Thank you cards are an important part of any wedding. They let your guests know how happy you are that they came to celebrate your big day with you and that their thoughtful gifts were greatly appreciated. When Garrett and I started looking at thank you cards, I went over to Wedding Paper Divas. I’ve seen some of the invitations that they print and I really admired the quality of the paper and the designs, so I was excited to see what their thank you cards were like too.
Garrett and I both wanted to go with a card that had photos from the wedding and Wedding Paper Divas has so many great options with the photos that it was hard to choose! In the end, we had to narrow it down to a few of our favourite options. Their website is super easy to add your photos in and create a preview to see how the cards will turn out with your own images.
It came down to the final three choices:
This one was just photos of the two of us and I loved all the rustic elements in the background of the pictures.
With six spaces for photos, this card gave us more space to add in some more of our favourite shots, like the silhouette, barn, my bouquet and our whole awesome wedding party.
We had lots of touches of navy in our wedding, from the bridesmaid dresses to the groomsmen ties, so this navy was a nice option – and it let us share more photos as well.
It was really hard to pick which one, but we ended up going with style #2 and changing the bottom right photo to one that was a closeup. The cards are about 4.10″x 5.25″, so I recommend making sure that the photos you pick fit well with that size. To be sure, I printed out a test sheet before I submitted the order and I was really glad with how the pictures helped share the story of that wonderful day for us. Bingo!
Once we placed our order, the team at Wedding Paper Divas worked on the proof and sent it back to us for approval. When the cards arrived, we were so pleased with the quality of the paper and how clear the printing was.
I’m so glad that we upgraded to have our return address (with my new married name!) on the back of the envelopes. It saves you from straining your wrist writing your address out over and over again.
I also ordered a few extra cards in case I made mistakes and I’m glad I did because we had unexpected gifts show up later this summer and it was nice to have the extra cards on hand. (and I did make mistakes…like signing my own name with an extra “a” once…like three isn’t enough! So glad we had extras!)
Next came the task of actually writing the thank you cards. I set up a thank you card writing station in our dining room with everything we needed to get started – cards, envelopes, stamps (I found these cute rose ones from Canada Post), a black gel pen and a list with all the people to send cards to and the gifts we received. Any evening that Garrett and I were both home, we took the time to write a few until my hand cramped up. This is what typing all the time does to your writing skills!
I’ll admit that it took longer to write them than I’d thought, but we really wanted to sit down together and write personal messages from the heart to everyone that came – and that takes time. Wedding Paper Divas has a great guide for thank you card wording and etiquette, which came in handy too!
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Disclaimer: I was sent thank you cards from Wedding Paper Divas to review. All opinions are my own and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these thank you cards to any brides and grooms who want to create a personal way to thank their guests!