Start your thank you note by thanking the guest(s) for coming to the wedding. Then add a personal note about the recipient. Maybe a memory from the wedding night or an inside joke you share. This way you’re starting on a super friendly note rather than jumping right into the gift.
Now you’ll want to say “thank you for your gift.” You can say “gift of money” if you want but you don’t have to. Definitely do not mention the exact amount. For most monetary gifts, you don’t want to give the impression that the amount they gave sticks out in your mind. The giver might feel uncomfortable with how much they gave in comparison to other people.
Now mention how you plan to use the money. Don’t worry about technicalities here. You can say the money is going toward the honeymoon, a down payment on a home, an awesome furniture set the two of you have had your eyes on, etc. The point is you want to acknowledge the gift and show that you appreciated it enough to think of it when making a special purchase.
What does that all look like?
Dear Fred and Mary,
Thank you so much for coming to the wedding. We loved seeing you there and we had so much fun dancing with you! Your gift was very much appreciated and you’ll be happy to know it has gone straight toward the down payment on our new home. Thanks again for joining us on such a special day!
Alex and Kendra