The Survival Guide for Wedding Thank You Notes

November 28, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 After you and your loved one say, “I do,” you may think that the stress and spending is over, but not quite. You still have one more task to complete- the thank-you cards. After coming back from a romantic and wonderful honeymoon, the thought of writing a hundred or more personal thank you cards does not sound too appealing. To make your life easier, we created a survival guide to help you write these efficiently and cost-friendly. Here is what you need to know:

 
1. Preparation. 
When you first sent out invitations to your wedding, you created a list of guest names and addresses. You will need this list to send our your thank you cards so save this list! Whip this list out when you start opening wedding gifts so you can easily record the gift next to each of the giver’s name and address.
 
2. The decision.
Homemade cards versus store bought cards: The easy thing to do would be to go out and buy thank you notes, but this could cause problems. One, the price may add up, especially if you have a high number of guests to write to. Two, there is something special about receiving a homemade card versus a store bought one. And lastly, by making your own cards, you can specialize it the way you want, such as stamping or embossing your new name or initials onto the card! Making your own thank you cards is not only creative but cost friendly too. 
 
3. Getting creative.
If you choose to make your own cards, the tricky part can be deciding how you want to design your card. Thanks to Pinterest, there are hundreds of examples and ideas to get you started and most give you clear, direct instructions. One of our favorites, shown below, uses a cut out to reveal a wedding photo inside the card. Great idea!
 
 
4. Incorporate.
Even though the wedding is over, you can still give your guests a little gift to thank them for attending. For either your close friends, or the guests who used the photo booth, make duplicates of their photos and add it in to their thank you card to leave them a sweet surprise for their keepings. Another idea would be to use the photo booth to takes pictures for your thank you card, like the idea below. This idea is sweet, funny and original, plus you and your loved one will have a great time capturing these photos in the photo booth!   
 
  
 
 
Quick Tips:
1. Write your thank you notes as soon as gifts start arriving.
2. Do not try to get them all done in one sitting. 
3. Use blue or black ink.
4. Be specific in what you are thanking them for. For example: wine rack versus sustainable wooden wine rack 
5. Remember to check off the guest after you have finished writing the thank you card. It will make things more organized and a lot easier.
 
For more thank you card ideas, check out Pinterest! If you made your own wedding thank you notes please share them with us, we would love to see! 
 

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