Oct 19

How to Write a Wedding Thank You Note

It’s important to write and send a physical wedding thank you note to your guests. Mailing a card with a thoughtfully crafted thank you is a big part of wedding etiquette. Spending the time to write a thank you shows gratitude for the time and money your guests spent on you.

While it may feel overwhelming to write thank you notes to 50 or 100 guests, the process can be simple, especially if you plan ahead. Thank you notes should be sent to all guests who attended your wedding, regardless of whether they gave you a gift, and to anyone who helped make your wedding extra special.


How to Write a Wedding Thank You Note


When should you send thank you note?

If you receive registry gifts before the wedding, a thank you note should be sent within two weeks. Not only is this the polite thing to do, but it will help you avoid an overwhelming pile of thank you notes when the wedding is over.

The rest of your thank you cards should be sent no later than three months after your wedding, but the sooner the better. Sending your thank you cards as soon as possible shows consideration to your guests and lets them know that you appreciate them. It’s understandable to wait a bit if you’re getting your thank you cards from your photographer, but clarify the timeline with your photographer ahead of time.


Butterfly and Flower Thank You Notes by Turnage and Watts


What to cover in your wedding thank you note

Your goal is to make sure your guests know how much you appreciate their gift. So, there are a few basics you’ll need to cover in your thank you note.

1. Greeting – Your guest’s name.

2. Thanks – Thank your guest for the gift. You should be specific here.

3. How you will use the gift – You’ll want to elaborate on how you will be using and enjoying their gift.

4. Thank them for attending – Thank your guest again for attending. To make it more personal, include a special detail about them.

5. Say thanks again – Thank your guest for the gift again.

6. Signature – Your name.

Custom wedding note cards

Getting thank you cards that match your wedding invitation suite is a beautiful touch and a great way to get your thank you cards early. Here at Turnage and Watts, we can design you thank you cards to match your wedding invitation suite for a polished look. If you’d prefer, we also have a line of personal stationery you can use for thank you notes. We have a variety of options and designs to choose from, so you can get thank you cards that you love.


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If you’d love a custom wedding invitation suite that perfectly matches the aesthetic of your wedding, I would love to work together! Let me know how I can best help you.

Flatlay and photography by Juliana Mary and The Styled Stockshop


A guide to writing Thank You Notes by Turnage and Watts