How Long Do I Have to Send My Wedding Thank You Cards?

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Q: We’re already starting to get gifts and I’m trying to write as many thank-you notes as I can, but I feel like this is going to be me forever. How long do we have to send our wedding thank you cards?- Michelle

A: The general rule of thumb when it comes to wedding thank you cards is that you have until three months after you get back from your honeymoon to send them, though if it were up to us we’d make sure they were all sent out a lot sooner. You’re actually doing the BEST thing right now by sending your wedding thank you cards out as you get the gifts! This is going to make your life waaay easier than waiting until after the wedding or your honeymoon and then having to sit down and write out 70+ cards.

If you find that it’s going to take you longer, don’t stress too much about it. Life happens (especially when you’re wedding planning!), but the best thing to do in the situation is to go ahead and send an e-mail or text telling the gift-giver that a formal thank you is on the way, but that you wanted to let them know how much you appreciate their lovely gift. We give you some advice on how to say exactly that here!

Trying to figure out exactly what to see in your wedding thank you cards? Here’s a few examples of how to write great thank you notes and other tips that will help!

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