(Closed) NEWLYWEDS – When did you send your Thank You notes?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: NEWLYWEDS - How long did it take you to send out your Thank Yous?
    Less than 1 month : (13 votes)
    50 %
    1-2 months : (8 votes)
    31 %
    2-3 months : (3 votes)
    12 %
    3-4 months : (1 votes)
    4 %
    4-5 months : (0 votes)
    5-6 months : (0 votes)
    6-12 months : (1 votes)
    4 %
    more than a year : (0 votes)
    Didn't send Thank You cards : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    technically I think you have a year… but I wouldn’t wait that long. I’d email the photog and see if she can’t at least get you 2-3 pics to pick from now. If not, bite the bullet and send the cards now. You can get personalized christmas cards with your wedding photos if you want ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Thank you notes should really be written within 2 weeks for gifts given before the wedding, and within a month after return from the honeymoon for gifts given at or after the wedding.  If it is going to be 3-4 months, I think you really need to come up with a different idea for thank you cards.

    Post # 6
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    That’s why you get a month after return from the honeymoon to send thank you notes for gifts received at or after the wedding.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Mine are all written out. They just need addressed, stamped, and mailed.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    My goal was to get all of our Thank You notes out within a month of the wedding, but we were about a week later than that by the time the last one was sent.  I’ve heard the traditional “rules”, but frankly, we just didn’t have the time or motivation to get them out that early.  Personally, as a guest, I wouldn’t be offended if I had to wait a month or two for my Thank You, but 4-5 months might be pushing it.  The latest I have received a Thank You was almost one year after the wedding.  By that time, I was pretty sure the bride had forgotten to send TYs all together!

    Post # 11
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    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    @CorgiTales: I believe the etiquette is that guests can send a gift up to a year after the wedding, but thank you notes should be written within 3 months of receipt or the wedding, which ever is last.

    Post # 12
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    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    This was a priority for me because I think thanking people in a timely fashion is really important and it shows how grateful you are. Also because I started school the day after we got home from our honeymoon, and I didn’t want to have to do them on top of doing school work. I did them in two days and they were in the mail 2 weeks after the wedding. It took me about 6 hours one day, and 7 the next. I’m not sure how many I did cuz some people didn’t come to the wedding but sent along a card/gift, but I would guess about 180 notes. One thing that saved me a lot of time was that before the wedding, I sat down and wrote out everyone’s address on the envelopes so that step was done. So, I’d say just carve out an evening or 2 and sit down and do them. It’s such a relief to have them done!!

    Oh and PS- I once got a thank you about 6 months after a wedding bc the couple made thank you cards with their picture and thats how long it took. Honestly, it was a nice card and picture, but for how long it took, it wasn’t worth it. Guests just care about being thanked. I didn’t even save the picture. You might want to think about sending out a picture for your Christmas/Holiday cards or something instead?

    Post # 14
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m glad you got them!  Now hopefully you get the rest of your pictures soon!

    I’m a totally bad bride and have been married for 3 months and 1 day ๐Ÿ™‚ and have not gotten them out yet. Guess what me and the hubby are doing tonight!!!

    Post # 15
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    3626 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Less than a month! I’m SO glad to get them out of the way. We are still waiting for about 4 more people to send a gift (they said they’re sending gifts, I’m not just assuming they are), then we’ll be all done!

    Post # 16
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    2425 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I did the first wave less than a month after the wedding, and the next wave a few weeks after, so they were all sent within 2 months I would say. Better to get it over with while it is fresh in your mind!

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