Congratulations on your wedding! Now it's time to thank your wedding guests for the gifts. Below you the tips you will find example thank-you notes to help get.
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The wedding is finished and you can finally put your feet up and relax. Suddenly, you‘re reminded that you have one more major task to do before you can officially hang up your bridal veil – write wedding thank you cards!
Taking time to write thank you cards is an important final step in the wedding process. Each of your guests deserves recognition for the support they provided during this special time in your life. Unique wording for each thank you card allows you to express gratitude for the gifts you received.
Although hand-writing your wedding thank you cards can be a tedious and repetitive job, bringing on spurts of tendinitis, it is the perfect time to reminisce over each guest. Think about a joke you shared during the reception, something funny that happened at the ceremony, or just how much you appreciate the distance they traveled to be at your wedding.
The purpose of a thank you card is to make the receiver feel warm and fuzzy. Writing a thank you card to tell someone how much you loved their gift and company at the wedding is personal and endearing.
If you are anything like me, you will probably find an example of a thank you card that speaks to you (potentially in one of my examples below) and use similar wording over and over again. Ensure you include small tweaks to personalize the note.
Okay, 4% of you (one being my husband) are going to write individualized thank you cards, but don’t hate me because I am efficient!
Mention how much you love the gift and how you can’t wait to use it regularly.
You don’t have to write the dollar amount, but let them know how you will use the money.
Send each a thank you card, mentioning the ‘group gift’.
It is always best to keep quiet about gifts you have exchanged or plan to return. In such cases, you don’t need to broadcast the situation or say how you’ll use it, instead just talk about the gift.
However, there are some circumstances that you may not have a choice and must admit to the gift giver that you won’t be keeping the gift, so as to avoid any future embarrassing moments. Here is the wording on how you might approach this situation.
Lead with a positive tone, but don’t be fake or over-the-top commenting on the gift.
Make sure to sign your thank you notes with a warm closing.
The following are all appropriate to use for close friends and family:
Some good choices for friends of your parents or work friends:
Back in the old country, it was traditional for the author of the card to sign the card. Nowadays, some couples choose to sign the card using each of their names. Whatever floats your boat!
Just make sure that if you both sign the bottom of the card, you write the card in first person plural. For example, “We were thrilled that you were able to attend our wedding.”
I hope this makes the process of ordering, sending, and how to word wedding thank you cards a little less painful.
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Growing up, every gift-giving celebration ended with my mom’s command that I sit down and write a thank-you note to every single person who gave me a present. I was not a huge fan back then, but today I understand it was a valuable lesson. Since we live in a predominantly digital world, there’s something extra-appreciative about expressing gratitude through the written word. While you might skip over passed hors d’oeuvres or personalized favors, wedding thank-you notes are something that should never be left off of yourZola Checklist. So without further ado, here are some rules of etiquette to help you make the most of your wedding thank-you notes.
(Psst… here’s another great tip: after you create your Zola Registry and start receiving gifts, we’ll automatically track who sent you what, when the gift was sent, and the giver’s address. Yes, you read that right: all of that critical thank-you note information is automatically tracked (and downloadable!) and waiting for you when the time comes to sit down and express thanks after the happy wedding haze has cleared. Score!
While etiquette folks may argue over the finer details of wedding thank-you notes, these are the basic rules you should remember when the time comes to take pen to paper:
Wedding thank-you notes don’t stop at gift-givers. Showing some love to the people who helped make your entire wedding experience possible is just as important. This group will vary from couple to couple, but this list should get you started. Send a thank-you to:
This list might be shorter or longer depending on whether you throw a small shindig or a large and lavish affair, but just remember: when in doubt, write a thank-you note.
Now that you know the ins and outs of when to send and who to send to, let’s talk about what your thank-you note should actually include. Here are some things to remember when writing thank-you notes:
Here’s a short and sweet example of a wedding thank-you note message:
Dear Cunningham Family,
Thank you so much for the set of chef knives—we’ve already made some delicious dinners with them in the new house! It was so great to see you all at the wedding, and hopefully we will get to see you over the holidays when we are visiting.
