thank you cards Archive

Thank Yous: Wedding Guests Who Don’t Bring Gifts

Thank You Card by Salsal Design | via How to Write Thank Yous to Wedding Guests Who Don't Bring Gifts:

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Are you wondering how to write thank you cards to wedding guests who don’t bring gifts? That’s the question we’re tackling today in our latest Ask Emmaline wedding advice column. A bride-to-be (who wishes to be anonymous) wrote us with a wedding gift dilemma while writing her thank you cards. She has a close friend who lives out-of-state. The friend sent her a message telling her she could not attend the wedding, but she was going to have her gift brought to the wedding by a close family member. However, the gift never arrived. The bride doesn’t care that her friend didn’t send a gift, but she was wondering if she should mention the gift never arrived, in case it got lost. She says, “We are unsure whether or not we should send a thank you card. Normally we would send a card thanking them for their presence but since they were unable to come we are very uncertain as to whether or not we should let them know the gift never arrived. Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.” Great question! Here’s how to write thank you notes to wedding guests who don’t bring gifts to your wedding…

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings

How to Make Thank You Cards for Weddings | stamp by Felicette | via

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Hi, lovelies! Emma here. I know you’re more than aware that sending thank you cards is a must for your wedding and bridal shower. But what kind of thank you cards should you send? Custom thank you cards (which match your invitations) are a great way to coordinate your entire event, but you usually need to order them with your invitations (and they can be quite costly). That’s why you’ll love this easy DIY thank you card idea! it will save you time and money AND add that personalized touch we know you crave. All you need are a few easy-to-find supplies…

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings?

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings? We will tell you! → | design: basic invite

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Writing thank you cards for every wedding event, shower, party, and your reception is a must. But when should thank you cards be ordered? Should you cross thank you’s off the list now, or wait until a specific event or after your honeymoon? We’ll tell you! Plus, we’re showing you three different types of cards to consider AND sharing a really awesome custom-design tool we spotted over at Basic Invite. It’s all inside…

Giveaway: Thank You from Future Mrs Cards

Today started out great, and now it’s only about to get better: we have a new giveaway for you! We’ve teamed up with Ponto Mountain Paper to give a set of fifty Thank You from the Future Mrs cards to one lucky reader! These are helpful to have for sending as gifts arrive to your home, or as a thank you for engagement or bridal shower gifts. The winner’s cards will be customized with her new last name and can even include your wedding colors. The “O” in Thank You features an engagement ring. Cute! Find out more below!

Thank You from Future Mrs Cards

Here’s an example of what the cards look like:

Thank You from Future Mrs Cards by Ponto Mountain Paper

And here’s the giveaway form + details on how to enter! Good luck!

Giveaway: Win 50 Thank You from Future Mrs Cards

o Enter between 5/28/15-6/3/15 (11:59pm EST)

o Prize: Fifty (50) Thank You from the Future Mrs Cards by Ponto Mountain Paper

Details → These adorable custom Thank You from the future Mrs. cards can be changed to use your wedding colors and your future last name. You’ll receive: 50 thank you cards printed on Cream/Natural 80# cover weight linen textured card stock with 50 A1 (4bar) smooth cream/natural envelopes. Cards measure approximately 4.75″ long x 3.5″ tall when folded. Ring image replaces the “O” in THANK YOU.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE Shipping included to the U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to order prize
o Prize value: $81.50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

Giveaway: Win a Vintage Style Return Stamp

Want to save time and frustration? Thanks to our friend Nicci of Paper Street Press, now’s your chance! She’s giving away a vintage style return address stamp to one lucky reader. The winner of this stamp will enjoy more time to peruse Pinterest or marathon the last few episodes of Scandal, since she won’t be buried under wedding envelopes trying to write out her address two hundred times. Plus, after the honeymoon, she will enjoy the bliss that comes with having a return stamp. Can you imagine how easy those thank-you cards will be to write? A piece of cake.

Here’s a thank you card I spied in Nicci’s shop-I thought you’d like it, too. See? Notice the vintage style return stamp on it? Pure perfection.

Vintage Style Return Stamp on Thank You Cards

I swear, you guys, my address stamp is my latest and greatest purchase. I bought one last year and I feel like, where have you been all my life? Not only is it a time-saver, but it makes all of my mail look so polished… right down to the water bill. Hey, stamping is fun; you’ll see. You’ll want to stamp all of the things. I like to think the water company appreciates it, right? Maybe not. Oh well.

Anyways, I digress. Let’s get down to business + give one of these away!

Vintage Style Return Address Stamp

Nicci tells us, “This retro return address stamp was inspired by posters found in Grandpa’s attic and designed just for you!”

Vintage Style Return Stamp

isn’t it gorgeous? Nicci is so talented!


➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 2/3/15-2/9/15 (11:59pm EST). Winner announced on this post 2/5/15.
o Prize: One (1) vintage style return address stamp plus one black ink pad from Paper Street Press
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $33 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

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Good Luck!


10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding

Hi, loves! Have you shopped The Marketplace lately? The Marketplace is the ultimate (+ original!) handmade wedding shop exclusively at Emmaline Bride! We feature hand-picked artisans around the globe who love handmade just as much as we do. Instead of spending countless hours looking for the best for handmade weddings, we bring them to you! Today we’re sharing ten hand-picked paper goods spotted in The Marketplace to give you glimpse into just a few of the fun finds we have to offer. Which one is your favorite?

10 Perfect Paper Goods for Your Wedding

1. Custom Coasters

This set of personalized coasters caught our eye at first glance. With custom designs available, there’s bound to be a perfect style for your bar!

