An often overlooked aspect of early organisation, ‘thank you’ letters are as important as an invitation when it comes to the finer aspects of wedding etiquette and the overall impression you make.
A mammoth undertaking even for a small wedding and intimate guest lists, letters (and envelopes) take time to produce and should really be thought about well in advance.
Order ahead of time: As handprinted or hand-penned and bespoke stationery can take up to several months to produce (consider also the time to deliver), order at least a month or two in advance (sometimes they can be ordered as a package part of you wedding stationery suite). While guests will understand reasonable delays, tardy ordering can add months to the delivery of your letters and be cause for embarrassment.
Pre-address envelopes: The time taken to address your envelopes should not be underestimated and if your ‘thank yous’ are ordered in advance, you can tackle this task ahead of time. Post ceremony, you’ll be grateful to have pre-addressed envelopes ready for a fast turn-around as nothing shows a better understanding of etiquette quite like a quickly delivered (and gracious) note of acknowledgment. For the ultra organised, pair these with your wedding gifts as you open them - an easy way to avoid gift confusion or other unnecessary mistakes.
Personalise your message: As your guests have no doubt put a lot of effort into selecting a gift for you and your partner, be sure to reciprocate by composing a personal (handwritten!) note of thanks to each of them. This should not only include details on why you appreciated the item but a note of thanks for their attendance and how pleased you were to see them.
To consults with some of the industry’s best printers (and calligraphers) for bespoke or personalised thank you cards, click through to Brands We Love here or shop some of our favourite card styles and personalised envelopes below:
D & D Letterpress Thank you Letterpress Note Cards
Galina Dixon Hand Addressed Envelopes
Bliss & Bone Capulet Thank You Note
Seaborn Press Forum Thank You Card Set
Galina Dixon Silver Foil Letterpress Thank You Cards
D & D Letterpress Gold Foil Thank You’ Cards
Double Dipped Stationery
Rachel Marvin Creative Jardin Wedding Correspondence Set
Bliss & Bone Montague Thank you Note
Galina Dixon Black C6 Envelopes with Floral Liner
Hello Bird Thank You Letters