Most brides say they want to “surprise” the wedding party, but few really include one of the stationery items that, in my opinion, really surprises the guests: the Thank you card. Whether for not giving importance, for laziness or for not knowing the item, many prefer to let this formal thanks go and end up not closing the marriage completely.
If there is something I think is chic, it is to thank all the guests for their presence, a time after the big day. And to change this Brazilian scenario of lack of thanks, I brought a stick that will help everyone in the task.
# 1 What is the Thank You Card?
It has several functions: to thank the presence at the party, to thank the gift, to inform how the surname of the newlyweds got married, to inform the new address of residence, among others. The most used is the thanks for the party and for the gift, but you can always innovate.
# 2 When and how to send?
Up to 30 days (maximum 60) after the wedding, by post. If physical sending becomes difficult, create at least one digital art (following the identity of the wedding), to send to everyone via WhatsApp or email (but only do this as a last resort, okay?).
# 3 Which name comes in front?
Traditionally, the last time a woman's name comes up on the front is on the wedding invitation. After being married, the man's name always comes in front (for that reason, it would already appear on the thank you card). But enough about sexist rules around here, right? The bride and groom are free to choose which name they prefer first, without mistakes and successes.
# 4 "But Fran, it takes a lot of work to write one by one ..."
Nobody said it was going to be easy, but if you invited these people to your big day, they are important, right? The secret is to order the cards with the invitations (including following the same identity) and write them slowly.
Create a list in Excel or in the Bride Planner and with each gift you receive, you will write down what each one gave, writing the cards and will be thanking you for the gift and for your presence. If any of these people are unable to attend on the day, you redo the card and you're done. There are few who give gifts and do not attend and I am sure they will love the affection.
You can write the last ones right after the wedding and take them all to the Post Office at once. The guests will be surprised!
# 5 And what to write on the thank you card?
This is where the tip I prepared for you comes in, with 5 simple steps to speed up writing and surprise everyone:
Showing everyone the importance they had on this day is something unique and special. And in modern times, showing that you care, writing a card by hand means so much, don't you think? It's the best way to close the wedding party with a flourish!
So, already save this tip, send it to the group's bride and we will adhere to this simple and sophisticated American tradition!
Merci for following me, Francy ♥