frequently asked questions
We love our range of Wedding Thank You Cards and our top-tier thank you card printing service. Our user-friendly online tool enables you to incorporate memorable wedding photos and heartfelt messages, helping you celebrate your special day and express your gratitude in the most stylish way possible. To assist you, we've put together a detailed FAQ section that answers key questions about customisation, delivery, and more.
In the section below, you'll find guidance on the design and ordering process, thank you card etiquette, our printing service, tips for choosing wedding photos, shipping details, and so much more.
And remember, we're always available if you need any further assistance!
How can I personalise a wedding thank you card template using your online designer tool?
It couldn't be easier, and you can personalise a wedding thank you card template in a 3 simple steps:
- Start by selecting a template from our extensive range.
- Once you have a design in mind, you can customise it using our online designer tool. This user-friendly interface allows you to upload wedding photos, insert them into pre-determined photo holders or place them freely on your card design.
- Finally, adjust text content to your liking. You can change font styles and colour schemes to suit your style.
With Utterly Printable's online tool, personalising your wedding thank you cards can be done in no time at all.
More help on ordering a wedding thank you card with Utterly Printable can be found on our How to Order page.
What is a wedding thank you card?
A wedding thank you card is a type of stationery used by newlyweds to express gratitude to their wedding guests. These cards typically contain a personalised message thanking each guest for their presence at the wedding, and often for their gifts too.
They provide a beautiful, thoughtful way to round off your wedding celebrations and show appreciation for the love and support shared on your special day.
With Utterly Printable's vast range of design templates, you can personalise wedding thank you cards to reflect your style and the sentiment of your Big Day.
When should I send out my wedding thank you cards?
The etiquette for sending out wedding thank you cards suggests doing so within three months of your wedding date. However, it's best to send them as soon as possible after your honeymoon, while the event is still fresh in everyone's mind.
With Utterly Printable's easy-to-use online designer tool, creating and sending personalised thank you cards is a breeze, making it easy to express your gratitude in a timely manner.
More help with thank you card wording and etiquette can be found in our blog section.
Can I put photos anywhere on my card?
Indeed! With Utterly Printable's online designer tool, you're free to place photos anywhere on your wedding thank you card. While most templates have photo holders already setup on the front cover, many customers love adding photos inside the card, or on the back as well. Simply go to the "Add Photos" section in the online designer tool, and enjoy the freedom of customising where your cherished wedding photos are printed.
Can I include a printed message inside my thank you card?
Absolutely! You can include a printed message anywhere on your thank you card.
Many of our customers opt to place their message on page 3, also known as the inside back cover. Whether you prefer a short and sweet note or a more detailed message, our online designer tool gives you the freedom to personalise your thank you card template to your liking.
In terms of printing, what different card options to you offer?
Utterly Printable offers two premium card stocks for wedding thank you card printing. Our House Stock is a 350GSM card with a brilliant white colour and a classic, uncoated matt finish
For a slightly different feel, we offer our Premium Stock, a 324gsm lightly textured card produced by GF Smith, with a light cream tone and subtle textured feel.
Both options are FSC certified, highlighting our commitment to sustainable practices (more information on this here)
Can't decide? Not to worry, we provide samples at checkout to help you make the perfect choice!
How long will it take to print and deliver my wedding thank you cards?
If you order your wedding thank you cards from Utterly Printable for print, you can expect a 3 working day turnaround. For instance, if you place your order on a Monday, you can expect delivery by Thursday. We strive to ensure your personalised cards are printed and delivered as promptly as possible
You can find more information about this on our shipping and turnaround page.
Are your wedding thank you cards environmentally friendly?
Absolutely! Our wedding thank you cards are printed on FSC certified card stocks, sourced from sustainably managed forests. Furthermore, we provide an option at checkout for you to offset the carbon footprint of the printing and delivery of your cards.
At Utterly Printable, we're committed to offering beautiful, personalised stationery that is also environmentally friendly. Learn more about our environmental efforts here.
Can I order a sample of my wedding thank you?
Yes, you can request a sample of your card before placing a large order.
Once you've finished designing your wedding thank you card, you can select the option to order a sample at checkout. We will print one copy on your chosen paper stock and deliver it to you via Royal Mail.
For an instant and free alternative, you can use our download proofing service. This allows you to download a watermarked PDF of your design to view it in full resolution outside of your browser.
What are the shipping options?
We offer two main shipping options for your wedding thank you card orders. You can choose between Royal Mail's Tracked 24 service, which operates Monday to Saturday, and DPD's next day courier service, which runs Monday to Friday.
