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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 stationery was hard enough, but after your big day another tricky task is on your to-do list –  writing your thank you cards; it’s one of the most important newlywed tasks

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If you’re got writer’s block, fret not. Wedding thank card wording needn’t be complicated. We’ve set out some examples below, which can be tweaked slightly for each scenario.

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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

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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

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