Victoria and Cris
Remember back in the day when your grandmother would make you sit and practice your penmanship? How about cursive writing class in junior high ? (ok we are showing our age). You would be hard pressed to find a handwritten note in your mailbox now-a-days, but there are times when it is completely appropriate and expected for you to send one. Thanking your wedding guests for the generous gift or for simply attending your wedding is one of them and also the perfect opportunity to show off your beautiful (or not so legible) handwriting.
The general rule for sending out thank you notes after your wedding is 3 months or so after your big day. But there are a few tips to keep in mind before you lick the stamp and hand your lovely notes over to the post office.
Be sure to personalize each note: Instead of writing a general “thanks for coming” greeting, use their names and mention something specific about the gift they gave you and your honey. A short “thanks for the blender, we love making smoothies in it!” is just enough to show them that you appreciate their generosity.
Buy Thank you cards early: It’s best to buy a box or blank cards with a simple “Thank You” on the front to have ready to send right after your wedding. It will save you a lot of time and you can always follow up with a personalized photo card from the wedding once you receive your wedding photos. (Our editors are usually done with your wedding photos in about 3 months)
Delegate the work! It’s customary for just one of you to sign the note but make sure your honey gets in on the fun and stuffs the envelopes while you write out the card!
Our photography team had the honor of capturing this beautiful wedding at the 3 West Club, a Fifth avenue based wedding venue offering elegant décor and impeccable service.
Our photographers started with the Bride as she got ready with her bridesmaids in the venue’s bridal suite. She was stunning in a unique wedding gown that featured a one of a kind design on the neckline and back. Her groom wore a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. They exchanged vows at The Church of the Holy Cross in a catholic ceremony before heading to Central Park for portraits.
Their guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in one of the lounges of the venue before heading to the main reception room for dinner and dancing to celebrate with the couple. A live band kept the party going well into the night and everyone had a blast.
We were honored to share in their big day and wish them a lifetime of happiness.