As your wedding day comes closer, there are a thousand little things to consider and organise. Dealing with things that happen after the wedding may seem way too distant to consider at this stage. But one thing you should consider are the perfect thank you cards because these are an important part of your wedding.
Saying thank you
Saying thank you to the people who shared your big day with you and gave you a gift is a very crucial part of the wedding and one that shouldn’t be left to an afterthought. If you organise your wedding thank you cards at the same time as your wedding invites, you can carry a theme through the two if you want, meaning people can keep the two together as keepsakes with photos of the day.
When you begin to open your presents, thank you card should be in your mind. Creating personalised wedding thank you cards is a really nice touch and by noting down what each person gave you as you open them, then you can ensure you thank them for that present, rather than just a generic ‘thanks for your present’ message.
Writing little notes is a nice touch but most people would now be just as happy with a printed personalised note. Perhaps consider writing the notes for the older family members while younger ones can receive a printed note.
Creating thank you cards
Making your own thank you cards is another way of adding a personal touch to them. There are lots of ideas out there for all skills and aptitudes – you don’t need to be a crafting expert or a graphic designer to create beautiful cards at home. Otherwise, there are some fantastic professional services that can do clever things like incorporate photos from the big day.
If you are writing your cards, then why not collect a bunch of different postcards from your honeymoon and send them as thank you cards? This is a great way to share your honeymoon with your guests and the vast majority of destinations will have a ready supply of different ones to ensure that members of the same branch of the family all get a different image.
Handmade cards don’t have to be too complicated either. Get a nice simple stamp that says ‘thanks’ or even ‘merci’ and stamp it onto a white card. Overlap the words with a template of a heart or another shape then splash some glue around it. Sprinkle with glitter, shake off the excess and you have a glittery, unique card. Then you can either write or print an insert inside it with templates for these being available on the Internet.
For a full-on thank you, you could always take a series of photos from the wedding and use some online software to create a newspaper style spread. Add a headline such as ‘Happy Couple Says Thanks to Guests’ and leave a paragraph inside where you can add a personal message for each person based on their gift.