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The wedding is finished and you can finally put your feet up and relax. Suddenly, youre reminded that you have one more major task to do before you can officially hang up your bridal veil – write wedding thank you cards!

Taking time to write thank you cards is an important final step in the wedding process. Each of your guests deserves recognition for the support they provided during this special time in your life. Unique wording for each thank you card allows you to express gratitude for the gifts you received.

Although hand-writing your wedding thank you cards can be a tedious and repetitive job, bringing on spurts of tendinitis, it is the perfect time to reminisce over each guest. Think about a joke you shared during the reception, something funny that happened at the ceremony, or just how much you appreciate the distance they traveled to be at your wedding.

What to Include in your Note?

The purpose of a thank you card is to make the receiver feel warm and fuzzy. Writing a thank you card to tell someone how much you loved their gift and company at the wedding is personal and endearing.

If you are anything like me, you will probably find an example of a thank you card that speaks to you (potentially in one of my examples below) and use similar wording over and over again. Ensure you include small tweaks to personalize the note.

Okay, 4% of you (one being my husband) are going to write individualized thank you cards, but don’t hate me because I am efficient!

Tips for how to Word Thank You Stationery:

  • First, thank the guest for the wedding gift!
  • Use your imagination and describe how you will use the gift. Don’t be vague. You want them to know you are talking about their gift. Writing, “Thank you for your wonderful gift, we are very excited to use it in our new kitchen,” could be speaking about any gift. Make sure they know you are talking about their gift. For example, “Thank you for the wok, our nightly stir-fry meals taste so much better!”
  • Four to five sentences are fine for thank you cards that are not sent to close family or friends.
  • Write a sentence about how you enjoyed seeing them at the wedding. Try to include something you remember about them that day. This could be a funny joke they told, how nice they looked in a specific color dress, or their killer dance moves!
  • If the guest sent you a gift, but were unable to attend in person, make sure to include regrets that they were not able to attend.
  • Reference a future visit together and how you will use their gift. For example, “We look forward to having you over for a drink using our new wine glasses!”
  • Finally, if you weren’t too fond of a gift you received, try to write primarily about the time at the wedding and less about the gift.

How To Word Wedding Thank You Cards

Example #1 – Guest who bought a gift from the bridal registry

Example #2 – Guest who did NOT give a gift from bridal registry

Mention how much you love the gift and how you can’t wait to use it regularly.

Example #3 – For guests who gave cash as a gift

You don’t have to write the dollar amount, but let them know how you will use the money.

Example #4 – For friends/coworkers that pooled resources for a group gift

Send each a thank you card, mentioning the ‘group gift’.

Example #5 – For a guest you do not know very well

Example #6 – For a guest who sent a gift, but wasn’t able to attend the wedding

Example #7 – Wording for a guest who gave a charitable donation

Example #8 – Wedding Thank You Wording for Your Bridal Party

Example #9 – Wedding Thank You Note Wording for Your Vendors

Example #10 – Wording for Guests Who Attended your Destination Wedding

Example #11 – Thank You Card Wording for a Gift You Want to Exchange/Return

It is always best to keep quiet about gifts you have exchanged or plan to return. In such cases, you don’t need to broadcast the situation or say how you’ll use it, instead just talk about the gift.

However, there are some circumstances that you may not have a choice and must admit to the gift giver that you won’t be keeping the gift, so as to avoid any future embarrassing moments. Here is the wording on how you might approach this situation.

Example #12 – Wedding Thank You Card wording for a gift you don’t like / can’t return

Lead with a positive tone, but don’t be fake or over-the-top commenting on the gift.

Example #13 – Flower Girl Thank You Card Wording

Closings and Signing off

Make sure to sign your thank you notes with a warm closing.

The following are all appropriate to use for close friends and family:

  • “Love”
  • “With love”
  • “Lots of love”
  • “Love Always”
  • “Much love to you”
  • “Love and thanks”

Some good choices for friends of your parents or work friends:

  • “Sincerely”
  • “Best”
  • ” Yours Truly”
  • “Fondly”
  • “Warmest Thanks”
  • “Gratefully”
  • “Best Always”

Signatures

Back in the old country, it was traditional for the author of the card to sign the card. Nowadays, some couples choose to sign the card using each of their names. Whatever floats your boat!

Just make sure that if you both sign the bottom of the card, you write the card in first person plural. For example, “We were thrilled that you were able to attend our wedding.”

