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Congrats, you successfully made it down the aisle! You survived the wedding madness, but unfortunately you’ve still got one task left…and it’s a doozy: your wedding thank you notes. Before you flip out, remember that you couldn’t have made your wedding day quite as special without the help of loved ones. Your friends and family deserve some gratitude–all 250 of them. They didn’t complain when you asked them to be present for cake tastings and flower showings. They didn’t moan and groan (we hope) during the wedding set up and now it’s your turn to tell them just how much you appreciated their help during the whole process.
Writing your wedding thank you cards can be a huge task to get through, but luckily for you Postable (hey, that’s us!) has some nifty tricks to make writing them super easy.
Thank everyone on your list in minutes?
The idea of writing hundreds of thank you notes starting to give you nightmares of giant cards chasing you down a dark alley? Yikes. Stress level through the roof.
Not to worry. Wedding thank you notes don’t have to take forever. And they most certainly don’t have to stress you out. Getting those bad boys out of the way as soon as you’ve returned from the honeymoon is so much easier than you know.
Exactly how long will it take?
Well, this depends on you. But you could get them all out of the way in one sitting, depending on the amount of personalization you have made ahead of time.
No, writing wedding thank you notes doesn’t have to take all year. In fact, you really should get them out as soon as you get the gifts (within 3 months). Does that sound impossible? Nope. Totally possible.
Postable’s handy wedding thank you notes will get printed and mailed out for you. You just need to get yourself a little organized & those thank you notes will be done in record time!
We’ve come up with 7 wedding thank you note mistakes to avoid at all costs!
A bit dramatic? Yes, but who doesn’t love a little drama?
You should be sending thank you cards to everyone who gave you an engagement, bridal shower or wedding gift. PLUS anyone who had an important role in your big day.
Your bridal party put up with your crazy-ness (as lovely as it might be) for months, they deserve a little thanks. Your vendors were hopefully everything you were hoping they’d be so yes, even though you’ve paid them — show them some extra love with a thank you note. Your family members drove you to numerous cake tastings and dress fittings, let them know you noticed their extra effort to make your day special. And the rest of the folks who came to your big day. Not everyone was able to make it to your wedding, but if you received a gift from anyone at all — make sure to send them a thank you.
To avoid missing someone and awkwardly running into them months later, write down names as the gifts roll in. Keep an ongoing spreadsheet or notepad where you write down the gift/gesture with each person’s name next to it. This way, when you sit down to write your thank yous, you can just cross the names off the list.
Check and double check that guest list to make sure every impossible-to-pronounce, is-that-even-a-name name gets spelled correctly. Also, don’t forget to include the name of your guests’ plus ones. If you aren’t sure of someone’s name or how it’s spelled, do some detective work and ask around. Chances are, someone else you know will have the inside scoop on spelling the name(s) correctly. Someone’s gotta be Facebook friends with them, right?
We get it, you had a big wedding and it’s hard keeping track of all those names and faces. Still, don’t give it away by thanking someone who couldn’t make it for being there or forgetting to thank someone who did attend. Hint hint, check the cards that came with the gifts–usually a guest who couldn’t be there will say something like “I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there for your special day”.
Of course as we’ve already mentioned, you should still thank someone for a wedding gift even though they couldn’t make it. You can even mention that you were sad to have missed them, but their gift is truly appreciated!
“Dear ____, Thank you so much for the gift, we love it. John & I were so happy that you could be there for our special day. Miss you and hope to see you soon” sounds just as boring and impersonal as it looks. Remember, these people love and cherish you and took the time to look through your 50 page long registry just to pick out the perfect salad spinner. They deserve a thoughtful, well-written, personalized thank you note.
Luckily for you, Postable’s Carbon Copy tool lets you apply the same master message to all 250 recipients at one time. This way, you can go into each note and personalize it further. Some things to mention: the gift they gave you and how much you’re looking forward to seeing them again. (Need more ideas? Checkout our Ultimate Guide to Writing Thank You Cards.)
Sending an e-card may be fine for St. Patrick’s Day, but this was your wedding. One of the most important days of your life that you’re about to show gratitude for.
