Say Thanks with a DIY Thank You Card

When it comes to their DIY weddings, brides and groom focus on getting all the details ready from the DIY wedding invitation to the honeymoon. It’s seldom that they put much focus on what post-wedding details they need to take care of afterwards, such as sending out thank you cards and proper etiquette when sending them. Today, we look at what your DIY thank you card can be, and how you can say “Thank You” to your guests who graced your special day and bestowed a lovely gift too.

These are not the ‘Thank You’ tags you might want to include with your wedding favour or bomboniere, but the actual card that is sent via mail to your guests, usually with a personal note, handwritten by you or your newly wedded spouse. People might assume that sending over a thank you card is merely etiquette, but in actuality it also shows your guests and people who attended that you appreciate the time and effort they put in by making it to your big day and sharing your happiness and memories. When you are opting to send a DIY thank you card, the gesture shown towards thanking your guests is even more cemented.

Essentially, since your thank you card is considered part of the wedding stationery, though a post wedding item, it should have the wedding theme carry through to its design as well. Therefore, consider this fact when you are purchasing invite card kits and materials to create your DIY wedding stationery. You might not be able to fathom how many thank you cards you will actually need as you cannot estimate how many will be attending. Some brides and grooms feel that it is best to wait till it’s closer to the wedding day, and after the reply cards have been received. This way, you will be able to budget how many people will be attending, and order the DIY thank you card kits with a 20% buffer, just in case there are last minute responses or human errors while creating your DIY thank you card. You can then accent and embellish your DIY thank you card as you see fit, with the wedding invitations and stationery theme in mind, to keep things flowing.

When it comes to etiquette concerning thank you cards, it’s always a good idea to send across your thanks as soon as you can. These types of cards are easy to write and need not be too lengthy. However, it is always nice to consider including any of the following in the thank you notes.

1. The Recipients Name and Salutation

2. Use of the words “Thank You” as well as the specific name of the gift

3. Saying something nice about the gift, and/or how you plan on using the gift(s)

4. Add a personal note

5. Signature line

A good example of a thank you card wording is as follows.

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for the beautiful picture frame. It’s just so pretty. It’s now home to one of our honeymoon pictures on John’s bedside table. We are settling in just fine in our new home at Castle Hill. Let’s meet up for coffee soon.


Mia & John 

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What You Need to Know About Save the Dates and DIY

A Save the Date card, or ‘STD’ as it is known in the wedding planning world, is an ideal way of letting your family and friends know that there is a wedding a foot and that you would love them to join you on your special day, and of course to reserve the day for merriment and joy. There are many ways in which you can convey this message, and important when it comes to etiquette.

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The thing about Save the Date cards is that if you are opting to use them, then it will be the first item of wedding stationery the guests will receive. If you want to create an impression, then you may need to put some thought into the design, especially if you want the wedding invitations to follow suit. However, some brides and grooms opt to have their Save the Date cards stand out from the rest of the wedding stationery, and then opt to use folded cards, to postcards and magnet cards to act as reminders, some couples even send out bookmarks that are customised to their wedding theme. Let us find out more on Save the Date cards, how you can DIY them and much more.

The main reason why one should have a Save the Date card would be for two main reasons, one being the fact that they are hosting a destination wedding or that their wedding falls on a holiday season. If you want your friends and family to attend your special day, then you need to give them prior notice so that they make the necessary arrangements to be there to share the joy. When it comes to sending out your Save the Date cards, eight months would be considered polite, giving them time to take care of financial considerations and other such things.

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When it comes to a DIY Save the Date, then you can take on much more. You could opt to use a word processor and do them yourself by selecting clip-art and putting together the save the date wording, which would usually include the names of the bride and groom, the date of the special day and of course the location. You could opt to illustrate it too, or even use fun typography. If you really want to keep it personal, then opt to have your DIY save the date as a photograph with no text whatsoever, and only featuring the wedding date and your name in banners in the photograph itself.