Post # 1
The card already says ” You have enriched our happiness with your lovely gift. Thank you for giving us a lasting memory of your kindness and generosity.”
I found this on http://preciousinvitations.com/sample-wedding-invitations-wording/149-sample-wording-thank-you-cards.html if anyone was wondering.
I want to add a bit of a handwritten personal note on top of this.
Guests who attended:
Guests who did not attend but sent a gift:
Guests who flew in and attended:
Guests who did not come because of how far the wedding was but gave a gift:
Note: Any snarky comments will be reported. I understand that some people would rather write the whole thing out but I chose not to.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Lepidoptera: Yes, please handwrite something! It looks like that website you posted has several good ideas, but you could add something about being thankful that they traveled so far for the guest that “flew in and attended.” Or something that you remember about them from the evening, being on the dance floor, their speech, etc.
For those that didn’t attend but gave a gift just let them know they’ll be missed but that their thoughtfulness is appreciated.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t send thank you cards to those who didn’t give a gift – technically the reception is the thank you for attending.
For those who couldn’t come but sent a gift, I’d thank them again for their lovely gift, say you can’t wait to use it, and hope you see them soon.
Post # 5
I love the excuse to write something nice for someone so I like the idea of sending cards to those who didn’t gift, although I know that is a matter of personal opinion. However, this particular card specifically mentions a gift so I think a blank card is a better choice with a handwritten message that thanks them for attending or ‘being there on your special day’.
Post # 6
Guests who attended: technically no card is needed , the meal was the thank you
Guests who did not attend but sent a gift: thank you for the lovely _____ I can’t wait to use it, put it to good use
Guests who flew in and attended: thank you for being a part of our sepcial day, it was great to see you
Guests who did not come because of how far the wedding was but gave a gift: thank you for the lovely _____ I can’t wait to use it, put it to good use
Post # 7
I think you should make mention of the fact that “We missed you” for the guests who didn’t attend but still sent a gift & I agree that no gift = no thank you card for the most part (unless they flew in or spent a lot of money just to attend)
Post # 8
Still having a hard time with out of town guest thank you’s! 🙁