Sending wedding thank you cards is one of the best ways to show your appreciation and thank your family and friends for spending your special day with you. It’s letting them know that you received their gift, that you and your spouse appreciate the gift received, and how you plan to use the gift. Before you head out and get started on tackling that stack of thank you cards, we’ve outlined some tips that will help you express your gratitude.

Related: “Say ‘Thank You’ to Your Wedding Guests”

Best Thank You Card Etiquette Advice

Here, we have listed the proper etiquette for wedding thank you cards, along with our best tips and tricks:

  1. You can mail thank you cards one to three months after the wedding.
  2. Be personal and specific when writing your thank you messages.
  3. Make a list of guests in order to stay organized.
  4. Send thank you cards to everyone who gave a gift or those who helped with your wedding preparations.
  5. You can send thank you notes to your vendors who helped make your wedding special.

Is sending out wedding thank you cards necessary?

The short answer is yes – it is proper etiquette to express your appreciation and thank your loved ones for sending a gift and attending your special day. Trust us! A personal thank you note will make your guests feel acknowledged and is not something you should skip.  

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Who should you send your wedding thank you cards to?

Every guest that took time out of their busy schedule to attend your big day deserves a thank you card, no matter if they gave a wedding gift or not. It’s also a good idea to show your appreciation to your wedding planner and vendors for making your event extra special and successful.

Is it necessary to send a gift with your thank you cards?

Sending a present along with a thank you card is not mandatory. However, including a small gift is highly encouraged because it will make your note extra special and sentimental. It will only help your family and friends cherish all of the wonderful wedding memories for years to come.

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