(Closed) okay-so when do you have to get out thank you’s when each is a book?!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Thats so nice that you want to write such thoughtful thank yous to everyone!  Id do them in batches but I think you probably have 3 months before people will wonder where their thank you is.

Post # 4
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Generally about 3 months (Emily Post!) although I’ve heard it said it can be up to a year. Not sure how I’d feel about not getting a thank you for a gift for a year, though.

My mother in law informed me she had hers done in two weeks because she took thank you notes on her honeymoon. Um, no… Wink

Post # 5
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve heard the “rule of thumb” is within 6 months of returning from your honeymoon, or something like that.  People certainly don’t expect them to be in the mail the day after you come back.  I agree that doing them in batches is the best way to tackle the project.  Write them during commercials while you’re watching TV maybe.  🙂

Post # 7
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I refuse to take any longer than 2 months post-wedding to get thank you notes out to guests.  I just think it starts becoming rude to wait any longer than that (i’m unimpressed to receive thank yous later than that too – they don’t take that long – get them out in a timely fashion).

Post # 8
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think the sooner you get them done the better, but with that said, if you need a bit more time, then don’t worry!  You have lots of time to write out a personal note and have them sent before people start to wonder too much about where their thank you is.

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