(Closed) What names go on the “Thank You” notes?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

usually it would be husband and wife hislastname (provided you are taking his name)

but honestly it doesn’t really matter.  If you wanna keep it casual just say your first names… alphabetical if you’re really worried about it. 

Post # 4
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

When I was shopping for invitations I spoke with a stationer at Crane and she explained that notes are written from one person only so thank you notes, the fold kind, should only have the woman’s name on them.  If your man would like to send out thank you notes then he would have a separate card that doesn’t fold. The woman’s thank you note is called an informal and the man’s is a correspondence card. 

I wasn’t thinking about it but it made sense after she said it two people really can’t write a note.  You can reference your hubby (“Hubby and I would like to thank you for your gift”) but you would be the one writing or vice versa if he was writing one he could reference you (“Wifey and I would like to thank you for your gift”). 

I do see people commonly doing both names together now so I don’t think anyone will care either way but I thought I would let you know what supposedly the “proper” thing is for the thank you notes.

Post # 5
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I put my name then his name on all our thank you cards as I wrote them!

Post # 6
196 posts
Blushing bee

We are doing both first names with mine first, because it comes first alphabetically and because I’ll probably be writing most of them.  (My family is larger than his.)

Post # 9
1625 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I put “MyFirstName & HisFirstName”.  I’m keeping my last name, so to make that tripley clear (it’ll be said on the wedding website, and at the reception when they announce us) I put both our first/last names on the back flap of the envelope for the return address.  Like others have said, I’ll end up writing those suckers probably since Fiance has horrible handwriting.

Post # 11
1199 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@RayRayFurious:  We already have our thank you cards and envelopes (they came with our invitations) and it says “MyFirstName and HisFirst Name” on the front of the card.  Our envelopes have just our address on the back flap (no names).  My Future Mother-In-Law does this (invitations/stationary) as a living so I figure she would know the norm…

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