(Closed) Tacky or thoughtful?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Would listing our vendors on the last page with a thank you note be....
    Tacky : (43 votes)
    59 %
    Thoughtful : (24 votes)
    33 %
    Other - comment : (6 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would include your aunt who is doing the programs in some sort of tiny way in the back but not the other vendors. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    I would probably only include family members or close friends.

    Otherwise it kind of feels like a program for a banquet/sporting event “Thank you to our sponsors for their support!”.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Honestly, I would be more inclined to keep the program if I wasn’t yet married!  It’s also something that your vendors would REALLY appreciate.  I think it’s really nice of you to want to give a small tribute to them – considering they really are such a BIG part of the day.

    Post # 6
    Member
    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think tacky is the right word, but I wouldn’t do it personally.

    Post # 7
    Member
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @Mashiara:  I don’t think it would be tacky if it doean’t come across as an advertisement. If it very clearly a sincere expression of appreciation, then I think it would be fine.  But it also depends on how large it is.  Probably it would be best to keep it pretty small so it will seem less ad-like. 

    Using your aunt’s logo will probably be ok as long as it’s a nice and simple one, and it’s small.  But I would probably only state the other vendors’ names and not use their logos, or it will look like a list of wedding sponsors 🙂 Logos are just very commercial, so you’ll have to decide if they (including your aunts) take away from the thank you and start being a solicitation of business.

    The only other potential issue I see is whether you would have to deal with any hurt feelings from people you didn’t thank.  But that might not be a problem for you at all.

    Post # 10
    Member
    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it would be very nice to ask your Aunt to include her logo for her business on the program. I am sure she would appreciate that!

    There is probably no need to thank your other vendors – you are paying them afterall, and it is their job to provide service. Maybe if you or your Groom give a general thank you speech at the reception, you can mention them then.

    Post # 11
    Member
    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Mashiara:  That’s a good idea.

     

    I don’t think tacky is the word for it either but I think Mashiara’s suggestion is awesome!

    Post # 13
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    835 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Mashiara:  Hahaha! Sorry! I thought the OP was someone else! So your own suggestion of a business card is good! LOL.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    No. I don’t think this is a great idea. You are paying them for their services, you don’t need to advertise them too!

    Post # 15
    Member
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I vote no on the business cards.  I just went to a baby shower where the cake lady had business cards and it was weird and tacky.  I think that would definitely be like you are advertising for the vendors, or like they gave you a price cut in return for you putting out their cards.

    Post # 16
    Member
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    What if you just thank them on your website? Maybe you could add a vendors tab and they talk about who your vendors are and how great they are, etc.

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