Sending thank you cards after your wedding is a proper way to express your gratitude to those who have helped you through the journey even if all they did was attend your special day.
Indeed, it can sound and feel daunting at first, but don’t worry too much about it.
As long as you plan your thank you card well, you will be able to make it in time for everyone’s address.
So, here are the important steps of making a thank you card printing after a wedding occasion.
1. Gather Addresses
The first thing that you have to do is to check your mailing address list. There, you will find the people you invite along with their addresses. You can also get this information from the guest book, although not as detailed. Before you secure the list, make sure that all the people who are listed there are living in the address that you have and are not planning to move out in the near future.
2. List Down the Recipients
After getting the list of people from your wedding invitation mailing list and guest book, you will be able to see the people who attended your wedding and ones who are not. With this information, you will be able to list down the people you will be sending out thank you cards to.
- The people that you should thank other than the ones in the list are:
- People who attended your engagement party
- The host of your engagement party
- People who attended the bridal shower
- The host of bridal shower
- People who sent you gift
- Bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Wedding vendors
- Bride and groom’s parents, and
- Ones who contributed financially to your wedding event
3. Choose Your Stationery
One of the essentials for a thank you card is choosing the stationery for it. Since a thank you card is meant to thank people for what they have done for you, the higher quality the stationery you choose for it then the better your thank you card is. At the very least, choose card stock that is heavier than the average one to make it look more polished and proper. With material like this, the recipient of your thank you card will feel more appreciated and special. Better quality card stock will also make the thank you card last longer so it will be good as a keepsake.
4. Write from the Heart
It is important to use your own words to make your thank you card sound more personal and heartfelt. If you completely don’t have an idea, it is good to find references or inspirations from the internet. However, don’t entirely copy it for your thank you card message. Make it sound as personal and heartfelt as possible, and you will get a great thank you card that delivers your feelings well.
5. Send At the Right Time
The sooner you can send your thank you card, the better. It shouldn’t take longer than 3 months. Some people even believe that it is proper to send it out within a week. So if you’re planning a wedding thank you card, you should prepare it way before the event starts.