Writing thank you cards after your wedding can be a daunting task but with these quick tips, it will be as easy as pie.
- Write thank you cards as soon as you receive the wedding gifts.
While many etiquette experts say that brides have up to five weeks after the wedding, it will be less daunting if you do them a few at a time.
- Split up the work.
Although typically more thank you cards are written by the bride, theres no reason why the groom shouldnt be pitching in. After all, hell get to enjoy the gifts as well. An easy way is for each person to be responsible for writing to their own friends and family.
- Avoid the need to be creative.
You may want to write more personal cards to close friends and family, but dont spend a lot of time trying to be especially witty or original. Family and friends wont be sharing their thank you notes with each other, so you can repeat certain phrases. You also dont need to try to write an essay. A few well-written and polite sentences are all that is needed.
- Create a thank-you-card-writing station.
If you gather some nice small cards, pens, stamps, and your wedding gift list, youll be able to dash out a note quickly and efficiently without giving yourself any reasons for procrastination.
- Use your invitation list as a handy address book and checklist.
Most brides today use some sort of spreadsheet or computer program to organize their invitation lists. Create an additional column to write down the gift each guest gave and a checkbox for when youve written the thank you card. Not only will this keep you organized, but it will help you avoid having to search for guests addresses all over again.