There is a lot of stationery involved when planning a wedding. This is due to the numerous events that surround the wedding itself and each event has it's own set of stationery. One of the most important pieces is the thank you cards, and there are lots of them. These are for bridal shower, wedding showers, marriage announcements, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, elopement announcements, engagement announcement and engagement party and last but not least, wedding thank you cards.
Depending on the event, the bridal shower and wedding cards will each state something different. There are some notes that are only used to thank the guest for coming to the event, as gifts are not generally given at the event. Other events will bring many gifts and in these cases, the guest needs to be thanked both for their attendance and for the gift that was received.
The tone of the cards sent will depend on the theme of the event. Generally weddings will be the most formal, as they are often the most formal. Bridal cards can be a bit more casual but these too, usually lean towards a more formal tone with formal verses, sayings or wordings. Some are a bit more casual but will always keep with the tone of the event.
The sayings, verses and wordings should reflect the mood of the event. For a bridal party that's held during the day at someone's house could have quite casual wordings. Something such as “Thanks for attending my shower and helping me celebrate the big day!" would be appropriate. For a lingerie party, the thank you notes should say something fun. “I can't wait to knock Robert's socks off with your lovely present that I am so grateful for!" could be something written.
The wedding thank you cards should also reflect the tone of the event. For formal ones, you may want to include “You're generous gift will be of great help to us as we start our lives together. " But for more informal, you may want to make it very personal such as, “We loved the dinnerware that you gave us! We can't wait to use it!"
Whatever event you're sending thank you cards for, it should always keep with the tone of the event's invitation or theme of the party.
About the Authors: Sarah Porter and Patti Paz are authors of several articles including Bridal Shower Thank You Cards , Wedding Shower Thank You Cards , Lingerie Bridal Shower Thank You Cards and more.