Do’s and (One) Don’t

  • Do put your new return address on all thank you cards.
  • Do thank guests in separate cards for separate presents. If you receive a shower gift from a family member, and then 2 weeks later receive a wedding gift, it is not appropriate to thank them for both gifts using one card.
  • Do use either black or blue ink to write your wedding thank you cards.
  • Do try and use the word ‘you’ more than ‘I’ or ‘me’ when writing out your notes. Do not start the note with the word ‘I’.
  • Do splurge on thank you stationery (within reason). As a newlywed couple you want to be proud of your married status. Buy some luxury thank you cards. Better yet, get them monogrammed with your newlywed initials!
  • Do try to follow tradition. In general the woman’s name should go first. If you are planning on using your full names it should be “Kristen and Thomas” or initials “K+T” or “K&T”. Same sex couples: time to play a crucial game of rock-paper-scissors!
  • Do evenly split the thank you card writing task. The groom can write his share of thank you cards as well.
  • Do set a date for when you want your thank you cards finished. Don’t forget to reward yourself along the way!
  • Do send both sets of parents a thank you card and acknowledge their support, love, and any money they provided to pull off this once in a life time event. If you have any money left over in your wedding budget, sending thank you flowers is also nice.
  • Do thank your wedding vendors. They appreciate handwritten notes and love sharing them with future clients. Try and send thank you notes to vendors within a month after the wedding.
  • DO NOT send a pre-printed thank you card (except in special circumstances). Thank you cards are a handwritten expression of gratitude for attending your wedding and how much you appreciate a wedding gift.

I hope this makes the process of ordering, sending, and how to word wedding thank you cards a little less painful.

So, what’s next?

Oh, we’ve got no shortage of things to do around here…

After you have unboxed all the gifts, it is time to say write your bridal shower thank you notes. Express how thankful you are for what they have.

For your bridal shower to have been a success, there must have been people who made it so. And, after you have unboxed all the gifts and seen all the cards, it is time to say write your bridal shower thank you notes.

But, how do you write a bridal shower thank you note, you may ask? Well, keep reading to find out!

 

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes To The Organizer(s)

 
When writing your bridal shower thank you notes, it is probably best you start with those who put it all together. Here are a few samples:
 

01To Amy,
 
You were around for all the meltdowns I had when it came to wedding planning. My dress was behind schedule, I couldn’t find a caterer to make both Thai and Indian, and you know the struggle I had with my gardener. There was no way I could have planned a bridal shower.
 
You really came through for me, and I had an amazing time. I’m so lucky to have a friend like you and I hope it stays like this always.
 
Love,
Kimberly.

 

 

02Dear Patrice,
 
The fact that you managed to put this together in little over a week, really blew me away. Everyone was amazed you had such little time! The bridal shower was so well organized, no one was bored thanks to the activities you planned so well. Also, everyone is asking me where you got that delicious cake. Will you share the secret?
 
Thanks again,
Gabby
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03To Margo,
 
Margo, I don’t know what my bridal shower would have been without you. You and your girls did me a huge favor and I don’t know how I’ll ever repay you!
 
Thanks for taking the time to throw an amazing party together – it really meant a lot to have time to just relax and have fun. Repeat at the reception? What do you say?
 
Love always,
Debbie

 

04Dear Betty,
 
My bridal shower was one of the best days of my life. Thank you for getting all my closest friends under one roof and for setting everything up.
 
It meant the world to me that you put your time and effort into organizing this and I will never forget this kindness.
 
With Love,
Rachel

 

 

05To Veronica,
 
You have always been the kind of person to go above and beyond for her friends, so I wasn’t surprised when you volunteered to host my bridal shower.
 
It was everything I expected and so much more.
 
Thank You So Much,
Cindy
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Thank You Notes To Bridal Shower Attendees

 
Though the hosts have done an amazing job of putting everything together, you need to thank the attendees for helping you celebrate at your upcoming wedding at the bridal shower. Look at these sample bridal shower thank you notes for the attendees:

 

06My bridal shower would not have been the same without you. Thank you for being a part of this experience!

 

07Thanks a lot for attending my bridal shower. It really meant the world to me!

 

08You really turned up on the dancefloor and you were the life of the party. Thank you for spicing up my bridal shower with your moves!

 

 

09Because you have such a busy schedule, I didn’t even expect to see you there. But seeing you was both a pleasure and a surprise. Thanks for stopping by!

 

10I already consider you family so having you at my bridal shower was very important to me. Thanks again for making it!

 

11The fact that you got on a plane and flew halfway across to country to be at my bridal shower says a lot. I’ll never forget it.

 

 

12Special thanks to you and your husband for coming out to support me at my bridal shower. I never thought I’d have men there, but it was a pleasant surprise!

 

 

13No bridal shower would be complete without my sorority sister from college! It was just like the old days. I really appreciated that blast from the past. Please keep in touch!

 

14My favorite part of the bridal shower was when you got the icing from the cupcakes all over your face. I completely understand, they were that delicious! Thanks for the company and the laughs.

 

 

15Marriage is a milestone that every girl dreams of. Thank you for being at my bridal shower to share this beautiful moment with me.

