You certainly did a lot of good things in your life, didn’t you? I mean, I’m sure that you helped a lot of persons, in different situations and in various forms. Tell me, what was the sole thing that you expected from the individuals that you have helped?
Even if you are an altruist, I’m sure that you want at least a sign of gratitude from them. Well, that’s exactly what the persons that contributed to a bridal reception expect from the organizers.
What to write in a wedding card
The best way to express such a gratitude is through a properly formulated wedding thank you wording. Samples of such thanking messages are provided by many articles published on different websites. So, the Internet is the primary source for finding lots of information on this subject.
This article also aims to provide you some useful details regarding these gratitude notes.
But you must understand, first of all, what are these gratitude notes? Well, they are small thanking letters (or cards) that the ones who organized the wedding reception (according to the wedding protocol in many regions, the bride’s parents ought to deal with this task of arranging the reception) dispatch to the persons that contributed to that reception.
How to write a thank you note
Before figuring out what the wedding thank you card wording should contain, it’s vital to know to whom these notes ought to be sent. It’s wrong to think that only the guests who came to the reception are entitled to receive such cards.
The wedding staff (I mean, those who helped arranging the reception) and the persons and couples that were invited at the reception but couldn’t come, sending instead a present for the newlyweds (money or anything else), have also the right to receive such a sign of gratitude.
Even if your bridal reception was not so big, there are still many persons and couples to whom you must thank in the manner of sending wedding thank you notes. Wording for these notes might seem very difficult and time-consuming, if you think that you have to compose a distinct message for every recipient.
Thank you card template
But you shouldn’t worry about that, because it’s very okay (actually it’s very common) to write a few templates for these messages (one template for the couples or persons in a certain category of recipients), which you will complete with the corresponding names and addresses.
Let me tell you now what these groups of recipients should be. However, if you want to create and dispatch a single general wedding thank you wording to all of the addressees, you can do this, but you will risk to annoy or offend some of the recipients.
Let me explain you this right now, after which I will continue with the categories of recipients. So, having a single gratitude message sent to all of the addressees is risky, because some of the receivers will inevitably feel bad after reading the message.
The explanation for this negative side effect of sending the same thanking note to all of the recipients is very simple and it refers to the tone of the message. More precisely, it’s nearly impossible to create a wedding thank you cards wording whose tone would be suitable for every receiver.
However, you could do that only if all the persons that came to the reception (or to whom you send gratitude notes) would be close to the newlyweds and their families – in other words, if they were all members of these families of good friends of the bride, groom or of their families. In such a situation, the tone of the message would have to be warm and friendly, because this is the right tone for this first category of addressees.
But at many wedding receptions are present some persons that are less close to the newlyweds or to their families. The wedding thank you wording for these persons ought to be more formal, rather than friendly or warm. These other persons might fall in one of these categories of addressees: (distant) colleagues of a member of the newlyweds’ families, the reception staff, absents who sent gifts, etc.