If you’re like the Bride I was, you want to have a consistent theme to your wedding and you want everything to flow together. From the dresses, flowers, stationary, and shoes, it ALL has to be consistent. So how do you wrap up the final piece of your wedding experience for your guests? How do you make sure that the thank you cards you send out is the final perfect touch? My favorite way to do this is have that thank you card be a photo of you and your Husband from the wedding day.
Why Use a Wedding Photo for Thank You Cards
When you use a photo from the wedding, this gives guests a picture of the beautiful couple to keep. In today’s digital age, they more then likely have a photo of you on their phone, or could swipe one off of Facebook, but chances of them printing the photo is probably low. With a photo (or two) on thank you cards, it’s a professional photo from your wedding photographer and maybe it’s a photo that your guests didn’t see on Facebook.
Places to Order Thank You Cards
There are several different websites that you can use for your thank you cards. Do you want them to be folded? True postcard size so you can save money on postage? Shutterfly, Vistaprint, and Zazzle are all places that you can order from. Shutterfly gives you templates to work from whereas Vistaprint and Zazzle give you a little more creative freedom. I personally printed my thank you cards off of Zazzle because it was true postcard size (score one for the .34 cent stamp!) and I was able to design them the way I wanted. All three sites offer coupons so sign up for their newsletters to make sure you’re getting the best deal!
Something to Consider with Thank You Cards
One of the biggest considerations you have to think about is time. The Bridal Guide says you have three months to send out thank you cards after the wedding. I say the sooner the better. But this timeline is going to depend on your photographer. Depending on what photographer you hire, you may wait 6-8 weeks to get your gallery back, maybe longer. You can always tell your wedding photographer ahead of time that you plan on doing thank you cards with a wedding photo and nine chance out of 10 that photographer will accommodate your needs.
A second consideration to thank you cards with your wedding photo is if you do just a simple postcard, the photo will get dirty in the mail. Happens every time. So if you want the photo to be nice and pretty, and paying .49 cents doesn’t bother you, I would suggest going the route of 5×7 and using an envelop.
I hope you found this blog post on Wedding Thank You Cards helpful! Be sure to check out other blog posts in my Blogging for Brides section!