Post # 1
Its been almost 4 months since the wedding :S I know I’m super late, but I HAVE to send thank you cards. Our wedding required a long flight for the groom’s family and friends. I feel bad that I have not sent them yet. Should have a picture card or should I take my time handwriting a note? I can’t decide! What is the etiquette? or does it even matter!? Thanks!!
Post # 3
Always a personal handwritten note.
Post # 4
Pictures are nice, but there always needs to be a personal, handwritten note to accompany. We got cards that had picture frames on the front. We slid a photo in and then wrote on the inside. Easy peasy, plus cheaper than getting a really nice photocard printed!
Post # 5
A picture is a style choice but handwritten is madatory.
Post # 6
I like Gemstone‘s suggestion!
Post # 7
Why can’t you do both? Handwritten is absolutely necessary
Post # 8
I was under the impression that thank you cards should ALWAYS be hand written. Even if you send a picture there needs to be a hand written something with it.
It doesn’t have to be much and as long as you have your guest list paired with any gifts you reciefed just start with a standard and fill in the blank. It will go fast once you sit down and figure out the wording.
Post # 9
definitely handwritten, regardless of whether there is a picture
Post # 10
Definitely handwritten. A picture card is okay as long as it’s not just a generic “thank you” and you include a personal message.
Post # 11
Absolutely handwritten. Feel free to get a card made with a wedding photo on it but absolutely handwrite it.
Post # 12
Handwritten. If I got just a generic pre-printed thank you card, even with a photo, I’d think it looked lazy and a bit rude, because you should be personally writing each one to thank your guests for their gift and attendance.
Post # 13
@FloretteLiz: Thanks! It worked great for us, and our friends and family seemed to enjoy them. 🙂
Post # 14
A picture is not a thank-you card. It would come across as the height of laziness and ingratitude if you can’t be bothered to take the time to thank the guest for attending the wedding, mention the gift specifically and say something nice about it and them.
Post # 15
Those two things are not mutually exclusive. I had a picture card on which I hand wrote thank yous to everyone. I think in the case of thank you’s it should definitely be handwritten for that personal touch. 🙂