Getting through that big stack of thank you cards may not be your way of having a good time, however it simply must be done—and I’d say the sooner the better. To help you through the process, here are a few tips on ways to make writing those wedding thank you cards pain free!
1. Writing a thank you card actually begins when you start sending out your invitations. Make sure you keep everyone’s contact information in a spreadsheet. Google has a document program that allows you to share files with others. This way, you and your significant other can keep track of your information in the same place.
2. Either mail out all of your thank you cards at the same time or do it by family. If not, you’ll run into the same issues as me and have some people calling to find out what happened to their thank you card since they heard someone else already got theirs.
3. Clarify any questions early! As you receive each gift, look for a card or gift tag. If there are presents without any name attached to it or the card says “From: The Smiths” and you have two relatives with the same name, clarify things with the gift givers right away.
4. Order extra thank you cards. I’ve made so many mistakes on my thank yous and had to throw them away. Having 25 extra ones really made a difference, especially since I didn’t account for cards sent to our vendors.
5. Do a little at a time. So that the task seems less daunting, commit to doing say five or 10 cards a day. Then, just push through the process. What I told my husband was that these people deserved a nice card for all of their efforts getting to our wedding and for their generous gifts. It was worth the bit of discomfort to get them a well-worth-the-wait thank you card!