Thank-You wedding card writing tips
Your wedding plans have become reality, you’ve said "I do" and married your best friend—Congrats! Now your next big task before settling into married life is those lovely thank you cards that you cannot wait to pour your endless gratitude into. If you're feeling the weight of figuring out what to write and when to send these love notes out, I'm here to help and answer all those questions.
KEEP IT SHORT AND SIMPLE
Save yourself the hours of hand cramping and share your gratitude in a few sentences. Remember it doesn’t have to only be about the gift you receive but also your appreciation for them traveling from afar, sharing the special day with you and for all the love and support they have for your marriage.
BREAK IT DOWN
Tackle a small number of cards per night (10-15) to keep your messages personalized. Grab a glass of wine and tune into your favourite movie on netflix. You’ll get through them in no time.
TAG TEAM IT
Don’t tackle this alone and recruit your hubby or your girlfriends to help. Remember that you married a great partner, so do this together.
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED
If you enjoyed shopping on Etsy while wedding planning, this is another excuse to continue shopping! Make mailing letters simple by purchasing a custom stamp with your married name and address to save hours of addressing or print out mailing labels. Choose something in your wedding colours to carry through your big-day theme. If you can eliminate one step to make the task easier it makes all the difference.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
I encourage couples to mail thank-you cards within three months of the wedding day, but we lead busy lives. So although I recommend a thank-you sooner than later don’t stress, your guests will appreciate hearing from you whenever you have the chance.
Happy writing! If these tips helped you with your thank you cards please take a moment to share this post with your newly married friends.
Stephanie Reitsma is the owner of Sweetheart Events, a wedding, proposal and elopement planning company based in Vancouver, B.C.