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Do or Don't: Emailing your thank-you notes

Posted by Casey Harrison  March 13, 2013 11:18 AM

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In this day and age, it is rare to receive a handwritten note. Email is used for everything from scheduling appointments to inviting friends to an event to sharing exciting news. However, wedding thank-you cards are one thing that should be left to snail mail. The guests at your wedding showed their support, celebrated with you, and maybe even gave you a gift. The least you can do is show your gratitude with a short note! Especially in this digital age, it is so nice to see a piece of "real" mail sitting in the mailbox.

The "official" etiquette rule is that you have until one year after the wedding to get your thank-you cards out. I'd shoot for somewhere closer to three months. I remember feeling overwhelmed by all the writing I had to do, but make a goal of writing five (or ten) cards a day, and they'll be done in no time! Your new husband should help out, too - there's no rule that the bride must do all the writing! :)

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Becca Olcott has a thing for old love letters and good old-fashioned romance. Bringing daily wedding updates and advice is second nature to Becca. She spends her days working with the brides of New England designing tablescapes full of lush florals and antique gems through her business Petal Floral Design.
Casey Harrison is a wedding and portrait photographer in the lovely city of Boston. She spends her days scouting the countryside for beautiful locations for shoots and taking photos of couples in love through her business Hello Love Photography.

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