Post # 1
Last night was my lingerie (like 4-5 months early because mum moh can’t be here closer to the wedding) and it was amazing. My moh (who flew in from Kansas) and another bridesmaid (whose house is where the shower was) hosted the shower. The bridesmaid who lives at the house made DIY mason jar glasses (the wine ones with stems) with cute little name tags for all the guests, she made garland and topiaries for decorations and gave them to guests at the end, and also had lotions/bath gels to give everyone as a shower gift. Her and moh cooked everything for the shower: made salad, roasted potatoes, Mac n cheese bites, spinach spread on toast points, (can you tell the two hostesses are vegetarian??)and delicious cookies and cream, red velvet, or wedding cake flavored cupcakes. Soooo good. We played a really fun game where bm passed out plain white panties and everyone decorated them with fabric paint pens and rhinestones (all bought by her) and the winner won an expensive reed diffuser set (also purchased by her). Needless to say, she spent a lot of money on the shower. So, I got lots of good stuff. I haven’t written a thank you note in forever so I need help.
I need a sample lingerie party thank you note to use as a template for the gifts. Also, is it ok to get a gift for the two shower hostesses along with a thank you card? Not sure how all the etiquette works.
Post # 3
Write a heartfelt thank you note to each hostess. That will mean so much more than a template based one. You are obviously really excited and thankful about how thoughtful these gals were. You realize that they planned an awful lot and you know that they spent some money… ( no need to mention the money directly, though you can mention that you really liked the favors and the food).
As long as you write the truth the thank you note will be great. 🙂
Your hostess threw the party for you because they wanted to, you aren’t required to buy them a gift, but it is customary to give a gift to you Bridesmaid or Best Man & Maid/Matron of Honor at your rehearsal dinner to thank them for all their help. If you want to do more for these great friends you could always take them to brunch. it’s not WRONG to get someone a gift for being a great friend – but it can sometimes seem as though you think they’re only doing nice things for you so they’ll get a gift in return. Accept the generosity with a sincere “thank you” and know you have awesome people in your life. 🙂
Post # 4
Yes, get a gift for both hostesses. Try bath & body works or a gift card for a mani/pedi, something like that with a nice card.
Thank you notes should be individual to the person and the gift. It takes about 90 seconds or less to write one thank you note, including addressing it.
I’ll tell you what I told my daughter…..write 3 sentences. No more than four sentences. .
Thank them for coming to the shower.
Tell them how much you love the gift.
Thank them for being your friend and how much they mean to you or that you hope to see them soon, blah blah blah.
I also advised my daughter to write 10-15 thank you notes every evening until she was done. That way it is not the impossible task it seems especially if you had a large tea or shower.