When To Send Thank You Cards after the Wedding

Even when wedding planning is over, there’s still one important task on your to-do list: sending thank you cards. If you’re wondering when to send thank you cards after the wedding, we’re here to help! Read on to find out more, get a few thank you card writing tips, and enter for a chance to win FREE thank you cards from Grand Designs by Joanna to get you started!

When To Send Thank You Cards

When To Send Thank You Cards

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have a year to send thank you cards after a wedding. That was the norm ages ago, but now it’s much shorter: we recommend sending thank you notes no later than three months after your wedding. (Wondering about bridal shower thank you’s? Send them right away — within a few weeks of the event.)

Important Tip

Write a hand-written note inside the thank you card. First, thank the guest for attending your wedding. Also be sure to mention a gift given. If the guest gave cash as a gift, mention ‘gift of money’ rather than mentioning the amount. You can also mention how you intend to use the money. People love when you’re specific and genuine.

Sending personalized thank you cards will make your notes stand out. Use your wedding theme (and consider ordering when you buy your invitations to save money AND time). Here are a few pretty personalized options we spotted at Grand Designs by Joanna:

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Thank You Cards Giveaway!

Between 1/22-1/28 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win thank you notes for your wedding! These customized ‘Mr and Mrs’ thank you cards are handmade by Grand Designs by Joanna. One lucky winner will be randomly selected and will win 75 personalized thank you cards. White envelopes included. Prize value: $90. No cash value. Winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below. FREE shipping included to U.S. and Canada only. Good luck!


A great way to send a special thank you as newlyweds! Cards can be personalized with choice of color(s) and couple’s last name. Thank you cards are printed on 80 lb. white laser card stock and measure 5.5″ x 4.25″ with matching white envelopes. Inside of card is blank.

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Erica Geeting
January 28, 2014 11:47 pm

the mr and mrs cards are perfect!

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January 28, 2014 12:21 pm

I love the
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January 28, 2014 11:31 am

I love the ones featured in the giveaway picture!

Claire T
January 28, 2014 11:30 am

I love the hotel over the door hangers for the guests! So cute!

Taylor D.
January 28, 2014 11:09 am

The Mr. and Mrs. thank you cards are so cute!

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