Tips for Sending Wedding Thank You Cards

After the wedding, there are a lot of thank yous to send out. On one hand, this is a blessing. A lot of people care about you and joined your big day! The trouble is knowing how to write a wedding thank you card for everything. Between the guests, vendors, friends, and family, it’s easy to lose track.

Thank everyone who helped out at the wedding

Anticipation for the wind-down after months of wedding planning is real. So is the overwhelm around sitting down to write 100 thank yous. That’s why it’s best to keep the process as simple as possible.

Remember to send out thank-yous for wedding shower gifts

Sending out thank-yous within 2 weeks after the wedding shower is the general rule of thumb. With all the wedding planning, these might fall to the wayside. If you’re late, send them out anyway. Better late than never!

Keep your wedding thank you notes personal and specific

To make the process easier, we put together some common wedding thank you card etiquette tips, tricks, and examples. Hopefully, this information helps you find the right wording for your thank you cards.

Dos and Dont’s for Wedding Thank You Notes

DosDont’s
Keep track of gifts with return addresses.

Send the thank you cards within 3 months.

Ask for help and write a few a day.

Write in your authentic voice.
Forget to thank everyone, even the vendors.

Write a message that’s too long.

Create a generic message to give to everyone.

Give away that the gift isn’t something you like.

Writing Prompts for Wedding Thank You Notes

  • How does the gift help you in your day-to-day?
  • Will you share the gift with anyone?
  • What does the gift remind you of or help you remember?
  • Where will you use the gift?
  • How did you feel when you opened the gift?

Thank You Note Examples for All Guests

For Wedding Guests
Thank you for being at our wedding. Having you there meant the world to us. It was so nice to visit, catch up, and share the dance floor with you. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

For Wedding Guests Who Couldn’t Attend
We’re so sorry that you couldn’t attend our wedding. We understand that some commitments and situations can’t be worked around and know you would have loved to be with us if you could. Our wedding day went just as we hoped it would, though you were missed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous gift.

For Destination Wedding Guests
Thank you for flying out all the way to Mauii for our wedding day.
We are so grateful that you could come. Seeing your face in the aisles and at
the reception made our day so special. We hope you had a blast and enjoyed the sun!


Thank You Note Examples Close Friends & Family

Bridesmaids or Groomsmen, Wedding Party
Sharing our big day with you was unforgettable. We’re so grateful for the way you showed up for us as a bridesmaid. From dress fittings to bachelorette party planning to trouble-shooting with our vendors, you really did it all without breaking a sweat. Thank you so much!
——
Thank you for supporting us and being part of our big day!
The reception speech you helped put together was hilarious, and you looked stunning in your bridesmaid dress. With you by our sides, everything came together perfectly.

For Wedding Planners and Vendors
Thank you for your help, patience, and expertise.
You went above and beyond to make our wedding photos perfect.
We couldn’t have asked for any better photography [venue/catering/other] team!

For the Maid of Honor or Best Man
Having you by my side as my maid of honor was everything I’d hoped for.
Thank you for helping me with all the last-minute wedding details.
I’m so grateful to have you in my life. Here’s to many more years together.
——
You’ve played a lot of parts in my life: a partner-in-crime, sounding-board, shoulder to cry on, and now my maid of honor. I’m so grateful for all that you do and look forward to returning the favor in the years to come. Thank you for playing an essential supporting role in my big day!


Give a seed paper thank you card that grows plants

plantable seed paper thank you cards

Show appreciation to everyone who helped make your wedding day with a thank you note that’s also a gardening gift. Plantable seed paper thank you cards grow 6 different types of wildflowers when planted, watered, and cared for. Take a look at these photos of seed paper growing.

Show appreciation in an eco-friendly way

Seed paper is made from recycled material that’s diverted from landfills. The embedded 6 different species of wildflower seeds are non-GMO and non-invasive. The gardens your recipients grow will support birds, bees, and other living things.

graphic of plant the paper and grow 6 different types of wildflowers


Thoughtful thank you notes show your friends, family, and the wedding planning team that their kindness and dedication were appreciated. A little effort goes a long way in making sure everyone’s contribution is recorgnized.

Looking for more wildflower seed paper wedding stationery? We have tons to choose from including reply cards, menus, favors, seal and send wedding invitations, and more! All printed on quality eco-friendly seed paper that grows flowers when planted.


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