Late Wedding Thank You Notes: Wording Examples & Etiquette

top-view-of-blank-note-envelope-coffee-cup-and-peonies-picture-id692711534You’ve spent the same amount of time thinking about sending out your wedding thank you notes as you have not sending them. And the result? The guilt of having late wedding thank you notes just sitting on your to do list is staring at you. It’s ok, don’t be so hard on yourself! Life gets in the way — we totally get it. Mailing those bad boys out in a timely manner — while important — is tough. The thing is, the folks who spent time, effort and money on gifting you and your new spouse that special wedding gift still deserve a thank you note.

Given the extra time spent indoors these days and the urgent need for us all to save the USPS, there really couldn’t be a better time to finally get this one task off your to do list once and for all! And you know, let your loved ones know you appreciate them.
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How to Write Wedding Thank You Cards With Tips & Wording Examples

Congrats, you successfully made it down the aisle! You survived the wedding planning madness, the family reunions and the stressful (and hopefully lovely) wedding day shenanigans. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you felt about all the planning) you’ve still got one wedding related task left…and it’s a doozy: writing your wedding thank you cards.

Before you find yourself falling into a frenzy of panic over having to write hundreds of thank you notes, we’ve got a simple step by step process for how to write your wedding thank you cards with tips and message examples that’ll come in handy!

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Table of Contents:

Who to send a wedding thank you to?
Wording examples for everyone on your wedding thank you list.
How to write wedding thank you cards in one sitting.
Common mistakes to avoid.
Choosing the right wedding thank you design.

Let’s start this post off with one of the most important tips you’ll want to keep in your back pocket as you make your way gratituding it up all over the place… Remember, your wedding day would not have been nearly as special without the help of your loved ones. Your friends and family deserve a proper thank you–all 250 of them. They didn’t complain when you asked them to be present for cake tastings and flower showings. They didn’t moan and groan (we hope) during the wedding set up. Now it’s your turn to tell them just how much you appreciated their positive influence and energy during the whole process.

Given the current quarantine state of affairs, this is the perfect time to knock this forever-on-your-to-do-list task right out of the park! So no more procrastinating, let’s get those wedding thank you cards mailed. 
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Easy Way To Get Addresses For Wedding: Collect em’ All in 5 Minutes

Getting engaged to your forever partner in crime means an endless stream of congratulatory texts, Facebook messages and the periodic (and far more personal) congratulations cards. You may choose to plan an engagement party to keep the early celebrations going or if quarantine has put a damper on your in-person party plans, you may have hosted your very first virtual wedding engagement extravaganza. Either way, the real planning hasn’t quite kicked off. 

To get the wedding planning started, one of the first pieces of the puzzle once you’ve narrowed down your wedding guest list will be to collect mailing addresses. Assuming a virtual wedding is off the table, you’ll need to collect the mailing addresses from those you wish to invite. Lucky for you, we’ve got an easy way to get addresses for your wedding! Actually, it’s likely the easiest part of your whole wedding planning process.

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Making the wedding guest list and collecting the mailing addresses.

Beginning to plan a wedding in the midst of epic uncertainty of what’s to come may seem incredibly overwhelming, but look at it this way — now you have a bit more time to get all your wedding ducks in order.

Use this extra unknown to plan the wedding of your dreams… But first, you’ll need a guest list.

Whatever the state of global affairs, we hope you’re taking the time to bask in all of your well-deserved-engaged-glory. And while you’re enjoying the endless flow of champagne and the sparkle of your shiny new ring, you may have started creating your mental guest list. Ok, maybe you’re not thinking about that yet… Chances are this will change very soon.

Planning a wedding, may be a little more than some bargained for (literally– weddings are not cheap). While some aspects of getting started to plan your big day may be overwhelming, when it comes to how to collect mailing addresses for wedding invites, Postable makes it easy. You’re welcome.

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11 Summer Wedding Ideas NOT on the beach (With Bonus Tips)

So you want a summer wedding, but the last thing you want for your special day is a sandy aisle runner and the sound of waves muffling your vows. You’re not a beach babe and you’re not sorry. Well, you shouldn’t be. Beach weddings can be trickier than they sound (though we’re all on board with those who are up for the challenge). Luckily summer wedding ideas don’t always have to include the beach.

You’ve got your hearts set on the summertime to celebrate your love and get married while the entire family is out for the summer. And why wouldn’t you! Summertime is a glorious season to host the special day. You’ve got plenty of options — beach weddings are definitely not the only way to utilize the summer.

