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Rules for Writing Wedding Thank You Cards
Many newly married couples can feel overwhelmed by writing wedding thank you cards. If 200 guests attend a wedding, writing thank you notes for this size of a wedding can be a time consuming task to complete. Sending your gratitude in a timely manner is 100% necessary. After all, your guests have travel from near and far, they probably had to take Flights to Cape Town, and spent money, to attend your wedding. We’ve come up with a few do’s and don’ts for writing wedding thank you cards that will make this post-wedding job less stressful.
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- Send thank you notes within 3 months of your wedding date. Many people think they have up to a year to send out thank you cards, but etiquette says 3 month should be the max.
- Write and mail thank you cards as you receive your wedding gifts. Many guests will send you a gift prior your wedding date. You should send these guests a thank you card as you receive their gifts.
- If you’re planning to have custom thank you cards made with a wedding photo, make sure to have all of the details of these cards in place before your wedding. Ask your photographer to send you a handful of photos to choose from as soon as possible after your wedding. This way you can order your cards and email them out before the 3 month mark.
- Write a thoughtful message to each guest. It doesn’t have to be a long message, 3-4 sentences will do.
- Thank each guest specifically for their gift, and list what the gift was.
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- Mention if you don’t like the gift you received. Be gracious in your message, no one needs to know if you don’t like their gift.
- Mention the specific amount of money you received from a guest. If you receive a $100 check as a gift, say something like “Thank you for the generous gift, we will be using it towards our honeymoon or new home, because we want to contact a home show exhibitor for the new house.”
- Send notes with a pre-printed message on them. Cards should be hand written and tailored to each recipient.
- Send e-thank you notes. Guests will appreciate a hand written card so much more than an emailed card.
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