One of the most frequently asked questions we get as wedding planners is, “How much time do I have to send my thank-you notes?” Many have heard they have a year, but oh contraire, the maximum amount of time you should wait to send out your cards and remain considered good etiquette is actually 3 months after your wedding date. You heard us people, three months!
Truth be told, many of your guests eagerly await your thank you notes in anticipation that you have received their gift. Promptness is greatly appreciated when it comes to thanking your friends and loved ones for the gifts as well as their presence and support on your Big Day!
If you received gifts prior to your wedding date, get those thank you notes out ASAP! Not only is it nice for you to have some of them checked off of your list, but it is considered a no-no to wait until after the wedding if you received your gift before-hand. For the gifts you receive after your wedding send the thank you out within two to three weeks.
We always advise our bride and grooms to purchase save the dates, invitations, and thank you notes all at the same time. This will allow you to have your thank you notes ready to rock once you send out your save the dates and start to receive gifts. You may also be eligible for a nice discount by ordering all from the same dealer or store.
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- Wedding Etiquette Secrets (jekochc.wordpress.com)
- Wedding Registry Etiquette and Do’s From the Experts (eventsbyl.wordpress.com)
- Etiquette 101: Wedding Gift Etiquette (What To Give and How Much To Spend) (thevivant.com)