Post # 1
To all the MRS’s,
When did you start writing your "Thank You" cards out? How did you do them? What did you do? Did you also hand write?
I have read that it’s a ‘no-no’ to word processor it, and that hand-written is better?
Then there’s there more ‘custom’ made kind where photos from the wedding were used to say Thank You.
Post # 3
A rund down of what I’ve been told or have read or have done myself:
Write thank yous as gifts come in…up to 2 weeks after the gift if it’s before the wedding.
Write thank yous after the wedding…deadline is up to two months (one month is best, but lets be honest…it’s tough.) OR you can say one month after you return from your honeymoon. If you have photo thank yous done, then the deadline will depend on your photographer, but soonest is best.
Handwritten is preferred. It’s personal and shows that you appreciated the guest enough to sit down and write something out, but wedding police won’t swoop down on you if you don’t.
My guy and I sat down and each wrote a few sentences to a paragraph in 35 cards. It took a while, but everyone was very happy to receive them. Just don’t do what we did and send them out six months after the wedding. People probably thought we forgot all about them.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2007 - Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook IL
I made a set of thank you cards w/one of our engagement pics to send for gifts we received BEFORE the wedding. Then after the wedding, I had another set printed w/a wedding pic. Also, those who sent gifts the month prior to the wedding got post-wedding Thank You cards.
Post # 5
For the past two weddings I have attended, both couples neglected to send a thank you. One was a minister, you’d think she would send them out, right? She blamed honeymoon and moving, but what it is is rude. Don’t be that bride! Stay on top of things.
Post # 6
Yeah, I worked my butt off at a wedding for a cousin and didn’t receive a thank you…it hurt. I did feel a little better about our late thank yous since we sent everyone post cards from our honeymoon, but yeah…don’t delay and don’t forget!