(Closed) typed thank you notes

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have your future husband write them.  

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fiance wanted to do this and we talked about it for awhile. I think it’s okay for gifts because it’s very easy to personalize. The part I was concerned about was when guests  gave us money. Since many people give money I feel like it’s harder to personalize those. I think in your situation it should be fine though. Maybe if guests give you money, try to personalize it beyond “thanks for the gift, we will be using it for…” And include something specific to that guest or their family so they know that you didn’t just print off a ton of the same invite.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think thank you cards should be hand written.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

if you phisically cant, and the people know you, i dont think it will be a problem.. especially if you are going to explain.. Most people like to be thanked and they can over the fact that you typed it instead of wrote it.. or you could always call all of the people lol that would be EXTRA personal. 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t see a problem with it. You’re still taking the time to think of a personalized response, what does it matter if it’s written in pen or printer ink? I think the “must” of handwriting things like envelope addresses and thank you cards is outdated. It’s 2013… as long as you’re personalizing them go right ahead. I wouldn’t think twice if I received that. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think your Fiance should hand write them.  It’s not your job to do them all anyway.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As long as the note was personal and not just a general thank you, I think it would be ok. I personally wouldn’t be offended, but if you worried some people might be (such as older guests) maybe you can have your H do those ones.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Pinkmoon:  You might think it’s outdated, and others might agree…but not everyone who receives a thank you note will feel the same way, unfortunately.  Therefore, she risks offending people with typed notes because of the general idea that thank you notes must be handwritten.  Anyway, her fiance can do it, I assume.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This is a HUGE no in my book.  I agree with the PP…have you husband write them!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You are physically unable to write them. Type them. As long as they are personalized and not a generic message sent to everyone, it’s fine.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@feech:  what if you type the notes but sign your name.  i’m sure your family and friends understand the circumstances.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I would raise an eyebrow if I got a typed thank you note (and didn’t know why). In your situation I get why this is a better option for you, though.

Since he’s capable of the physical writing part, why not type them up as you WANT them and ask him to write/transcribe onto stationary? That way you can keep on him about timing (ask for him to transcribe like 5/day or something) and he doesn’t get to complain that he doesn’t know what to write.

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