Once the wedding is over and you've returned from your honeymoon, there are a few things you still need to do before you can really settle into marital bliss. One of the big ones? Writing your wedding thank-you cards. Whether you had a handful of guests or upwards of 300 people in attendance at your wedding, expressing your gratitude with a handwritten card is important—but it can also feel daunting. That's why we're sharing a thank-you note cheat sheet, which makes this task a breeze.
Open the Letter
Depending on how well you know the person, you may want to start your thank-you note with a formal "Dear Mr., Mrs., or Ms.," or a more casual "Dear Jane, John, etc." Keep your relationship in mind as you start writing.
In addition to thanking the person or family for being there on your wedding day, you should also show appreciation for their specific gift. A few examples you could use: "Thank you so much for…," "We are so grateful for the…," "We can't thank you enough for the…," and "Just a small note to say a huge thanks for the…" Whatever you do, be sure to mention exactly what they gave you (unless it was money, in which case you shouldn't mention the dollar amount, just the gift itself).
Make It Personal
Add something special to your thank-you note to let each guest know that you took time to express gratitude specifically to them. Add a personalized message—maybe an inside joke you have or a memory that you shared with them from the wedding—to make your note a little less generic. Some good examples include "I loved catching up with you! You really tore up the dance floor, " "You know us so well. Your gift was exactly what we needed for us to start our mornings together," "The money you gave us helped to buy new furniture for our living room," and "Your support means so much, and I am so grateful for our friendship."
You should close your note with your most heartfelt thanks. Some of our favorite options are: "With gratitude…," "Warmly…," and "Love…" As always, keep your specific relationship in mind when choosing the right closing.