Plan ahead! Whether online or from your designer, order your wedding cards thank you in advance so you are prepared as the gifts come in. You may want to order them at the same time you order your invitations.
You can also opt for online invitations for your engagement party. This way, you will not need to spend any money on the printing. There are also plenty of websites that offer you these cards for free. You can personalize they cards they have and send them to as many recipients as you like. This saves you so much time as well. Several websites offer you a vast collection of professional-looking engagement invitations cards online.
For the next event instead of sending out traditional cards and wasting all of that time and money, try sending an electronic card. With e-cards you don’t have to worry about addressing envelopes or buying stamps. You can simply use one of the hundreds of sites that offers e-card services and create your own custom cards. These sites make it very easy to do and you can even upload your own photos if you like. Fill in the email addresses of everyone on your list and in minutes you can create and send invitations right to everyone’s inbox. It not only makes things easier on you but it makes things easier on them as well because their invitation comes right to their email account making it easy for them to immediately update their schedule.
Puts the ball in your sibling’s court without being too dramatic or accusatory. You start and end with the positives (reword to suit) and avoid putting them on the defensive or escalating the argument.
Know the anatomy of a thank you note. Generally, you should greet the guest, express your gratitude, mention the specific gift, and thank them for attending the wedding (or for thinking of you if they couldn’t).