Writing thank-you notes is a big job, so approach it as you would any project at work. Set aside time for it, break the task into manageable chunks, and reward yourself for milestone goals you meet along the way. In this day and age, there’s no reason for the bride to carry the burden of writing the thank-you notes alone. If you are both receiving gifts, you can both write thank-you notes. Divvying up the list according to his side and her side makes the most sense. For joint friends, you can randomly split the list in half. To give you a better understanding of what is expected in post wedding thank-you notes, take a look at these top strategies that will help you get the job done and make an ever lasting impression. The most important point of thank-you note etiquette is, that notes must be written by hand. E-mail is too casual and easy to dash off, so it doesn’t give your gratitude enough weight. Your goal is to make your notes sound warm and personal. Four to five sentences will suffice for all but your very closet friends and family members.
It’s great to include thanking the guest for the gift, describe how you will use it, state how lovely it was, and make a reference to a future visit or get-together. Just as the thank-you notes should be handwritten, the envelopes should be addressed by hand. Although it’s tempting to print off a batch of label’s, the envelope is the first thing the recipient will see, and a label comes across as impersonal. The return address, however, can be pre-printed on the back flap. Envelopes with pre-printed addresses are a time-saver, but you must pay extra for the convenience. Thank-you notes typically require standard postage, but if yours are over sized, square, or an unusual shape, have them weighed at the post office to be certain you’re affixing the correct amount. And go the extra mile by choosing a special stamp. Thank-you notes aren’t reserved for gifts alone. You’ll want to thank your attendants for standing by your side and making such a big commitment to your wedding.
Thank your parents for their contributions, support, and love.
If you didn’t like the gift and feel dishonest describing it in glowing detail, devote more space to how happy you were to connect at the wedding and less to the gift itself. Keep in mind that thank-you notes don’t apply merely to gifts. You’ll also be writing notes to people who host parties for you, your attendants, and possibly your vendors. Three months is the absolute longest you can take to send off a note from the time you received the gift, barring extraordinary circumstances.
The best time to order custom-printed thank-you notes is when you place your order for invitations.
There’s no rule saying you must have personalized thank-you notes. Boxed notes are a great alternative and cost significantly less than custom and don’t require any waiting time. Make sure to not let yourself get behind. Keep up with the thank-you notes as gifts come in. It’s easy to find the resources to write one, two, or five notes. Once you’re looking at twenty-five to thirty, the project becomes a lot harder to face. It’s also easier to write the notes when the gifts are fresh in your mind.