Let’s face it — the last thing you want to do after your wedding is the daunting task of writing thank-you notes. It’s not that you’re unappreciative … you’re incredibly thankful for all the gifts and well wishes you received. It’s just that after months of wedding planning, doing another wedding-related job seems overwhelming.
Fortunately, writing thank-you notes doesn’t have to be a difficult, headache-inducing task. By following these simple tips, you could actually enjoy writing your thank-you notes!
- Realize this is your final responsibility: Here’s the best news: this is the last wedding-related task you have to complete. Once you get those thank-you cards in the mail, you can kick back and say goodbye to the stresses of wedding planning once and for all. The light is shining brightly at the end of the tunnel. You’re getting close. Just knock these thank-you notes out, and you’re done!
- Be yourself: The great thing about writing thank-you notes is that you have the opportunity to be truly sincere. You don’t need to worry about being so formal as you do with wedding invitations and other wedding-related tasks. Just speak from the heart. Let the person know how grateful you are for their gift, and refer to how you’ll use it and benefit from it. When you get the chance to write from your heart, it’s a lot easier and lot more fun.
- Get your spouse involved: Ready for more good news? You don’t have to write all the thank-you notes yourself! That’s right, your spouse can step in and help shoulder the burden. Working on this project together lightens the load and it gives you a chance to work side-by-side in harmony. You can divide it up however you wish, but the easiest way is to typically have each person write the thank-you notes to his or her friends and family.
- Take your time: You don’t have to rush out of the ceremony and immediately start writing your thank-you notes. You have time to complete the task. Set it aside for a while and enjoy the start of your new life together with your partner. Etiquette dictates that you have two to three months after the wedding date to get your thank-you notes sent out. That’s plenty of time, so there’s no crazy rush.
- Do a little at a time: You may have hundreds of thank-you notes to send out for your wedding, but don’t let that overwhelm you. Instead of trying to tackle that huge task all at once, set a goal of doing a small batch of thank-you cards each day. Doing a little at a time makes it much easier and less stressful, and it allows you to really devote your attention to each card you’re writing, ensuring it is personal and sincere.
See, writing thank-you notes isn’t so hard after all. With these tips, you can even have a little fun with it!