Wedding Thank You Card | Etiquette, Time Limit, Etc

Sending out a “Thank You” card is a wonderful, thoughtful thing to do for your wedding guests. This article is created to answer some FAQs about the process.

Question: When Should I Send Out The Thank You Cards?

Answer: Multiple wedding resources state that you should send out your Thank You cards within three months. (Sources: Bridal Guide, Huffington Post). So if your images are delivered within 4-8 weeks, you will still have 2-3 weeks to order your cards, since most places can get their cards delivered within 5-10 business days.

Question: What Image Should I Use For My Thank You Card?

Answer: Since thank you cards are only 4×6 or 5×7 (generally), you can use almost any image from your wedding. Something from your couples portrait session or your wedding ceremony is a great idea. Some couples go with a collage of images, although we think that it can get very cluttered if you choose too many images. This is especially true if the images don’t match in colors and tone.

Below is a quick case study from Lawrence and Shannon’s wedding at the Trump National Golf Course.

Here is an example of a Thank You Card using a daytime couples session photo. The simplicity and negative space make this a simple, clean and elegant image to use.

Here is an example of a Thank You Card using a Wedding Ceremony Photo. This is a great moment to use for a Thank You card because of the pure joy in Lawrence and Shannon’s expressions.

Here is an example of a Thank You Card using a Wedding Reception Photo. Like the image above, the candid emotion in this photograph makes it a great candidate for your Thank You Cards.

Here is an example of a Thank You Card using a Night Time Photo. The romance in this image, along with the light and shadows makes this a good candidate for a Thank You card as well.

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