Summer wedding ideas that have nothing to do with the beach.

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When Should You Send Thank You Cards?

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Is there even an argument here? Everyone knows that getting an actual card in the mail means more than digging an e-mail out of hundreds of others. Text messages and e-mails are awesome for a quick and efficient correspondence — not a meaningful or personal message.

There’s no competition.

If you want your thank you to really hit home and have meaning behind it — sending an email is not the best way to do it. Snail mail has a much different effect than email or text message. Take advantage of this and send a real-hold-in-your-hand card to make an impact.

Daily opportunities to say thanks!

Sending a personal thank you card is not reserved for Weddings and Birthdays. While mailing proper thank you notes after getting married is a must, there are other daily occasions that call for a practice in gratitude. We’ve listed some of the major occasions that call for sending thank you cards along with some daily occurrences that you may not have thought about.

But before we dive into the occasions, let us address the timing.

When should you send out thank you cards?

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Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Save the Dates

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So you’ve gotten engaged and you’re ready to dive into the world of wedding mail starting with your save the dates. A big congrats is in order! You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and love-filled times in your life. That’s nothing to sneeze at!

And while it may feel like your head is spinning uncontrollably with questions galore — don’t worry. We got you covered with all the information you’ll ever need to know when it comes to choosing and mailing save the dates.

Let’s get started with your most burning questions.

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Useful Beach Wedding Ideas That Have Us Dreaming of Summer Time

bride-throwing-the-bouquet-at-wedding-picture-id1040949944Looking for the perfect way to host your very own beach wedding? Have you always dreamt of the big day with waves lightly crashing in the distance, warm sand beneath your feet and the love of your life staring deeply into your eyes as your friends and family look lovingly on? Is it summer yet? That sounds absolutely lovely. And while we’re totally on board, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on the nitty gritty details that go along with planning a wedding on the beach. Details to making your wedding day go a whole lot smoother than if you hadn’t considered what hosting a beach wedding actually involves.

Speaking with the experts on the topic, we’ve gathered some useful beach wedding ideas that will help make your dream day — dreamy. Consider this your go-to guide on planning the loveliest beach wedding anyone has ever seen! Continue reading

Winter Party Ideas: How to Throw A Summer-Themed Party During Winter (Because Winter Blues Suck)

two-friends-are-celebrating-carnaval-blue-color-predominant-confettin-picture-id901980716It’s the middle of February and winter has officially made itself comfortable (unlike the people having to weather this weather). Spring is still ages away and summer is nothing, but a very distant dream. Seems like a bleak (and cold) future if you ask us. Winter blues are real and there’s really no denying them. Luckily there are things we can all do to make life suck a bit less during these brutal winter months. And we don’t mean a one way flight to the Bahamas (although if that’s an option you should probably do that).

Basically whatever tricks your mind and body into thinking the sun is shining — do it. Crank up the heat, mix yourself a Piña Colada and put on your favorite summer outfit. Go ahead, pretend it’s summer time. Better yet, invite your friends, your neighbors and really anyone that would stand to benefit from a faux summer day — and throw a summer themed party.

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How to Get Organized To Plan Your Wedding

Wedding planner backgroundGot engaged over the holidays?! A big ole’ congrats is in order! This will hopefully be one of the most exciting times in your life filled with a pouring of love from all sides of your family and friends. It may also feel a bit overwhelming at times so this is where organization comes in to save the day. Getting and staying on top of your organization game will be a key component to rising above the stress and enjoying this wonderful time in your life! Planning a killer wedding that speaks true to you and your partner are as a couple and as individuals coming together requires some next level organizing. Continue reading

Should You Send a Holiday Thank You Card?

The age old question — should you send a thank you card? Better yet, should you send a holiday thank you card? The holidays have come and gone and we’re left standing in the cold holiday-less dust. Winter is still here, but the Christmas tree is not. The remnants of the holidays can still be felt most strongly with the pile of gifts that we were so eager to open just weeks ago. Bringing us back to the question at the heart of this post — should you send a holiday thank you card? And something tells us you probably already know the answer. Sending thank you notes is pretty much always a good idea. If someone did something for you, it never hurts to give them a sincere thank you note. If nothing else, it’ll brighten their day and more than likely surprise them. Thank you cards, however important, are often overlooked and forgotten. If you’re the one who remembers their gesture and actually goes out of your way to give them a holiday thank you card, they’ll no doubt remember that gesture as well. Don’t you want to be remembered? Conception: Christmas. Making Christmas gifts. A man writes a letter Greeting cards to family and friends Continue reading