If there’s one post-event task that can feel a bit daunting, it’s tackling those wedding thank you notes. But don’t worry, it can in fact be painless. Today, let’s dive into the art of expressing gratitude with sincerity and style. After all, your thank you notes are more than just a formality – they’re a reflection of your love and appreciation for those family and friends who celebrated your love story with you.
Start with a Heartfelt Greeting
Begin your note with a warm and personal greeting. Address your guests by their names to make each note feel special and tailored just for them. A simple “Dear [Name],” is a classic and friendly way to start. Depending on your personality, you might zhuzh it up a bit with “Hey there!” or “My loveliest [Name].” Feel it then write it out.
Express Your Gratitude
This is the core of your message. Be specific about the gift or the way they contributed to your day. For example, “Thank you so much for the beautiful blown glass vase. It has found a perfect spot in our living room.” This shows you’ve noticed and appreciated their gift.
Recall a Special Memory
Add a personal touch by mentioning a fond memory with them from the wedding. Something like, “It meant the world to us to see you on the dance floor, bringing your signature energy and joy.” This personalizes your gratitude and revives a happy moment.
Look to the Future
Include a line that extends warmth and anticipation for future connections. Maybe something like, “We can’t wait to have you over for dinner and make more wonderful memories.”
Close with Warmth
End your note with a warm closing that reflects your relationship, like “With love,” “Warmest thanks,” or “Affectionately.”
Keep Your Wedding Thank You Notes Timely
Aim to send your wedding thank you notes within three months of the wedding. This keeps the memories fresh and shows your promptness in acknowledging their love and generosity.
Get ahead of the curve…
Be on the ball and consider getting your wedding thank you notes for your vendors done BEFORE the day so you can deliver those in-person. It’s one more thing off your plate, and it creates a lot of warm fuzzies for those who served you on your day.
And Remember When it Comes To Wedding Thank You Notes…
Your wedding thank you notes are a beautiful opportunity to reconnect with your guests post-wedding. Each note is a small token of your appreciation and a chance to spread a little more love and gratitude.
So, grab your favorite pen, pour a cup of coffee, and let the gratitude flow from your heart through your hands!
Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer (and handcrafter and designer on the side). She serves elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest! See more about the KLP Wedding Experience!
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