(Closed) What to do for the Thank You notes?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t want to wait longer than a few weeks to express my gratitude to my overly generous guests, so I didn’t wait for a pro picture.

Our thanks you’s match our invites.  I took the best of the picutres friends and family had sent me and made a small collage photo from CVS and sent those with the thank you’s.  For some people that didn’t attend, I sent additional prints.

 

 

Post # 4
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13251 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We also ordered thank you cards to match our invitations.  I’ll probably put a small photo in there as well, like PP said. 

Post # 5
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2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m doing the picture cards and i’m planning to order them thru costco. that’s where i order all my pictures from.

hopefully, my pics will arrive in the mail today so i can finally get started on thanking everyone!

Post # 6
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Don’t photographers usually send a few teaser pics early on? Maybe request that they do that and send a certain type of pose as soon as they can so you can use it. I have heard Vistaprint has good deals quite often so check there For printing the cards. 

Post # 7
Bee
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I ordered mine through Vistaprint and loved them! 🙂

Post # 8
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. Its really the content of the thank you card that matters 🙂

We ended up doing photo thank you cards because I wanted people who weren’t able to make it to the wedding but had sent gifts to get to see a picture of us on our wedding day. But its really your preference, like some posters above noted, they ordered thank you cards to match their invitiation suite as well, so there’s no right or wrong.

I ordered my thank you cards through Wedding Paper Divas, but there are so many sites you can choose from, like Shutterfly, Minted, Vistaprint, Zazzle, and Snapfish  to list a few.

Good luck!

 

Post # 9
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128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I asked my photographer for 5 edited photos of my Darling Husband and I so that I could order the cards right after the wedding. Once I had those we chose which picture to use and ordered them through Etsy.

Post # 10
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs. Coyote:  I ordered everything from Vistaprint – great company!!!!

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you want to go the photo card route, I suggest you take one of the teaser pics from your photographer, or a particular good pic from a family member or friend, and get cards printed soon by Vistaprint or another online printing site.  The longer you put off thank you notes, the easier it is not to do them!

Post # 12
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lisaor:  I got mine from overnightprints.com they are very good quality, cheap, and well done. WE used them for my parents 25th anni invites recently. The picture turned out wonderful

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My photographer got me a few photos from the wedding to choose from about a week after the wedding. I designed our Thank You cards myself but then a lot of the common wedding stationery companies have really nice designs. I used Wedding Paper Diva, which were the cheapest for the quantity I needed and the paperstock is excellent. The customer service is also really good too. They have live chat (my fave!) on the web and are super responsive in general. For example, the design I uploaded was a little blurry and I got a call and email from the company about 15 minutes after I submitted it (during the afternoon) saying it was blurry but if I get them my photo, they will duplicate my custom design (for free!). These were shipped out way early than I expected too.

I would price out each of the companies PP suggested and see which ones are the best for the quantity you need. Most of these have the prices for each quantity available online. I went with the folded ones, which are pricier. The one-sided postcard-like ones are cheaper.

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