April 15, 2016
Hi friends! This is Frances with Ledgewood Fine Stationery taking over the blog today to share a little tidbit of advice for all the engaged ladies!
When you are the bride, you are constantly attending events that you are the one being honored, from bridal showers and couples showers to the actual day of the wedding. This means, being showered with gifts and presents from those who love you and are excited about the next chapter in your life! In return, it is a traditional gesture to express your thanks by a handwritten note. In this day in age, this simple and personal touch can be overlooked or pushed to the side. Instead of sending a quick text or a short email, go the distance and take the time to sit down, get out your favorite stationery and hand write a personal note from your heart.
Not only do you send a handwritten note to those who gave you something, but to those who hosted the shower for you, helped plan the wedding and of course the wedding party. It is very important to express your thanks to these people, especially to those who will be standing by your side on your big day, your bridesmaids. They do so much for you and for your special day, that it is crucial that you express your thanks. And what better way than a handwritten note?
There are endless possibilities when it comes to stationery, different styles, printing options and sizes! If you were to have your monogram on your stationery, it will need to have your maiden name if sent before the wedding, if sent afterwards it will have your new married initials. It is best to send out a thank you note, days after your present has been received or within a two week period. But, remember the saying, “better late than never” – make sure you always send a thank note, even if it doesn’t happen in a graceful timeframe. The thought is what counts the most, and of course your genuine words of appreciation! We all know it’s fun to receive “fun mail” in your mailbox – so get to writing!
If you need an extra incentive, make sure you join in the Abundant Engagement giveaway over on Instagram by sending notes to your bridesmaids! We will choose a winner and send her a set of “A Note From the Bride” cards (pic above)!
1. Follow @mrandmrsweddingevents & @ledgewoodfinestationery on Instagram
2. Tag us in your completion photo with the #AbundantEngagement
Thanks for reading! Be sure to follow me for more gorgeous stationery and fun tips!
-Frances, Ledgewood Fine Stationery