(Closed) Thank You Cards – What to do if you’re late?

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I don’t think you need to say anything, just write a normal thank you note. Honestly four months is not that long, I’ve often gotten wedding thank you’s over a year after the wedding!

Post # 4
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would just send them…no need to apologize. People know that weddings are hectic and things happen. Any note is better than no note at all!

Post # 5
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you should just send them without mentioning that they are late. I know lots of people don’t send them out until the 6 month mark. I think you are fine.

Post # 6
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are not that late so don’t let your fears about that stop you from getting started.

I wouldn’t apologize or explain about the computer crash (it would just look like an excuse).

Just write the note as you would ordinarily and get them out asap.

Post # 7
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

No apology needed, you are within a reasonable time frame still. But do get them out the door soon or they’ll loom over your head!

Post # 8
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can relate–we got married a little over 5 months ago and there is still one thank you card that I haven’t sent out yet!! I really just need to bite the bullet and do it. I’m planning on just writing a normal note though, not bringing attention t othe fact that I’m very tardy in sending it out!

Post # 9
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I don’t see the need to apologize either.  Hey at least you are sending them 😉

Post # 10
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got married in August and still haven’t finished ours, so don’t feel bad. Just do them when you can.

Post # 11
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I thought the “etiquette” was that you have 6 months to send them out. I got married in early November and haven’t sent mine yet either. Don’t worry. Mine are written out… but I haven’t found the motivation to go buy the stamps and send them out. 😉

Post # 12
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Don’t feel too bad about it. Your situation is by far not the worst I’ve heard of. I once got a Thank You card from a bride more than a year after the wedding (I sent my gift before the wedding) AND it was a generic “Thank you for the gift generous guest” printout. I think that’s a little worse 🙂

Also, don’t apologize for the tardiness. Just feel lucky that your Mother-In-Law hasn’t complained to your DH about her family not getting Thank You cards after only 1 month. Whoops, did I just say that?

Post # 13
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ours has been sitting in our office for a very long time.

I so need to get started…….

Post # 15
1805 posts
Buzzing bee

That’s not too long! Plus you had the holidays in there! I wouldn’t address the issue, just send them out as soon as you can. Nobody will think anything of it, unless you don’t send them at all.

Post # 16
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Don’t say anything about it being late in the card!  Just send it as normal… and get started!  I know it feels daunting, but you really do start making a dent when you do a couple a day – or every other day… or twice a week… just do SOMETHING!


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