Receiving wedding gifts is one of the fun parts of getting married. It's a time when you score some seriously practical kitchen accessories and of course, cold hard cash to help you start your married life. But after the wedding ends, one wedding task that's not going out of style anytime soon is the time-consuming task of sending thank-you notes.
Wondering when you'll have the time and energy to handwrite thank you notes to each and every one of your guests? You can speed up the task with these three tools that'll help you check this off your to-do list without picking up a pen.
1. Type-Written Notes are Not Taboo
Couples are moving away from sending paper invites and using e-vites instead. It's no longer taboo to also send a digital thank you card to your guests, post-wedding. You can create a few templates for family and friends and then send out personal thank you notes by just typing them out on your computer.
2. Thank-You Note Websites That Send the Mail For You
Looking for a place that's just for creating thank-you notes? There are several websites that let you type out authentic thank-you notes to each of your guests, so it feels like you're still doing the time consuming task (without the hand cramps). Two of our favorites are Thankster and Postable — which actually mail the note for you once it is written.
3. Google Docs
While you can't write your thank-you notes in a google doc to share with your guests (wishful thinking!), you can keep track of who gave what using google docs. This tool will make it infinitely easier to access your gift list whenever you strike up a mood to do your thank you notes. Keeping it digital avoids the headache of potentially misplacing the list or leaving the list at home during a long weekend when you're ready to tackle that task.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.