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Ideally, you should send your thank you cards within two weeks of receiving the gift. However, if you cannot send them within that time, don’t worry! You can still send wedding thank you cards within a few months of the wedding.

Thank you cards are a must after a wedding, particularly for your wedding party, your parents, your grandparents, and the other family members and friends who made your special day so meaningful.

When should I send my thank you cards?

Thank your wedding party for all their help in making your wedding day perfect. Whether they helped with planning, acted as attendants, or just cheered you on, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them. You might say, “Thank you for being by my side on my big day. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Thank your parents for all their support leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. If they helped with planning, cooking, or anything else, mention it in your card. You might say, “Thank you for being such a huge help in the planning process. I couldn’t have done it without you!” or “Thank you for coming to my wedding. It meant so much to me.”

Grandparents often play a special role in a wedding, so thank them too! You might say, “Thank you for being such a big part of my life. I’m so glad you were able to be at my wedding.” or “Thank you for all your support throughout this process. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Thank any other family members or friends who helped with the wedding or attended the wedding. You might say, “Thank you for coming to my special day. It meant a lot to me.” or “Thank you for all your support. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

What should I write on my thank you cards?

Your thank you cards should include a personal message thanking the person for their gift or their help with the wedding. Whether you send a thank you card online or via snail mail, include your name and the date of your wedding.

Thanking guests for their wedding gifts is a polite way to show appreciation for their kind gesture. When writing a thank you note, mention the gift and how you plan to use it. Here are a few examples:

  • “Thank you for the lovely crystal vase. I’m excited to display flowers in it at our home.”
  • “Thank you for the fabulous set of pots and pans. I’m looking forward to trying out some recipes with them.”
  • “Thank you for the beautiful set of towels. I can’t wait to use them for our next vacation.”

You can also mention how much you enjoyed the wedding and your gratitude for their support.

Overall, thank you cards are an essential post-wedding detail. They are one way of thanking your guests for their attendance and generosity. They also allow you to update your guests on your new life together. As with any other aspect of your wedding, you want to make sure that your thank you cards are personalized and heartfelt.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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