Although it might seem oh-so-tempting to send out 300 of those e-cards with the animated cherubs, DON’T. Post-wedding thank you notes are one of those occasions where snail mail is an absolute must. Does your 85 year-old grandmother who gave you the family china even know what e-mail is?
C’mon, people get your head in the game!
Once upon a time someone started a rumor saying that it was acceptable for couples to send out their thank you cards within a year of the wedding. This is a horrible lie that is making Emily Post roll over in her grave as we speak. You’ve got max 5 to 6 months to get those suckers in the mail. We get that you’re busy being newlyweds and all, but if your guests have forgotten what they gave you by the time your wedding thank yous arrive, then you’re doing it wrong.
Also, better late than never. But always better on time than late.
Get your wedding thank you cards ahead of time and have them ready to rumble when the gifts start rolling in — often times these come in before you walk down the aisle. Or write and send your notes via Postable as they start coming in.
This really applies to just about any thank you note you’ll ever need to write, but it’s worth mentioning here. Don’t write a novel. This is a wedding thank you note, not your PhD thesis. Keep it short and sweet. Try not to overthink this — just get to the point.
Okay, now that you know what to avoid you’re ready to hit the ground writing. If you’re going to write all of your thank yous by hand — may the force of all forces be with you! If you want to streamline the process — without losing the personal touch — we’ve got three easy steps anyone can follow to finish their wedding thank you notes once and for all.
If you used Postable to collect your wedding addresses (and to send your save the dates) then your Postable address book will already have your guest list. If not, you can easily import a spreadsheet.
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Choose one of Postable’s delightful wedding thank you notes. You can even use one of the hundreds of beautiful wedding photos you’ve been dying to share with a photo wedding thank you card!
Use our handy Carbon Copy tool to create a simple generic message and apply it to all your cards at once. Then, go back into each individual card and personalize it further. This is where your notes on who gave you what will come in handy. Use this to mention the gift in the personal message and make sure to let them know why you’re appreciative.
Don’t forget to play around with Postable’s selection of delightful handwritten fonts. We won’t tell, nobody has to know 😉
Not sure what to write? We’ve made The Ultimate Guide on How to Write a Thank You Note just for you.
The only thing left to do is click the big green checkout button. Postable will print, address & mail all your wedding thank you notes for you. No fuss. No muss.
When it comes to the design of this special card, just go with your gut. There are a million options to choose from — everything from photo custom designs to beautiful hand painted master pieces.
We’ve picked just a few from our bewitching wedding thank you note collection so you get an idea of what your cards can look like. And remember, you can write and mail all of these cards directly from your computer (or have them mailed to you in a box).
This oh-so-delicate design by E. Frances Paper makes us oh-so-happy. Seriously, this design is beyond beautiful and elegant. Send it here.
This lovely floral heart painted card by Meera Lee Patel is the perfect way to let your friends and family know how much you care. Send it here.
Especially lovely if your wedding took place in a lovely little chapel. Send this card here.
A slightly more simplistic thank you design for the minimalist couples. Customize your names on the front and write your personal message here.
Not sure which design to choose? Want to use one of the millions of images you have from the big day? This photo card will work with just about any of them! Customize it here.
Another lovely wedding photo thank you card. This one has more design elements. Play around by uploading your own photos here.
We hope you’re as dazzled as we usually are after browsing these designs. We work with hundreds of incredible artists from around the country to bring you the best of the best.
Click on any of the links associated with each card to play around with the custom designs or to start creating your project!
How To Write Good Thank You Notes For Your Wedding Gifts, “Sending thank you notes is a tradition you don't see happen as . This should be a no-brainer, but the digital world has made us all lazy (thanks, spell check).
Q: We’re already starting to get gifts and I’m trying to write as many thank-you notes as I can, but I feel like this is going to be me forever. How long do we have to send our wedding thank you cards?- Michelle
A: The general rule of thumb when it comes to wedding thank you cards is that you have until three months after you get back from your honeymoon to send them, though if it were up to us we’d make sure they were all sent out a lot sooner. You’re actually doing the BEST thing right now by sending your wedding thank you cards out as you get the gifts! This is going to make your life waaay easier than waiting until after the wedding or your honeymoon and then having to sit down and write out 70+ cards.
