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My AMAZING and unique "THANK YOU CARDS" - UPDATE (with Pics)

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A long time ago I started a thread asking for opinions on a crazy idea I had for thank you cards (I get these crazy ideas in my head all the time:)  At the time I wanted to create a mini magazine. Here's my original thread: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/60575/is-this-a-crazy-idea-pls-give-your-honest-opinion

 

Well, I wanted to give you guys an update because the idea evolved into something different but really awesome and unique.  I realized that doing a magazine would be more work, more expensive and not very durable.  So instead I decided to do a mini photo book.  The front cover had one of our Trash the dress pictures and it simply said "Thank You...."

 

On the inside I told a story through pictures of the whole wedding week.  I started with pics of the welcome cocktails, then moved on to the rehearsal dinner, next I had pics of the ceremony, then the reception and finally ended with a few pics of our trash the dress. 

 

On each page, I had really short one liners thanking guests for different things.  So for example, Page 1 said "Thanks for traveling the distance...", page 2 "thanks for the great memories", page 3 "thanks for the laughter"... Page 4 "thanks for being there in our most special moment" etc... Basically almost every page thanked them for something.  

 

The front inside cover was a blank page so I wrote a personalized hand written thank you to each guest on that page. 

 

I sent them out already and EVERYONE was absolutely amazed by them.  Every single guest called me and the first word out of their mouths was "WOW".  Then every single one of them went on to Thank me for the thank you cards :) lol...when was the last time you saw that happen? It was really funny to hear people saying that. 

 

It's been about 7 months since I sent them and everytime I visit someone I see the booklets sitting right there on their coffee table or somewhere else you can see right away.  Everyone showed it off to their friends and co-workers. 

 

Below are some pics of the book. 

 

 

 

thank you cover.jpg

 

thank you rehearsal.jpg

 

thank you 2.jpg

 

thank you 3.jpg

 

thank you 4.jpg

 

 

thank you 7.jpg

 

 

thank you last.jpg

 

I did these through Mypublisher.com which is super, super easy to use!   All you do is drag and drop your pictures where you want them.  The print quality was absolutely AMAZING and stunning!  The colors were vibrant, the pages were premium and high quality.  It looked really professional.  A lot of people thought I got these as part of my photographer package.  I LOVE mypublisher.com (you would think I'm a spokesperson for them :) 

 

Each book is small - the size is 5.75 x 7.75 (if you want a visual, just take a piece of paper and fold it in half - it's about that size).

 

The cost for a booklet with 20 pages is $9.99 BUT they have these great promotions all the time so you can get a really good discount.  In my case, I took advantage of a buy one, get one free promotion so each book came out to less than $5.  I sent one to each couple. 

 

If you think that's too much money, they have a new even smaller booklet now which is only $2.49. 

This is something you can only pull off with a DW because it's less people so you can include pictures of everyone in the book AND you won't break the bank sending one to everyone. 

 

Hope this inspires someone to do something different.  I wanted to really find a way to thank my guests in a unique way because not only did they take their personal time and money to travel far, they also gave us the best gift of all by giving us a week that we will never forget for the rest of our lives.  It was worth the $100 bucks or so I spent on them. 

 

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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL, UNIQUE AND THE PICS ARE STUNNING!!!

 

thanks for sharing such a unique way to thank guests for making your big day memorable...

 

LOVE IT!!!

 

BRAVO and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 

R~

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Those are soo nice.  I am not surprised all of your guests called and raved about them.

 

I am not sure my fiance would be willing to go for it, but I may just have to sneak around and do this on my own!

 

And congratulations on your wedding - it looks like your group had an amazing time.

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OMG AMAZING idea!!!!!!! I am totally stealing this I just LOVE LOVE LOVE what you did!!!!!! What a great way to thank your guests while providing essentially a photo album of the week for them!!!! Now I just have to be sure we take a TON of pictures!!!!!

 

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Wow this is amazing!!! You did a wonderful job! I am so stealing this idea- but I will probably make the smaller books! How much did the books you made cost you to send in the mail?  Thankyou so much for sharing!

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