As our mothers taught us from very early on, it’s polite to say thank you. As your wedding day comes to a close, it can be confusing knowing what to do and who to thank and in what way. The biggest thing to remember when it comes to your wedding, is that in the end, it’s up to you! If you want to call your uncle to thank him for the antique ice cream maker instead of sending a card, that’s up to you!
Here are a few tips to help you navigate “thank you” etiquette:
Who do you send them to?
~Thank you notes should be sent to a variety of people–again, it’s up to you! We suggest sending them to anyone who got you a gift, traveled long distances to come celebrate with you, and anyone that helped out with your special day (including your officiant, hair stylist, photographer, and any other vendors that went above and beyond)!
How quickly should you send them out after the wedding?
~Well you obviously don’t want to wait months and months after your wedding to send out thank you notes. Alternatively, you probably shouldn’t be writing thank you notes on your honeymoon. Our advice is to start writing and sending the thank yous out the week after your honeymoon!
What do they look like, what should you say, and how personal should they be?
~Again, it varies and is up to you! If you think a sincere “thank you for celebrating with us” is all that’s needed–then you’re probably right. If it’s one of your family members, then maybe add a little bit more details. Each thank you will vary depending on who it is for. Thank yous come in all different types–from the generic blank thank yous found at your local store to a personalized wedding photo. Here are a few of our favorites!
You can’t go wrong with a sweet picture of the bride and groom and a few sincere words!