Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wedding Thank You Postcards


Ah, the wedding is over. Now it's time relax and enjoy being married... Or so you thought. The phone rings and it's your mom. "Get those thank you cards out NOW!" Ack!

So I'm all about saving paper. But one thing I'm a little torn about is the idea of a wedding thank you postcard. Do you really need an envelope, especially for something that's just going to get trashed (or hopefully recycled)? What do you think? Not formal enough? Or are the times-a-changin'?

11 comments:

Paula@DreamWeddingItaly said...

I actually like the postcard idea a lot - times are changing and people are less attached to tradition and more likely to appreciate originality - go for it!

Kaysha said...

I like the post card idea, as long as it includes a small note to the person receiving it. Just my preference but I hate generic Thank You card's that are sent to the masses. ;)

weddingsweets said...

I agree about including a note. I think postcards are great, if they're personal!

cubes & Eden said...

After seeing how some of our Save the Date and RSVP postcards arrived at their destinations - I'd say no postcard. Our guests have written notes on the RSVPs - not all of which survived. We received an unexpected handwritten thank you in the mail. I loved the fact that someone took the time to write a note and send it to us. (I still have the thank you.)

KathleenAnne said...

My response cards were postcards, but I think I'm still a traditionalist when it comes to thank you notes, especially when it comes to wedding gifts. We wrote pretty personal things to most of our guests; I don't think we would've put as much thought into our thank yous if they weren't put into an envelope.

a thousand mason jars said...

i was leaning towards the postcard, until i read the comments about them potentially getting ruined in route. perhaps you can look into recycled paper? at least for the envelope?

Yana said...

What about something in between? I've heard of low-waste cards where the message is written on one side, then the card is folded so that the message is inside and you print the address on the outside and seal it with one of those round stickers.

Shirley Kelly said...

I say go with the postcard. It serves as an unexpected wedding favor for all those who receive them. I would much rather have a beautiful postcard filled with wedding scenes any day over a tradition blah, blah, blah one.

Meredith said...

I love this idea! Where can you get thank you post cards made?

wedding plans said...

I love the post card idea very much....This type of wedding people never forget

Honeymoon registry said...

I want it to be not just a trash afterward but somethings that is worth keeping as a remembrance.

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