If you find that it’s going to take you longer, don’t stress too much about it. Life happens (especially when you’re wedding planning!), but the best thing to do in the situation is to go ahead and send an e-mail or text telling the gift-giver that a formal thank you is on the way, but that you wanted to let them know how much you appreciate their lovely gift. We give you some advice on how to say exactly that here!
Trying to figure out exactly what to see in your wedding thank you cards? Here’s a few examples of how to write great thank you notes and other tips that will help!
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Is there even an argument here? Everyone knows that getting an actual card in the mail means more than digging an e-mail out of hundreds of others. Text messages and e-mails are awesome for a quick and efficient correspondence — not a meaningful or personal message.
There’s no competition.
If you want your thank you to really hit home and have meaning behind it — sending an email is not the best way to do it. Snail mail has a much different effect than email or text message. Take advantage of this and send a real-hold-in-your-hand card to make an impact.
Sending a personal thank you card is not reserved for Weddings and Birthdays. While mailing proper thank you notes after getting married is a must, there are other daily occasions that call for a practice in gratitude. We’ve listed some of the major occasions that call for sending thank you cards along with some daily occurrences that you may not have thought about.
But before we dive into the occasions, let us address the timing.
As soon as the event/favor/service, holiday or gift exchange took place. It’s best to send out your thank you cards right away. The longer you wait, the less of an effect the thank you cards will have on your recipient.
While sending thank you cards right away is absolutely the best case scenario, don’t completely give up on them if you pushed the task off for days or weeks. Wedding thank you cards, for example, have a bit of a wider net of acceptable time frame than birthday thank you cards — which should really be taken care of within a week.
Regardless of how long you’ve put off writing your thank you cards — late is still better than never. Of course if you waited an entire year to send out your bridal shower thank yous perhaps you can let those go (the thank you cards will feel odd and out of place at this point).
PRO TIP: If you wish to receive presents again from the same people — for any occasion — make sure they know you appreciate their efforts.
And as always, if you’re feeling low on time — you can send your thank you cards within minutes using Postable. We’ll print, address and mail them all out for you.
Here’s 10 scenarios where writing thank you cards is a must.
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Hiring managers are often bombarded with hundreds of emails. So after you’ve killed it at your job interview, you could take a couple of minutes to write a thank you email that will sit amongst all the others or you could do something to stand out. The hiring manager will be much more likely to notice a personal thank you note and appreciate the effort. Writing a hold-in-your-hand thank you note doesn’t have to take a whole bunch of time (you could do it in like 5 minutes). But the outcome will be felt much longer.
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If you’ve recently had your very own baby shower — first of all, congratulations! Second, baby shower thank you cards are not optional. Regardless how busy you may be at the moment, taking a few minutes out of your day to show your appreciation is a must. You are probably up to your neck with new gifts for the baby that your friends and family took time and money to be able to gift you. Make sure they know that their efforts were appreciated. If someone else hosted the baby shower for you, make sure they get a little thank you card as well!
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Weddings are a time filled with celebrations, parties, love, joy with a side of stress. Most of these things come with presents. And a whole lot of them. Whether you’ve received gifts from the engagement party, the bridal shower or the big wedding day — each one of the giftees deserves their very own wedding thank you card. We know this time can get really hectic and a bit unorganized — making it hard to keep track of who gave what and when. This is why it’s important to keep a list noting down who gave what. It’s even better if you send out your wedding thank you cards as the gifts come in. This way you’re not stuck sending them all out at once.
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Not every birthday party will result in gifts, but many do. This means someone went out of their way to choose the perfect gift just for you. Make sure they know that you appreciated the effort (at the very least). When it comes to kids birthdays, it’s even more important that birthday thank you cards are sent. Not only are you teaching your child the importance of writing thank you cards, but also instilling a practice of gratitude. [See Why Should kids write Birthday Thank You Cards].
