Post # 1
I have been around the Bee for a long time but dont’t write much (as you can see!) but I have a question that I want your thoughts on…so, let me know what you think!
His Mother has graciously offered to make some salads for our reception (yay!!) and my Mother wants to do something to help out. We are doing and paying for everything and there isn’t much that my Mom would want to do or we need her to do. ‘
Now, both Fiance and myself have horrible printing and writing…and I mean horrible!…thank god for computers!
So, my suggestion was for her to write out our Thank You notes. Now, to be clear, I will do the actual wording for each individual person/thank you note and she is just going to do the actual writing. I want to make sure that they are hand-written but there is no way either of us should do it.
Good idea or is there another suggestion that you think is better? Thanks Bees!!
Post # 3
I think its fine as long as the words come from you and you each sign it personally.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I agree it’s totally fine as long as the wording comes from you and your Fiance. 🙂
Post # 5
The problem is that your guests won’t know that you dictated for your mom. If any of your guests know your handwriting I wouldn’t do this. If I received a thank you note that I knew was handwritten by someone other than the bride and groom I would definitely be a little put off.
Post # 6
I’m a bit surprised by the ‘as long as the wording comes from the bride and groom’ reasoning. Are you guys writing something very special and personal in your thank you notes?
Every thank you note I ever received looked like this:
I’m so happy you came to our wedding! Thank you so much for [insert gift here]. We will use it for […].
Post # 7
I dont think its a good idea. If you can’t handwrite it yourself just print them from the computer.
Post # 8
I think this fine. My handwriting completely sucks, so I had a friend write my thank you notes for my housewarming gifts. Perfectly fine 😉
Post # 9
@bells: See, I disagree… I would much prefer a hand written note, no matter who wrote it.
I mean, I don’t know the handwriting of most of the brides whose weddings I’ve been to. The only one who I really did know was the wedding of one of my BMs, and that’s b/c I’ve known her since elementary school and have seen her handwriting a million times.
For all I know, I may have gotten some notes that were dictated to someone else. How would I know? I don’t know their handwriting.
I think that a good way to get around the issue is to have Mom only do notes to people who wouldn’t know your handwriting, or who wouldn’t know her handwriting.
EX. Will DH’s extended family really know the difference? Probably not.
Post # 10
I think that if your going to be taking the time out to word evrything then its going to be really counterproductive to have someone else make them out. I would just write them out… But if you really dont think its ledgable then I dont see any problem with having her write them out as long as the words come from you and your Fiance.