How much did you spend on Thank You notes (total)? What did you get?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

So far for the engagement presents we’ve been getting, I’ve just been using all of the miscellaneous thank yous that I have laying around. I’m going to try to pick up the rest of my thank yous in the Christmas sales and hope I can find some that aren’t obviously Christmas themed.

I figure that people care more about actually getting a thank you card than what the card itself looks like.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I ordered personalized thank you notes with our engagement pictures on them for our wedding thank you’s. I had a groupon so it saved me a lot of money, if it wasn’t for the groupon I woudln’t have gotten personalized thank you cards. They cost me about $15 for 100

For my bridal shower I bought some really cute ones from target for about $10 for 50. 

I purchased all of my stamps last year before the postage increase happened. I recommend purchasing forever stamps before hand just incase. You can do what I do, buy 4 or 5 sheets every time you get paid, so it’s not one big lumpsome. I spent about $80 on stamps. 

I probably sent about 150 thank you cards, I haven’t counted them in total but I sent a lot. 

 
So about $105
 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Check out Half Price Books for great prices on thank you notes!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I plan on purchasing generic ones. I would have liked personalized thank you cards with our wedding pics on them from weddingpaperdivas.com but it wasn’t in the budget :(.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i literally puchased mine last night… and am so embarassed by how much i spent on them.

i knew from the start that i wanted photo cards, and i saw a deal on ruelala before my wedding for $100 at picaboo for $35.

i bought two of them- $70 right there.

then my order went over hte $200 by about $80. Plus postage for ~150 cards.

it was a moment of weakness…

Post # 9
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545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I purchased some generic ones from Joann’s yesterday for bridal shower gifts. There is a 60% off coupon that is good through today that I used so I paid $10 for 100. I figure I can use them for forever, so why not.

We plan to do picture thank-yous for the wedding (got a groupon that will more than cover the cards)

Stamps, I also bought early so I already have those on hand

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought personalized ones with a wedding photo from mpix.com- they ended up being about $75.  Postage cost me around $35.  I got most sent out around a month after the wedding, but I have a handful, that I need addresses for, that are still sitting around to be sent.  

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used a couple different thank you cards.  For gifts that came in (quite) early and weren’t associated with a party, I used my pretty stationery Thank You notes that I already had on hand (I keep a couple of different prints for “Thanks for Dinner!” and “Thank you for the birthday gift” kind of notes.)  I’m kind of paper obsessed, so I have slightly more expensive notes than a lot of people.  I used theseAnd something similar to  these.  And my husband sent out at least one on this (he picked them out a bout a year ago, because “If we’re going to send thank yous, they need to be sincere!  This is my kind of card.  You can send a stuffy one if you want, but I’m sending one that they’ll know I picked!”)

I didn’t have to spend any extra on those – they were already in my house.

For my bridal shower thank yous I went to the stationery store and found a cute set of flat cards with a wedding dress printed on it… in the sale section.  I paid about $5 a box (set of 10) and purchased 2 or 3 boxes.  They were *technically* intended for DIY printable invitations, but there was plenty of room for my hand written notes, and they were a nice weight and I thought they were cute.  They looked a bit like this.

 

For the gifts that we were given at the wedding, I used a card with our last initial on it – like these.

I skipped the photo cards for a couple reasons – first I didn’t want to wait; I thought my guests needed a prompt thank you & my photographer wan’t going to be able to turn them around in under a week.  Second, I don’t really like them, I think they’re less formal, and I love me some stationery.

I spent about $1.00 per card for the Wedding gift thank yous, and about $0.50 per card for the bridal shower thank yous (because of the sale.)  I had a small guest list, so in all, I spent about $50 on stationery and another $$36 on stamps.  (I didn’t have a bachelorette party)

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The TY’s for my bridal shower were included in a gift from the host so I only paid postage for those. The wedding TY’s, however, were pretty pricey. We had custom photo cards made which cost $3.00 a pop so those ran us around $150. Then add in postage and we’re up to around $190.00. Our total for all thank you’s were probably somewhere around $215.00.

Post # 13
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539 posts
Busy bee

@NAvery:  I just went and bought the cheapest, plainest Thank Yous at Walmart and Target…most people just throw them away, so I didn’t want to invest much in them, and its the content that is most important.

Post # 14
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556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I found some pretty ones for 1/2 off at Office Depot and some simple ones at Target. Altogether I spent about $12.

 

Post # 15
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1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

$10.  Found a groupon for Vistaprint($10 for $50 there) and used it for thank you cards.  Designed my own that went with our wedding theme and only personalization was our names printed on the front. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know how much total because we had to buy them several times. We bought generic thank you notes at target in packs of 25 for $1.99. They were very classic looking with thank you on the front in silver script. We didn’t see the point in spending a lot of money on something that people ultimately throw away.

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