Ah, weddings - the joyous occasion where two people come together to declare their love for each other in front of all their friends and family, and then promptly disappear for weeks on end to go on a honeymoon! But before they jet off into the sunset, there's one important task they must complete: sending out those all-important wedding thank you cards.
Now, some may think that sending handwritten wedding thank yous is a bit outdated - after all, we live in an age of instant gratification and quick communication. But we’re here to tell you that remembering your manners and sending your thank yous, preferably using smart personalised wedding thank you cards, is still important.
Let’s dive a bit deeper into five reasons why writing wedding thank you cards is still important:
1. It shows you're not a rude git
In today’s fast-pace world, it’s easy to overlook the importance of expressing gratitude. However, when it comes to weddings, it’s essential to take a moment and say thank you to all those who helped make your day special – in short, everyone from your wedding guests to any supplier or person who helped you organise and celebrate your big day!
Now we know that the run up to your wedding and the day itself can be stressful, but that’s no need to use this as an excuse not to say thank you. Because, let's face it, no one wants to be seen as rude. And what could be ruder than not acknowledging someone’s help, or the generous gifts and kind words of your wedding guests?
Sending out well written, personalised thank you cards is a simple way to show your guests, who may have travelled far and wide to celebrate with you, appreciation of their presence and their presents; and your suppliers, their help. It also shows you're not the kind of person who takes other people's time and money for granted.
In short, taking the time to send your written gratitude is a simple yet powerful way to clearly demonstrate your appreciation, and good manners.
2. It gives you an excuse to buy more stationery
Who doesn't love a good excuse to go stationery shopping? Especially customized stationery! From choosing your dream luxury wedding invitations and other bespoke wedding stationery, to picking your perfect personalised notecards for your thank you missives. Writing thank you cards gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in your love of fancy pens and pretty paper. Plus, you get to show off your impeccable taste and creativity to all your guests.
You can choose to match your thank you cards to your wedding theme, or opt for thank you cards customized to reflect your personality, for example photo thank you cards. Not only does this make the process more enjoyable for you, but it also makes the thank you cards more meaningful and memorable for your guests.
3. It's a chance to relive the magic of your special day
Writing personalised thank you postcards is like taking a trip down memory lane and a great way to relive all the excitement of your wedding day.
As you sit down to write each card, you'll be reminded of all the special moments – the exchange of vows, the laughter, the embarrassing dance moves, the heartfelt speeches. And as you express your gratitude to each guest, you'll be reliving those moments all over again. It's a beautiful way to keep the memories alive and to cherish the joy and love that you all shared.
4. It sets a good example for future generations
In a world where manners seem to be going out of fashion, writing thank you cards is a way to keep the tradition of gratitude alive. By taking the time to customise thank you cards and writing a personal note to each guest, you're showing your children, your nieces and nephews, and all the other young people in your life, the importance of saying thank you.
And who knows? As you’re teaching them the valuable lesson of kindness and gratitude, maybe they'll follow your lead and start writing their own thank you cards!
5. It's a great way to get out of doing other chores
Let's face it, writing wedding thank you cards could be construed as a bit of a chore – especially as there are, more often than not, quite a fe to write and send. But here's the thing - it's a much more enjoyable chore than say, cleaning the bathroom or doing the laundry. So, the next time your partner asks you to do the dishes, just say "Sorry darling, I can't. I have to write the thank you cards." It may not work every time, but at least you can use it as an excuse every once in a while!
There you have it, five reasons why writing wedding thank you cards is still important. Whether you're a traditionalist who loves the art of letter-writing, or a modern couple who wants to show your guests how much you appreciate them, there's no denying that sending out thank you cards is a thoughtful and meaningful way to express your gratitude. And who knows, you might even have a bit of fun doing it.
So, don’t commit one of the biggest wedding etiquette don’ts…..grab your pen and paper and start writing those thank you cards as soon as possible - your guests will appreciate it, and you'll be glad you did!