It’s hard to believe that after all the work of planning a wedding, there is still more to do once the wedding is over! You still need to write your Thank You cards! After all, your family and friends were the ones who traveled all that way to see you two tie the knot and took time and money to find you the perfect gift. There are so many different rules to follow for Thank You Cards that it can get overwhelming. We have provided you with some tips to keep your wedding etiquette prim and proper.
Proper etiquette states that Thank You cards needs to be sent within 3 Months of the event. If you have a large guest count, make sure to spread out writing thank you cards over several days' time. Otherwise, it will become a daunting task. Also, writing out thank you cards can go by so much faster if you both complete the task rather than one person having to tackle such a massive project!
Thank your guests for coming as well as the gift they sent (if any). You should name the item that was gifted, if possible. Keep in mind when you are opening gifts after the wedding and or during bridal showers – record who gave what. The Maid of Honor, bridesmaid, or Mother of the Bride is usually the one who writes down the gifts and recipients, but anyone can do it! Just make sure that their handwriting is legible because to avoid embarrassment about talking about the wrong gift!
In today’s age of technology and convenience, it is very easy to email your guests rather than sending a handwritten note. Don’t send out electronic thank you notes! A handwritten note shows that you have put time and effort into graciously thanking them for being at your wedding and their generous gift for your home. Make sure to also handwrite the address!
What to Include:
When writing a Thank You card, you should include:
Expression of Gratitude
List Specific Details, such as your coffee maker or gift card to Target
Get Personal, such as, “Can’t wait to see you for Thanksgiving!”
With these helpful tips and advice, writing Thank You cards will be a piece of cake!