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If you’ve made that special walk across the platform and have accepted your very own diploma — you deserve a big Congrats! And perhaps you’ve received more than just that in the days surrounding your graduation. If your friends and family have gifted you with graduation goodies, make sure you thank them accordingly. Adulting lesson 101 — send thank you cards. This shows you’ve really stepped up your game and grown up.
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The holidays are a time filled with family, friends, parties, joy and a whole lot of egg nog. Oh and gifts, gifts and more gifts. Presents under the Christmas tree are just the beginning. The holidays brings out the Santa in all of us and gifts start to come from all directions — including our work. So, if you’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by people who want to gift you something special during the holidays, make sure you spend a few minutes sending them a special thank you card.
Question is, how often do you practice gratitude on the daily?
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You live in a 4th floor walk up and your 1st floor neighbor helped lug your bags of potatoes and milk jugs (or whatever) up all 4 flights of stairs. Perhaps you hosted a rather loud party and your neighbor was totally cool with it (and maybe you’re hoping they’ll be cool with it next weekend). Did your neighbors bake you cookies? Or a pie. Or did some other neighborly thing that you would never have thought to do? Whatever the situation — a nice thank you note will go a long way to making your neighborly bond stronger. Along with making your living situation that much more comfortable.
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While it may feel like grandma loves baking you pies — and she probably does — that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a great deal of gratitude. She loves you and would probably bake you a pie every day if she could. It’s your job to love the pie, your grandma (of course) and show her your love & appreciation every chance you get. Just think how much she’ll love getting a nice note from you!
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It’s your vacation, not theirs. As much as you think spending time with you is your family’s definition of the best-week-ever — it’s probably not. Taking time off work and showing you around town is costing them time and money. Make sure to thank them for their hospitality (not to mention putting up with you).
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Are you a semi-functioning adult? Can you go through a whole week and have a decent life without too many hiccups? Can you make yourself food? Or maybe afford to buy food all set and ready to be eaten? Can you take care of yourself? If you turned out to be a semi-awesome to mega-awesome human, the likelihood that someone had something to do with it is pretty high. Mom & Dad? Your High school algebra teacher? Uncle Jerry? Let’s be honest, have you thanked them? Whoever it may be — let them know that you’re glad they helped make you, you.
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Did someone go out of their way to help you with a favor? Someone you know secure a special reservation you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to get? Perhaps a friend of yours got you a meeting with her supervisor for a project you’re working on. Whatever the random favor may have been — make sure you say thanks. In these instances, a text seems like a good go-to. And while that will work just fine, it won’t have the same heart-to-heart effect that a card will.
At the end of the day, there’s really no wrong reason to send a thank you card. People will almost always appreciate it. Wouldn’t you love someone to randomly (but totally sincerely) thank you for something?
If you’re going to write a thank you note for something that isn’t typical (which you should) — be sincere. You don’t want to appear like you’re making a mockery or a joke of the situation. It doesn’t have to be super serious, but be honest with your thanks.
Let the person you’re thanking know what it is you’re thanking them for. Be specific. This way there’s no confusion what the thank you note is for and the recipient will feel oodles and oodles of goodness knowing their actions made a difference in someone’s life.
Let your recipient know what you’re thanking them for without composing a long letter. Keep your message short and sweet. Get to the point. They’ll need to know that you’re grateful and why.
Be sure to mail your thank you note in a timely manner. Don’t wait months after the fact to mail out your note. But as noted above — most of the time better late than never.
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After the wedding is said and done, there’s probably nothing you’d rather do than honeymoon and relax…and we definitely don’t blame you! In fact, I can name about 100 different things that I’d rather do than get hand cramps while writing out hundreds of handwritten thank you cards. However, you gotta get it done, girl, so you may as well grab some coffee, maybe even a sugary pastry (but don’t smudge the stationary!), and put a smile on your face!
While it can almost seem as daunting as the planning process itself, I assure you — with a little organization and some helpful tips, you’ll have your wedding thank you notes done in no time! So keep reading to learn all of the thank you card etiquette do’s and don’ts, organization tips, and some samples of what to write!