Rest assured, both services provide full tracking capabilities. For more information on shipping options and turnaround times, please refer to our dedicated shipping information page.
What should I write in my wedding thank you card?
Writing a wedding thank you card can be a personal and heartfelt task. Here are some ideas to consider:
- Express your gratitude: Start with a sincere "thank you" for the guest's attendance at your wedding and for any gift received.
- Mention the gift: If you received a gift, specifically mention it and how you plan to use or enjoy it. This shows that you appreciate the thought behind it.
- Reflect on the wedding day: You can mention a special moment from the wedding that you enjoyed with the guest.
- Personal touch: Add a personal message or inside joke that is unique to your relationship with the guest. This makes the thank you card more personalised and intimate.
- Future plans: If applicable, express anticipation for future get-togethers or shared events.
Remember, the goal is to express your gratitude and appreciation, so keep the tone warm and heartfelt.
What wedding photos work best on a thank you card as a rule?
Choosing the right photos for your wedding thank you card can make it even more special. Here are a few tips:
- High-resolution Images: Always opt for high-quality, high-resolution photos to ensure your thank you card looks its best. We recommend 300dpi where possible. If you have a wedding photographer, they will know what to do here.
- Memorable Moments: Select photos capturing key moments of the day, like exchanging vows, first dance, cake cutting, or group photos. In our experience, closer photos tend to work better than large group shots.
- Close-ups: A beautiful close-up of the couple can create a lovely, intimate feel.
- Variety: A mix of formal and candid shots can add an interesting dynamic to your thank you card. Fortunately, we have plenty of multi-photo designs that can help with this!
- Include Guests: If possible, consider including photos where the recipient of the card is present, making it more personalised and memorable.
- Lighting: If possible, try to use well-lit photos taken during the daytime portion of your wedding. Whilst dark photos can look good on screen, they often do not print up as well. This is because the backlighting of your digital device is not available to help when it comes to the final printed product!
Remember, the photos should reflect the joy and love shared on your special day. With Utterly Printable's easy-to-use online tool, you can experiment with different images to find the perfect fit for your card.
How can I tell if my photos have good enough quality?
To ensure your photos have good enough quality for printing on your wedding thank you cards, consider the following:
- Resolution: Check the resolution of your images. A resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) is generally considered good for printing. Lower resolution images might appear pixelated or blurry when printed.
- File Size: Large file sizes usually indicate higher image quality. Images that are just a few kilobytes (KB) might not be high quality. Files in megabytes (MB) are typically higher resolution.
- Preview: As a general rule of thumb, if you are happy with the resolution on screen, then you will be happy with how they print. In other words, if the image looks clear and sharp on screen, it should print well.
Remember, it's important that your photos look good to you. If you're happy with the image on your screen, you'll likely be satisfied with the printed product.
Do you do flat “postcard” thank you cards?
Absolutely! We offer several size options and formats for our design-online thank you cards, including flat A5, A6, or square card designs. Some of our designs even feature a classic postcard layout, complete with address lines, a stamp box, and a message area. This format is particularly effective for wedding thank you cards - they're easy to send and very cost-effective!
Who should I send wedding thank you cards to?
Wedding thank you cards should ideally be sent to everyone who played a part in your special day. This includes:
- All your guests, whether they brought gifts or not.
- Those who gave gifts but couldn't attend the wedding.
- Anyone who helped organise, set up, or tear down your wedding.
- Members of your wedding party including bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, and ring bearers.
- Wedding vendors who went above and beyond to make your day special.
Remember, expressing gratitude for their contribution, presence, or thoughtful gift is the primary purpose of sending out a wedding thank you card.
What is the etiquette for sending wedding thank you cards?
Sending wedding thank you cards is a crucial part of wedding etiquette and allows you to express your gratitude towards everyone who participated in your special day. Here are a few key points to remember:
- Timing: Ideally, thank you cards should be sent within three months of the wedding.
- Personalisation: Personalise each thank you card with the recipient's name, and try to mention the gift they gave you specifically, or how they contributed to your day.
- Handwritten Notes: If possible, write your notes by hand. It adds a personal touch that printed messages can't replicate
- Everyone Gets One: Send thank you cards to everyone who attended your wedding, those who gave you gifts but couldn't attend, your wedding party members, and your vendors.
- Return Address: Include your new return address (if applicable) on the envelope. It's a practical way to share your new address with your guests
Remember, the goal is to express your sincere appreciation for their presence, gifts, and efforts to celebrate your special day.