- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I am getting married next Saturday (!!!) and am trying to get all of my ducks in a row before I leave town for my Destination Wedding at the beach.
I’ve gotten gifts for my parents (mom and stepdad) and FI’s mom (his father recently passed away), as well as our officiant (my uncle) and my Maid/Matron of Honor (my sister). The only problem is that I am really struggling with what to write on the accompanying cards. Everything I’ve come up with so far just seems so stiff and formal. I’m not really a gushy person, and my family is not overly affectionate. I’ve also probably spent too much time writing thank you notes for wedding gifts recently, so I might just be burned out.
Here’s what I would like to thank these people for:
My parents: They paid for the ENTIRE wedding. Dress, flowers, food, venue, hotel for wedding party and all relatives, all photos (E-pics, bridal, wedding), video, FI’s bachelor party. You name it, they paid for it.
His mom: She paid for the majority of our honeymoon and for hotel rooms for all of FI’s friends.
Officiant: Since he’s my uncle (not religious, got ordained to perform my cousin’s wedding earlier this summer and it seemed like a cool idea), I got him a gift and feel like I should put a thank you card with it.
My sister: She’s my Maid/Matron of Honor but lives out of state and really hasn’t done anything to help planning-wise (my mom did most of the work), but she is giving up her birthday weekend to stand up with me, so I got her a gift and would like to thank her.
Does anyone have any suggestions for the wording of any of these cards? I want to be sincere in my thanks, but everything I’ve written so far just seems way too formal. Fiance said of his mom’s rough draft, “it’s like you don’t even know her.” Ugh!