Post # 1
We had a wonderful engagement party on Dec 7, and received some very nice gifts from family and friends.
Here’s my dilemna: the thank you cards I ordered have a patterned envelope, and need return address labels (I can’t just write it on). But we’re moving on January 9 and the only address labels I have have our NEW address on them (I just ran out of ones with our current address in November).
Is it OK to write out the thank you cards, set them aside, and then mail them, say, the first week of January, so they’d arrive with our current address? I don’t want to print new return address labels as we’re only sending about ten cards out… or is this letting too much time pass?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I don’t think that’s too late at all! You’re definitely okay!
Post # 4
I think it would be fine to wait since you don’t want to give these people your old address! Plus since the wedding hasn’t passed yet, you aren’t in the bad manners territory of Emily Post.
Post # 5
So, according to Emily Post, I just need to send the thank you prior to the wedding? Ooh, that means I have till October!!
Kidding, I’m totally putting them in the mail the day before we move. I’m totally excited for my new address labels. We took a big step and got address labels with both of our names! It’s like we’re getting married or something.
Post # 6
You have up to a year but they should be sent out asap. 1 month is fine.
Post # 7
A month is fine! I gave someone a gift and they sent out their thank yous about a month later and i still really appreciated it!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
No, that’s not too much time–you’re fine!
Post # 9
It’s NEVER too late to say ‘thank you’. Within a month or two is completely reasonable.
Post # 10
thats definitely not too late…wouldnt want them to get lost in the holiday shuffle anyway.
Post # 11
Echoing the others, 1 month is definitely not too late!!
Post # 12
Not too late at all! People will be happy to receive them whenever you send them! 🙂
Post # 13
Not too late at all! Im sure people will also understand because its right around the holidays 🙂
Post # 14
a month is fine! Plus I’m under the belief that even if it was late, I’d rather receive it, than no thanks at all!
Post # 15
Thank you notes are better late than never…always! The etiquette on a thank you card involves 2 things – promptness and sincerity. People will understand that you guys are going through a lot right now (engagement, moving) so they will be happy to receive a thank you note whenever you are able to get them out! Just dont forget!
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’m a big stickler about these things, and I wouldn’t even bat an eyelash at one month. It’s totally fine (although if you are worried and there are only ten of them, why not handwrite your current return address rather than print new ones?)