Get organized: Make sure you have everyone’s up-to-date address and names so you can address your envelopes with ease. Make a list to keep track of who you’ve already completed and who still needs a thank-you.
Write them asap: Start writing your thank-yous right when the gifts start arriving – this may even mean before the wedding! So make sure you’re prepared with the right wedding stationery beforehand. If you choose to write them after the wedding, the goal is to get them out no longer than one month after you return from the honeymoon.
Take breaks: Although you may want to get them done, we suggest taking multiple breaks, rather than doing them all in one sitting. Otherwise, if Uncle Bob’s the last on the list, he’s going to be getting chicken scratch handwriting with a less-than-grateful tone.
Keep it simple: These don’t have to be extravagant novels in order for you to get your point across. Write a few words about the gift – and be specific. You don’t need to share your life story.
Be specific about monetary gifts: If you and your groom received cash, it’s appropriate to let the recipient of the note know how you’re planning on using the money – like saving for a home, car or other life essentials. This way they’ll rest easy knowing exactly what it’s going to (even if you spent a little bit of it on drinks during the honeymoon).
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