Thank-You Note Etiquette Tips

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Etiquette tips from Cherry On Top Events by Jen regarding Thank-You notes after a wedding!

1. Be thankful, sincere, and express your appreciation! If a gift was given, mention it by name and tell how you plan to use it. For monetary gifts, do not mention the amount; rather tell how you plan to use it. Even if no gift was given, any guest who attended your wedding should receive a thank-you note – their presence should be considered your gift.

2. Do not try to write all of the thank-you notes at once or by yourself! It is true that promptness counts when thanking your guests for their gifts. A reasonable timeline is within 3 months of the wedding (and within 3 weeks of a party or shower). Set a goal to write a set quantity of thank-you notes per night and you’ll have them done in no time. Sorry grooms – this does not get you off the hook! The bride should handwrite the thank-you notes for her side of the guest list, while the groom should be responsible for his side.

3. Handwritten thank-you notes are a MUST! While it’s okay to have a postcard or stationary pre-printed with a photograph from your wedding, the thank-you note itself should always be handwritten. E-mails and phone calls are not acceptable forms of thank-you notes either.

4. Do not forget to thank your parents, wedding party, and anyone who hosted a party or shower for you! A considerable amount of money and time goes into planning the events leading up to your big day. Be sure to express your gratitude.

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