(Closed) October '14 Brides – Where are you with Thank You cards?

posted 5 years ago in October 2014
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TeeVee:  Congratulations! 🙂

Fellow slacker here! You’re definitely not alone–I’ve sent out about 1/4 of our thank-yous so far. My goal is the same as yours, I’d like to have them all sent by the first of the year. Hopefully having some time off work around the holidays will work to my advantage. We’re forgoing holiday cards this year given the amount of thank-yous we need to send out. Good luck. 🙂

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

I sent all of mine within 2 weeks while also trying to find a new place to live and coordinating an 1,100 mile move I found out about the week after the wedding. We moved 3 weeks after the wedding. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TeeVee:  My God I can see how that’d be challenging……. we didn’t do thank you cards because it isn’t tradition for us (Phew!!! Dodged a bullet there!!!) and with 480 guests…. 3 month rule would have been out of the window!!!

It is very much doable though, sit down in front of the cards, keep a list, and do 10 or 15 a day. If you have more time to spare, do 20! They’ll be done before you know it 🙂 what helps me is a good movie on. It keeps me entertained while I write or craft or whatever. 

Good luck with those! and congrats!!!!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FYI, there is no “three month etiquette rule.”  Your thank you cards should be sent promptly and as soon as the gift is received.  Three months is certainly not my definition of prompt.

Graciously thanking our guests was a priority for us, so we had our thank you cards sent out within a week of the wedding.

Post # 7
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2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JiminyCricket:  Depends on who you ask. Some sites even claim you have up to a year after the wedding to send thank-you notes. I’d never wait that long, but it seems like you’re going to get a different answer on what is “correct” depending on where you aim the  question. 3 months is customary in my family & social circle, and I’ve rarely received a thank-you much earlier than that.

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

bbbria:  Actually, that’s a commonly misunderstood rule.  Guests have up to one year to send gifts to the couple.  Thank you cards should always be written promptly so the gift-giver knows that the gift was received and that the recipient appreciated the gift.  Waiting a year is incredibly rude and tasteless. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

JiminyCricket:  I’m sure you’re correct about the misunderstanding, but I have actually read on certain wedding sites that a year to send thank-yous is acceptable. I agree with you that waiting so long is rude. As I’ve said, I’d never do it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

TeeVee:  We only received one gift and the rest were checks, so I did thank you cards when we returned home.  I would have felt funny depositing the money before thanking the people who gave it to us. I do admit that I am a little strange in that I actually enjoy writing thank you cards. I almost never receive hand written correspondence anymore, so I like to pretend I’m from another era writing out letters to friends. 

Post # 12
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Our reception was on 10-12 and our thank yous went out on Thanksgiving weekend! I’m still stressing that some people probably considered that late when they got them!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

TeeVee:  300! Arrrggghhh!!! Good luck then!!!! 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

TeeVee:  haha if I had a 3 week honeymoon I wouldn’t have either! Jealous. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I sent mine out within a week of getting back from the honeymoon.

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