Post # 1
How do I say “thank you, the dishes are so beautiful. I love them”. When it was an item that I chose and put on my registry. Obvously I like it. I can’t compliment the givers good taste. I can’t be surprised. I am stumped as to what to say without being lame. Normally I could make a short sweet note, but this person really went crazy and bought ALL of my placesettings plus a handful of serving pieces. I need a BIG thank you. Help.
Post # 3
If someone bought me all my place settings and then some, I would focus on how much I appreciate their incredible generosity. Do you plan on displaying your china? You could mention how nice it will all look when it’s on display.
Post # 4
I would add to what you put with something like…
“DH and I love using them, especially on our Date Night’s “In”, and I can’t wait to be able to use them hosting parties and family gatherings! They are just so beautiful and I know that everyone else will love them just as much as we do!
idk.. hope that helps some… =/
Post # 5
Why dont you just say how appreciative you are and how excited you are to use them! Thanks for contributing to the start of our new life together! =)
Post # 6
Get them a seperate and different thank you note from all the others. Then write in it.
Post # 7
I was just discussing the awkwardness of this with Fiance, since I gave a gift to his cousin at her shower and we got a sweet thank you–“thank you so much for the gorgeous platter, I just love the color!” Well, duh, of course you love it, you picked it out!
I think the awkwardness is almost unavoidable. Just be certain to say, as others have suggested, something about how you look forward to using it (do you host dinners? Will you be using it for date nights? Do you have a display case?) and how you are certain you will enjoy it and think of their generosity for years to come.
Post # 8
On ours (every gift we received was from the registry!) I said, “thank you so much for the x! We can’t wait to use it to host our first dinner party as a married couple! blah blah.” You don’t have to specifiy colors or anything like that. Just add on, “it was so generous of you to gift us the entire set. Words cannot thank you enough! Cannot wait to see you on July 16!”
Post # 9
love this! Thank you so much. I was totally overthinking it.
You ladies are a goldmine of information and advice. I love it here.
Post # 10
I agree with PPs. On the thank you notes for our shower, almost every note read along the lines of “thank you so much for coming to our shower, and also for the generous gift. We can’t wait to host dinner parties/explore wineries/make hot tea after a long day/etc. It was great catching up with you, and we can’t wait to see you at the wedding! Love, Us.”
Post # 11
oo inever thought about that…its like saying thanks for buying it cus i know i have awesome taste lol. id say go with the PP of we will enjoy them blah blah blah
Post # 12
Haha, I agree that it’s a little awkward.
One alternative to the suggestions already posted would be to focus on how glad you are that out of all the things on your registry, they picked what they did. It might be a little shady to tell every single person who attended your wedding that they happened to pick your favorite thing, but for those few difficult thank yous where you don’t have a ton more to personalize it with, you could just say how you’ve been in love with the [dishes, candlesticks, towels, etc] since the moment you saw them and you’re so excited that they chose to buy them for you…and that you’ll be sure to think of them when you use it/them!
You might get the credit for finding everything on the registry, but the fact that they picked that partcular item probably means that something about it spoke to them too, so I don’t think it’s necessarily weird to complement their taste as long as it’s more about your shared tastes than “oh my goodness, wherever did you find this?” ha ha 🙂