Thank you again for such a wonderful gift, and for sharing such a special day with us. It meant the world.
Jane and Thomas
Following the rules above should ensure that your wedding thank-you notes put a smile on your loved ones’ faces, and, let’s be honest, isn’t that all what we’re trying to do here?
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Congratulations on your wedding!
Hope it was the most wonderful day ever 🙂
Now that your wedding is done and dusted, there is only one more thing left to do..
Oh yes the thank you cards!
Have you been struggling with your thank you card wording?
You are probably thinking – What else can I say other than “thank you for coming!”?
You are here because you are looking for some wording ideas for your thank you cards.
Don’t worry, that’s exactly what you will get from this post.
Here’s the deal..
It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Or does it? 😛
When it comes to a thank you card, your friends and family would much rather reading something from the heart ❤
Try writing something that is more personal. Perhaps something they can relate to.
Ok let’s get into it, here’s my 7 wording ideas for your wedding thank you cards:
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If you would like to keep your thank you message short and sweet, you can easily thank your guests for a few things in a single sentence.
Instead of saying how much you appreciate their presence at your wedding, warm wishes towards your marriage and generous gift to celebrate your new life as newly weds.
You can do this.
“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for sharing in the celebration of our wedding. We felt the love and sincerity all around us which made it the most memorable day of our lives.
We are grateful for your presence, warm wishes and your generous gift and look forward to sharing many more memories with you.”
I love this wording because that pretty much sums it all up!
Photo credit: Kat Stanley Photography
This thank you card is real.
“From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you for celebrating our special day with us and making it the most memorable day of our lives. From sweating it out together during the ceremony, to dancing the night away in the rain, we definitely felt the love from you all on the day.
We can’t wait for our trip to Europe at the end of July, which wouldn’t be possible without all of your generous gifts.
We look forward to starting the next chapter of our lives together and sharing many more memories with you all!”
I love that The Lowletts shared a bit of the ups and downs from the wedding day!
You know what’s even better?
Their friends and family actually shared those memories with the couple so I can just imagine them giggling and remembering those funny moments of sweating and dancing together on the day while reading this thank you message!
Let’s send a thank you card to your guests that makes them feel something.
Anything hilarious happened on your wedding day?
Maybe something not-so-funny at the time (oops!) but would be a good laugh now? Those are the memories that will live forever so why not put it on paper to help your guests relive them.
Photo credit: Tim Harris Photography
“Thank you so much for celebrating with us at our wedding. It was the most wonderful day of our lives. It would not have been the same without you! We are truly grateful for your generosity & presence on our special day.”
This line surely makes them feel super special knowing that their presence was appreciated! This thank you message is perfect for thanking your guests for coming and celebrating with you at your wedding.
If you’re also sending a thank you card to the guests who couldn’t make it to your wedding, make sure you personalised another thank you message for them. Otherwise it would be a bit awkward for them to receive this message.
You can find thank you card wording ideas for guests who didn’t attend later in this blog.
Keep reading on..
Oh yes, time to get mushy!
If you guys had a ‘Romeo and Juliet’ kind of love, perhaps there is a few people you need to really thank for being with you through the journey.
These are the people who has really been on your side and hey it’s worth sending a personalised thank you message that is a bit mushy! 😛
“Thank you for being a part of our lives and supporting us through our journey. We were so blessed to have you celebrate and be a part of our Wedding day.
Thank you for your abundant generosity and kindness with your gift, we are beyond grateful.
We love you and can’t wait to celebrate the future with you!”
I said mushy, not cringy..
You can say “We love you” in a thank you card if you really mean it.
Your forever friends will definitely appreciate such lovely words!
Send something to your forever friends that says “We love you and can’t wait to celebrate the future with you!”.
Photo credit: Zoe Morley Photography
Are you a bit late to the party of sending your thank you cards out to your friends and family?
