The wedding is over and the excitement has died down. Now comes the cumbersome task of writing thank you notes. It’s important to send thank you notes as soon as possible after getting home from your honeymoon. A good rule of thumb to follow is to send thank you notes within a month after the wedding.
Order printed thank you notes when you order your invitations. That way they’ll be ready for you when you need them. Get notes with your married name or your monogram printed or embossed.
Be sure to keep a list of everyone who attended your wedding along with the gift they gave you. This can be a difficult task so don’t be afraid to ask for help from your mom or a friend.
Begin writing thank you notes as soon as you start receiving gifts. You’ll be ahead of the curve so the task won’t be so huge later on.
People like to feel special so take the time to say something personal in each thank you note. Make note of what they gave you and why you like it. Be sure to thank the person not just for the gift – but also for attending your wedding.
Say Something Nice
If you really loved the gift be sure to say so. Explain how you’ll enjoy using it in the future. If you didn’t care for the gift you can still find something nice to say about it.
Your friends and relatives want to see you happy and will be thrilled that you appreciate the gift. Be sure to show your appreciation but you don’t need to go overboard.
If someone travelled a long distance to attend your wedding be sure to acknowledge that in the thank you note. The same holds true for seeing someone you haven’t seen in a long time or even meeting someone for the first time.
Thanks for Cash
If you’re thanking someone for a cash gift it’s nice to be able to tell them what you’ll be using the money for (if you know). For example, thank Uncle John and Aunt Jenny for the wonderful gift and tell them you’ll be using the gift to purchase a new dining room set.