Post # 1
So where is everyone on their thank you cards? I’ve read differing things for thank-you etiquette timing. Some say to send them no more than 1 month after the wedding, and some places say you have 3 months, but I haven’t heard anything over 3 months, so that seems to be the max for etiquette purposes.
Where are you with your thank-yous?
Post # 3
They went out this past week and most of our guests have already received them. I personally feel that anything over 2 months is too long unless there are extenuating circumstances. I didn’t want to wait this long for ours but we opted to do photo cards so we had to wait to get our pictures back, order the cards and then write them out which took about 6-7 weeks.
Post # 4
Mine went out a week after the wedding.. we got married on 10/29 during a freak nor’easter and was without power for a few days so I managed to get out ones for any gift received at the wedding or just after.
I wanted to get mine out as soon as possible anyway, we went on our honeymoon a week later and I knew that I’d be swamped at work and around here. I have some straglers that need to be done to go in Monday’s mail, but that’s it really.
I went to two weddings this year in May & June and we just got a thank you from one of them. I think within 6-8 weeks is a better time frame than 3 months. Thank you cards are a lost art and are just as important as any other wedding task and should be done as soon as possible.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We are waiting to get the “thank you” photos back so we can get the cards made.
Post # 6
We got our photos back within 3 weeks of the wedding. We did photo thank you cards, that I created via Vistaprint and were able to get them out 4 – 5 weeks after the wedding.
Post # 7
I’m finally just about done… huge weight lifted off my shoulders! 🙂
Post # 8
I’m about half way done! My goal is to have them completely out by the two month mark (so December 8th). I’m pretty sure I’ll be done before then. I try to do a couple every day. And I’m sending them out as I finish them.
Post # 9
They actually went out about three weeks after the wedding. We weren’t waiting for photo thank you cards, so I started about a week after the wedding. Everyone said “wow that’s the fastest thank you card I have ever received.” So I guess I was on the ball. It just felt good to get them over and done with.
Post # 10
i got them out within a month. i didn’t do photo cards, but instead knocked them out and put a wedding picture on our return address labels! it was a great compromise since i got to have the pictures included but without any extra wait.
Post # 11
I just ordered my thank you cards the other day so it will still be a few weeks before they go out. It took my photographer over a month to give us 2 pics that we could use for thank you cards. I asked her fairly quickly after the wedding for a couple emailed to me. Needless to say I wasn’t too happy that it took 5 weeks to get the pics because I am OCD about sending thank you’s back right away. I don’t want people to think we aren’t grateful!
Post # 12
Oh boy, I haven’t started. In fact, I just logged all of our gifts into my OCD spreadsheet this weekend. I gave us a month to not think about them and now we have to get on it! My goal is to get them out before Christmas.
Post # 13
Ya…I suck…mine are only 25% done! 🙂 And I have no excuse really…
Post # 14
I’m about halfway done writing them. I was going good for a few hours and then haven’t done any for about a week. Ryan is studying tonight, so I can’t practice my guitar…may as well write some more cards!
Post # 15
I have about 10 more to go. I have already heard that some were lost in the mail and folks didn’t receive them.
I have also learned that some cards were “lost” at the reception so I’ve been unable to send thank you’s for those 🙁
Post # 16
We were on honeymoon for 2 weeks, then I had to order them (visa print I think), wait for them to be delivered, write them out…. So they got sent out maybe 5 weeks after the wedding? I don’t really remember though.