The Proper Etiquette of Thank You Notes
Sending a prompt and personable thank you note for wedding gifts is simply proper social manners. However, countless bridal couples are surprisingly unaware of the best time to do it, what stationery to employ along with the appropriate form of personalization to employ on their correspondence cards. Indeed, wedding etiquette experts seldom agree on the etiquette concerning wedding thank you notes.
Nearly all seasoned stationers agree that it's a only a matter of common sense and courtesy. For instance, several wedding publications suggest that the bridal couples have “up to six months” following your wedding event to acknowledge a gift.
This six month grace period simply just doesn’t make sense. Gift items gotten by the wedding couple must be personally acknowledged as soon as is feasible after receipt. Though nearly all bridal couples, particularly the bride-to-be have a lot on their plate, it'll only take about a few minutes to compose a nice personal note to thank a friend or relative for their gift. Acting promptly is noticeably appreciated by the sender as it affirms that you have received their wedding gift.
With respect to your own correspondence, it is always wise to obtain your own social correspondence instead of a commonly used “Thank You” note. Custom made correspondence utilizing your name or monogram printed on the fold-over note or correspondence card is far more functional and effective than a pre-printed thank you note.
Traditionally, women have used fold-over notes and men correspondence cards, but today’s modern day woman is every bit as happy with either kind of stationery. While some bridal couples will emboss their stationery with both their first names and often their family name, it is thought to be inappropriate to use one’s married name on correspondence until you are actually married.
There are various gorgeous papers and printing options to create truly tasteful personalized stationery. Stationers advise that the groom and the bride ought to have their particular personal correspondence as it is still useful long after penning all those thank you cards.