We’ve all been there. You go to a celebration, you bring a gift, and then weeks go by without Thank You Postcards from the recipient. If you’re about to have a bridal shower, don’t let your guests end up feeling this way!
After all, saying thank you is important (and it could actually improve your health)! When sending bridal shower thank you postcards, following the proper etiquette will ensure that both you and your guests end up happy.
Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know to send out the perfect thank you postcards after your bridal shower.
Let’s get started!
Prep Is Important
Leaving yourself no choice but to sift through Instagram photos to try to remember everyone who came to your bridal shower is a bad idea. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.
Did you or your bridal shower host mail out invitations the old-fashioned way? Email them? Either way, make sure that you receive a copy of this list of names and addresses.
Having this list prepped and ready before it comes time to send out thank you postcards will save you lots of time and stress! Even if your bridal shower was a small group, it can take forever to track down everyone’s mailing addresses.
Who Should Sign Thank You Postcards
Yes! Most of the time, bridal shower gifts can be used and enjoyed by both spouses. And even if they’re just for one, it’s nice for both people to show their appreciation for the gift.
When in doubt, always err on the side of being over-thankful, and you can’t go wrong! Your guests will appreciate the extra effort and recognition.
Services Can Save You Time
You may be wondering if you have to hand-write all of your bridal shower thank you’s. The answer is no! (Phew.)
Thankfully, you can personalize and send postcards online. This will not only save you time but also a whole lot of hand cramping. Pick out your favorite photos from the shower, write a message, and voila!
What About the Host?
If a loved one is hosting your bridal shower, make sure that they aren’t forgotten! Here are some tips on how to thank them properly.
The host of your shower deserves something extra special. Just think of all the work they’ve put into organizing your special day and ensuring that it goes off without a hitch!
Get creative with this thank you postcard, and in this case, only the bride needs to sign. Keeping this one personal will be the most meaningful. A small gift or flowers are a great idea to include along with your thank you note!
Don’t “copy and paste” your thank you responses for your guests. Make sure that you thank each person individually for what they have given you, and what that gift means to you specifically.
Even if the gift you received is simply monetary, go the extra mile and detail what you and your future spouse will be using the money for. This personal touch will surely be appreciated.
When to Send
Planning for a wedding can be totally crazy and time-consuming, but don’t let that keep you from sending out your bridal shower thank you postcards in a timely manner!
Make sure that you have them in the mail no later than two weeks following your bridal shower. But the sooner you can do it, the better. A speedy thank you will show that you’re serious about how grateful you are for your guests’ presence and presents!
Having a bad case of writer’s block? Feel like you’ve exhausted all of your creative juices? Worry not!
Check out these examples of quick and easy thank you notes to get your brain back on track.
The Gift of Cash
As suggested before, make sure to mention what you’ll be using the money for. Check it out:
Dear Aunt Edna,
Thank you so much for the generous gift. It will be so helpful to us in saving for our first home together! We are incredibly grateful and can’t wait to see you at the wedding in October. Make sure that you bring your dancing shoes!
Laura and Joe
A Gift from a Group
You and Justine would be the ones to get me something silly! Please enjoy the pictures on the front of my face when I opened it in front of Aunt Edna… But in all seriousness, my shower would not have been the same without you. Your friendship over the years has meant the world to us. Please come visit before the wedding!
Laura and Joe
The One You’re Not Crazy About
Did you get a gift at your shower that you didn’t particularly love? Don’t sweat it. Here’s how to craft that thank you:
Thank you so much for the inspirational quote calendar! Every time we look at it before we leave the house, we think of you and it reminds us of this amazing time in our lives. Can’t wait to see you in October!
Laura and Joe
There You Have It!
If you plan ahead, stock up on materials, keep it personal, and get your bridal shower thank you postcards sent out in a timely manner, you simply can’t go wrong.
Remember that your friends and family love and support you, and they’re more concerned with your happiness than with everything being perfect! Expressing your gratitude in a way that rings true to your personality is the most important thing of all.
Need some help along the way? We’re here for you. Feel free to contact us anytime and we’d be more than happy to help!