What to Write in a Wedding Thank-You Card

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The wedding has come and gone. You had an amazing experience and everyone was so kind and generous to you on your special day. Now it’s time to express your gratitude to all those who made your day so special by sending them thank-you notes. Writing wedding thank you cards may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With our guide on how to approach wedding thank you cards, it’ll be a breeze. We provide samples for thanking any kind of guest or gift.

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The Basics of Wedding Thank You Card Wording

Before you start writing your wedding thank-you notes, you need to understand the basics of what a wedding thank-you card should or shouldn’t mention. Here are the general rules  for composing these notes of gratitude:

  1. Keep messaging concise and simple.
  2. Send thank you cards promptly – within two or three months of the wedding.
  3. Make each note as personalised as possible.
  4. Reference the recipient’s role in your life or wedding day.
  5. Write a unique message for each guest.
  6. Include a mention of the specific gift received (except for the monetary gifts).
  7. Opt for handwritten cards, if possible.
  8. Write notes to everyone, regardless of gifts.
  9. Take your time writing each note. Avoid rushed wedding thank you card wording.
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The Perfect Wedding Thank You Card Structure

It is essential to craft your thank you cards in a way that expresses your gratitude while also being personalised and distinctive. Although each card should be unique, make sure to follow this structure for all of them.

  1. Start with a Greeting: Begin with a greeting that addresses the recipient.
  2. Express Gratitude for Attendance: Thank them for attending your wedding.
  3. Acknowledge the Gift: Thank the recipient for their wedding gift.
  4. Show Appreciation for the Gift: Explain why the gift is admired and how it will be used.
  5. Express Gratitude for the Support: Acknowledge the love and support you’ve received in making this major life decision.
  6. Closing: End with a warm expression of love or friendship and sign your names.

How to Approach the Task

Now that you’ve picked some amazing cards for your thank-you notes, it’s time to get down to writing. You can’t write the exact same note for every guest. On the other hand, writing a personalised thank you card for every guest who attended your wedding ceremony will be very time-consuming. Additionally, your wedding guests are not equally close to you and your partner. Some guests are your closest friends while some might be distant relatives you barely know or met before. 

As a result, you need to categorise who attended your party based on their similarities and then make a separate draft for each group. This way, you won’t have to write thank-you notes from scratch. You can easily take each draft and personalise it as much as you wish for each guest. 

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Wedding Thank-You Card Wording Samples

Thank Your Guest for a Wedding Gift

Dear [Guest], 

Thank you so much for the beautiful crystal vase you gave us for our wedding. We absolutely love it! We’ve put it on display in our living room and admire it every day. It’s even more gorgeous than we imagined. We will forever be grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness.

We are so thankful to have been surrounded by such amazing friends and family on our wedding day. Your friendship means so much to us and we are so blessed to have it in our lives.

Thank you once again for the lovely gift. We truly appreciate it!

With love,

[Your Names]

Thank Your Guest for a Registry Gift

Dear [Guest],

Thank you so much for gifting us the stand mixer from our registry. We are so excited to be able to use it in the kitchen and make delicious meals for years to come. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

We hope you had a great time at our wedding and thank you for being part of our special day.

With love,

[Your Names]

Thank Your Guest for a Cash Gift

Dear [Guest],

Thank you so much for your generous gift for our wedding. We are so appreciative and thankful to have such kind and generous friends and family to share on our special day.

Your generosity will help us purchase the things we need to make our house a home. We can’t thank you enough for your thoughtfulness.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon and catching up!

With love and gratitude,

[Your Names]

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Thank Your Guests for a Group Gift

Dear [Guest], 

Thank you so much for the amazing air fryer! We have had our eye on one for a while now, and we can’t wait to start cooking some healthy and delicious meals with it. We are so grateful for your thoughtfulness, and we can’t thank you enough. We are already making plans for how to use it for our get-togethers and family meals.

Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated, and we are so lucky to have you in our lives.

Warmest regards,

[Your Names]

Thank Your Guests Who Didn’t Attend the Wedding but Sent You a Gift

Dear [Guest],

We wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful wedding gift! Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated, and we are so thankful for the new grill pan.

We are sorry that you were unable to attend our wedding, but we hope you know how much we love and value your friendship.

Thank you again for the wonderful gift and for being such a great friend!

With love and appreciation, 

[Your Names]

A Wedding Thank-You Card for Your Guest Who Didn’t Give a Gift

Dear [Guest],

We wanted to thank you so much for attending our wedding. We know it was a long drive, and we appreciate you taking the time to join us on our special day. It meant a lot to us to have you there.

Thanks again for being there and for all your support.


[Your Names]

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Thank Your Wedding Vendors

Dear [Photographer], 

Thank you so much for your incredible work on our wedding day. You captured all the special moments of our big day and we will cherish our photos forever.

We are especially thankful for the extra time you took to get the perfect shots that we dreamt of having. We are so pleased with the results and we will be sure to recommend you to our friends and family.

Thank you again for making our day so special.


[Your Names]

A Wedding Thank-You Card forYour Guests Who Attended Your Destination Wedding

Dear [Guest],

We can’t thank you enough for making the long journey to be with us on our special day. Your presence was a true blessing, and we feel so fortunate to have shared in the celebration with you.

We especially appreciate the thoughtful gifts you brought for us. We are so lucky to have friends and family like you who are so generous and kind.

It was wonderful to catch up with all of you and to be able to spend some quality time together. We are so grateful for your love and support.

Thank you again for being with us and for helping to make our Cambridge wedding memorable.

With Love,

[Your Names]

Thank Your Wedding Party

Dear [Best Man],

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for being the best man at my wedding. Your presence and support on our special day is so appreciated. I was so thankful to have you standing by my side as I exchanged my vows with [name].

Your toast was absolutely perfect and I’m so grateful for all your help leading up to the wedding. You made sure everything went smoothly and I’m so thankful.

Your friendship means so much to us and I’m so lucky that you were part of our special day.

Thanks again for everything.

With love and appreciation,

[Your Names]

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Now it’s time to say “thank you.” Nothing can show your love and gratitude for those who celebrated with you on your big day better than wedding thank you cards. However, thanking each guest in an original and genuine way can take time and preparation, and finding the right words for your wedding thank-you cards isn’t always easy. Just bear in mind that writing wedding thank-you notes is the responsibility of both of you – not just one of you. You both got married, and you both had an amazing time there, and you both are enjoying the wedding gifts. So, go ahead and have fun writing your wedding thank you cards together.

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