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Easy & Efficient Wedding Thank You Cards & Templates

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For some people, writing wedding thank you cards feels intimidating. Especially if you have a large wedding with lots of guests, the task of writing dozens or even hundreds of thank you notes can Freak. You. Out.

It’s easy to procrastinate. There are several steps: Choosing the right stationery. Locating mailing addresses. Buying the stamps. Crafting the perfect message of gratitude to everyone.  Any one of these can trip you up. But it’s that last step, writing a warm and gracious message, that seems the most difficult.

We know you feel gratitude in your heart. That is not up for debate. It’s the worry that you won’t be able to express your gratitude in an eloquent and mindful way that’s stopping you. Plus, your handwriting! Will anyone be able to read it? It can feel like a lot of pressure.

We feel you! And we are also here to say that with a bit of planning and an easy template to follow, you can crank out those wedding thank you cards in no time. Here is the who, what, when and how of thank you card writing etiquette, plus templates for writing the most common types of messages.

Who

Personalized wedding thank you cards from giftsin24.com

Customize our Colonial Card with both your first names in a choice of lettering style and ink color.

Be sure to thank …

  • Guests who came to your wedding, including parents who helped pay for the wedding and your wedding party.
  • People who gave you a gift (If you received a group gift from people who don’t live with one another, write separate wedding thank you cards to each person in the group)
  • Anyone who helped with the wedding planning or day-of festivities
  • Wedding planners and vendors

What

Be sure to write…

  • An acknowledgement of their presence or absence at the wedding
  • What you intend to do with or how you will enjoy the gift
  • A warm sentence of gratitude for their friendship and love
  • Most importantly, don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your wedding thank you cards, especially if you have hundreds to write. If you come up with a nice turn of phrase that you like (“Sheila and I so appreciate the generous check you sent, and we look forward to using it as a down payment on our home.”), then by all means, reuse it. The most important thing is to convey sincere gratitude and warmth.
  • See our sample wedding thank you note templates below.
Luxury wedding thank you notes from giftsin24.com

Silver Leaf Luxury Collection, clockwise from top left: Juniper Note, La Tour Note, Bel Amour Note, Hawthorn Note and Honeycomb Note.

When

Be sure to send it…

  • Optimally, within 2 weeks after receiving a gift. If you receive gifts before the wedding, it’s fine to send thank you notes before the event.
  • At most, within 3 months of the wedding.

How

Be sure to get the right tools…

  • Keep a detailed gift log that lists the gift, giver, date received and whether you’ve sent the thank you note. This will help tremendously in sending out thank you notes.
  • Use a nice pen that flows easily and doesn’t smear or leak. Give the pen a practice run before you write.
  • Folded notes are perfect for wedding thank you cards. The style doesn’t have to be an exact match of your invitations, but can reflect their general flavor. Write on the inside bottom section of a folded note, and if you need more space, move to the inside top.

Many Giftsin24 folded notes can accommodate more than one name. Here are some of our favorites:

Montevideo Note from giftsin24.com make great wedding thank you cards

Try the Montevideo Note as a couple’s thank you note. There’s plenty of room for two first names and an ampersand.

Colonial Note    A crowd favorite, the Colonial Note offers a choice of lettering style and ink color, plus two borders that give it distinction.

Infinity Note   This folded note offers an elegant gold foil design and several lettering styles that can appeal to both of you.

One-Line Note  Offering a cool, “Mad men” vibe, this embossed note channels a Mid-Century Modern feel.

Montevideo Note  Impress your family and friends with this exuberantly styled lettering style in a choice of raised-ink color.

Impression Note  This is our go-to couple’s note, offering plenty of room for two names in raised ink on the front and lots of room to write inside of this oversized folded note.

La Tour Note Couples with room in their budgets can splurge on luxury notes from our Silver Leaf Collection. La Tour features an elegant gold edge with rounded corners.

Templates for Wedding Thank You Cards

For a wedding guest who gave a gift:

Dear Melanie, Thank you so much for attending our wedding! We were so happy to be able to connect with you and be surrounded by all our friends and family on this most special day. Your gift was so very generous! Anthony and I will put it to great use as part of the down payment on our condo. With great appreciation and love, Sam and Esperanza

For a person who gave a gift but did not attend the wedding:

Dear Uncle Van, We missed you at the wedding, but completely understand that it’s a long ways to travel. Thank you so much for your very generous gift of the bread maker. It was so sweet of you to think of us on our special day. Every time we make fresh homemade bread, we will think of you! We love you, Susan and Todd

Infinity Note from giftsin24.com makes an elegant wedding thank you cards

Personalize the Infinity Note with your first names to make an elegant wedding thank you note.

For a person that attended the wedding but did not give a gift:

Dear Aunt Martha, Thank you so much for coming all the way from California to be at our wedding. It meant so much that you were there to be with us on this most special day! Our family reunion photo wouldn’t have been the same without you. We’ve enclosed a photo of you dancing with Dad — you can tell you are brother and sister because you have the same dance moves! With great love, Melanie and Reggie

 

Looking for more wedding thank you note card ideas? See all of our beautiful folded notes here.

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