When To Send Wedding Thank You Cards

So, you’re starting to receive wedding gifts and you want to know when you need to send out thank you cards. To help, we put together a few tips to figure out when to get your wedding thank you cards in the mail.

When to send thank you cards before the wedding:

Once the invitations go out, chances are you’ll start receiving gifts from your registry before the wedding. In this case, you’ll want to stay on top of your thank you cards and send them out within 2 weeks of receiving any gifts. This will include thank you notes for any bridal shower gifts as well.

When to send Thank You Cards after the wedding

The big day is here and with it comes a lot of gifts! For gifts received on your wedding day, etiquette says you have a bit more time to send a thank you. You should send wedding thank you cards no later than 3 months after the wedding. This gives you plenty of time to take the time to handwrite a thoughtful note to each and every guest.


Now that you have an idea of when to mail save the dates, you may be wondering…

When should I Order Thank You Cards?

Our timeline includes an email proofing process with a designer and hand assembly, so we recommend you order about 2-3 weeks before you hope to have them. For all of our bridal shower and wedding invitations, you have the option to add a matching set of thank you cards to your order. We highly recommend ordering with your invitations so you have thank you cards ready to go as soon as you need them.

When should I send everything else?

Check our handy guides for when to send:

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