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Did you remember to send thank you cards to the guests that attended your wedding? Are you bothered if you attend a wedding and don’t receive a thank you card?

According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 newlyweds failed to thank all of their wedding guests, with 11% of brides admitting to not sending any thank you cards at all. A further 9% confessed to only sending cards to ‘some of their guests’.

Traditionally, couples send thank you cards to their guests within three months of the wedding as a sign of gratitude for their attendance. It’s also an opportunity for the newlyweds to say thank you for any gifts they have received.

No big deal?

Sarah Jackson, one of the brides who admitted to not sending thank you cards, said:

“The period just after our wedding was just a blur. By the time everything had settled down, it felt a little late to be sending thank you cards.”

“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Our friends and family knew how grateful we were that they attended our big day.”

Common courtesy

Claire Gould, owner of English Wedding Blog said:

"Receiving a thank you note these days can mean ever so much. We all live busy lives. Knowing that someone's taken a little time - even if it's just five minutes - to write a heartfelt thank you can mean the world to someone.

“When wedding guests have given money or gifts, and even when suppliers have provided a service for your wedding I think it's easy to forget how much a simple thank you note can mean to them."

Wedding survey

500 brides participated in the Paper Themes 2013 Wedding Survey of past and future brides. Of these 160 responded to the question about thank you cards.

Stephen Prince from Paper Themes said:

“Our survey showed most couples do still adhere to thank you card etiquette. I must admit, I was surprised at the amount of couples who didn’t thank all their guests.”


For full survey results, visit:

About Paper Themes:

Paper Themes have been designing & printing personalised wedding stationery from their print-works in Shipley, West Yorkshire for over 100 years.

Contact info:

Stephen Prince
General Manager, Paper Themes
0845 120 6004

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