(Closed) TimeFrame for Thank You Cards?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I believe it is up to a month after the wedding to send out thank you cards so you still have some time! And if you did go over the month timeline and get them out as soon as you can, I don’t think it’ll be too late and people will still really appreciate them.

Make it a goal to do “X” amount per day and get the hubby to help! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you have up to 6 mos. It’s not like you’re behind or anything but regardless of the 6 month rule I think the sooner the better. I did mine 2 weeks after the wedding- just decided to finish all of them one weekend.

If I were you, I’d try to complete them by the end of the month so you don’t have to deal with them during the holidays. Plus if you see some people around Christmas and New Years that gave you gifts it might be awkward if you’ve yet to send them a Thank You.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got all mine out within two weeks! 🙂 But i believe there is a six month rule,…but if I were on the receiving end I would want a card within three months.

 

So you are doing okay!! 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I asked the same question in another post and I got alot of 3 months…apparently 3 months later seems to be safe

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I asked the same question in another post and I got alot of 3 months…apparently 3 months later seems to be safe

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We did them in shifts, so the first ones were mailed within a month, then there was a second batch a few weeks later and I think the last ones were three months after the wedding.

People did actually complain that they didn’t receive one right away, FYI. So we had a few people in that third batch actually ask where their Thank You card was.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not to be the ettiquette police lol but I’ve gone through several of my wedding planning books and online and it is one month. And I agree, I think it’s very courteous to send a thank you card because it shows your appreciation and that you took the time to let them know personally. I learned the hard way from other parties and things through the years that if you don’t get a handle on it right away, you quickly lose all motivation lol.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I also hear 3 months alot. I think 3 months is max, I definitely wouldn’t go over that.

Post # 14
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would say 2 months.  I got married exactly a month ago, and we haven’t started ours yet since we took a 3 week honeymoon.  We should be receiving our thank you cards (they have a professional pic on them) by the end of the week, and we’ll start on them then.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@PrncssDva I can do better! I had someone send me LATE gift and then write in the card “you better send me a picture!” Thanks tips!! Yeesh. (I sent her a thank you card and pic that day…but seriously?!!)

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I’m almost 6 weeks out from wedding and don’t have them all done, those done are not mailed, been so busy. That is my goal all week so I can mail them this weekend. I am normally so good and quick at getting them done, but w/ a 2nd job now it is hard. I have talked to some and they say 6-8 weeks, but general rule I have heard is 1 year

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