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By Amanda Dahl

Bride and groom should never overlook the importance of a thank-you note at the right time for each of their guests. Yet with all the prep work and the business of the same day, saying “thank you” can easily get lost after the “yes”. Three St. Louis-based schoolteachers break down the Why and the when for writing your wedding thank you messages.

“Being grateful and expressing appreciation through written notes is the epitome of style and grace,” says Ray Angle of the Etiquette Institute, originally founded by the “First Lady of Manners” of St. Louis, Maria Everding. “The heart of the label is making people feel comfortable and included.”

The effectiveness of a handwritten appreciation note from a couple to their guests is amplified, especially given the changing dynamics of accommodation amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has rocked the hospitality industry. wedding on his heels.

“All gifts received before the wedding should already have a note sent before the big day,” advises Sarah Broyles of Etiquette Saint Louis. And although there is “no specific day” to send notes after the wedding, she adds that “we encourage the bride and groom to write notes every day until they are finished”, for that task seems less daunting.


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