(Closed) Help with thank you cards

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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7908 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Maybe the key for you will be to keep is short. You don’t have to write an essay. Just tell them that you are so thankful for their support of you your entire life, but especially now as you prepare to enter the next great phase of your life and that you love them and are so happy to share this time with them.

Post # 4
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m planning on doing cards/gift until after the wedding- I was taught that a thank you note should include a mention of you using the gift.  So for your parents who paid for the wedding, I would say something like “Mom and Dad I wanted to thank you so much for all you’ve done for me.  You’ve been there my whole life for me and our wedding was no exception.  FI and I will remember _______ forever (or loved _________) (insert a special moment, favorite part). ” Mentioning something that occurs at the wedding, honeymoon etc definitly makes it more personal. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@nikkialys:  For traditional wedding gift, sure, but for the people who contributed directly to the wedding, you usually give them a gift and thanks at the rehearsal dinner or in private on the wedding day. Then, if they also give you a wedding gift that isn’t a contribution to the wedding (like honeymoon money or something from the registry), you send them a thank you after the wedding for that.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wrote notes to each parent, but it was more in order with “thank you for raising me/him to be the person we are” rather than a thank you for the wedding.  For each of my bridesmaids, I thanked each for what they had done to make my day special.  I wrote separate thanks for the wedding related gifts after the wedding.

I wanted to write them in advance, but life caught up to me.  I wrote them all within a day or two of the wedding (a few the night before), though I had drafted some of what I wanted to say earlier.

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