5 Steps to Writing Thank You Notes

Thank you cards should always include a handwritten note, and they should be sent within three months of the wedding. Here we’ve listed 5 easy steps for writing thank you notes and tips for how to make them personal.

Writing Thank You Notes

5 Steps to Writing Thank You Notes

  1. Order the right style of thank you cards. You can get folding thank you cards, non-folding thank you cards and thank you postcards. Think about how much room you’ll want for writing and choose accordingly.
  2. Start your thank you with "Dear [first name(s)]" or omit "Dear" and just go with first name(s). When writing thank yous to couples, be sure to mention the names of both people.
  3. Keep your wording simple but sincere, and try to mention a personal note about the recipient (see below). One to two (maybe three) short paragraphs is plenty for most thank yous.
  4. Always mention the gift and how you plan to use it. If the guest gave money, you don’t need to mention the specific amount, just what it was/will be used for.
  5. End with a warm salutation like "Love" or "All our best," and remember to sign both of your names. You’d be surprised how often the bride or groom will sign just his or her name when writing to a close friend or family member.

5 Ways to Make it Personal

  1. Order the right style of thank you cards. You can get folding thank you cards, non-folding thank you cards and thank you postcards. Think about how much room you’ll want for writing and choose accordingly.
  2. Start your thank you with “Dear [first name(s)]” or omit “Dear” and just go with first name(s). When writing thank yous to couples, be sure to mention the names of both people.
  3. Keep your wording simple but sincere, and try to mention a personal note about the recipient (see below). One to two (maybe three) short paragraphs is plenty for most thank yous.
  4. Always mention the gift and how you plan to use it. If the guest gave money, you don’t need to mention the specific amount, just what it was/will be used for.
  5. End with a warm salutation like “Love” or “All our best,” and remember to sign both of your names. You’d be surprised how often the bride or groom will sign just his or her name when writing to a close friend or family member.