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How to Properly Send Out Wedding Thank You Cards

by Nas Azra

After your wedding, it is proper to send out thank you cards. However, this can undoubtedly be quite a daunting task. When it comes to writing a thank you card, you have to make sure that you are writing it properly with the right etiquette in a timely manner. 

A thank you card is important to express your gratitude to the people who participated in your important day no matter how big or small their contributions are. Compared to what they have provided for you, a simple thank you card truly won’t hurt. 

So, without further ado, here are how to write a proper thank you card printing

1. List Down Guest Addresses 

This is an important first step before you actually write your thank you card. You have to make sure that you have all the mailing addresses of the people that you want to thank. This information is surely available from your wedding invitation list or your wedding guest book. As you list them down, try to catch up with them in a leisure way just to make sure that they are still living in the address you have. Otherwise, you have to update their information before you write down the wrong address on your thank you card. 

2. Make a Thank-You List 

After gathering the addresses information from your wedding invitation list, you can now start listing down whom you want to thank. The people you should thank are the ones who have helped you from the engagement all the way to honeymoon as well as post-wedding, including ones who attended your engagement party, the host of your engagement party, ones who attended the bridal shower, the host of the bridal shower, ones who gave you a gift, bridesmaids and groomsmen of your wedding, officiants, wedding vendors, parents, and anyone who contributed financially for your wedding. 

3. Get Your Stationery 

Of course, in order to send out thank you cards, you have to get the right stationery for it. There are many places online and offline where you can buy and make an order for thank you card. You are definitely free to choose any way you want to make your thank you card. You can do it yourself, make an order for it, really any way you want. Just make sure that you choose the materials that are proper for it so that you can make your thank you card look special for the people you’re grateful for. 

4. Think of What to Write 

A simple tip for thank you card message writing is to do it from your heart. Of course, you can still find great ones online for inspiration as well and it’s totally all right to learn from sources. Try to make the messages you include in your thank you card feel personal to truly express your gratitude to them. 

5. Decide the Right Time to Send the Card 

It is important to send the thank you card at the right time. It shouldn’t be too quick nor too late. Most people believe that it is proper to send a thank you card within 3 months after your wedding date. Later than that, it is not considered good. 

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