Guest Author - Sandra Sable
Thank you very much...Thank you. These words are important. They are important to hear, as well as to say. I have attended a few weddings in my life, a great deal I have planned. A few I wish I did, and then some that were just dear, dear friends. I am shocked to admit that some of the new couples did not send thank you notes.
I know, I know. I drill it in couples heads. Please; if you don't do anything else......"send the notes". Okay so you are sitting there reading this, saying to yourself " I would send them, how could you not". Well you get busy. You forget. You send emails. In my mind, no, no, no. If a person is going out of their way. Buying a gift, traveling, getting new clothes....(and you know they are). You can MAIL a thank you note. Period
Here we go, no I don't believe it is politically correct to either invite or say thank you by email. How special is that. Going through your contacts and sending a blanket invitation. Invitations as well as thank you notes are a sign of thoughtfulness. Something to remember the occasion by. Something to stare at and say. “ I have a wedding to go to” or “ oh they liked my gift”.
Okay rules. Now I have turned into a drill sergeant.
To lead up to the thank you notes, make a who from and gift list as you are opening up your gifts.
This will make it easier to personalize a thank you card. For example. Thank you so much for being with us on our special day, and many thanks for the ______......toaster You have the idea. This makes the Thank you personal, as well as the gift appreciated.
Two weeks maximum. That is the amount of time you should send out your Thank you's in. Two weeks gives you time to have a honeymoon, open gifts, and establish a list or any other of the little things that comes up after your wedding.
Your Thank yous can be any form of cards, letters, a plain piece of papr. Anything can be thank you.
Okay I believe I have made my point. Thank you by Mail not email. Please show you care.
Well off to another wedding, something to be said for June brides. This is Sandra Sable signing off until next time, lets talk weddings.