Thank You Cards & Keepsakes
Frequently asked questions
There are several well-established customs when it comes to writing thank you cards. Here’s a quick roundup of the most essential:
Send, send, send. Some couples might wonder if thank you cards are even necessary. Short answer? Yes, definitely. They may seem like small gestures, but thank you cards acknowledge the time, money and effort guests put into your wedding. If you have loved ones that couldn’t attend but still sent gifts, make sure they’re on the list too.
Timing is key. Ideally, you want to send cards as soon as possible once the wedding is over. But...life is busy. Plus, it can take considerable time to tackle your cards (especially if you have an extensive guest list!). If you can’t get to them right away, mailing within 3 months after the wedding date is perfectly acceptable.
Don’t forget the vendors. Your big day wouldn’t have been the same without baker who iced your cake or the florist who arranged the bouquets. They’ll appreciate a note just as much as your guests! In fact, anyone who helped make your wedding possible should get a thank you card. That includes your venue, DJs, the officiant, etc.
Feel free to address individuals by their first names in your cards. If you’re writing to a couple or whole family, include everyone who attended and/or added their name to a wedding gift. As for addressing the envelopes, we encourage you to be a bit more formal: use last names along with titles like Mr., Mrs., Dr., etc.