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Wedding: Thank You Cards

by Meghann on February 27, 2013

I had a lot of fun with our thank you cards. I was inspired by a friend who had sent thank you photo cards after her wedding that displayed a photo collage of her wedding photos. I loved the idea so much that I knew I wanted to do the same thing for our wedding thank yous.

As soon as I received the photo files from our photographer, I immediately hopped on Zazzle (I’m not associated with the site at all, just love their stuff) and got to work selecting a template and filling in the photos.

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I ended up going with the “Sweet Memories Wedding Thank You Photo Cards” template. The photo cards came with free envelopes and I got free shipping thanks to my Zazzle Black membership (totally worth it if you order multiple things on Zazzle like I do, it paid for itself after two wedding-related orders). The cards arrived two weeks later and we both loved them. It was actually the first time we’d seen our wedding photos printed and not just on a computer screen.

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The photo cards were printed on a heavy card stock, so we were able to leave personal notes on the back for our friends and family with a regular ink pen.

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Also, if the guest took a photo at the photo booth during the reception, we included the a copy of the photo with the card.

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It took us longer than I care to admit to finish the thank you cards. We wrote personalized messages on all of them and gave ourselves a goal of doing 5-10 per night so we weren’t overloaded. So far we’ve received positive feedback on the cards, which makes me happy. :)

What did you do for you thank you cards?

I almost wrote that this was my last wedding related project, but that’s far from the truth. I still need to work on wedding photo books, having some photos framed, making a mini book out of our wedding cards, etc. I’m pretty sure I’ll be working on wedding related projects right up until our one year anniversary. Sigh. At least it’s still fun. ;)

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MissPinkKate February 27, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Your wedding was 1/5 and today is 2/27. Even if you finished all your thank-yous yesterday, I still think that’s pretty fast.

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2 Stephanie February 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Can you include a post about next day brunch? I’ve been thinking off how that might work for my bf’s wedding

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3 Emily February 27, 2013 at 1:41 pm

What a nice personal touch to add the photos! In my opinion, as long as your writing personalize notes, who cares how long it takes. My hubby and I got a thank you from a wedding he was IN 6 months after the wedding and it was a standard thank you to everyone! Didn’t leave a great impression….

We just finally ordered out wedding prints/albums 1.5 years after our wedding. I felt really bad, but our photographer said it happens a lot more often than you’d think. It will be nice to finally frame some! :)

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4 Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution February 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Love that Thank You card! I love all your wedding projects.

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I love this idea! And I wouldn’t worry about how long it took, I’d rather have something cute and personalized like this than a boring card right away!

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6 Mrs. Swan February 27, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I love this idea! Man you all getting married now have the cutest stuff! 10 year ago there was no pinterest. Just The Knot. LOL

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7 beka @ rebecca roams February 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

LOVE these! I definitely like when couples take the time to personalize a thank you card. It is so much more well received than one that is mass mailed with not a drop of ink on it other than a scribbled address (hurried). :)

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8 Karen February 27, 2013 at 3:28 pm

I love getting photo thank you cards and will def be doing the same thing for ours :)

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9 Angela February 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm

We had a frame wall photo booth so for our cards we sent everyone a picture of us in the frame wall holding thank you signs. The thank you signs were mixed up though and I didn’t know it so I was just smiling and my husband who noticed was making a silly face… Everyone seemed to love our “you thank” cards. :)

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10 Steph @321delish February 27, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Love them! And I appreciate the personal note and the pictures!

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11 cath@1970kikiproject February 27, 2013 at 9:14 pm

i think you’ve done a great job in getting out your thank you’s! i sent a wedding gift to a couple who got married in november and i am still waiting…
adding personalized messages is the way to go, too – always appreciated by those receiving the cards.

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12 Brittany February 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm

These are adorable!

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13 Elizabeth @ Positive Change February 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

I love your thank you’s! My husband and I did similar ones as well!

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14 Jes February 28, 2013 at 8:50 am

We had a live event painter at our wedding who painted a picture of our first dance. We took a photo of the completed painting and used it, along with the words “Thank You”, for our notes. Our guests commented that they loved it, especially after watching the progression of the painting during the wedding.

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15 Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant February 28, 2013 at 9:59 am

I’m a year and a half post wedding and just this week STILL have on my list to print out some prints to frame! It’s okay, it really is fun. Just enjoy it as long as it lasts :)

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16 Jillian February 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I think you did it in find time fashion! I always write personal notes too. I think thank-you notes are a lost art for many and I admire that you did them. I really don’t appreciate when people do not send a thank you or worse…send a very generic thank you.

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17 Julie March 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm

We rented a cabin in the woods for our honeymoon after our October wedding, so…one night we spent a long time re-living our memories and wrote thank you notes on postcards we bought in the small town near our cabin. All 90+ people ended up getting a personal postcard (well, couples brought that number down to close to 50 postcards). Personal touch, task done during the honeymoon, shared by both, and we got to re-live our wedding night while we did it! Very fun. and, completely spontaneous – we didn’t have a plan to do that at all. However, that was 7 years ago – now, I love the thank you banner photos and would probably do that like Meghann shows in her collage!

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18 Jayson Lecuyer March 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

These look great!!! What a fantastic idea.

Cheers!

J

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19 Daniel June 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Great idea!

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