(Closed) Wedding Thank you cards…

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What type of thank you's did you have?

    Pictures on the cards (Ordered through Wedding Paper Divas, Shutterfly, etc..)

    Just traditional thank you cards

    Traditional thank you cards but with a picture of the couple inside.

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I used normal thank you’s, no pics of us. Thankfully I went that wrote too. Our photographer had computer problems, so our pictures were pushed out a month.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I think photos are such a fun idea–but we just did notes.  Maybe wait and use photos for some of the people a little closer to you that will be more excited for it than maybe some random friends will who may just toss a picture in the trash after reading the note…?  Get ‘plain” notes done now and send others when you can?  Even if they’re “late”, people will still like receiving them and it will make up for tardiness 🙂 

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    I bought regular thank you cards. I want to get them sent right away, plus I don’t think many people hang your photo thank you on their fridge..so it seems like a waste of money

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I’m going to order thank you cards from the same people who do my invitations. I think you don’t need your photo on the thank you cards

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We did picture cards, but my photographer knew I wanted/needed this picture done asap to use on the card.  So she sent it to me the next day and I had cards ordered and sent within the week. I feel you on wanting to send them right away,  I was the same way. 

    Here’s how our fun thank you card turned out…

     

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee

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    CWalsh2016:  I’m about to send out the last batch of thank you cards and I’m happy and relieved to have done it within a month of getting married. I included one photo of us on one side and note on the other. I also wanted to get them out asap so I asked my photographer to send me some photos via email that I could choose from. That way I didnt have to wait for all our photos to be sent out to us:)

    Post # 8
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would rather receive a timely thank you note on a traditional card, than wait for a picture card which will go in the recycling box after a few days of display.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

     I think picture cards are totally cute! My FI’s cousin did a collage of their wedding photos for the front. I guess if you’re able to wait then why not!

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think waiting for pictures is not a great idea.  I would rather get the card soon than three months later while the bride waits for a photo.  Also, I find that a lot of people who wait for photos/photo cards write very poor thank you notes (not that you would necessarily)  The last photo thank  you card that I got had “Thanks for coming to our wedding” after I gave a fairly generous gift.  My parents who also attended the wedding with a nice gift got the same note.

    I’m not the kind of person who keeps stuff, so your photo card or your acutal photo that you sent to me is going to the trash.  It’s the same for most people I know.  Honestly, I wouldn’t waste the money or the time.  As a guest, I personally would prefer to receive a prompt, thank you card, than something you waited months for the picture on.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    CWalsh2016:  I used a picture on our thank you cards, but I used a guest photo not professional as they were not back.  I was asked if we planned that picture for thank yous..nope just a great pic of our first dance final pose

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I bought mine on amazon. 50 pack with envelopes for like $15

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I bought nice but plain thank you cards and just used those. We received our first gift one week after our save the dates went out, so almost nine months before our wedding. I wanted to thank everyone immediately because I felt that if people were sending gifts that early, that it wouldn’t be very gracious to wait until my wedding to do my thank you cards. By the time the wedding happened, I was anxious to have everything done, so the plain cards were good enough to get the job done. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee

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    CWalsh2016:  Can you ask your photographer to give you an early sneak peak of a couple photos she/he loves and use one of them?

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I ordered personalized ones with our names before the wedding.  I had to write almost 100 notes, so it still took me until about 2-3 months after the wedding to get them all out.  I started them as soon as we got home from our honeymoon, but it was a lot of work.  If you are going to wait, here is an idea. Type out what you are going to say to each person in a computer document now.  Then, you can quickly write them all out as soon as you receive the cards.  Your husband can help too.  I found that thinking of personal things to say was more time consuming than doing the physical writing, and my brain was fried after 5-10 of them at a time. (Also, make sure you have the proper addresses ahead of time!  That also took some time, since we had people who moved, and gifts from people who came as guests.)

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