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Wedding Thank-You Card Etiquette Rules to Know

Wedding Thank-You Card Etiquette Rules to Know

6.29.21

While most newlyweds think writing thank you cards is a tedious task, it’s important to give time and effort to creating these simple notes while the big day is still fresh in your minds.

Do you think the work is done once your wedding day comes to an end? Well, there is still one thing left to do – send your loved ones thank you cards! Unwrapping your wedding gifts might be fun, but between all that, it’s important that you don’t forget to express your gratitude to
everyone.

While most newlyweds think writing thank you cards is a tedious task, it’s important to give time and effort to creating these simple notes while the big day is still fresh in your minds. To make things easier for you, here are some wedding thank-you card etiquette tips that you should consider.

Wedding Thank-You Card Etiquette Rules to Know

1. List them and double-check

Before you get excited writing down those thank you notes, it’s best to first list all the receivers so you can keep track. This also ensures that all valued guests will receive their thank you cards on time. Start with your parents, relatives, then the bridal party before moving on to the others. It would be great if you can also include people who aren’t able to attend the wedding but sent their gifts, and your wedding planner too! Be organized and double-check your list before writing.

2. Mail them on time

Sending thank you cards within a year is a myth. It’s good etiquette to have the cards mailed to the receivers while the big day is still fresh in their minds. Ideally, it’s best to send them one up to three months, giving you enough time to carefully plan, write, and send them all out. If you will be mailing to a lot of guests, you can work on smaller tasks and split them with your partner. Doing so helps you to not feel overwhelmed and ensure that the quality of the messages won’t be sacrificed too! The last thing you want to happen is for your guests to receive thank you messages that look rushed and generic.

3. Be personal in your messages

It’s never a good idea to send out wedding thank you cards that don’t make the recipients feel special. They need to actually feel that you appreciate their gifts or participation in your wedding day. Remember that they devote their time and money to be a part of your big day, and it only makes sense to be personal and thoughtful in your messages. Acknowledge their specific gift and send them personalized notes. Such little personalization can make a huge difference!

4. Write them by hand

The last thing you should avoid when making your wedding thank you cards is printing them out. Handwritten notes don’t only make your cards more special and unique, but it also shows how personal it is for you and your spouse. Think this is too much work? Fret not because you don’t really need to write a novel for everyone. When it comes to the length of the thank you notes, there are no specific rules.

By following these tips, you can properly thank your guests for taking part in your special day and show them that they matter. So, what are you waiting for? Take a seat with your new spouse, grab your glasses of wine, and pick up your pens and start writing your wedding thank you cards!

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