Post # 1
Bees I have a serious question..
I’m hunting for pretty Thank You cards for my guests, as I’m sending one to everyone regardless of whether they brought anything or not. (It was a destination wedding, and I’m just glad they all went!) but I have an issue when it comes to writing these Thank You cards.
I have seriously awful writing. It’s not even funny.
Would you in all seriousness, be offended if you got a hand-typed Thank You card that was signed? Mind you, every single one would be a personal message to the person receiving it, no generic messages for me.
I’m struggling with the idea. We had a lot of non-traditional aspects to our wedding, and our family (which pretty much made up our entire guest list) absolutely loved it all. I just wonder if they would still appreciate the Thank you cards if I typed them out their messages instead of writing them by hand.
NOTE: If you’re only going to lecture me on etiquette, please don’t comment. I know what “the rules” say, and that’s not what I’m asking for – I just want honest, open minded opinions.
Post # 3
Honestly, I wouldn’t care, but I don’t really care about thank you cards in general. One of my cousins sent out the same thank you postcard to everyone with nothing personal, and it didn’t bother me at all. Maybe my standards are low, but I’m usually just happy to get one at all. In the grand scheme of things, typing them won’t matter, especially if the receiver knows it’s a personal message.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Personally, I would be okay with it, as long as you signed your name in pen.
Post # 6
I would be a little put off by it.
Post # 7
@chel_113: I plan on doing the exact same thing because my writting sucks. You said you did not have a traditional wedding so why stop at the thank you cards. Also just to tell you know that this etiquette stuff is BS because its changes by region and culcture. My family is not from here and they thought Save the Dates were odd and that not cooking the food for the wedding was weird.
Post # 8
I don’t think I would care at all. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t even notice if I got a Thank You card at all.
Post # 9
As long as it’s a personal message I’d be fine with it.
Post # 10
I think a font that matches your invitations would make me happier than just you know…Times New Roman. So it looks like you made an effort. Other than that I guess it would be ok.
Post # 11
I would find it kind of odd, but I wouldn’t care that much, I guess.
Post # 12
If there is a personal message then I will know that you were actually thinking of me specifically, not just sending a generic card to everyone, and that’s all that matters.
Post # 13
Thank you all for the honest feedback. I think I will likely end up typing them, and then signing them. Having the font match the invites is a great idea, thank you! (I didn’t want to do something boring anyway) But no, I have every intention of making it a personal message in each card, I just want people to be able to read my message!
Thank you again bees!
Post # 14
I started making mine a couple weeks ago with card stock, some stamps, Lace, Yarn and buttons.
I figured they put so much time into it I could too
Post # 15
But the most important thing is just that you send them a Thank you and sign in yourself. I think even a regular Thank you card you find 25 for $5 would be fine