(Closed) How long did it take you to get your thank you notes done?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am almost two months past and am only half done.  I’m feeling like a bad bride right now.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Haha today we have been married for 1 month..and I have like 3 done.

I feel like a bad bride too, but there is just so many more things I could be doing, and it takes forever to write them all out and then look up the addresses..and the husband is working like crazy and we’d rather spend time together talking or laying around when he gets home.

I don’t know when I will get them done!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i was SO on track with shower thank-you’s and early gift thank you’s.  I have like 175 to write now from the wedding, plus 20 or so from the shower 2 weeks before the wedding, and it is DAUNTING.  (wedding was 9 days ago?) I think I am going to set a goal of 5 per night and just make it happen.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve got all of mine done, except for gifts that are still coming in, of course. I also have not tackled thank yous to all of our vendors.

Though my DH only wrote 1/4 of the thank you notes, it was a huge help! I will continue to ask him to write to guests from his side, as I know they were appreciated.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you have a lot it can certainly be overwhelming. We didn’t have a local wedding, so we got a lot of gifts before the wedding — getting those done really simplified things after. After the wedding we mailed them all within 5 weeks with a few exceptions.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Dang. I was told 2-3 months is good.

I had 65 to write, but had trouble getting the pictures in so I could order them from Shutterfly. Otherwise I think I’d have had them done last month. I put the last 2 in the mail yesterday….to a late gifter and my Mother-In-Law. The people closest to us are the hardest ones to write for!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did photo thank yous so I had to wait for the pictures from my photographer and then order the actual thank you notes. Once they came in I sat down and wrote all 95 in 2 weeks. They all went out 6 weeks after the wedding. It felt soo good to get them done!

Post # 10
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Wannabee

I am waiting on our professional photos prior to ordering the thank you cards – as a picture will be included. Hopefully this is acceptable.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Oh I was terrible!  I took about 8 months!  Hopefully family and friends didn’t mind too much 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Its been 2 months and I still have about 35 cards left to do (out of 100+ I think).  Im slowly but surely getting it done. Id really like to have them finished by our 3 month anniversary.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Well reading all of the comments I know I feel much better! =) I still have time!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

when we came home from PNG we had a number of gifts & cards so i did the thankyou cards within a week.  im expecting more gifts at our elopement party next week and im planning on having them out within a week also

our families are greek & italian… if i dont do them that quickly people will talk

Post # 15
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Helper bee

If you are waiting for photos from your photographer it’s a bit more acceptable for it to take longer. However people do notice how long it takes to get thank you cards. I had a ton of people comment on the fact that I had my thank you cards out for my engagement party the week after the party and another friend took 6 months. So try to get them done as soon as possible.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It took us about two months to get them all out.  I’ve heard anywhere from 2-3 months, to 6 months, to up to a year is fine.  I think people understand if they’re not out right away, or at least I hope they would!

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