7 Quick Tips for Writing Wedding Thank You Notes ...


Whether your big day has already come and gone or you’re still in the midst of planning, chances are good you could use a few helpful tips for writing wedding thank you notes.

From starting early to splitting the list with your fiancé, there are plenty of simple steps you can take to show your appreciation without stressing out.

Ready to get things off to a hassle-free start?

Here are seven quick tips for writing wedding thank you notes.

1. Keep Track of Gifts

First and foremost, one of the most important tips for writing wedding thank you notes is to keep an accurate record of who gave you what, when it was received and when a thank you note was sent out.

As early as your engagement, create an Excel spreadsheet, set aside a notebook, start using a software program, or do whatever else makes tracking presents simplest for you.

Along with making your life easier, staying organized will also help you keep a detailed inventory of any cash received or new items for your home that need to be added to your insurance policy.

2. Brush up on Etiquette

Even if you’ve already got a good understanding of the basic rules, it never hurts to brush up on etiquette guidelines when getting ready to write out your thank you notes.

My own favorite reference is the well-known classic Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette, which contains a helpful and straightforward section specifically devoted to thank you notes, along with useful guidelines about anything and everything else you’ll need to know when planning your big day.

Many of the topics discussed in this post are also described there in further detail, so be sure to give it a read before putting pen to paper.

3. Start Early

While a good number of your thank you notes may indeed be written after the wedding, it certainly helps to get an early start when you can.

By writing cards out as soon as possible after receiving each gift, you’ll be sure to save time later on while also letting your guests know that their presents arrived on time and without damage.

Don’t have time to write immediately?

No worries.

Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette says it is acceptable to send thank you notes within three months of receiving a gift.

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