Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Importance of Thank You Notes

If anyone ever tells you that thank you notes can be sent via email - immediately cease communication with this person! A Thank You note is a timeless tradition that needs to be handwritten and actually taken to the post office or post box and mailed. I'm pretty old school about this, so bare with me.

One of the first things you should purchase once you've gotten engaged is thank you notes. You are going to need them. If at first they don't match the rest of your invitation suite, don't fret, you can get matching ones later. It's more important to have a nice card stock that you can handwrite on early on in this wedding planning process because people will be giving you gifts, parties or generally doing nice things for you that desrved to be recognized and thanked. While different rules of etiquette apply to the wedding thank you note ~ here are my rules of thumb:

It doesn't need to be an eloquent novel, address whomever purchased the gift, say thank you, include a note on how you'll use it and sign. And regarding when to send them out: ASAP. I find that thank you notes are oft forgotten the longer time passes so instead of waiting for three months ~ sit down once a week and get them done.

{via Minted}

{via Wiley Valentine}

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