Gratitude is always a beautiful sentiment to express. And this is especially true when it comes to your wedding day. So as you reflect on the love and support you received from your family and friends on your big day, take time to put your gratitude into words. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of writing meaningful thank you letters, offering practical tips and inspiration to help you craft heartfelt messages. From structuring your letters to adding personal touches, let's make your wedding thank you letters a genuine reflection of your appreciation.

Wedding thank you letters - the final piece of the puzzle

Birthday thank you cards might be out, but wedding thank you cards are well and truly here to stay. Still a cherished tradition, wedding thank you cards allow us to express our heartfelt gratitude for the presence, support, and thoughtful gifts of our loved ones on our special day. They serve as a meaningful gesture, sharing with guests the specific ways in which they have contributed to your lives and special days. 

So by putting pen to paper in the right way, thank you cards help you to share your gratitude and revisit the love and joy that surrounded your wedding day. It's an opportunity to make your loved ones feel truly appreciated and to leave a lasting impression that goes beyond a simple "thank you."

Make them visually stunning, perhaps include a photos, and share words from your heart, and your guests will hold onto them as keepsakes forever.


Some wedding thank you card top tips 

Crafting your thank you cards may seem daunting and time-consuming, but no need to panic. Before diving into the writing process, there are a few steps you can take to ensure your cards are organised, visually appealing, and ready to be sent with love.

When to send your wedding thank you cards

First, it is important to know when to send out your wedding thank you cards, because sending them in a timely manner is crucial to show your appreciation.

Ideally, aim to send the cards within three months of your wedding day in order to conform to typical etiquette. It's best to get started as soon as possible after the honeymoon or once you have settled into married life. 

This ensures that the events of the night and the emotions that came with it are still fresh, making it easier to personalise each message and write from the heart. What's more, by sending thank you cards promptly, you demonstrate your respect for your guests' time and effort in celebrating your special day.

Keeping track of your wedding gifts 

Keeping track of who gifted you what can be an intimidating task. Especially if you have a large number of guests, this can be problematic. So to keep track of who gifted what at your wedding and thus make writing wedding thank you cards easier, there are a few strategies you can employ.

Firstly, create a spreadsheet or use a wedding gift tracking system to record the gifts received and the names of the gift-givers. There's nothing worse than coming back from your honeymoon to realise you don't remember what to thank you guests for!

So keeping a record will help you stay organised and ensure you don't miss anyone when sending thank you cards. However, you probably don't want to be tapping away at a laptop as you receive gifts the night of your wedding. Instead, you can ask your parents, or particular members of your wedding party to help remember what each person gifted you.

This can help you to recall details that can be included in your thank you notes, helping to make them more personalised. Although it might feel like a hassle on the day, just remember that the more you keep track of things on the day, the easier it will be later.

Choose the right thank you cards 

When choosing the perfect wedding thank you cards, it's important to consider both design and quality. Our wedding thank you cards at Peppermint Press boast timeless designs, high quality, sustainable production and impeccable attention to detail.

It's important to us that your wedding thank you cards leave a strong and lasting impression on your guests and that they match seamlessly with your on the day wedding stationery.

From elegant and classic designs to modern and whimsical styles, Peppermint Press offers a wide range of options to suit any couple's taste. Browse our personalised wedding thank you cards here.

Writing your thank you cards 

Ready to put pen to paper? In this section, we'll help you to bring out your inner wordsmith and thank your guests in the best and most heartfelt way.

The structure and format of your wedding thank you cards 

Let's start at the beginning; the structure and format of your wedding thank you cards. Best when simple, clearly written and genuine, your cards should always start with a warm greeting, addressing the recipient by name or using a more general but heartfelt salutation.

You can then begin the body of the card by expressing your gratitude for the specific gift or gesture received. Be specific and mention the gift by name, if possible (hopefully you kept track!). Share how the gift will be cherished or used, and express your appreciation for their thoughtfulness.

You might also like to include a personal touch by referencing a special memory or moment from the wedding day. Take the time to reflect on your relationship with the recipient. Mention a shared memory or a special moment from the wedding day that you both experienced together. For example, "It meant the world to see you tearing up the dance floor with us on our wedding day!" This not only shows your appreciation but also creates a personal connection.

Close the card with a warm closing, such as "With love and thanks" or "Forever grateful."

Then, sign your names or include a personalised signature to add a personal touch. Remember, the most important aspect is to convey your sincere appreciation and gratitude in a genuine and heartfelt manner.

Expressing your gratitude in your wedding thank you letters

So what kind of language can you use in your wedding thank you cards? To help you start thinking, we've followed the aforementioned advice to provide some thank you letter examples. Browse some of the following wedding thank you card extracts for some inspiration and you'll be jotting down some notes within seconds:

Dear Aunt Jane, thank you so much for being a part of our special day. Your generous gift of vouchers for our new home truly warmed our hearts. We are forever grateful for your love and support and we are so glad we could share a cocktail with you and John after the ceremony.

Dear James, thank you so much for being a part of our wedding - it was such a blast! Your presence truly meant the world to us and your gift of a new mirror for our hallway is much appreciated. We will think of you every time we see it. What night we had! We will forever cherish the memory of you twirling on the dance floor with us. Your love and support have touched our hearts deeply.

Dear Tomo, we are incredibly grateful for your presence at our wedding and for your thoughtful gift. We can't wait to put the money towards a dinner or exciting experience on our honeymoon to Greece. The memories from our special day were made even more special with your warm smile and contagious laughter. Thank you for being a part of our journey and for your continuous love and support.

Dear Tanya, words cannot express how thankful we are for your love and support on our wedding day. You were a great help in organising our guests and we couldn't have one it without you. Your presence filled our hearts with joy, and the memory of you trying to hold back tears during the ceremony is one we will forever remember. Thank you also for your generous gift of a painting for our new house. We can't wait to frame it!

Enjoying the final step of your wedding adventure 

Since writing your thank you letters are the final piece of the wedding puzzle, take time in writing them and enjoy the process. This is a beautiful moment to reflect on the love and support you experienced during and around the event. 

Ready to browse wedding thank you cards? Take a look at ours here.