularly communicate by email. Many people of the older generation appreciate handwritten thank-yous and may feel slighted by an electronic message.
Post # 10
If you know the people aren’t going to be offended, why worry? The ones who would be getting thank you cards from us are the older generations (mostly FI’s family).
Of course, I’m horrible at remembering stuff like that, soooo, yeah. lol.
Post # 11
@Zinzerena: We are sending cards only to family members just because they’re not net savvy.
Sorry, I don’t know Emily Post Institute.
Does anyone know if there’s a cool software to help make moodboards? Or is this a Photoshop adventure??
Post # 12
I’d use photoshop, but that’s because I’m more familiar with photoshop than anything else.
I’m not familiar with them, to be honest.