Wedding thank you cards. Yes, they have to be sent, no, it doesn’t have to be a complicated process. Now that we’ve agreed that thank you cards are a must, we’re going to make it simple for you all so that writing your post wedding thank cards doesn’t feel like an unbeatable anxiety inducing task. Below you’ll find easy tips for everything from who should get a thank you card, to when it’s appropriate to send thank you cards, to wording that you can use when you’re facing writers block!
- Be Inclusive: Even if you didn’t receive a gift from a certain guest (although fairly uncommon), you still should thank them for coming; perhaps they forgot or simply couldn’t afford to attend the wedding and buy a gift. So, write thank you notes to everyone, because let’s face it, no one likes to be left out, so make sure to be inclusive when it comes to writing thank you cards! Sometimes, their presence is enough gift, right?
- Be Timely: You don’t have to send thank you cards before you even jet off on your honeymoon, but they should be sent within 2 months of your wedding, which gives you more than enough time to settle into the swing of things. Although, if you did receive a gift prior to the wedding, it’s perfectly acceptable to send a thank you card before the wedding if you have that get it done and out of the way mentality. This will help the task seem less daunting overall!
- Keep it Sweet and Short: When it comes to the actual wording of your thank you cards, make it short and filled with gratitude. Thank you cards don’t have to be long, you’re going to be writing a lot as it is, so keeping it short and having it sound like you mean it is the way to go. To make it easy for all of you we wrote down some templates that you are more than welcome to use!
Dear Alex and Stacey,
Thank you so much for attending our wedding! It was amazing to finally see you after so long. We wanted to thank you for making the journey to celebrate with us, and let you know how happy we were to see you there!
Amy and Kevin
When Receiving Physical Gifts:
Dear John and Eva,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! We’re so happy you were able to attend, we had the best time. We appreciate [the gift] so much, and we look forward to using it for years to come in our new home.
Amy and Kevin
When Receiving Cash:
Dear Mark and Justin,
Thank you so much for coming to our wedding! It would have not been the same without all our family and friends in attendance. We are incredibly grateful for your generous gift and look forward to [adding it to our honeymoon fund, using it to place a down payment for our home, etc]. Thank you once again for joining us in our celebration.
Amy and Kevin
What did your wedding thank you cards say?
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