Wording your Thank You Cards
Thank you cards are an important element of your wedding stationery - aside from your Invitation there is nothing more important than thanking your guests for attending! Thank you cards are generally sent to your guests a month or two after your wedding and are a lovely way of thanking your guests for attending and sharing your wedding day with you. It is also an opportunity to thank them for any gifts they may have given.
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Handwritten or Printed
There are 2 types of letterpress Thank you cards we offer. The first and most popular option is to have a printed flat card with a minimal amount of text, allowing plenty of space for you to handwrite a personal message. This is the traditional way of writing Thank you cards and in some circumstances is the only appropriate option. These cards are great for thanking your guests for their presence on the day and any gifts they may have given as it allows you to personalise each card.
The second option is a Thank you card printed with a thank you message. These are great for couples who have busy schedules or long guest lists! They are a lovely way of saying Thank you without hand-writing individual notes to every guest.
What to include in your Message
There are a few things we recommend including as a starting point in your Thank you card message. This can be a great starting point for crafting the perfect wording.
Thank guests for attendance
One of the key points we like to include on thank you cards is thanking guests for attending - without them your wedding would not have been the same. If guests have traveled long distances or made a particular effort to be there be sure to make note of this.
Thank guests for their gift
Whether you had a gift registry or wishing well, be sure to make a point to thank your guests for their generous gift. If possible mention the gift that was given (no need to note the monetary amounts). Guests will enjoy knowing that their gift has been appreciated.
Make it personal
Mention the moments that made your wedding so special - was there something unforgettable during the ceremony or speeches? Was the dancing over the top? Make note of this in your thank you card to remind your guests of your shared experience.
Thank You Card Wording Examples
“Thank you so much for celebrating with us on our wedding day. It truly was the best day ever and it would not have been the same without you! We are so grateful for your generosity and for sharing our most special day ever with us.”
“Thank you for celebrating with us on our wedding day! Your presence made the day even more magical. We are very grateful and happy to have such amazing friends and family. Thank you for the generous gift. We appreciate all the love and support.”
“We loved sharing our wedding day with you, and we wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the day so memorable. and for your generous wedding gift.
From the tears during the ceremony to the laughter and happiness of the speeches, it made our day so special and one we will never forget.
We feel so lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives.”
“Thank you for celebrating our special day with us and making it the most memorable day of our lives. For laughing and crying during the speeches to dancing the night away, we both felt so much love from you.
We are truly grateful for the abundance of generosity and kindness of your gift. We look forward to our fabulous holiday later this year, which would not be possible without your help.
We can’t wait to start the next chapter of our lives and having you share in the many memories still to come.”
“From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank you for sharing in the celebration of our wedding. We felt the love and sincerity all around us which made it the most memorable day of our lives.
We are grateful for your presence, warm wishes, and your generous gift and look forward to sharing many more memories with you.”
“Thank you so much for celebrating with us at our wedding. It was the most wonderful day of our lives. It would not have been the same without you! We are truly grateful for your generosity & presence on our special day.”
“Thank you for being a part of our lives and supporting us through our journey. We were so blessed to have you celebrate and be a part of our Wedding day.
Thank you for your abundant generosity and kindness with your gift, we are beyond grateful.
We love you and can’t wait to celebrate the future with you!”
You can mix and match to suit your circumstances and of course the tone of the message should reflect your style. We also have some suggestions available as a PDF along with other information on the 'Wording & Etiquette' page of our website.
Be timely with your thank you notes. Most people expect a reply within 2-3 months. We recommend ordering your Thank you cards at the same time as your Invitations to ensure you can send your Thank you cards in a timely manner following your wedding.
Write notes to everyone, even if they didn’t give a gift. You might also like to send thank you messages to guests who weren’t able to attend (but who sent well wishes) or suppliers who made your day extra special.
If you need more inspiration and ideas for thank you card or design, we recommend browsing our Collection of letterpress designs. Any suite can be designed with a Thank you card with your wording preference. See the Wording page on our website for more examples and a downloadable PDF of Thank You note wording suggestions.