Post # 1
We’ve gotten checks from several people that were not invited to the wedding (mostly parents of friends). I want to acknowledge how nice their gift was without drawing attention to the fact that they weren’t invited (they obviously know already, all the checks were sent post-wedding). Any ideas on something nice to say without being overly awkward?
Dear so and so,
Thank you so much for the check you sent us for our wedding. It was so nice of you to think of us. [this is the part of the thank you note where normally I’d say how much we loved seeing them at the wedding, etc. but I am at a loss here! Please help!]
Thanks in advance, hive!
Post # 3
Ohhh I want to see the answer to this. I have a feeling we’re going to be in the same position because we werent able to invite a lot of closer extended family. I have a feeling some will send cash even though they werent invited.
Post # 4
How about something on how you plan to spend it? Like “it will go toward our kitchen update” or “dream vacation”?
Post # 5
Thanks heathaah, good idea! “We’ve put it in our ‘condo down payment’ savings fund” or something. Perfect!
Post # 6
thank you very much for the check/cash you sent us for our wedding and thank you for being such an important part of the day we began our lives together. Your generosity is touching and greatly appreciated.
something like that maybe? I dont think I am going to run into this situation…we dont have too many generous people lol
Post # 7
…[what you stated]… We are excited and blessed to begin our lives together and your generous gift will help us in doing so. Thanks again for thinking of us at this special time in our lives.
Or as others have stated, whatever purpose you plan on using it for would work!
Post # 8
Hmmm maybe something like:
Dear so and so
Thank you so much for your generous gift and well wishes. We really appreciate you thinking of us and we’ll put your gift to good use with our upcoming ____ (house purchase/reno, honeymoon, whatever). We hope to see you soon!
Post # 9
I like heathaah’s suggestion to mention what the money will go towards. But just an additional note, it’s a bit more appropriate to say “thank you for your generous gift” rather than “thank you for the check” so you may want to change that too.
Post # 10
I agree that “gift” is a better way to say thanks for the money.
Thanks for the gift is awfully brief so I think adding details of what the money will go towards will help to make them feel like you really thought about it, and you really appreciated it.
“Thanks so much for your thoughfulness. We are realizing now how many things we still need for the house. Your gift was used towards our dining room table – thanks so much for saving us from eating in front of the television!”