(Closed) Thank you cards-when to send?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You write the thank you note for a gift the very first moment you have a chance! Your grandmother is right – you should be writing thank you’s like a crazy women to catch up. Honestly, if I’d given you a gift in May and had received no thank you note yet, I’d be terribly insulted. 

You have a year to get gifts, Are you going to wait a year to write thank you notes?

As you get a gift, write the note. 

Sit down and get the shower thank yous out this weekend! You do have a few of weeks after the wedding to get the ones done for gifts received at the wedding, since there are usually quite a few, and it’s assumed you’re on your honeymoon for the time right after. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

u have i think 6 months for thank yous.. i had bridal shower thank you cards out in mail two days after shower. (first one) wedding gift thank yous went out a week after wedding. any gifts mailed to house a thank you went out the following day i received it. and this last shower(last week) thank yous will be giving this sunday at church.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My personal opinion is to get these out within a month post wedding. For my shower, I had my invites out the following week. My cousin didn’t send invites out until 5 months after their wedding and after about 2 months I started wondering why we hadn’t received a thank you.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Why do they have to be generic?  Each thank you should be personalized.  I agree with the others, send them out as you receive gifts!  I think you have closer to 2 months than 6 etiquette-wise, but I may be way off.  My mother was appalled that mine didn’t go out the same month as the wedding.  🙁

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Your shower thank you notes should have been out within a few weeks of each shower. Do those immediately.

You need to write the other thank you notes ASAP, especially for anything received before the wedding. Write a note for each gift, meaning separate notes for the shower and wedding if applicable. I wouldn’t wait for a photo – people care about being thanked, not the photo. It can take months to get a photo, order cards, write the cards, etc. Just get them out of the way now.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Juliepants:  i think she ment non personalized wedding picture thank you cards. just regular store “thank you” cards

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

@asianyoushi:  Ahh, thanks.  I reread the OP and didn’t see that lines about pro pics.

I’d wanted to wait for mine, too, but had a lot of pressure to get them out.  My photographer was able to send me the files I wanted from the sneak peek so although I didn’t get special cards made up, I was able to tuck a photo or two into each store-bought card.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I started writing mine directly after the wedding, partly to keep the magic going and partly because I was SO sick of having tasks to do that I just wanted to get it off my list!

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