Bride's Thank You Guide: Thank-You Writing Made Easy


Answering hundreds of questions about content, style, and etiquette, this will help newlyweds write thank-you notes that are both personal and appropriate.

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Answering hundreds of questions about content, style, and etiquette, this will help newlyweds write thank-you notes that are both personal and appropriate.

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You hated the ugly lamp your aunt gave you and your now-husband, so thanking her would be pointless. Your best friend threw you a terrific wedding shower but you told her how much you loved it the next day on the phone, so you can save yourself the cost of a stamp and the energy of writing her a note. Right?

Forget it. You get married, you receive presents, and you follow THE BRIDE'S THANK YOU GUIDE's two golden rules: Write thank-you notes to everyone and send them out promptly!

Divided into three parts — Some Questions Answered, Writing the Note, and Sample Letters — each section of this simple book will help you conquer the daunting thank-you- note writing task.

Although pre-printed thank-you notes abound, Some Questions Answered stresses the importance of hand written letters to the guests as well as ushers, bridesmaids, and anyone else who really helped you during this special time. Author Pamela Piljac also explains how to create an effective file-card system, what type of stationary should be used, and whether you or your future spouse's name should appear on personalized stationary.

Now that you know you can't weasel out of writing the letters, you need to figure out what to say. Writing the Note provides a general outline of what details need to go into a thank-you. THE BRIDE'S THANK YOU GUIDE includes some adjectives like stunning, eye-appealing, and multipurpose, for describing gifts that will help you after you have composed your 15th note and your ideas have become stale. This section also addresses what to do in theetiquette-challengingsituation that the marriage does not take place or is annulled quickly.

The final section, Sample Letters, is just that. Pijac's 60 letters serve as great models for every wedding gift-scenario. The Returned Gift note is the perfect solution for the gift you don't like, and the wording is diplomatic: "We'd like to thank you for the attractive table lamp you sent. It was an interesting choice, and we appreciate the time you must have spent selecting it." And while you probably will be able to write a letter from the heart to your parents, there is a sample note that can act as merely a reminder to formally thank Mom or Dad.

So be the model of perfect etiquette and begin writing your notes of thanks. —Soozan Baxter

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556522000
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1988
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,357,935
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2003

    Essential Item for All Brides!

    I strongly encourage all brides to purchase this book. I used it to help me write notes for the gifts received at my bridal showers and our wedding and for the various vendors who provided services for our wedding & reception. I wrote 70 thank-you notes and would have had writer's block without the guidance of this book. It's the least expensive purchase I made, but it is by far the most useful. I have received compliments from all of my guests about the lovely thank-you notes. Our wedding was on October 4th -- today is October 25th and all of the cards have been mailed (we went on a one-week honeymoon, too). BUY THIS BOOK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2001

    Most Helpful Thankyou Guide EVER

    This was the best book I bought for my wedding. Trust me, I bought a lot. It makes quick work of boring thankyou's. Many ideas and easy read. I bought it for someone else who loved it. No more boring thankyou's. GREAT BOOK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    It was great

    It was great! Very helpful. Made the jitters I had about writing the thank-yous a lot easier.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2000

    Helping Hand

    I thought this book was very helpful when it came to sending out the thank-yous for my wedding. it gives you dozens of different ways to say 'thanks for the $$$'!!!

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