You want to express your gratitude and you are grateful for all the love, gifts and attendance. So, why does the thought of giving thanks seem so daunting? It doesn’t have to be!
First off, let’s start with the etiquette of thank you cards.
Who do you need to thank? Create an excel spreadsheet and make a list of everyone you need to thank.
You should write a thank you note to:
- Anyone who attended your engagement party, bridal shower or wedding
- Anyone who has given you a gift
- Your wedding vendors
- Anyone who did any favors for you re: your wedding
The note itself:
The note doesn’t have to be lengthy but it should be personal. It should address the person directly and thank them specifically for what they gave to you.
When to send:
Try to send within a timely matter, but you don’t need to rush. Within three months is reasonable. Anything over six months is tardy.
Handwritten or digital?
This is all about personal preference. Think about how you invited people to your wedding. Was it handwritten or digital? What is more “you”?
If you go for digital, there are so many options to choose from. You can make a thank you card using Shutterfly that maybe mirrored your wedding invite, if you send out printed photographs and you and your love.
Handwritten is definitely preferable for some. Does it seem way too time consuming though? Thankfully, there are companies that exist that will do the actual handwriting for you! With Thanks will send you a spreadsheet for you to fill out. Then, it will send handwritten personalized thank you notes to all of your wedding guests and thank you card recipients. They’ll be mailed out in a timely manner, too.
There’s also the hybrid where you can have a wedding photo printed, with a customized digital envelope address for each guest, using Minted. Then, you can write a personalized handwritten note inside. Other companies that offer comparable services are Simply to Impress and Vista Print.