 

16Having you at my bridal shower made it even more special. I hope to see you at the wedding!
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17This bridal shower was honestly the most fun I’ve had in a while. Thank you for participating in all the activities and making it a memorable occasion.

 

18Having coworkers at my bridal shower really meant a lot to me. We are a family and I appreciated having you there.

 

 

19Thank you for attending my bridal shower. I hope you make a habit of coming over to see us more often!

 

20It was truly a delight to have all my closest friends and family at my bridal shower. Thank you for being among them!

 

Thank You Notes To People Who Gave You Gifts

 
Gift givers should absolutely receive recognition for their generosity. This is how you should write bridal shower thank you notes for them
 

21Having you at the bridal shower was a gift in itself, but this soap set made it even better!

 

22I am so sorry you couldn’t make it to the bridal shower but the money you sent was truly appreciated. We’ll add it to the honeymoon funds, so look out for a postcard!

 

 

23You know I love to cook! So, you know how much I’ll love these extra kitchen knives. Thank you so much!

 

24Those earrings you gifted me are fabulous, they’ll look like they’d work with any outfit. Thanks a lot!

 

 

25The money you sent was such a generous gift! I am so grateful to have a friend like you!

 

26I don’t think I’ll ever find the words to describe how grateful I am that you volunteered and ended up covering the costs of the bridal shower. You are an amazing friend. Thank you.

 

27Who knew yellow would look so great on me? Thanks for the sundress! I know Mike will love it on me.

 

 

28Not only did you organize the whole bridal shower, but you also took the time to find me an amazing gift. It means the world to me! Thank you!

 

29How will I ever repay you for supplying all the pastries at the bridal shower? It was a tasty gift, and everyone loved it!

 

30The scrapbook you made of me and Mike is the sweetest and most thoughtful gift I received. We both love it and are so incredibly grateful for such a personal gift!
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31When I found out you wouldn’t be able to make it to the bridal shower I was really disappointed. But when I saw the art pieces you sent, I just couldn’t even believe it! I felt better, ha-ha. Thank you!

 

 

32Your gifts blew me away. I can’t believe you got me so many! I can’t even pick a favorite. Thanks for everything!

 

33What did I do to deserve such lovely coworkers? Thanks to everyone who contributed towards getting us this vase, I want to place it right by my front door!

 

34My future husband and I have decided to keep the wine you gifted us until our ten-year anniversary. When we drink it, we will think of you, today, and how grateful we are to have you in our lives

 

 

35Your gift stood out from all the others! Thank you for being so thoughtful!

 

When it comes to bridal shower thank you notes, you should write from the heart. Express how thankful you are for what they have done, their presence or their gift, and wish them well.

 

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When it comes to showing appreciation for your wonderful bridal shower, thank you notes should be sent out in a timely fashion to show your gratitude for your guests act of kindness. When writing a bridal shower thank you, you should keep a few things in mind. Use nice stationary that matches the rest of your wedding event and be sure to hand write the note for a more added personal touch. If possible, keep your message short and sweet but be sure to lightly mention the gift and how much use it will be to you. The following selection below lists some useful examples of ways to write your bridal shower thank you message.

I’m sending all of my gratitude your way for planning and hosting my bridal shower. You planned a beautiful day that I will never forget and reflect on for the rest of my life.

I was sorry to hear you couldn’t make it to the shower. We missed you there. I wanted to let you know how grateful we are for the bridal shower gift you sent in the mail. Thank you again for your generosity. We would love to see out at the wedding.

Thank you for attending the bridal shower and your generous gift. Your thoughtfulness and practicality is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for coming to my shower. I had a great day celebrating our upcoming wedding with you and the rest of the family. I am so grateful for the love and support that my family has shown to me and my fiancee.

Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and for your generous gift. We are putting it towards the honeymoon. Your thoughtfulness and friendship means so much to use. Thanks again.

Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and for your most generous gift. We are going to put it towards our new dinner service. Thanks once again for your generosity.

Thank you for not only attending my bridal shower, but for the lovely gift you included as well. You are a great friend. I will think of you every time I use it. Looking forward to seeing you at the wedding.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come to my shower. I was so happy that you were able to make it. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends like you.

Thank you for the {gift}. Know that you were missed, but your well wishes were thoroughly felt on the day. Your gift was lovely and very thoughtful.

Thank you so much for coming to my bridal shower and helping me celebrate my upcoming wedding. I have always appreciated your love and support of our relationship. I hope to see you at the wedding.

Thank you so much for coming to my bridal shower. It was great to see you and your sweet little daughter. I am so grateful for the gift money you gave us. We will put it to good use as we begin furnishing our new home. We sincerely appreciate your generosity. We are looking forward to seeing you at the wedding.

