Friday, August 22, 2008

The Thank You

Now that the wedding is creeping up on us, it's time for us to start thinking about sending out thank you notes to our guests after the wedding.
I have always loved the idea of a picture post card. So I am thinking of using picture post cards for our thank you notes resembling something along these lines....

picture via: (rebekah westover via elizabeth anne designs)

What do we think!? I love the concept because the guests get to see a picture of the bride and groom on the wedding day and there is JUST enough space on the back (of the post card) to write a short and sweet personalized thank you note to your guest(s). Do you like this concept or are you a fan of the traditional thank you note?

FYI: We got our save the dates from VistaPrint and had great results. If you Google VistaPrint coupon codes you can get 100 post cards (color picture on front, blank backside) for FREE!! This idea just keeps getting better, doesn't it?!

14 comments:

TiffanyM522 said...

I love this, I make photo cards all the time. I think it adds a nice personal touch. You should check out www.KodakGallery.com, you can also get these made into actually cards with envelopes and the photo quality is better!

Adrienne said...

I saw this picture on Rebekah's site and LOVED it! I definitely plan on doing this...such a cute idea!

rebekah at elizabeth anne said...

I personally love this idea. You could even put the picture on a card front if the postcard isn't big enough. Overnightprint.com is a pretty good source as well.

Candice said...

I love this thank you card pictures! The first picture I placed in my wedding binder was very close to this! Love it!

knowak said...

great idea. just don't bother with those cheap kodak or ophoto types. use mpix.com. you'll pay a bit more but the quality is top notch.

Abbie said...

I love that picture. I think it's a great idea... and super inexpensive, while still personalized. Go for it!

Molly said...

I dont' want to go against the grain because I really do think they're adorable, however I'm kind of opposed to the quick thank you note on the back because isn't that just making extra work for you after you open the wedding gifst/money?

Perhaps if you used this picture but made it into a card? (I know you can do that on Shutterfly so I'm sure other places have it too.) That way you have enough room for all your thank you's while also using the picture.

Sorry...that was long!

Molly said...

ps - I meant that by just jotting a quick note you'd still have to send an additional thank you card specifically thanking them for the gift, etc.

Sarah said...

Kurt and I are working on our save the dates now. What program did you use to lay yours out?

Miss G said...

I too like the photos. My cousin who has helped design our invitations along with a friend of mine has also designed some awesome thank you notes for us! We are also doing about five different engagement pic photos on blank cards as well though for surplus thank you notes, notes along the way, etc. :) Kelly

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Tipywos said...

hey! i have a pic in my blog of a thank pic, if you want to check it out

Guilty Secret said...

I love this idea, it's adorable. You may as well try and get the shot and if you don't like how it turns out you can always go traditional later.

Erica said...

Use the pic, but send an actual card with an envelope. I received a "walmart-esque" wedding thank you photo and they wrote on the back on the printed photo...I found it cheap and classless.