Etiquette · Invitations · Martha Stewart Weddings · stationery

Giving thanks and showing appreciation

Vera Wang for Crane
Vera Wang by Crane available at Kathryn’s Bridal

Thanksgiving is truly the season of appreciation. It challenges all of us to think about our blessings throughout the year and express our heartfelt thanks. Brides also should be inspired by this centuries old, humble holiday when wondering if sending handwritten thank you notes are a necessity.

Don’t try to convince yourself that Thank You Notes are old-fashioned and a simple text or email will do. You are only fooling yourself! Many of your guests have made special arrangements to attend your wedding and took time to personally select a gift just for you; therefore, you are obliged to thank them in writing.

Vera Wang by Crane
Vera Wang by Crane

According to Martha Stewart Weddings, “Thank-you notes should be treated with a sense of urgency. Send them within two weeks of receiving the present to express your true appreciation.”

William Arthur by Crane, available at Kathryn's Bridal
William Arthur by Crane, available at Kathryn’s Bridal

Handwritten Thank You Notes convey to your gift-giver that you have good manners and are gracious. Etiquette experts agree that thank you notes are an integral part of the wedding stationery suite, so order them when you select your invitations.

by Carlson Craft, available at Kathryn's Bridal
by Carlson Craft, available at Kathryn’s Bridal

Our founding fathers recognized the importance of appreciation, and we hope you do too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathryn’s Bridal & Invitations
3807 West Elm Street
McHenry, IL 60050

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