Thank you so much for organizing my bridal shower. Everyone loved it especially the bridal shower games you invented. It was so sweet of you to take on such an enormous task.

Thank you so much for sharing in my bridal shower. It meant a lot to have you there. I am incredibly grateful for the many thoughtful additions to our home you included in your gift. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Thank you so much for your generous gift. It will certainly come in handy when we shop for items for our new home. Hope you enjoyed the bridal shower as much as I did.

You are one of my closest friends. You know how much you mean to me. With that said, nobody could have hosted my bridal shower as well as you did. You made the event more fun and special than I could have ever imaged. Thank you for being there for me.

The below infographic lists the best gifts that are commonly needed and desired by bride and grooms. Be sure to register your most desired items so you can refer your guests to your official registry. This is ensure the right gifts are purchased that you want. Common bridal shower gifts include dinnerware, cheese board, flatware, and glasses.

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She's done with her bridal shower thank you notes!

Congratulations!  I hope you had a lovely bridal shower.  What's next on the wedding to-do list?  Write that first thank you note of course!  Best to get them started right away so you can check them off your list and focus on your big day.

To make this as painless as possible, I've created a bunch of sample bridal shower thank you notes.  But before you get started, take a look at these quick tips:

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Before You Begin, Have These Things:

1.  A listof the gifts you received. They don't need to be in any particular order. Just make sure it's complete.

2.  Stationery or thank you note cards.

3.  A return address stamp. It will make your life easier, not just for these thank you notes but for your wedding ones, plus any other mail you'll need to send. Isn't this one cute?  Click on it to see more.

4. Postage stamps.

5. A pen that works.

6. Addresses of gift givers.

A Quick Tip:

Set small goals.  That one always helps me. 

I like to suggest doing 3 to 5 thank you notes at a time, and have them all done within 2 weeks.

Doing just a few at a time means you are more likely to sit down and start, as opposed to thinking you need to do 30 notes in one sitting.  Who has time for that?

Also, giving yourself a deadline (2 weeks) means you are more likely to get those puppies in the mail and less likely to procrastinate.

Now-- get started on that first bridal shower thank you note!

Bridal Shower Thank You Note Samples

Dear Annie,

It was so good to see you at the bridal shower.  Thank you so much for making the drive out and helping me celebrate. I love the gorgous mugs you gave me. Todd and I both love our coffee so I know they will get a ton of use. 

Looking forward to seeing you in October!!

Love,

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Dear Cheryl,

I was sorry you couldn't make it to the shower.  Your presence was missed!  But of course I understand -- and am envious!  I hope you had a great time in Hawaii.

Thank you so much sending the beautiful candle holders.  They will look perfect in our new place.  I can't wait to use them.  Even the wrapping was elegant!  We really love them.

Hope to see you and Tony soon!

Much love,

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Dear Amy,

That was maybe the most thoughtful gift I've ever received!  I absolutely love the personalized address stamp.  I'm sure you saw it on this thank you note!  It is obviously useful, and the font you chose is exactly what I would have picked out myself.  Thank you a ton!!

Can't wait to see you at the wedding!

With love,

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Dear Aunt Elizabeth,


Thank you so much for coming to my bridal shower. It meant a lot to me that you made the trip out and it was really great to see you.  I hope you had a good time.

Thank you also for the very generous check.  Nick and I are having a lot of fun deciding how to spend it!  We will definitely put it to good use. 

We are looking forward to seeing you and Uncle Mark at the wedding!

Love,

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Dear Deb,

You know me so well.  The Wedding Day Emergency Kit cracked me up.  I know I will need every single thing in there, including the Tums unfortunately.  I will definitely enjoy that spa gift certificate!!  I have already scheduled it in fact! 

Thank you for the thoughtful, useful, and very much appreciated gift.  I am so lucky to have you as a friend.  I don't know what I would do in October without you there to help!!

Much love,

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Dear Miranda,

Okay where in the world do you find such beautiful jewelry?  I am so in love with the earrings and bracelet you got me.  They are somehow elegant, fun, unique and classic all at the same time.  They go with practically everything I own and I know I will wear them a ton.

Thank you for the incredible gift, and thank you also for being at the shower.  It would not have been my bridal shower without you there!! 

Much love,

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Dear Tami,

Thank you so much for the panini maker!  I am so excited!  I have always wanted one but never thought I'd actually ever own one!  I have already used it and it works great.  I actually need to put it away for a while if I want to fit into my wedding dress!

Thank you also for coming to the shower.  It totally figures you would win the trivia game!  Can't wait to see you next month.

Much love,

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Dear Carol,

What a fantastic gift!  I absolutely love the martini glasses.  They are so chic!  And of course you know I love my Grey Goose vodka so thank you for that!! 

It was great seeing you at the shower.  I am still laughing at that story about your boss.  How do these things happen to you??  Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

With love,

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