Thank You Cards

The other day I was meeting with a Bride, and she sits down and says, “I need to vent.”

"Why do people not write Thank You's anymore, is that a new trend or something?"

I was completely thrown off by the this comment. I, like most people, always enjoy some happy mail mixed in with the boring mail, and, as weird as it sounds, I enjoy writing them as well. (Of course, that may have to do with my mother making me sit down the day after I received any gift whatsoever and write one.. so, may be it’s a good habit now.) 

As the bride vented on how she hasn’t received one ‘Thank You’ note from any of the showers or weddings she has attended in the past six months, and if there was a ‘Thank you,’ it was an email out to everyone… what’s next a Facebook post?

After giving her time to vent,  I asked, “ So, how are you going to make sure you don’t fall into this same category with your other friends?” She proceeded to tell me her plan for when she and her fiancé would write out ‘Thank You’ notes after each shower, and then after the wedding, they planned to take turns and split the list between the two of them.

I get it.  Life gets busy during the preparation of the wedding and all the pre parties. Then, after the wedding you go on your honeymoon, and the last thing you want to do is come home and go straight to writing Thank You cards; therefore, they get pushed off further and further.  Keep in mind, it’s never too late to write a ‘Thank you.’

Here are THREE Ways to make sure you can get your ‘Thank You cards’ out!

  1. Order Thank You cards in advance, something you like and are excited about using. (  Check out - Noteworthy Expressions )

  2. During your showers/parties, make sure you have someone sitting there writing out what the present is and who it is from. This way, later when you want to start on those ‘Thank you’ notes, you don’t have to go searching for the card or present when you start writing out your cards.

  3. Split the list with your significant other, and maybe even make it a competition to see who can finish first!

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & Stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Noteworthy Expressions- Invites & stationery

Why hire a day of coordinator, if a family or friend offered?

This happens a lot in the wedding planning process, you start planning the details and checking the "to dos" off the list,  and then you realize you need another hand on your special day. This extra hand needs to execute the timeline, make sure vendors show up and that they are paid, direct guests, and make sure the little things behind the scenes are done. Often, it first comes to mind that I’ll have an aunt or other close relative/friend do this as they are already going to be coming to the wedding and they said they would help out, if you needed. But, in the end, do you really want to put the pressure of your big day on them, as well as, taking away the enjoyment of being a guest at your wedding? That’s where hiring a “day of” coordinator comes into play. By hiring a “day of” coordinator, you get help with making and executing the timeline, comfort in knowing they are the point of contact for your vendors if they have any questions, and the extra behind the scenes details will get done.  Also, a “day of” coordinator may have great insight on questions you have during the process of planning. They will also bring awareness to things you haven’t thought about or considered doing that may make the planning process a lot easier. In the end, a “day of” coordinator is there to make sure you are able to live in the moment during your wedding day and to enjoy it stress- free surrounded by friends and family.