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5 Tips to Alleviate the Stress of Writing Wedding Thank You Notes – Yahoo Lifestyle

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Planning your wedding is one of the best and most stressful experiences of your life, but there are plenty of ways to alleviate so you celebrate your wedding without an ominous to-do list overhead. One of the tasks that suddenly appears after your wedding is writing all your thank you notes.

If we’re being honest with each other, thank you notes aren’t quite the most exciting task to complete, even if etiquette and grandma dict…….

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Planning your wedding is one of the best and most stressful experiences of your life, but there are plenty of ways to alleviate so you celebrate your wedding without an ominous to-do list overhead. One of the tasks that suddenly appears after your wedding is writing all your thank you notes.

If we’re being honest with each other, thank you notes aren’t quite the most exciting task to complete, even if etiquette and grandma dictate it.

We spoke with Lifestyle and Etiquette Expert Elaine Swann to learn her tips for writing wedding thank you notes so that it’s less a stressful to-do and more so a reminder of your happy day.

1. Don’t try to write all the thank you notes at once.

“My number one piece of advice for couples when it comes to thank you notes is don’t try to do them all at once because that can put you into a bit of paralysis,” Swann says.

Instead of waiting until after your wedding to write thank you notes, try writing them as you receive wedding gifts. If you write your notes a little at a time, the pressure and stress associated with sending them won’t be as great, Swann says.

2. Prioritize sending thank you notes for monetary gifts.

Although all gifts are generous and appreciated on your wedding day, monetary gifts can be a sensitive matter and the sender will want to know that you received their gift, Swann says. This doesn’t mean that you prioritize certain family members or friends. Just be sure to send notes for any monetary gifts in your first batch of thank you notes.

3. Set up a station in your home dedicated to the task.

You can set up a work area in your home for writing thank you notes, Swann says. This way the task doesn’t pervade other areas of your home, and you have somewhere to be organized and efficient while working.

When you’re purchasing initial supplies and paper goods for your wedding, Swann suggests also purchasing thank you cards and stamps. This way you already have all the supplies needed to write thank you notes for gifts that arrive early.

4. Create a journal for keeping track of gifts.

Writing thank you notes is a lot less stressful if you already have a list noting who sent you which gift. Leading up to the wedding, you can set aside a journal and write down gifts as they arrive, Swann says. As your schedule gets busier near to your wedding date, you can always hand off the list to a family member, the maid of honor, or someone else in the bridal party, she adds.

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