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What to write in wedding thank you cards

The perfect wedding thank you note wording, whether you’re saying thank you for a gift or cash.

Working out what to write in your wedding invitations and order of service may have seemed hard enough and if you’ve written a speech too, we wouldn’t be surprised if you fancied taking a break from penning wedding masterpieces.

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We hate to break it to you, but you have one more writing task to complete before you disappear into newly-wedded bliss; thank you cards. Now the wedding is over (sob! Beat the post-wedding blues here) and you’ve returned from your honeymoon, it’s time to throw your swimming gear in the washing machine and start scribbling your thank you cards.

If you’re already getting an overwhelming sense of writer’s block, then don’t fear! We have written down every type of thank you message we can think of, so no matter the relation or gift we’ll have something perfect for you; all you need to do is write them out. It’s a total no-brainer!

From group gifts, to gift list buys and cash, we have a thoughtful message for you. Plus, we have also rounded up some of our favourite thank you cards, available to buy in the shops right now.

Whether you’re looking for floral designs to continue your wedding theme, a personalised card using your favourite bridal portrait or something a little different, we have the thank you card for you!

Read through our expertly written thank you messages before choosing your favourite cards and then you’ve got one of the very last pieces of wedmin ticked off your list!

Fountain pens and your very best handwriting at the ready…

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How to say thank you for wedding gifts

It’s usually best practice to mention the gift received and how you plan to use it. For example:

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you so much for the gorgeous sugar bowl. We will make good use of it with our morning cuppa! We were so happy to celebrate with you and hope to see you again soon.

Lots of love, 
Bride and groom

OR

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you so much for the lovely crystal carafe – it matches our wine glasses perfectly and we now have the complete set! We are looking forward to having you over for dinner, where we can put it to good use.

All the best,
Bride and groom

For a gift you didn’t like or wasn’t on the list

Even if you’re not keen on the gift you received, it’s always good to be positive and grateful.

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you for the fun framed poster you sent us, it was so thoughtful! Every time we look at it we will think of you and our wedding day.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

How to say thank you for money

You navigated politely asking for money as a wedding gift, so this one is a doddle!

It’s a nice touch to share how you will be using your cash gift, even if you don’t know exactly how you will use it yet.

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you for your generous gift, we’re one step closer to our dream honeymoon! It was so lovely to have you with us to celebrate our big day, and we can’t wait to see you again soon/see you for dinner next month.

Much love,
Bride and groom

OR

Dear Sarah and John,

We are so grateful for your generous gift, thank you so much! We will use it to enjoy a lovely bottle of champagne on honeymoon. It was wonderful to have you celebrate with us at the wedding, and we hope you had as much fun as we did.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

To parents or in-laws

Dear mum and dad,

Thank you for your generous gift, it goes a long way towards our dream honeymoon. Thank you all for all your support in helping us plan our big day, it wouldn’t have been half as special without you. We can’t wait to have you over for dinner when we get back.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

To close friends or relatives

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you so much for your generous gift. As you know we are planning on going to the Maldives on honeymoon, and your contribution means we can have a lovely candlelit dinner on you. We can’t wait to see you when we get back, and thank you again for sharing our special day.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

To distant friend or relatives

Dear Sarah and John/Mr & Mrs John (depending on how familiar you are with them),

Thank you for your lovely gift, it will help us achieve our dream honeymoon. Thank you for coming and sharing our special day with us.

Bride and groom

To guests who weren’t able to attend but sent a present

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you both for your very thoughtful gift. We very much missed you on our special day and look forward to celebrating with you soon.

Lots of love,

Bride and groom

To an acquaintance who sent a present but wasn’t invited

Dear Mr. & Mrs. John,

Thank you for the lovely vase, it will look perfect on our coffee table. We were very touched by your gesture and thank you for thinking of us at this special time in our life. We hope you are both very well too.

Best wishes,
Bride and groom

You can’t remember what the person gave you 

Dear Sarah and John,

Thank you for the lovely wedding gift, it was so thoughtful of you. It was lovely to have you share our special day with us.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

It’s a group gift

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for the amazing coffee machine. It’s amazing, and you know how much we love our coffee! We are so lucky to have such thoughtful friends. You’ll have to come over for dinner and espressos.

Lots of love,
Bride and groom

Wedding cards we love

Thank you cards, Paperchase

Constellations thank you cards, Paperchase, £6 f0r 10

Thank you cards, Paperchase

Floral wreath thank you cards, Paperchase, £5 for 10

Thank you card, Not On The High Street

Hand foiled thank you card, Text From A Friend at Not On The High Street, £4

Thank you cards, Not On The High Street

Plantable thank you card, Summer Lane Studio at Not On The High Street, £4.50

Countryside thank you card, Not On The High Street

Personalised thank you card, Paper and Inc at Not On The High Street, £1.45

Modern Wedding Border Card, Paper
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Modern wedding border card, Papier, £24.50 for 10