Post # 1
Hypothetically let’s say it takes me a month to get them all done… do I send them as I complete them, or do I wait til they are ALL done and send them, or somewhere in between – once I have done the thank yous for a group of people who all know each other, then send those?
I am way overthinking this… newlyweds, how did you do it?
Post # 3
We did them in batches, but not based on any groups. We mailed them as we finished them. I don’t think you need to worry about it too much. I still have a few to do (2 months out, yikes!), they get harder the longer you wait! I suggest sitting down with your list, a bottle of wine, and a movie and just pumping them out. It’s fine to write the same thing for everyone. No one is going to compare!
Post # 4
I would just send them out as you get them done – frees up space, and gets the majority of them out sooner!
Post # 5
I did mine in batches. Although it backfired a little when sil got hers and told me how cute it was in front of my mil and I hasn’t done hers yet. I was saving the hard ones for last so I could write nice stuff. I was definitely going ‘yeah I decided I couldn’t stare at the pile anymore so I mailed them out in chynks’ FYI if you do cool shutterfly ones like I did 😉
Post # 6
Send them as you get the done. People know youve got lots to write and just love getting the thank you.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
I would feel more motivated if I sent them off as I completed them! Would feel like small victories here and there 🙂
Post # 8
I’ve been stock piling ours and haven’t sent a one out yet. I ordered 3.5 by 5 prints for each thank you, one of us full-length that I like. I plan on putting one in each thank you and the photos haven’t arrived yet, but will soon. We are probably 70 percent done writing them, so we’ll probably wait to finish them all, stuff the cards with the photos and send them off all at once.
I agree with the small victories idea about sending a few at a time, but I also think sending them all at once will also feel great. Good luck finishing them up!
Post # 9
Ooohhh july09bridetobe – i love the idea of including a picture of us!!! Well I think today I mailed like 7 or 8 thank you’s, so maybe I will hold off on the rest and do the same thing!
Post # 10
i finished them all in one night and sent them out the next day, i didn’t want people receiving weeks after one another.
Post # 11
I think the most important thing is to just get them out. I had so many people ask me about my brother’s thank you cards. It took them 4 months to get theirs done. Mostly because they had 200 to do and they put a picture in with each one so they waited till they got the pictures from the photographer. They were really nice, actually the nicest I think most guests have gotten. Or at least that was the comments back!
Post # 12
I could imagine this becoming a nightmare in my group … like some get thank you’s and others dont and they all find out and are like GRRRRRRRRRRRR and it all turns to madness.
Or maybe not. I think that to keep everything smooth, I will only mail them once I have them all completed!
Post # 13
I would send them as you finish, then you won’t feel as guilty with them sitting there.
Post # 14
Once I got started I finished mine within a few days. I sent them all out together in one batch because I wanted them to be postmarked on the same day, one month exaclty from the wedding, but then again, I am a nutjob 😉
I’d say do whatever makes you feel most motivated to finish them.
Post # 15
I’d go with the, send the out as you finish them. My friend did her’s this way and helped her keep her sanity.
Post # 16
I am doing them in batches too. That was I feel like I accomplished something without getting overwhelmed.