How long after the wedding did you send out your thank you cards?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How long did you wait?
    Within a month : (33 votes)
    61 %
    1-3 months : (16 votes)
    30 %
    3-6 months : (4 votes)
    7 %
    6-12 months : (0 votes)
    over 12 months : (0 votes)
    Never sent them out lol : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 31
    Member
    1504 posts
    Bumble bee

    With my first wedding, they went out an average of six weeks later.  Between our honeymoon and relocating cross-country it was a nightmare keeping track of everything.  I have to admit, that a year later, I did find three cards that had been written before the move, addressed but not mailed.  

    Whatever you do, keep track of them!  It was majorly embarassing to send those three out so late.

    Post # 32
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    how big of a faux pas is it to send them 7 months later? Should I just forgo them entirely so as to not remind people who late we are? or is late better than never? I’m hand calligraphying all the cards if that makes a difference? We had a super non-traditional wedding (people were invited to our engagement party and we surprised them with a wedding celebration) so I was on the fence about sending them.. 

    Post # 34
    Member
    1035 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it was almost exactly a month later that we got them in the mail. I would have done it sooner but we were gone on our honeymoon for over 2 weeks. 

    Post # 35
    Member
    1035 posts
    Bumble bee

    eliuuuu :  better late than never for sure!!!!!! People may forget that they were late but they’ll never forget not being thanked. 

    Post # 36
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Agreed, would MUCH rather get a late thank you than none at all!

    Post # 37
    Member
    352 posts
    Helper bee

    eliuuuu :  def better late than never! A good friend sent hers out 7 months after, and our friends were just glad to get them!

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