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Say Thank You With Your Wedding Thank You Notes

Jun 24, 2008
Opening your wedding gifts is probably one of the highlights of your wedding - well, aside from the ceremony itself, which forever binds you to the love of your life, and the reception, where you get to face your guests as newlyweds and celebrate the joyous moment. The wedding gifts that you will receive on your big day will be the cherry on your ice cream.

It is only right that you send thank you notes to the givers of the gifts to show them how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness. But the thought of writing thank you notes is often dreaded by newlyweds. Most of the time, they end up not writing the notes at all. And this is not right. You don't want your guests to think that you took their gifts for granted, do you?

Writing thank you notes is relatively easy, as long as you know the basics. But don't worry, there are no strict rules in writing thank you notes, just general guidelines to help you with the task.

What Cards Should You Use?

There are pre-printed thank you cards that you can get in stationary stores. These are quite are pricey, but are perfect if you had a big, formal wedding. You can also order wedding stores that offer services such as personalized wedding thank you notes. You can have your wedding pictures printed on the back of the card to make it unique and sophisticated.

But if you had a smaller ceremony, using printed, general thank you notes is okay. Just use your personal touch by using stickers with your monogram to secure it. But whatever thank you card you choose, remember to write your return address. And when you order the cards, make it a point to order a few extra items for gifts that may be given to you after the wedding.

How Should You Write Your Notes?

When writing thank you notes, the rule of the thumb is to handwrite each. Printing them out will definitely be fast and easy, but it will also make your notes seem impersonal and insincere. You want to make the giver of the gift feel your warm appreciation and gratitude.

What Do You Write?

Before you start writing, you need a guest list and a list of the gifts you received from each guest. Make sure you also have a list of their addresses, so that you finish the task in one sitting; no need to run here and there just to get the information you need.

Start your note with a warm greeting, and then go ahead and thank them for the gift. Include a brief description of the item, and how much you appreciate them. If you they gave you cash gifts, include in your note how you and your hubby will use it.

Aside from thanking them for their gift, make sure to mention how you appreciate their presence on your wedding day, especially if they had to go out of their way just to attend it. If you are writing a thank you note for someone who could not make it to your wedding, be sure to state how sorry you and your husband are that they could not partake in the celebration.

After writing the note, do send them out at once. Don't reserve the task for the next day. You might be caught up in other task, and you might not come around to actually sending them out.
About the Author
There's still much to do after the wedding such as writing thank you notes and getting a groomsmen gift. For the latter, visit ExecutiveGiftShoppe.com for a lovely selection of flasks or a nice leather magnetic money clip.
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