etiquette & advice

The Art Of Saying Thank You

Your wedding duties don’t end the morning after you’ve said I do: there are still those thank you cards to write! Etiquette expert Lizzie Post says that, ideally, couples should send out handwritten thank you cards to each guest within three months of the wedding, even if you’ve already said thanks in person.

It can be overwhelming to come back from your honeymoon to a stack of blank thank you cards, but Post suggests that couples set a daily goal to keep things manageable. “Completing three or four notes each day doesn’t seem nearly as impossible as writing a hundred notes within a month,” she says.

While most guests will give you a wedding gift, it’s important to also acknowledge those who don’t. Send them a note of thanks for having been there to celebrate with you. Shame on those bridezillas who berate their guests for giving an “inadequate” gift or none at all.

As featured in the premiere issue of 2life Weddings magazine!

Image(s): Russell Tate