Sending a beautiful, handwritten thank-you card is the perfect way to show how much you appreciate everyone who made your wedding special. While there’s no reason to overthink your thank-yous, these tips from the etiquette experts at The Emily Post Institute will ensure you send a note that lets them know how you truly feel.
When to Send: Whether you’re thanking guests for the gifts they gave you at your shower or sending a note thanking your wedding vendors, make sure to mail them within three months of the event or receipt of the gift.
Who to Thank: Even if you have thanked them in person, send a card to anyone who gave you an engagement, shower, or wedding gift, including gifts of money; anyone who hosted a party or shower for you; your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other attendants; anyone who assists you before, during, or after your wedding; your vendors and suppliers; and of course, your parents, other family members, and friends who played a big part in your celebration.
What to Say: Personalize each note and make reference to the person as well as the gift they gave or the contribution they made to your event. For gifts of money, there’s no need to refer to the amount given, but explain how you will use it.
*Thank you cards and envelopes, price upon request, by Leah E. Moss Designs; leahemoss.com
Written by Rebecca Voigt & styled by Erika Patterson, Photography by E.E. Berger