Hey no biggie really 🙂
Don’t feel embarrassed that you’re only sending them a thank you card a year later.
Because it will be a lovely surprise for them to receive your thank you card now.
I promise you, it will make their day getting your thank you card on an uneventful day! People are so used to getting bills in the mail that a lovely thank you card really brightens their day. It will also help them relive your wonderful wedding day all over again!
“One year ago we began our lives together. It was the most wonderful day of our lives and it would not have been the same without you! We are truly grateful for your generosity and presence on our special day!“
Wedding Photographer: Ali Bailey
“We sincerely thank you for sharing with us the special moments of our wedding day. Your thoughts, generous gifts and good wishes made our day an occasion we will always cherish.”
Wedding Photographer: Tall Timber Studio
“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for sharing in the celebration of our wedding. It was the best day of our lives and we could not of imagined the day without your presence.
We are blessed to have you in our lives and we are so grateful for your wishes and generous gift. We look forward to sharing more memories with you in the future.”
Wedding Photographer: Leigh Warner Weddings
“Thank you for celebrating our special day with us and making it one of the most memorable days of our lives.
From the moment you first saw the Groom in a Kilt, to playing games on the lawn, laughter and tears of happiness during the speeches, to dancing the night away. You made our day so special and one we will never forget.
We are also truly grateful for your generosity and kindness of your wedding gift. Thank you!
We look forward to sharing many more memories with you all.”
Wedding Photographer: Jennifer Harter
“From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you for celebrating our marriage with us. It was one of the most incredible and memorable trips of our lives. From sweating it out during the ceremony, to jumping in the pool to end the night with a dance party, we were overwhelmed by the amount of love from you all.
For our lovely friends and family who could not make the journey, we could feel the blessings from each and every one of you with us during our celebration. We are so lucky to be surrounded by a loving circle of friends and family. We are beyond grateful for your presence, warmest wishes and generous gifts and look forward to creating and celebrating many more memories with you!”
Well I hope that was helpful to you. Leave a comment below if it has helped you 🙂
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on how to write your wedding thank you cards, with example wording, Wedding thank you cards don't have to be a daunting task - here's what to bought you a wedding gift then it's only polite that you say thank you.
Writing a thank you note doesn't need to be difficult or time consuming. Here's a simple formula that works for any occasion:
While not required, a well-chosen quote could also add a touching note to your writing and personalize your card or letter even more. YourDictionary has a host of quotes for you to choose from.
Handwritten thank you notes are ideal, but it's now considered acceptable to send an email thank you note for a time sensitive occasion. For example, you would want to send an email thank you after a job interview to make sure your note was received before the final hiring decision was made.
There are many thoughtful words and sentiments that you can use to show your gratitude in thank you notes. We have selected a few key phrases that will help you get started with writing a touching, appreciative note.
After a wedding, a graduation, retirement or anniversary party, or other special event, it's customary to thank your guests for helping you celebrate. Words and phrases appropriate for an event thank you note include:
When you've been invited as a guest in someone's home, send a thank you note expressing appreciation for this hospitality. Some phrases that would be appropriate include:
It's always a good idea to send a thank you note for a gift, especially if the gift arrived via mail or the giver wasn't around to see you open it. Some examples of wording include:
When someone goes out of their way to help make your day a bit brighter, you can show your appreciation with a heartfelt thank you note. Try using:
A job search often requires several thank you notes. You should send a note after an interview, as well as to thank people who offered you job leads, networking connections, or a professional reference. For example:
YourDictionary has further examples of appropriate words and phrases to use on thank you notes for different occasions:
Use these ideas as a guide to help you create a heartfelt thank you note.
Now that you have seen these examples of great ways to start off a thank you note, you are ready to write your own notes after you receive a nice gift, attend a dinner party or interview, or someone helps you. Remember to make the thank you note personal and be sure to mention specifically what you are thanking the recipient for.
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