Post # 1
Hello ladies, so I finally sat down to write out my thank you cards and I’m at a loss of what to say….
For gifts of money do I have to express how we used or plan to use the money? Honestly, almost all the money that we received at the wedding was put in our bank account and used to pay bills since we paid for about 1/3 of our wedding ourselves and we were both contract workers when we married and had to take 2 weeks off unpaid… I really don’t want to air that to the entire family!
Can anyone suggest what to say in this situation?
So far I have, “Thank you so much for sharing our wedding day with us and for the gift of money…….”
This is where I get stuck…
Any advice would be great!
Post # 3
Don’t mention “money”.
Say “thank you for your generous gift, we used it towards a new _______” or”thank you for your generous gift, it will be very helpful when we _______”
Just tell them something you bought recently, or something you’re saving for. (And don’t tell the entire family the same item, in case they happen to discuss it.)
Or even just “thank you for your generous gift and joining us in celebration of our marriage”.
But don’t say “money”, replace any time you would say “money” with something like “generous gift” or “wonderful gift”.
Post # 4
Exactly what abbyful said…you should say “generous gift” and you can say you are saving it to buy a house, you can say it was nice to have to help you get started in newlywed life or you could say it was great to have on the honeymoon.
Only one of my cash gifts did I refer to it as money and thats because it was a joint gift from two of my best friends from college – and I told them exactly what I spent it on on our honeymoon!
Post # 5
Thanks, I’m glad I only wrote out one so far, lol. Good thing for extra’s!
Post # 6
I second abbyful–don’t use the word “money.”
For people who gifted me money for my wedding, I did not have a sentence in the thank you card on what we spent it on (or could spend it on). For starters, we just put the money in our bank account, so it is not like we spent it on anything in particular (besides to replace the $$ we spent on the wedding)! Most of all, though, I have found it awkward in the past when I have gotten thank you cards that have said what they have done with the money. Once I got a thank you card that said that my gift helped them complete their registry. All I could think was, “If I knew you would use it to complete your registry, I would have just bought you something off of the registry!”
Post # 7
I would avoid saying ‘money’ as well…it just sounds off to me. We didn’t buy anything specific with people gifts either…it just went into our bank account. So, I said something like, “Thank you for your generous gift, we were able to use it to help us on our honeymoon” or something similar. Or you can maybe say what you might be saving up to buy, like a house together or something.
Post # 8
We actually used ours to pay off some debt. I wish I could of used it on cool stuff but I really needed to pay off some student loans.
I just said ” Just a quick note saying Thank you attending our wedding, and for your generous gift of money. We hope you enoyed the wedding as much as we enjoyed having you there! Sending you warm wishes and blessing this holiday season. Take care and hope to hear from you again soon!
Short, simple and sweet.
Post # 9
Agreed with what all the others have said. I think it’s nice to mention what you have put it toward, or plan to put it toward in the future. It also helps to fill up some space on the card, which I’ve found can sometimes be hard to say!
My thank you cards for those who gave money say someting along the lines of, “Thank you so much for attending our wedding and being an important part of our day. Thank you also for your generous gift – we have put it toward our newly purchased bedroom and dining room furniture.”
My favourite thank you card that we’ve ever received was from one of DH’s guy friends. Clearly his wife made him write our card (good for her!) and it said, “Thanks for the $. We bought a new car.” I died laughing..it was such a boy thing to write!
Post # 10
@hergreenapples: That is hilarious, men crack me up. They’re such simple creatures.
Post # 11
We just said thank you so much for your generous gift, and then went on to say how happy we were that they were able to join us. I didn’t mention what we did with the money, since most of it went into savings/to pay off credit card bills. Didn’t really want to write that in the card. I personally don’t think you have to specify unless you want to.