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Don't Forget to Say Thanks!

Don't Forget to Say Thanks!

When planning your wedding, it's important to say thank you. Although a handwritten note may seem old-fashioned, it's thoughtful and shows your appreciation. Give thanks to the people who send you gifts and the people who help make your wedding happen. If a friend's friend made the wedding cake, send her a quick note expressing your gratitude.

To ensure that you send them in a timely manner — no later than three months after receiving the gift — order thank-you cards with the rest of your wedding stationery. Don't rely on the printed "Thank You" though, personalize the card with a few concise sentences. Choose cards that match the theme of your wedding or that state your names — like the vintage border cards ($69.50) seen here. Below are more of my favorite styles, what kind of thank-you card do you prefer?

For tips on writing the perfect thank you, check out Crane and Co.'s downloadable pamphlet that explains the art of saying thanks. For more tips to help you plan your wedding go to IDoSugar.

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GinaSnyder GinaSnyder 8 years
I write thank you notes for everything! I always have a few stashed in my giant purse and in my car's glove box, just in case! It may seem obsessive, but it's always nice to have some handy!
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I think a handwritten note is more personal. It’s appears to be more appreciative because you took the time to say that you for the individual gift, or other.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
CRAP! i mean thanks for saying 3 MONTHS! sorry!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
thanks yum for saying 3 years! i know the "etiquette" is a year for a wedding, but a year is TOO LONG! i work with a bunch of girls, two of which got married almost a year ago, and someone said casually, during a discussion, "i haven't recieved your thank you card yet" and she said "well i have a year!" and it was like 10 months after the fact...it's too long...it's rude, and a year later i've forgotten what i gave you and have moved on to other weddings!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
CANNOT stand thank you cards, what is so wrong with actually saying "THANK YOU for thinking of us" to peoples faces? much more meaningful i think.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
Although i should add that i sent mine out a week after the wedding :)
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I think you get a year also. Although i have been to a couple of weddings that never sent thank you cards :( I found this sooo rude!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
I think you get a year for writing Wedding Thank Yous. At least that's the rule I'm following!
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