Your thank you’s are expected to be received by the guest no later than two months after the wedding date or the date that the gift is received. If you go on a honeymoon immediately after, obviously no one expects you to be writing letters on the beach, but you should start working on them as soon as you get back.
Emails and (oh my gosh, I shouldn’t even have to say this next one) texts are absolute no-no’s when it comes to thanking your guests. Even those cute online e-cards? Nope…don’t even think about it. A thank you note involves stationary, a handwritten message, and a stamp. No if’s, and’s, or but’s about it!
Every thank you card should mention the guests name(s), what they gave, why you’re excited to have it, and how you plan to use it. Check out an example below!
Regardless whether they gave you a $20 gift or a $200 gift, all should be treated equally and you should never ever ever mention the amount (ever.) within your message. Be thankful that they thought to give you a gift regardless.
If any of your family or friends helped with the wedding planning, set-up, clean-up, calling relatives for RSVP’s, or spent any other time or energy other than simply just being a guest, PLEASE make sure to mention that! Thanking them for playing a helpful role in your big day will mean more to them than being thanked for the new crockpot.
“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Anderson…” Ew. Stop. These are your family and friends that you are writing too! It’s totally okay to be conversational and lighthearted. If you want to tell your uncle Mark how much you appreciated his killer dance moves — do it! If you want to tell your cousins that you can’t wait to host a drunken margarita night with the new blender — let them know! They’ll love a letter that actually sounds like it came from you rather than a template.
After all is said and done, they are easy to forget, but boy-oh-boy, did they play a big part in your big day! Sending them a handwritten note will be so appreciated by the staff that helped make your day come true.
Just because they didn’t give a gift, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a thank-you for being an awesome attendee!
How embarrassing would it be for a family to get two thank-you’s from you? Or even worse, to not get one at all? Find a system that works for you and make sure you stick to it! More on staying organized below.
This can be your first real task as a married couple and shouldn’t be expected to be one person's responsibility! Besides, both your families attended! Divvy up the guest list and set aside time together each night to work on a number of thank you notes.
Sometimes figuring out how to get started is the hardest part. Rather than sitting around for 30 minutes with severe writers block, here are some examples to get you started.
Thank you notes should be at least three sentences, but of course, more is always better! Remember to keep the cards CAP — conversational, appreciative, and personal!
[Guests Who Brought a Gift]“Dear [Guests],
[Guests Who Gave a Monetary Gift]“Dear [Guest],
[Guests Who Did Not Give a Gift]“Dear [Guest],
[Those Who Could Not Attend]“Dear [Name],
“Dear [Vendor Contact Name],
We are so appreciative of all the hard work that you put into our wedding day to help make it perfect! We got so many compliments on the [service] and loved telling our guests about [company name]. Our big day wouldn’t have been complete without you!
Thanks so much,
X and X”
No matter the size of the wedding, you’re going to have to include thank you cards into your budget. Start looking early and keep an eye out for good deals — especially since you’ll likely need to buy them in bulk.
Whether you want something personalized with a photo from your big day, or something more simple with a simple “thanks” message on it, there are tons of options available, so it’s just a matter of determining what you prefer.
Here are some sites to consider:
Wedding Paper Divas - Personalized stationary. Available in bulk.
Minted - Personalized stationary. Available in bulk.
Paper Source - Personalized stationary and traditional stationary. Available in sets of 6-10.
Target - Traditional stationary. Quantities vary.
Barnes & Noble - Traditional stationary. Quantities vary.
Amazon - Traditional stationary. Quantities vary.
Rifle Paper Co. - Traditional stationary. Available in singles or sets of 8.
How do you plan to tackle your wedding thank you notes? Will your hubby be helping out or are you handling it solo? Will you create a spreadsheet or do you have a different organization method? Leave a comment below and let us know how you plan to get the job done! In the meantime, happy writing!
A guest has a year to give you a wedding gift. That doesn't give you a year to thank them. Etiquette says thank yous should be sent ASAP.
MalazilkreeNovember 10, 2018 4:35 AM
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