Post # 1
Anyone have any suggestions on what to write in thank you cards for money.
I have already started receiving checks for guests that will not be able to attend and I do not want to send the same wording to everyone.
Also, my FI and I are paying for a good portion of our wedding (band, photographer, flowers, etc) so basically the money is going towards the wedding expenses we incured. We do not plan on buying anything after the wedding.
Any thoughts on how to word a note without mentioning how the money will be spent?
Post # 3
@californiabride2013: The wording that we used was,
Thank you so much for your incredibly generous gift! We have been putting away money to save up for (insert a house, certain appliance, trip, etc) and this will really help us get to that goal! We appreciate this so much, thank you for helping us celebrate our new life together and helping contribute to something that we both will cherish forever”
Short, sweet, to the point, but everyone still feels appreciated and like their gift really meant something. 🙂
Post # 4
@PacificMrs: I like that! Tagging in so that I can use it down the line.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
@PacificMrs: +1 except we didn’t write the check amount in the thank you card.
ETA: You don’t have to write out exactly what you’re spending the money on. For several of the thank you cards we wrote something along the lines of “Your gift will help us start our new lives together” or “make our house a home” or something. People mostly just want a thank you.
Post # 6
i wouldn’t write the amount either.
Thank you for the generous gift. We are really looking forward to using it to fix up our new house. It was great seeing you at the wedding and I look forward to more happy occassions.
Post # 7
@californiabride2013: I just write thank you for your generous gift and then a line about what we plan to use the money for, say you appreciate it, etc.
I wouldn’t write the amount – kind of gauche.
Post # 9
Thank you for the lovely wishes and your generous gift. It was so kind of you, and we’ve used to it puchase the XXXXX from our registry. We are sorry you couldn’t join us at the wedding, and your smile was missed, but we know you were with us in spirit and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Post # 10
I recieved my first “no with money” reply yesterday and I am so grateful that someone asked this question as I was trying to think of how to word things!