This afternoon we are sharing some advice for the recently betrothed: Thank You Card Etiquette. Thanks to Wedding Paper Divas, we not only get to share some awesome Thank You Card eye candy and some great advice on Thank You Card etiquette – BUT the first 10 readers to leave a comment will get a 25% off coupon code to Wedding Paper Divas!
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Up first, some Thank You Card etiquette!:
When you just get back from your honeymoon, you might be feeling a sense of elation from no longer having the stress of planning a wedding, however, there is still one last step to complete: the thank you cards! It can often be overlooked, but the thank you cards are actually an extremely important component; you want to show your guests how much you appreciated them joining you and your partner on your special day!
In order to make it a bit easier on you, below are 3 main things to keep in mind when writing your Thank Yous: Response Time, Contents, and Addressing & Sending.
1. Response Time:
The number one question is “When should they be sent?” Brides and grooms should wait no more than 6-8 weeks after the ceremony to send their wedding thank you cards, but of course the sooner the better!
If you receive gifts before the wedding feel free to send the thank you cards out as soon as you get them. If you have over 100 guests attending your wedding you can imagine how much time this will take so get ahead! It also helps to make a goal and send out so many thank you cards a day.
Another tip for speeding this process up is to order your thank you cards when you order your wedding invitations.
2. The Contents:
Sometimes this can be a daunting task for couples but make sure to greet the guest, express your gratitude, be specific about the gift, and take them for attending (or for thinking of you if they couldn’t make it).
Make sure you spell their names correctly and are including the right gift for the right person.
For monetary gifts, it is not necessary to mention the specific amount but simply say “thank you for your generosity.”
It is also nice to make specific examples of their gift and tell them how you use it. For example, “I love making my coffee every morning in the machine you got us!”
3.Addressing and Sending:
For families, address to Mr. And Mrs. If you are close with them use their first names inside the card or if you are not that close use the same salutation inside.
Make sure to hand stamp every note as prepaid postage techniques are too impersonal.
After the jump are a few of my favorite thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas.
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