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

posted 10 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@christalynn11: No, dont worry about that! Just write the thank you notes and get them out as soon as you can. People probably had their moment of “We never received a thank you note” but they probably dont care at this point. When they do receive your thank you note, it will be a nice surprise and theyll just appreciate that you sent one! Better late than never Smile

Post # 18
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2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would make a point to write 10 per night.  Ask your DH if he can write the same number also.  That way you’ll make a dent on your notes faster.  Once you have a game plan and start working on them, it will be easier to get them done faster.  Don’t worry about being tardy – people will be thrilled to get the thank you notes! Maybe you can include a picture from the wedding in the notes?

Post # 19
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311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You have a year to send thank you notes, so don’t feel too bad.  I’m just sending ours out today and we got married at the end of September.  And make your DH help you!  My husband wrote the ones for his family and I did my family.  It went a lot quicker! 

Post # 20
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5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m still not done with mine either! But one thing that has helped me is I wrote the note in MS Word and printed them out. Now all I have to do is hand write them on to the cards. Just makes it easier since I don’t have to think about what I’m writing (or the spelling). I can just copy it while I’m watching tv.

PS- I’m not mentioning that they are ‘late’ either.

Post # 21
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I laugh when I read this because I had 2 friends send out their thank you notes a year after they got married! It was pretty funny! I wouldn’t worry about it! When you get to it, you get to it!

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I really need to get ours done too. I had ordered them, they got lost in the mail. Then she reprinted them, they got lost again. So I ended up saying goodbye to my lovely letterpress cards and ordering just plain ones from Vistaprint. Sigh. Hopefully they’ll show up soon and I can just get them done and over with. Don’t stress too much 🙂

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Don’t quote me on this but I believe the etiquette is as long as it’s within a year you’re fine. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We have so many to write that I write them in batches. So far I have done two batches: my coworkers. The 2nd group was retired coworkers and my friends. The next group would be relatives and my parent’s friends who attended the wedding.  The group after that would be people who didn’t attend the wedding on my side but sent gifts/cards/money. Then, I will do the groom’s side. Probably his family who attended the wedding first. Then the relatives who didn’t. Originally  I was counting on him helping me, but I doubt he will. I think it’s normal for not getting a thankyou for months upon months after a wedding. Just write a normal note. I waited a little for mine because I wanted photographs from my wedding on the cards. Also, I am so busy with work and I keep getting sick(I have strep throat now), so they get taken care of when I have the time, energy, and am not so sick, etc. They will get them when I get to them!

Post # 25
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just recieved a Thank You in the mail from a wedding in September! I think as long as your send them… who cares how long it takes you!!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I went to a wedding last April and I never got a thank you note.  If she sent me one right now, almost a year later, I would definately think “ohh she is so late sending these”, but I would  really appreciate that she finally took the time to do them rather than not getting one from her at all! Also…I don’t think 4 months is too long!

Post # 27
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For thank you notes, definitely late is better than never. No need to apologize for the tardiness. 🙂

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was four months late with mine, too, but didn’t mention that I was late, just how thankful I was 🙂

Post # 29
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373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Haha! See when i got married? Mine are still not out. Working on them JUST NOW! I am not proud of it and I feel bad, but as soooooon as we got back I found a job and interviewed and got it, then once I started to get settled we bought a house, now we have been super busy with that and FINALLY getting settled with the house.

I always heard you have a year. I did not plan to take over six months, but I have! Life happens!

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