[Guide] What to Say In Wedding Thank You Cards


wedding thank you card

What should you say in your wedding thank you cards? What if you received a gift that wasn’t on your registry or maybe you received a nice card with a check inside? How do you know what to write and what not to write?

What if you want to make sure your family or friends know how happy you are they came to the wedding to celebrate or they sent in a gift but were able to attend the main event? How can you fully express your thanks?

Whatever the case, we’ve got you covered in terms of what you say inside your bits of snail mail appreciation. Below you’ll find a host of different wedding thank you card wording templates to grab inspiration from!

Wedding Thank You Card Templates

Here we provide you with a host of useable templates that you can break apart and use as inspiration for your own thank you notes. Have fun!

*Anything in [brackets] is to be filled in with personal details from names to gifts to shared memories for a special touch!

They Sent You A Gift

Dear [Name] and [Name],

Thanks so much for coming to celebrate at the wedding with us!! It truly would not have been the same without you there. We were so happy to receive [gift name], and we look forward to [using it for years to come, having it brighten our home for years to come, cherishing it as a beautiful wedding memento, make toast with it, etc].

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Sent You A Gift You Don’t Like

[Name] and [Name],

Thank you so much for the [gift name]. We appreciate you thinking of us. It’s such a creative gift! We’re looking forward to seeing you at the wedding.

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Attended The Wedding

Dear [Name],

Thank you so much for attending the wedding! It was so wonderful to be able to see you after all these years and catch up. We wanted to make sure you knew how appreciative we were of your presence on our special day and how much greater the memory will be because you’re in it.

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Sent A Gift But Didn’t Come To The Wedding

Dear [Name] and [Name],

The wedding was fantastic but we were definitely missing you! It was a wonderful day, and you were missed. We wanted to make sure we let you know how much we love your gift, and we thank you for sending it. We will be using it for [years to come, to spruce up the house, etc].

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Sent You A Monetary Gift

Dear [Name] and [Name],

Thank you so much for coming to our wedding! It was the perfect day and we’re so happy you were there. Also, we are so appreciative of your generous gift and look forward to [adding it to our new car fund, using it to put a down payment on a house, adding it to our honeymoon fund, etc].

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Are Someone You Don’t Know Very Well

Dear [Name] and [Name],

Thank you for the gorgeous [gift name] and thank you for attending our special day. It was so lovely to see you at the wedding—my speak so fondly of you, and we’re so appreciative of the chance to have met you in person!

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Sent A Gift That Wasn’t On The Registry

Dear [Name] and [Name],

Thank you so much for the [gift]. It reminds me of [the one I saw at Anthropologie, the one you had in your kitchen growing up, etc.]. We are thrilled that you’ll be at our wedding, and can’t wait to celebrate with you.

Sincerely,

[Us]

They Are Not The Most Well-Liked Individual (But They Were Still in Attendance)

Dear [Name],

Thank you so much for taking the time out to celebrate our big day. We appreciate your presence and hope you enjoyed your time in the city with us!

Sincerely,

[Us]

When Writing A ‘Thank You’ Note Remember…

Always write directly to the person you are thanking. It’s one thing to write a thank you card, it’s another to the person for being a part of your life and for their generosity as you take your next step in life.

Just because you have to write what seems to be a million of them, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and put your own spin on it! These are the precious memories that are remembered for years to come even if they present themselves in tiny moments like through a thank you card.