Technology has done wonders for wedding planning, from seamless budget tracking to super-easy ways to share inspiration with your vendors. But not everything is better when technology is involved. For example, what if your e-mails find themselves sitting in the spam folder and never reach your guests!
Just like your save-the-dates, invitations and thank-you cards are an essential part of how you communicate with your guests, and handwritten notes are still the way to go.
Sending an e-mail, Facebook message, or text is only okay to acknowledge that you’ve received a gift and to let the gift-giver know a formal thank you is coming. However, it’s not enough and traditional etiquette will back us up on this.
When I say handwritten, that includes printed cards with personal messages. There are thousands of beautiful thank-you cards to choose from, and it’s even better when they match the style and design of your wedding invitation. Looking for inspiration?
2. Within three months of receiving your gift, mail a personalized, handwritten, or printed thank-you card to the gift-giver.
You have three months to mail your thank-you cards, according to etiquette rules.
It’s much easier to write the thank-you cards as you get the gifts, rather than wait until they all pile up, and all of a sudden, you have more than 100 to write! Don’t allow it to become a time consuming task. Set aside 15 minutes before your favorite TV show to write 4/5 cards that you can mail out on the next day.
Why many couples buy printed thank-you cards?
Because it’s easier! Because your handwriting isn’t legible and, the most important, because these are ready to mail! Share your gratitude in style and choose a card to match your wedding invitation with the same style, font, and colors. You can buy them at the same time as the wedding invitations, with printed envelopes. These small details will make a difference.
Printed thank-you cards and envelopes will prevent any written errors, and it’s a real timesaver when all of those cards and envelopes don’t have to be handwritten.
Did you know that you can personalize your message on thank-you cards? Let me share a tip with you – create a personalized touch by adding a photograph of you both as newlyweds on your big day, and it will serve as a charming keepsake for your guests.
What style of wedding thank-you card do you have in mind, and how will you send them to your guests?