Post # 1
I’ve been married for a little over a month now, and I am a very efficient person, so being that I am waiting for my pictures to come back before I do my thank yous is driving me CRAZY.
I’ve read you have 3months after the wedding to get them out, but the waiting is killing me, to the point im considering just regular thank you cards without getting them made with our pictures on them.
I know I will get my pictures soon, she told me 6weeks. How many of you used pictures for your thank you’s(or just regular thank you’s) and how long did it take before you mailed them out?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I bought mine on amazon. 50 pack with envelopes for like $15
Post # 13
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
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
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.)