(Closed) What to write in thank you cards for the following scenarios……

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • 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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Lepidoptera:  

 

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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)

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