(Closed) I’m a bad newlywed.

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know it’s hard but I think you should just send them out.  People aren’t really going to care how they look, they will remember the sentiment of you thanking them for their gift.  If you want to send out pictures, maybe send out a Christmas card this year?

Post # 4
Member
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I agree with MissAsB.  Go ahead and send the thank yous.  Send out pictures later, christmas cards with your wedding pictures are nice.

Post # 6
Member
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We had our photographer send us a few photos to choose from for our thank you cards. They all went out right about 8 weeks after our wedding, since we had to wait on the photos, and then order the cards. If you can’t get a response from your photographer about pictures, I wouldn’t wait any longer. I know it stinks when you want something to be just right, but the most important thing is that the thank you cards get sent.

Post # 7
Member
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I think if you get them out by the end of the week, that wouldn’t make a huge difference.  But waiting another month would not be too good.

Post # 9
Member
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mrsmdphd: If the cards are out by the end of next week that’s totally fine. I know the rule used to be up to a year to send out thank yous. I think people give a lot of allowance for timelines because of the photo issue. Everyone loves seeing a photo from the wedding and we all know it doesn’t happen over night! I wouldn’t over think this one. I have a friend who got married a year and a half ago and she’s totally given up on sending out thank yous because it’s been so long. Just don’t be that guy 😉

Post # 11
Member
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Yes.  The reason I say to go ahead and wait is b/c one week isn’t going to change it much.

Post # 12
Member
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have been SERIOUSLY procrastinating about this too. I honestly think people don’t care about crafty/cute thank you notes. If you are unhappy with the ones you made, why not just go to Hallmark and get some cute notecards? That’s what I did to not give myself yet another project to put off — I’m putting off writing them as it is!

Post # 13
Member
1103 posts
Bumble bee

If you get them in the next few days then I’d use the photos. I wanted to do photo thankyous too but in the end I got over it and bought some nice ones (like you, which cost a fair bit!) and just got them out. I’m planning on including some wedding photos in Xmas cards this year instead – a year after the fact but better late than never right 🙂

Post # 15
Member
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Send the thank yous NOW. Send the pics later–like at Christmas.

As a wedding goeer, I get excited for my wedding thank you note.

People want to know that you appreciate them coming, buying you a gift, etc…

The details don’t matter as much as we bees think they do.

Post # 16
Member
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Can you send the store-purchased thank you notes to the older generation?  And then wait on the photos to do the thank you notes for your friends?  That way, you’re getting some of them done and frankly, it will be the old generation that stalks their mailboxes daily waiting for your thank you note! 

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