(Closed) Thank you notes… question?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2157 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not married yet, but for my shower gifts I had the thank you’s out within 2 weeks after.

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

a shower and wedding are very different! 

I was married on May 4th and I’m waiting for my pro pics to make my thank yous.  I doubt your guests think you are rude. 

You still have some time! 

Post # 6
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh, it took me a couple months. Sigh. 

As always, better to send one late than none at all!

Post # 7
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

About 2 months later but that was only because we sent photo cards so we had to wait for our pro pics to come back, then order the TY’s, wait for them to come in and then write ’em all out. It was a process but well worth it.

Do you already have your pro pics back? If so, have you considered including a picture with your TY’s? If you go that route, your guests will understand why the TY’s were a bit delayed since you have to wait to get the pics back and printed. 

ETA: Saw your update. So you will be including a pic in the card?

Post # 9
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Do you think you can get them out within 3 months of the wedding? Since you’re doing wedding pic postcards, people should understand that it takes a little longer.

Post # 11
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I heard somewhere etiquette dictates you have up to a year to get them out. Now THAT seems awfully long…

It took us a little over 2 months, but we had a big move right after the wedding, and between getting settled and all that, it took me a little while to get my act together! But better late than never!

Post # 12
4 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have heard you have a year, but I think at the most we should try to get them out within 6 months. I’m going to try to shoot for 3 months, but I have a whole year to get ready.

Post # 13
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We got ours out within 2-3 weeks of the wedding.  I had purchased the thank-you’s along with our invitiations and had actually elected not to do a photo card because I didn’t want to drag out the thank-you’s. 

It also helped that I had already sent thank-you cards out before the wedding for any early gifts we received.  It made the thank-you’s more manageable after the wedding.  I’m a little crazy about that stuff though. I’ve gotten thank you’s for other weddings a coupe months after the fact and thought nothing of it.

Post # 14
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think anything up to six months is acceptable, even though you technically have a year.  But in any case, better late than never!

Post # 15
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just sent out the last of my thank you notes yesterday, on our one-month anniversary! But we also had only about 100 guests, so it wasn’t too much of a process (I do not know how you ladies who have HUGE weddings handle all the thank you’s!).  I think if you can get them out within 3 months of the wedding, you’re in great shape!!

Post # 16
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I also agree that showers and weddings are not the same. I sent my shower thank you notes the day after my shower, lol.

We got our photo cards made and I’ve been working on them for the past week. The goal is to have them out by the end of this week! I don’t know if I believe the “1 year” rule. That is a LONG time!

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