(Closed) Time for Thank you Cards! Big Fun…NOT

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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4153 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I haven’t even had my wedding yet, but I appreciate when I get thank you cards from weddings, baby showers, anything really, that are personalized.  It just shows that you really took the time to go through each gift, and appreciate each person’s thought and effort that went into the gift they gave you.  

Post # 4
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544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I did……but I made a list of who gave what, etc etc, and wrote thank-you notes on the plane ride to our honeymoon.  I’m not good on planes and this offered a distraction.

Post # 5
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1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I personalized them.  I knocked out about 20 during lunch last Friday, and I hope to finish them by the end of the week.  I’m making FI write the ones for his family and friends himself.

Post # 6
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ve just had the last of my showers yesterday…I’ve been doing a few each day on my lunch at work…writing that many at once it too difficult.  For the wedding I plan on taking them with me on the plane and trying to write as many as possible so that i can have fun and not have to worry about still having to do them when I get back from my honeymoon.  I have been able to personalize the majority of them because my MOH was good about writing things down for me.  So if you have that list available personalize if not then just write a nice note. 

Post # 7
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’ve only gotten gifts from 3 people so far (no bridal showers or anything yet, just people who can’t come to the wedding and sent them early) – I am writing their thank you’s right now so I can get them done and not have to worry about it. Honestly, I went to Michael’s Crafts and bought a little ring bound notebook in their $1.00 section to write down gifts (who they’re from, when we got it, what it is, when the thank you was sent, etc). I also got a great book for those hard to write thank you’s – it’s called “The Bride & Groom Thank-You Guide” by Sharon Naylor (ISBN 0-399-53258-7). It’s fabulous for those tricky ones like: gifts you’ll exchange/return, cash gifts, when there’s no party but you get a gift anyways, etc. I found mine at a 2nd hand bookstore – it’s worth picking up when you see it. 🙂

Bella

Post # 8
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I need to do mine too! I wanted to get them out within a month of the wedding, but I definitely didn’t want to do any of them over the honeymoon, so that was 2 weeks… Then we came home from the honeymoon and immediately started doing work on the house and have been very busy ever since… Soooo now I’m 1 day away from the 1 month mark and I’m determined to finish them tomorrow night.

I do plan on personalizing them. I made sure to write everything down as I was opening things. Although for the shower my sis was writing down the stuff and I actually sent someone a thank you note for the WRONG gift! Embarassing for sure…

Post # 9
Hostess
18654 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wrote on every card saying thanks for the certain item and what we will do with it.

Post # 10
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I personalized all mine, but I didn’t get them out until about 3 months after the wedding. Embarassed

Post # 11
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I personalized each card and it didn’t take as long as I might have thought. It’s always a good idea to put what the gift was, that way the guest is sure that you got their present (sometimes people give more than one gift or a check goes missing from a card).

Post # 12
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are doing our thank you cards currently, and we are definitely personalizing each one.  I don’t like getting thank yous that are vague…I want to be certain my specific gift reached the receiver.  My husband and I are splitting the thank yous by guest list (if the gift giver was from his side, he writes the thank you and vice versa).  It is really helping us personalize the cards and making the process go a lot faster!

Post # 13
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

When the time comes, I would like to try and personalize each one. Its the least I can do for everyone who was a part of our special day.

Post # 14
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2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

we actually wrote little thank you letters to each person and tried to include a memory of the day as well as thank you for the mixer… in some cases we wrote how we were going to use the gift or a hope to see you this summer sort of thing. I wanted each person to know we appreciated the time they spent selecting a gift for us. It is a little awkward with cash though, but I tried to tell people what we put it towards.

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