A Guide To Thanking Your Wedding Guests for Their Gifts
Thanking your wedding guests for gifts is proper etiquette, but too easily overlooked. Your loved ones have taken the time and effort to buy a gift to help you start your married life together, and it’s important to show your gratitude for their generosity. Keep reading for a helpful guide to thanking your wedding guests for their gifts.
Send thank you cards as soon as possible.
When it comes to sending wedding thank you cards, timing is everything. Thank your guests for their gifts as soon as possible after the wedding. Most couples send out thank you cards within two weeks of receiving a gift, but if you’re traveling or have other post-wedding obligations, aim to send them out no later than four weeks after the wedding.
It is polite to thank them in a timely manner, preferably within two weeks of receiving the gift. There are many ways to say thank you, but a handwritten note is always appreciated. You can also send a thank you card or email. If you received a gift from a guest who could not attend the wedding, be sure to send them a thank you note as well.
Find the right words to express your gratitude.
When you receive a gift, it is always polite to send a thank you note. This is especially true for wedding gifts. When you send out your thank you notes, be sure to use positive language that expresses your gratitude. Here are some things to say when thanking your guests for their gifts:
- “Thank you so much for the beautiful gift! We can’t wait to use it.”
- “Thank you so much for thinking of us with your generous gift!”
- “Your thoughtfulness means so much to us! Thank you for the wonderful gift.”
If possible, be specific about the gift you received. Consider including a note about how you are using the gift or why it is so special to you and your spouse.
Personalize your thank you notes.
There are a few things to keep in mind when writing out your thank you cards. First, try and personalize each card as much as possible. A generic ‘thank you for the gift’ message will seem insincere. It’s always a nice gesture to send thank you notes to your guests for their wedding gifts. However, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to sit down and write them all out. If you can, try to send handwritten thank you notes whenever possible. This will show your guests that you really appreciate their gift!
If you’re having trouble finding the time to write out all of the notes, consider sending out a mass email or creating a custom postcard thanking your guests for their generosity. Whichever route you choose, be sure to include a personal message letting each guest know how much their gift meant to you.
Create custom thank you cards.
Sending customized thank you cards is a great way to show your appreciation, and there are a few different approaches you can take. You can send your thank you note on custom stationery featuring special designs or photos commemorating the occasion. Many websites specialize in custom stationery—whether you’re designing the cards yourself or need some artistic help, these websites make it easy to get everything you need in one place, including envelopes.
You can also create miniature photo albums or collages using photos from your wedding day, the wedding reception, and even your honeymoon. It’s easy to design and print custom postcards featuring a photo of the happy couple on their honeymoon. You can handwrite short, personalized thank you notes on the postcards, which your guests can then save as keepsakes.