Morning! How have you been?! We finally have a load of pretty weddings going up on the blog. I took a little time out but I am back now and ready to wedding the hell out of this blog, but excitingly we return with a little treat for you. Not only looking at some beautiful stationery, you can win money towards your own too. Wedding thank you cards are an important part of post wedding planning, a lot of guests have travelled far, wide and spent their time and money celebrating with you. A little thank you is all it takes to make them feel cherished.
Congratulations on tying the knot! We are sure that your wedding went better than you could have ever imagined. Now that you are back from your honeymoon and have polished off the last slice of wedding cake, (seeing as you no longer need to worry about fitting into that all-important dress), it is time to thank all those who helped make your wedding day so special! Choosing the perfect wedding thank you cards and writing all those thank you messages isn’t always an appealing thought when it comes to starting your newly-married life, so we have teamed up with Rosemood to bring you a guide to wedding thank you card etiquette to make sending your wedding thank you cards as painless as possible!
Rosemood collaborates with talented independent designers worldwide to bring fresh contemporary wedding stationery designs to future brides and grooms across the UK. They are based in Nantes, France but all of their wedding stationery can be personalised and ordered online. They pride themselves on their top-notch customer service and even offer a complimentary proofreading and retouching service to make sure that your wedding stationery is absolutely perfect. You can, therefore, rest assured that your wedding thank you cards will be in safe hands!
When to send your wedding thank you cards
The short answer is as soon as possible! However, according to traditional etiquette, you have three months to send out your thank you cards following your wedding.
Whilst it’s tempting to put it off, sending your wedding thank you cards in a timely manner will mean that your wedding gifts are still fresh in your mind, making it easier to write a heartfelt message!
Who to send your wedding thank you cards to
Keep track of who gave you each gift as you open your cards and presents as this will form the basis of your wedding thank you card list. But remember, you shouldn’t just send wedding thank you cards to those who gave you a gift! You also want to thank all those who attended your big day, as well as everyone who helped you to pull it off!
As a basic rule, you should send wedding thank you cards to:
• Your bridal party.
• All your wedding guests.
• All those who gave you a wedding gift.
• Everyone involved in the preparations, including your wedding suppliers.
This isn’t an exhaustive list as you may also wish to let those who couldn’t attend know that you were thinking about them and give them a glimpse of your wedding photos!
How to choose your wedding thank you cards
All the decision making doesn’t come to an end once the wedding is over, as you still need to pick your favourite design for your wedding thank you cards. One thing is for sure, Rosemood has plenty of wedding thank you cards to choose from, so here are a few questions that may help you narrow down your choice:
1. Do you want matching wedding thank you cards? If you fell in love with your wedding invitations, then you can always opt for the same design for your wedding thank you cards!
2. What was your wedding theme and colour scheme? Your wedding thank you cards should be the cherry on the cake when it comes to finishing off your wedding, so it is nice to incorporate elements of your theme and your wedding colours.
3. How many wedding photos do you wish to share? Rosemood’s wedding photo thank you cards allow you to share up to six wedding photos, so you can show off all your favourite snaps from your big day!
4. What format are your favourite wedding photos? Opt for portrait wedding thank you cards to share a full-length photo to show off your wedding dress, or choose landscape cards as a great way to include all your guests on a lovely group snap.
5. Do you want to send different cards to different people? The photo that you wish to send to your friends may not be the same one that you would share with your wedding suppliers, so why not personalise your wedding thank you cards for the different recipients!
If your wedding was commitment enough for now and you still can’t decide between the different designs or which wedding photos to share, then you are in luck. Rosemood offers personalised samples of their wedding thank you cards so that you can try out your favourite designs before placing a full order!
If you find a design that you like but think that a few tweaks could make your wedding thank you cards just right, then do not hesitate to ask! As part of their advanced personalised changes, Rosemood may be able to adapt your favourite wedding thank you card design to suit your needs, adding or removing photo fields and even changing the colour.
Choosing photos for your wedding thank you cards
Photo wedding thank you cards are a lovely keepsake for your guests and will be their first glimpse of your professional photos. Choosing the right photos for your wedding thank you cards is, therefore, very important, but not always easy! We are sure that you do not need an excuse to get your wedding album back out, so start flicking through your wedding photos to find your favourites.
There are no set rules about which photos to choose so simply select the wedding photos that mean the most to you! Capture the joy of your wedding day with the celebratory confetti shot or use a group snap to let everyone know how much it meant to you that they made it to your big day!
No matter which wedding photos you choose, know that Rosemood will optimise the quality of your photos for printing to make sure that your wedding thank you cards do justice to your wedding day!
Wedding thank you card wording
Keeping your wedding thank you cards personal is very important, but we know that it isn’t always easy when you have a pile of cards to get through. Remember that your wedding thank you cards don’t have to be long-winded, and as long as your message is personal, you can keep it short and sweet!
Whilst you can save time by typing part of the message online, it is still best to add a handwritten note to each wedding thank you card. Rotate through a few set thank you phrases, tailoring each message with mention of specific gifts and how you are going to use them, (for some gifts you may need to get a little creative). Remember that when it comes to thanking loved ones for money, avoid specifying the amount that you were given and simply let them know what the money will be going towards.
Writing your wedding thank you cards should be a team effort, so make it a date and share out the pile of cards with your new husband or wife. We can guarantee that it will feel like a job well done once you put all those wedding thank you cards in the post! With your wedding checklist complete, you can then go back to enjoying newly-wedded bliss.
Here are a few examples of wedding thank you card wording to help get you started!
“Thank you so much for being there on our wedding day, you helped make it truly unforgettable. It meant the world to us that we could celebrate with you. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.“
“Thank you for being by our sides on our big day. Having our friends and family there made our wedding truly unforgettable. We were so happy to receive the lovely crockery set that you so kindly gave to us. We look forward to using it for years to come.”
“Thank you so much for joining us for our wedding! We had a lovely day and were so happy that you were there. We are so grateful for your generous gift, which we will be adding to our honeymoon fund.”
“We are so sorry that you weren’t able to make it to our wedding. We had a lovely day and were thinking about you. We would like to make sure that you know how much you were missed and that we are so appreciative of the gift that you sent us.”
If you still need help creating your wedding thank you cards then do not hesitate to get in touch with Rosemood’s friendly customer service team. Rosemood also have plenty of wedding thank you card advice on their website, so head over to www.rosemood.co.uk for more hints and tips and to check out their range of wedding thank you card designs.
What’s more, Rosemood has asked So You’re Getting Married to give you the chance to win £50 towards your wedding thank you cards. To enter, follow Rosemood UK’s Instagram account and comment on our post with your favourite wedding thank you card design! The lucky winner will be chosen next week on the 5th of September at 10 am and will be sent a personalised code worth £50. The code is valid for 12 months so even if you are yet to exchange your vows, you can save the code until after the big day!