If you’re getting hitched in 2023, you’ll obviously want to ensure that every single detail of your special day is absolutely perfect. Beautiful and luxurious wedding thank you cards are an essential component of a stylish wedding stationery suite, and provide the ideal tool for showing love, appreciation and gratitude to your family and friends.
Our practical and inspiring top tips will help you create gorgeous thank you cards that your VIP guests will be delighted to receive…
Define Your Style
Before you can create beautiful wedding thank you cards that your family and friends will want to cherish and keep, you’ll need to define the unique style of your personalised wedding stationery. To make an impact, choose a stunning stationery design that’s aesthetically pleasing, and that complements the theme of your wedding and its colour scheme.
If your dream wedding is a formal affair, it’s best to choose elegant stationery that has a classic and timeless appeal. A wedding that’s informal and casual offers a wider range of wedding stationery design possibilities. It also allows you to highlight your individual personalities, interests and tastes, rather than sticking to tried-and-tested traditional recommendations. You can also draw inspiration from the season that you’ve chosen to get married, and the venue of your wedding ceremony.
Once you’ve defined your style, you can use it to design all of the elements of your wedding stationery – including personalised wedding invites, save the date cards, RSVP cards and thank you notelets.
Showcase A Decorative Design
Next, it’s time to turn your attention to the finer details that will make your thank you cards stand out from the crowd. You’ll need to consider if you want to showcase a stunning photo captured at your wedding on the cards, or if you prefer an elegant and timeless embellishment with no image.
For a formal wedding, it’s traditional to feature elegant script or a classic font that spells out the words ‘thank you’ on the front of the premium quality, neutral tone cards. A wedding with less formality gives you an opportunity to flaunt complementary styles of colours, fonts and sizes, to create a bespoke design that makes a statement.
Unlike wedding invitations, that have to follow certain design rules in order to ensure that all of the important information fits on the cards, you have a lot more scope to express your creativity and originality, when you’re creating beautiful wedding thank you cards from scratch.
Consider decorating your stylish thank yous with vibrant watercolours, striking illustrations, bold patterns or dainty prints that match your wedding theme and palette of colours. If you love the beauty of nature, add decoration in the form of fabulous floral motifs with a vintage vibe. Your wedding’s defined style and theme will help you decide the best type of embellishments to show off on your elegant and minimalist post-wedding notes.
Create Handcrafted Cards
If you’re artistically minded, don’t be shy about using your talents and skills to design a wow factor, one-of-a-kind wedding thank you card that is beautifully handcrafted. Your family and friends will be impressed by your originality, imagination and creativity, and grateful of the time you have taken to lovingly craft a special customised card just for them.
To save some time, when handcrafting bespoke thank you notes to complement your chic wedding theme, it’s perfectly acceptable to use a variety of practical tools and resources, available online and in local craft stores
Handwrite Your Thank Yous
Sending post-wedding thank you cards is the most thoughtful way to thank your VIP guests for joining you in celebrating the special occasion of your nuptials. Handwriting these little cards is also the final task that you need to complete and tick off on your wedding planning list.
Once the excitement of the big day has settled down, and you start the adventure of married life, make time to sit down with your new spouse to handwrite personalised messages in your thank you cards.
It’s best to keep the prose short and sweet, while also including some form of personalisation, to avoid all messages being overly generic. Personalising the thank you cards with one or more of your favourite wedding day photos is a lovely way to gift your guests a precious keepsake. It’s also considerate to send a wedding photo to a guest who was unable to attend your celebration, but that generously sent you a gift anyway.
You can show off your favourite wedding day image on the front of the card, insert a printed photo inside, or feature it on a detachable bookmark that guests can put to practical use every day.
If you’re worried about the quality of your penmanship, it’s a good idea to get some practice in, prior to writing your luxury thank yous. Writing out a few messages on a piece of paper will help you produce neater handwriting, and may also inspire some creative ideas on what to write inside the cards. And don’t forget to share the task of handwriting your thank you notes with your partner.
Post In Good Time
A delay in posting can detrimentally affect the impact of receiving thank yous in the mail. If you’ve taken great care over designing and handwriting your beautiful wedding thank you cards, it makes sense to follow your high standards by posting them to your family and friends in good time. Wedding etiquette recommends that you send your cards within two weeks of tying the knot.