In our digital world, thank you notes seem unnecessary to many couples, but in all honesty a handwritten thank you note may be your only chance to say thanks. Writing your thank you notes does not have to be a painful process. Hopefully with some of our tips and advice, it'll actually be easy (maybe even enjoyable).
In general, thank you notes should be short, sweet, and uncomplicated, but you should not delegate this task. Thank you notes should be written by you. By hand. ASAP.
A well written thank you note should mention the gift, how much you like it, and how you intend to use it. You may also want to add a few words to the recipients regarding how much you enjoyed (or missed) them at your wedding. Be sure that you both sign the note.
Now every once in awhile you'll receive the absolutely hideous, destined to be returned type of gift. Brush up on your euphemisms - bold, unusual, unique, etc. or try to focus on the thought behind the gift.
Writing thank you notes for monetary gifts can be a little trickier. Be sure to avoid words like cash or check. Consider saying "your generous gift" instead and avoid mentioning the exact amount. It's also nice to mention how you plan to use the money.
It's also nice to send thank you notes to all those people who got you through your day - the caterer, the photographer, your planner, etc. As a wedding vendor I can tell you - we LOVE sweet notes of thanks from our clients!
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