Thank-you notes come along with all the parties and showers of a wedding. The idea of thanking every person who sent a gift or went to a party can seem overwhelming at first, but we have a few tips that may help!
First off, make it personal. This is the best way to make thank you notes not seem so daunting. In your note, include why coming to a shower or giving you a gift was so important to you. Don’t only thank them but make the note worth reading.
• When it comes to thank-you note etiquette, whoever writes the note should use their maiden or first name. Avoid using your married name before the actual wedding.
Another tip is to write them early and often. As soon as you get a gift in the mail or finish up a shower, write those thank-you notes. This will help with the overwhelming feeling, and you won’t have thank-you notes that are pilling up a month before the wedding or after.
Some other tips are to get organized and share the load. It is beneficial to have stationery on hand when you know you’ve got a lot of writing coming soon. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but stationary does give a little extra touch of personality. Sharing the load will help when it comes to writing thank-you notes. Get your soon-to-be to help write a couple of thank-you notes and make a date out of it. This will make the time go by much faster and will be more enjoyable.
Who to write thank you notes to:
• Wedding guest who brought or sent gifts
• Wedding party
• People who helped with the ceremony – such as coordinator, officiant, or ushers.
• People who contributed in some way whether décor or drove you to the airport.
• Hosts of showers and parties.
The main thing to keep in mind is to not stress over writing thank-you notes and getting them out in time but enjoy the process. It’s easy to get caught up and overwhelmed, take a breath, and remember why you’re writing them. It’s not because you have to, but it is because you are grateful for someone and you want them to know how much they mean to you.