Wedding Thank You Notes to Wedding Guests
Wedding is the biggest party of your life. Several hundred guests may also be giving you hundreds of gifts. Don’t let your wedding day come and go without saying thank you. You must thank people for their generosity. Wedding Thank you Note are a great way of showing out your gratitude towards the guests or gift givers.
Wedding Thank you notes should or must be sent especially for those friends or guests who showed up with wedding gifts. Wedding etiquette will also have you send thank you notes to people who were not able to come to the wedding, but sent in their gifts, or even to people you have invited but did not show up at all and did not even bother to buy you any gift.
Creative Wedding Thank You Notes
People love personalized Wedding Thank You Cards. A great idea for a wedding thank you card is to have Thank you note cards or even postcards made with a picture of the newlyweds. You can choose one of your favorite wedding photos or perhaps your favorite snapshot from your honeymoon. They can be printed in a glossy modern style, or an old fashioned colorized black and white if your wedding had a vintage style. If you really want to make your note cards personal, think about printing out a different picture for each one, like a picture of the newlyweds with the people to whom the note is addressed. It is a simple enough project to slip the picture into a photo pocket card or to glue it to a pretty piece of stationery stock to make your own cards. This little diy project will end up being the best thank you note your guests have ever received.
Writing Wedding Thank you Notes
You need to be organized to keep this process as efficient as possible. Make sure to keep track and document every present that is sent or given to you. Have a bridesmaid write in detail what you receive at your bridal shower. Request a very descriptive and specific list. Keep all stationary supplies necessary for writing your note cards together and place it somewhere easily accessible for when you are ready to write.
To make things more personal handwritten your wedding thank you notes. Handwritten notes are individualized and show your guest how important they are and how much you appreciate the gift they have given you because you have taken the time to tell them. You can add in the note something about the gift and how you plan on using it. If they gave you money mention how you plan on spending the money.
Addressing your wedding thank you notes can be a little delicate. Refer to your close friends and family by their first name. For those individuals that you don’t know well Mr. and Mrs. is more appropriate. The same holds true for the closing of your note. Sign both (first) names on the informal notes and include your first and last name on the more formal notes. Find a writing utensil that you are most comfortable with and that writes nicely. A fine point Sharpie or a ball point pen work well.
The key to successful completion of your wedding thank you notes is planning. Since these notes must go out within three months after the wedding it is essential that careful planning occurs ahead of time. All your notes do not have to be written a once. Pace yourself and spread them out. Pick a favorite spot in your house, get comfortable, and start writing. You will be amazed at how fast your stack of cards and your list begin to decrease. Before you know it you are done.