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starboard press

2. Airmail Thank You Cards

Keep your airmail wedding theme going long after the last dance. These airmail thank you cards are oh-so-sweet and feature a photograph from your wedding day.

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fifth vintage

3. Wax Seal Place Cards

I’m slightly obsessed with wax seals. Whether you place them on save the dates, invitations, or place cards, these little gems show you went the extra mile.

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southern calligraphy

4. Booklet Wedding Program

If you’re looking for a wedding program, consider a booklet-style: it includes plenty of room for the essentials, from wedding party to ceremonial readings — even where the reception is to follow.

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shine invitations

5. Be My Groomsman Card

We’ve all seen ‘will you be my bridesmaid‘ cards (+ creative ways to ask), but what about groomsmen? This is one card we absolutely love. (P.S. Pair with one of these groomsmen gift ideas!)

be my groomsmen card - paper goods wedding

hmacdo studio

6. Love Story Save the Date

If you want a save the date that shares your unique story, we’ve found it!

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makenzie noelle creative

7. ‘The Best Day’ Print

I love this print: it includes dates for ‘first day’ (date), ‘yes day’ (engagement), and ‘best day’ (wedding).

first day, yes day, best day print - paper goods wedding

grand designs by joanna

8. Vintage Keys Save the Date

Are you planning a vintage wedding? Kick off your theme with this charming vintage keys save the date.

vintage keys save the date - paper goods wedding

olive berry paper

9. Custom Place Cards

Oh, how I love watercolor wedding ideas! These place cards are totally custom and hand-painted! Amazing.

custom place cards in watercolor - paper goods wedding

tying the knots

10. Chalkboard Seating Chart

While this isn’t technically on paper, we love it as a seating chart alternative! This huge chalkboard seating chart is customized for your wedding and features permanent chalk ink (so you don’t have to worry about names wiping or fading).

chalkboard seating chart - paper goods wedding

edson lane

Ready to See More?

Visit The Marketplace and bookmark it — there are new items added daily!

Do you create handmade wedding goods?

You can apply to be a part of the fun! Apply here.

Happy Planning Shopping!


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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Happy Planning!


How to Write Wedding Thank You Cards in 5 Easy Steps

After the cake is cut, the last song is played, and you’ve unstressed at the beach on your honeymoon, the first task you’ll want to tackle is writing your thank you cards. Wedding thank you card writing isn’t just a to-do on a list; it’s an artform. Make sure your notes leave a lasting impression on loved ones with these five tips for how to write wedding thank you cards:

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How to Write Wedding Thank You Cards

1. Go handmade!

Don’t lose that sense of unique, individual charm you harnessed while planning your wedding. Handmade thank you cards can make a huge impression on guests by tying in your wedding theme (think: love birds, nautical wedding, or coffee-themed thank you cards) for guests to recall your special day. Here are a few of our favorites by the talented Dean Penn and Paper:

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thank you cards by dean penn and paper

A custom stamp never hurt, either! We showed you these stamps yesterday that we think would tie in well with your thank you cards, too.

2. Hand-write each card.

You may not be a professional calligraphy artist, nor may your handwriting look the best, but that doesn’t matter to guests. What truly matters is you took time to handwrite each note. Worried about how long it will take? Put it in perspective by considering how each guest took time out of his or her day to attend your wedding (which involves plenty of extras like dry cleaning their suit or dress, makeup and hair styling, getting a hair cut, picking out a new pair of shoes, selecting and wrapping a gift… you get the idea). A little handwriting goes a long way! Buying a special pen to make your writing look even prettier is always a good idea, too. This is one of my favorites.

3. Include a personal, heartfelt message.

For a thank you card to have lots of meaning, make sure each card has a personal note. Instead of simply saying thank you for attending your wedding, tie in a memorable part of the evening. For example, “… Who knew you were such stars on the dance floor? We had so much fun dancing the night away with you two!” Or, you could thank your guest for the wedding gift, such as money, by being specific: “Thank you for the gift of money. We used it to scuba dive on our honeymoon cruise – can’t wait to show you photos!” If the gift was an item, be sure to mention it by name. For instance, “Thank you for the gift of crystal candle holders. They look beautiful on our dining room table.” Guests love to know their gift was well received, as well as enjoyed.

4. Proofread.

It goes without saying, but don’t forget to re-read, proofread, and check for spelling errors.

5. Send in a timely manner.

Work on just a few thank you cards at a time so it doesn’t become overwhelming. Give yourself plenty of time to finish and mail them – we recommend sending your wedding thank you cards no longer than 6 weeks after the wedding.

Happy Planning!


Wedding Thank You Cards Giveaway!

Winners Announced!


It’s Giveaway Monday! Today, we’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Thank You Cards Shop to offer two lucky readers the chance to each win a prize. Thank You Cards Shop offers beautiful wedding thank you cards, custom thank you notes and more in a variety of fun patterns and prints – all handmade and custom designed! Read on to see what’s up for grabs this week and see a few of our favorite hand-picked designs.

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How to Enter

Between November 28-December 4 at 11:59pm EST, enter for a chance to win one (1) gift certificate worth $25 in store credit at Thank You Cards Shop. Visit Thank You Cards Shop and return here to comment on which style you’d select if you were the lucky winner. You may enter up to three times daily: one (1) daily entry by commenting below, one (1) daily entry by sharing the giveaway with a link on Twitter, and one (1) daily entry by sharing the giveaway with a link on Facebook. If you use Twitter and/or Facebook, please leave separate comments below to let us know for proper credit.


Giveaway winners within the past thirty (30) days not eligible. Gift certificate not redeemable for cash value. Two (2) gift certificates each worth $25 of store credit will be awarded randomly and selected via Gift certificates will be sent via email to the winners and may be redeemed online only.

Good luck! ♥