A formal approach to express gratitude to those who contributed to the joy of your wedding day is through thank you cards. They can be delivered to anyone who attended the wedding, assisted with the planning, or gave you a gift.
When ought I to send my cards of appreciation?
Your thank you cards should ideally be delivered within two weeks after receiving the gift. Don’t worry if you’re unable to mail them by that deadline, though. Within a few months of the wedding, thank-you cards are still acceptable.
Who Should I Send My Thank You Cards to?
Thank you cards are a must after a wedding, particularly for your wedding party, your parents, your grandparents, and the other family members and friends who made your special day so meaningful.
Thank your wedding party for all their help in making your wedding day perfect. Whether they helped with planning, acted as attendants, or just cheered you on, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them. You might say something like, “Thank you for being by my side on my big day. I couldn’t have done it without you!”
Thank your parents for all their support leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. If they helped with planning, cooking, or anything else, be sure to mention it in your card. You might say, “Thank you for being such a huge help in the planning process. I couldn’t have done it without you!” or “Thank you for coming to my wedding. It meant so much to me.”
Grandparents often play a special role in a wedding, so be sure to thank them too! You might say, “Thank you for being such a big part of my life. I’m so glad you were able to be at my wedding.” or “Thank you for all your support throughout this process. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Thank any other family members or friends who helped with the wedding or attended the wedding. You might say, “Thank you for coming to my special day. It meant a lot to me.” or “Thank you for all your support. I couldn’t have done it without you.”
What Should I Write in My Thank You Cards?
Your thank you cards should include a personal message thanking the person for their gift or for their help with the wedding. Whether you are sending a thank you card online or via snail mail, be sure to include your name and the date of your wedding.
Thanking guests for their wedding gifts is a polite way to show your appreciation for their kind gesture. When writing a thank you note, be sure to mention the gift specifically and how you plan to use it. Here are a few examples:
- “Thank you for the lovely crystal vase. I’m excited to display flowers in it at our home.”
- “Thank you for the fabulous set of pots and pans. I’m looking forward to trying out some recipes with them.”
- “Thank you for the beautiful set of towels. I can’t wait to use them when we take our next vacation.”
You can also mention how much you enjoyed the wedding and how grateful you are for their support.
Overall, thank you cards are an important post-wedding detail. They are one way of thanking your guests for their attendance and generosity. They also provide an opportunity for you to update your guests on your new life together. As with any other aspect of your wedding, you want to make sure that your thank you cards are personalized and heartfelt.