5 Post-Wedding Thank You Notes You Should Write

5 Post-Wedding Thank You Notes You Should Write | Haili Jean Photography

It’s always a good idea to write a thank you note. They’re a great way to express your gratitude to those who have done something for you, given you a gift, or just been a great influence on your life. A wedding brings along people who fill all of those roles. If you’re wondering who to write a thank you note to or you’re afraid you might have missed someone (don’t worry, I did too), then you might want to read through this list.

I created this list of five people to whom you should write a post-wedding thank you note:

ONE // Gift givers

 
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I know it’s hard (trust me, my hand hurt for dayyysss), but it’s really important to write a little note to everyone who gave you a gift at your wedding. It took me a couple of months to finish writing all of mine, which is fine. Nobody expects to receive a thank you note immediately following your wedding. The important thing is that you send them! A little tip: have a basic message that you write in every one and then customize it a little for each person (or at least the really important people). I’m a big personal note person and I had to sacrifice that for my sanity (and hand function).

 
 

TWO // Wedding party

 
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These people did SO MUCH for you! They probably helped you plan, put things together, and gave you moral support throughout the entire process. If anyone deserves a personal thank you note, it’s these guys. Make sure to express to them your gratitude and tell them how much it meant to you to have them there. I wish I’d done more to thank our people once the day was over.

 
 

THREE // Parents

 
5 Post-Wedding Thank You Notes You Should Write | Haili Jean Photography
5 Post-Wedding Thank You Notes You Should Write | Haili Jean Photography
 
 

First of all, they probably helped pay for your wedding, so you should definitely be thanking them. But even if they didn’t pay for it, they raised you, supported you, and helped you get to this day. They most likely helped to put things together, build things, or wrote a million addresses on envelopes. No matter what they did, you should make sure to write them a nice thank you note telling them how much they mean to you (because it will probably mean a lot to them when they read it).

 
 

FOUR // Helpful friends + family

 
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Your wedding party and parents probably aren’t the only ones who helped with something for your wedding. Weddings are big things and typically need lots of hands. Make sure to thank the other people who helped out. Send a thank you note to Aunt Becky for making the cake or cousin Luke for hanging the lights for the reception. Don’t forget to appreciate the people behind the scenes!

 
 

FIVE // Vendors

 
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Were you surprised when you read this one? I don’t mean that you need to send a thank you note to all the vendors you paid to be there, BUT you should make sure to spend a little bit of time writing reviews. These people may have been paid, but they put a lot of work into your day and small businesses like us connect with most of our clients through word of mouth. So you can thank your vendors by writing reviews and telling your friends about us! We REALLY appreciate it and it seriously makes our day (no, really, it does). If you’ve been my client and want to write a review now, you can do it here!

 
 

So there you have it. The five people you need to send a thank you note after your wedding. I don’t mean that you need to bring thank you notes on your honeymoon, but make sure to thank them once all the wedding craziness and honeymoon is over. I’m even helping you out by giving you a free thank you card printable below!

Did I miss anyone? Who else deserves a post-wedding thank you note? Tell me in the comments!

 

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5 Post-Wedding Thank You Notes You Should Write | Haili Jean Photography
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