I am considering adding a thank you card with the napkins at the dinner reception. Would this be tacky? I am afraid people may view it as impersonal by not getting a mailed thank you card instead. What are your views?
I love table visits and think this is a great way to thank your guests for joining you at your wedding. After the wedding is over, personalized thank you cards should be done for any gifts received.
Story - I received a thank you note within a week of the wedding and initially thought that the bride was really on top of things. Unfortunately, the thank you made no mention of the gift that we provided at the reception and I wasn't really sure how to follow up with the bride. This was about 10 years ago and I have never found out if she actually received our gift.
I do plan on sending personalized thank you card for each gift received. This was more directed for those that attend but did not bring a gift. I still want to thank them for attending of course, and had seen an idea on Pinterest where they had put a general thank you letter on top of all the plates (read something similar to friends and family: it means the world to have you hear tonight. Thank you for the support, encouragement in our lives, etc.)Think I may forgo this idea as I do not want to upset anyone.
I'm glad that your intention was to send thank you notes for any gifts received. Thanks for clarifying.
Honestly, I think just saying the thank you for attending the celebration is best in person. It will save money on stationary and will seem more thoughtful.
It would be a nice idea to thanks your guests on the occasion. Later you may skip anyone by mistake that may create a bad impression. Also people coming to attend your wedding might get overwhelmed by receiving special attention towards guests.