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Wedding Thank You Card Wording: What You Need To Put

We've come up with some simple ways to write thank you notes for every scenario.

Wedding Thank You Card Wording: What You Need To Put

You’re back from your honeymoon and you’ve had the best time ever. The last slice of cake has been eaten. You’re waiting to recieve your wedding pictures. You can’t wait any longer – it’s time to write those thank you notes.

Whether you got physical gifts or donations for your honeymoon, thank you notes are a must. But when it comes to wedding thank you card wording, where do you start? Well this is a guide to help you every step of the way.

1. Don’t leave it until the last minute

Preparation for your wedding thank you notes starts way before you even recieve your first gift. We’d advise to get your guest list and make a copy of it, adding two columns:

  • Gift
  • Thank you note

This allows you to keep a check on what gifts you’ve recieved and from whom, and you can log thank you cards you’ve written along the way. It’s a great way to keep you on track and it’ll be fun seeing your progress too. Include all the addresses in there and it’ll make it even easier for you!

2. Get your kit ready

Investing in cute stationery is the best part of wedding thank you notes! You can choose some that represent you as a couple, or even get them included when you order your wedding stationery.

Thank you notes never go out of style – just make sure you get enough of them! A few final tips on kit:

  • Only sign off with your first names (it’s bad form to share your married name until your marriage is complete)
  • Use a blue or black ink roller ball pen (it won’t smear or bleed through your note cards)
  • Buy some stamps!

3. Set up a writing station

You’re more likely to get your thank you notes done if you’ve got a comfortable place to sit with your kit at the ready. Always write your thank you notes on a hard surface. Add a glass of wine and you’re good to go.

4. Get through them bit by bit

Whether a guest bought you a wedding gift or not – they all deserve a thank you note. So depending on how many people are on your guest list, you’ll be doing a lot of writing. We get that there’s a lot involved in wedding planning, but you don’t want to leave these until the last minute.

Don’t attempt to sit down one afternoon and get them all done. Just set aside 20-30 minutes a day to work through them. And regardless of what kind of gift you’ve recieved, remember the thank you notes are from both of you. It’s an equal job, so divide up the list and get writing!

5. Make it personal

The procses will be a lot more enjoyable if your personalise each thank you note. Use specifics – mention how you’re going to use the gift, or if you shared a special moment at the wedding, mention that. Use phrases like, “we can’t wait to display this in our living room cabinet”, or “we can’t wait to take these on our honeymoon”. And always thank them for attending your wedding and being a part of your special day – people appreciate being appreciated.

And if you’re still stuck on wedding card thank you wording, here are some examples:

A gift from your gift list

Tip: This is obviously something you wanted. Be sure to mention how much you love and how you’ll use it all the time.

Dear Liz,

Thank you so much for the cappuchino maker! Liam and I have become serious cappuchino fans so we can’t wait to make our own at home. We’d love to have you over one afternoon so you can see it in action! Thank you again for being a part of our wedding day.


A gift of money or a honeymoon donation

Tip: Don’t hint at how much you recieved!

Dear Sarah and Kevin,

Thank you so much for celebrating our wedding day with us! Liam and I were thrilled with your generous and thoughtful gift. Thanks to the two of you, we’ve been able to book the villa we wanted for our honeymoon and we couldn’t be happier. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

With love,

The gift is from someone you don’t know very well

Tip: Mention the person you have in common who does know them.

Dear Rina,

Thank you for the lovely quilted throw. It will look absolutely beautiful on our sofa. It was so lovely to see you at the wedding – my mum always keeps me up to date with how you’re getting on and it was so great for Liam and I to catch up with you!


You have no clue what the gift is or you don’t like it

Tip: Focus on the fact that they came to your wedding rather than the gift they gave you.

Dear Roy and Carol,

Thank you so much for being part of our big day, as well as for the lovely wedding gift. It means so much to us that you travelled so far to celebrate with us. Liam and I feel very lucky to have had you at our wedding!


They sent a gift but didn’t come to the wedding

Dear Ann and Colin,

Thank you so much for the crystal vase. It was so kind of you to think of us! Liam and I wish you could have been there on our wedding day – it wasn’t the same without you. We’re looking forward to more opportunities to celebrate together in the future!



If you’re looking for a company to design your personalised wedding stationery, take a look at our list of partnership brands here.

By Holly Sutton

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