Getting married during the holiday season may be a great idea because your family and friends will be in town and because you’ll already have some time off from work or school, but it can also be a little hectic, especially when it comes to getting those wedding thank you cards in the mail.
Choosing Holiday Wedding Thank You Cards
Picking the right thank you cards can be difficult any time, but during the holidays you want something that fits nicely with the season and with the rest of your wedding theme. While you may want to order thank you cards that specifically match the rest of your wedding stationery, you might also consider having multiple thank you cards since you’ll be sending them to people for multiple reasons: wedding gifts, bridal shower gifts, bachelorette party, etc.
Some of the best choices for thank you cards this season are basic card inserts wrapped in colorful vellum then closed with matching seals. One of the best examples for Christmas is the Starlight variety. Both the Reflections and the Fanfare versions are also very nice and would be appropriate for mailing during the holidays.
Remember Basic Thank You Card Etiquette
Regardless of which thank you cards you choose to send, you want to remember some basic guidelines. For example, you should try to mail out the thank you cards for all pre-wedding events before the actual wedding. Not only do you want to show your appreciation while it’s still fresh in your mind but you’re going to be swamped with sending out thank you cards after the wedding.
If you receive wedding gifts in the mail, you should send thank you cards for those presents immediately. The card will let the giver know you received the present and that you liked it.
For the rest of your wedding invitations, remember that you should send them out as soon as possible after the wedding. When you return from your honeymoon, you should start working on them. The longer you wait the easier it will be to forget the task altogether. Each thank you card should include a personal but brief message even though that will take a little more time.
Don’t forget that modern etiquette rules say brides aren’t the only ones who should be working on the thank you cards. Grooms should help out, too. Find a way to divide he task: the bride writes to her family; the groom writes to his or vice versa. It’ll take less time and will be more fun if you do it as a couple.