(Closed) Thank you cards – multiple questions

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 16
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823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

We ordered picture thank you cards from Vista Print and wrote all of the cards as soon as they came from Vista Print.  It was about 2-3 weeks after the wedding. I say the sooner the better to get them out.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was told by my very ettiquet versed Mother-In-Law to do them within a week after home, but I mentioned I wanted to do photo thank yous and my photog wouldnt have them edited until 2 weeks after and then ordering would be another week. She was actually really on board with it and said as long as we get them out fast, hand written, guests will usually be okay waiting a month out to get something more heart felt and fun. No where NEAR 3 months though or to her horror a year.

I bought a $17 groupon to Vistaprint that gives you $70. We are getting 50 folding picture cards, envelopes, used a email I have to get free adress stamp and address lables, and will still have a $40 extra. I MAY still have to pay extra on shipping but not sure, but wont be more than $15. I am going to see if I can use the credit to go toward shipping since its not excluded on the fine print.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I didn’t want to buy boxed Thank You cards…mostly because my budget was tapped at that point for the cards that I would have loved to send and I wanted to see if I could use some of my already purchased wedding craft supplies.

I went to a craft store and they had blank white cardstock cards and envelopes.  I used the same aqua ink and pinecone stamp from my semi-DIY invitations and stamped each card in the centre and the right-hand corner of the envelope.  I had brown and aqua pens left over from my invites and I used them to complete my notes.

Honestly, the most important thing is to take the time over each note (however you decide to make them) to personally thank your guests for their generous gift and to get the notes out in a timely fashion.  I had all mine out 1.5 weeks after the wedding (I wanted to make sure people got them before Christmas).

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i’m confused by this concept, serioiusly spending more money after the wedding, wow, 

i suppose it’s differet over here Britians only 603 miles from one end to the other and people usually live pretty close, my Maid/Matron of Honor live on the next street, one bm lives 2 miles away the furthest person is a whopping great 15 miles away. i’ll be thanking them in person 🙂 

Post # 20
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464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

stokieGal– Whats interesting is a quarter of my family was born and raised in Liverpool, and I would be in deep crud if I didnt mail out thank yous to each and everyone for even attending within a month. Over there it must also be cultural like over here. I know my moms side think its a nice touch, but its not really required but they are all from the US.

Post # 21
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5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

As for time lines, the sooner the better.

But also don’t not sent a card because you think it’s been too long, better late than never!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@weeonebride: i think it is a nice touch, i think i would definately do this if people lived as far away as some US bee’s are faced with. 

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

apart from a hand-written note on the card, we’re also going to put in a qr code just for fun.  it’s one of those small square images that you can scan with a smartphone.  the qr code will then lead them to what will be our online wedding pictures website. 

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