As time goes on, wedding traditions seem to change. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just what happens. Recently we have seen brides overlook the traditional “Thank you card”. This has inspired us to answer a common question: Do I need to send out thank you cards? Here are our thoughts:
The Traditional “Thank You Card”
Thank you cards are a traditional way of thanking your wedding guests for their support, friendship and/or wedding gift. We love thank you cards! We encourage brides who have the time and budget to send them to their wedding guests.
Pros: Sending out cards is an easy and efficient way of saying thanks. It’s also traditional so you can’t go wrong!
Cons: Sending out thank you cards is another expense. If you are on a tight budget, it might be difficult to pull off.
Saying Thank You
Here is our professional advice: You don’t have to send out thank you cards but you do need to say thanks. Thank you cards are a nice gesture but there are other ways to thank your wedding guests.
Thank You – Alternatives
If you want to say thanks to your guests but don’t necessarily want to send cards, here are some alternatives:
A simple phone call to each wedding guest can be a personal and respectful way to say thank you. Imagine if a wedding bride called you and said… “I wanted to call and thank you for the gift card you gave us. I am so grateful to have you as a friend”. I am sure you would feel great!
Facebook or email is another way of thanking a wedding guest. You can write a personal message thanking each wedding guest for their support. If you use this method, make sure to be personal. A copy & paste thank you on Facebook doesn’t have a strong impact.
Virtual Thank You Cards can be fun and affordable. Search the web for “virtual thank you cards” and you’ll find some cute ideas. Create your thank you card and email it to your wedding guests.