The Bride & Groom Thank-You Guide: A Thoroughly Modern Manual for Expressing Your Gratitude-Quickly, Painlessly and Personally!

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Penguin, Jun 6, 2006 - Reference - 256 pages
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How can I ever thank you?
Thank-you notes are essential-but they don't have to be torturous to write and stilting to read. With this concise guide, modern couples can make the task easy while adding essential personal touches to each note they send. Filled with information on everything about writing the perfect thank-you, including: 

- Modern technology like email, DVDs, and videostreaming-to use or not to use?
- The top 15 thank-you mistakes-and how to avoid them
- A thank-you thesaurus
- How to word thank-yous for non-traditional gifts, including charitable donations and honeymoon registries
- Thanking the bridal party and other special people
- Creating unique cards with stamp art, photos, and more
- Thank-you checklists, shopping lists, and a writing timetable
 

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Contents

Formal ThankYou Notes
ThankYou Cards
A ThankYou Gift and Note
Phone Calls
The ThankYou Note DVD
Streaming Video on Your Website
Essential Extra Details Within Your Notes
Informal Gatherings with Close Family and Friends
After
When Parents Are Minimally Involved
Thank Yous to Adults in Your Bridal Party
Thank Yous to the Children in the Bridal Party
ThankYou Notes to the Parents of the Child Attendants
The Keys to Great Notes for Helpers
Make Your Coordinators Day with the Perfect Note
Top Tips for Wedding Expert ThankYou Notes

When There Is No Party But You Get a Gift Anyway
The Gift of Great Shower Gift ThankYou Notes
Additional Things to Thank For
Shower Gifts from Children
For Home Essentials
For Luxury Items
Group Gifts
For Upgrades
For Romantic Items
For CoEd Shower ThankYou Notes
The Openness Factor
Sharing the Details
When Guests Cant Attend But Send a Gift Card Anyway
The New Rules for Wrapped Wedding Gifts
The Secret Trick for Showing Emotion in Your Thanks for the Cash Notes
The New Rules for Cash Gifts
Cash Gifts from Before the Wedding
Charitable Donations
Honeymoon Registries
Destination Weddings
No Excuses
Tips for the Grooms Notes
Giving Notes to One Another
Wording Your Notes Smartly
Getting Their Help for a Return
Before
During
The Right Words for the Kids
Finding the Perfect Professional
Get Your Terminology Straight
Software
Card Stock
Vellums and Overlays
Font Style
Graphics
Your Printing Process
Return Address Labels
Matching Colors?
JSA
Square Envelopes Oversized Envelopes and ExtraPostage Issues
Mailing Boxes
Using Different Photos for Different Groups
Ordering Professionally Made AtHome Cards
Take Your Pick
Romantic Gift Baskets
Gourmet Gift Baskets
Pampering Basket
Kids Baskets
And of Course a ThankYou Note
Your ThankYouNote Thesaurus
Quotes About Gratitude
ThankYou Checklists
Resources
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About the author (2006)

Sharon Naylor is the author of more than 20 books on wedding topics and has been featured as a wedding expert on Lifetime, ABC News, and Inside Edition. She recently launched the Bridal Book Club and is a special wedding contributor to Bed, Bath and Beyond's bridal registry website.

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