(Closed) Send thank you now or wait for photo thank you cards?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would go out and buy some non-photo thank you cards. They are always good to have on hand, wedding related or not.

Post # 4
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Send your thank yous now. It will take time after the wedding to get your photo TYs printed- no reason to make a guest wait 3 months for a Thank You.

Post # 5
13561 posts
Honey Beekeeper

For all of the gifts we received before the wedding, I bought some nice packs of thank-you cards and mailed them as soon as possible. For all of the gifts at/after the wedding, we sent photo thank-yous.

I’d expect you’re going to start getting MANY more gifts prior to the wedding, so I’d suggest getting some non-photo thank-yous to send out for those. I’d be a little afraid that your friends and family may think they are only receiving an email/casual thank-you, when that’s not the case at all!

Post # 6
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

I had leftover thank you’s from the shower (with photos from our engagement pics) that I sent out for early gifts…

Post # 7
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am not an etiquette stickler about thank you’s. As a guest, I honestly don’t care if I receive a card. I’m just going to glance at it and then throw it away immediately. However – I do keep the ones with pretty pictures. I vote wait. You already did acknowledge them anyway. 

Post # 9
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@smiles4jo:  I didn’t even think of this situation arising, but now I realize it will. Thank you very much for posting!! 🙂

Post # 10
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I ordered a small pack of thank you cards using our engagement phots for all the gifts/cards we got before the wedding.  Most of our declines sent us a card or gift, so it was worth it.  

Post # 11
3323 posts
Sugar bee

@smiles4jo:  Always pick thanking guests over giving someone a picture of yourself.

The first is gracious, the second is more towards self absorbed.

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