Writing thank you letters to your wedding guests may be the last major task associated with your big day, but it’s an important one. After all, your family and friends helped make your wedding such a joyful and memorable occasion. It’s okay if you’re brimming over with gratitude and worrying about hand cramps at the same time. These 5 tips will help you create wedding thank you notes your guests will love.
Start early. Aim to send your thank you letters out as soon as possible, hopefully within no more than 3 months. Give yourself as much time as possible, especially if you had a lot of guests. Breaking your writing sessions up will take some pressure off your brain and your hands.
Personalize it. You probably know that any thank you letter should be personalized. Address people by name, describe their specific gift, and state how you’re using it. The exception is money gifts where you don’t need to state the dollar amount.
Split it up. Only one of you has to sign each letter so you can cut the work in half. Divide it up as you like, often the bride and groom each thank their own guests.
Include photos. Pictures are a nice touch, especially if you took a photo with the guest or you have another meaningful image. Put a caption or note on the back too.
Hand write everything. As you probably guessed, emails or announcements on your wedding website are no substitute for handwritten letters on suitable stationery. Writing drafts first can help, especially if your penmanship isn’t your greatest strength.
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