Congratulations! You’re a newlywed! Now that you’re back from the honeymoon and you’ve opened all your gifts the next big thing to do is start writing those wedding thank you cards. Technically you have 2 weeks post-shower and 3 months post-wedding date to get these out.
I recently attended a wedding. A few weeks later, as expected, I received a card in the mail. I fully expected the standard thank you note, but I was surprised to find a super thoughtful addition inside the envelope.
There was a printed photo of me and my husband dancing at the wedding… The handwritten note was written on the opposite side. What a great idea! With photo prints costing less than they ever have, why not skip the custom thank you cards that are bound to end up in the waste bin and opt for a more personalized, special touch?!
Without further ado, here are some of my favorite ways to thank your guests…
SHARE A MEMORY
Photograph by Kaboo Vang of Kaboo Photography
Include a picture of you and the guest(s) from the wedding day. They may not have taken photos themselves and now they’ll have a special memory of the day to hold on to.
Photograph by Lyndsay Undseth Photography
Did you have a photobooth at your wedding? Include a great shot of your guests from their photobooth session.
ADD A SPECIAL TOUCH
Photograph by Tra Huynh of Two Twenty Photos
Did you take a group shot of all your guests at your wedding? Shadelle and JR did and it’s one of my favorite pictures from their wedding.
Photograph by Carlos Almanza of Xsight Photography
As did Alyssa and Scott. So adorable and would make the perfect touch as a liner for your thank you notes.
Photograph by Alisha Cole of Colehearted Photography
Consider using your thank-you notes as an opportunity to show off your first pictures together as husband and wife. Our recent newlyweds Nicole an Mark did just this, by having their photographer snap a photo of the two holding a “thank you” banner—so be sure to ask if your photographer can’t do the same. If you go this option though, keep in mind how long it will take to get your photos back from your photographer and how long it will take to receive your order and then write those thank you’s.
Which of these amazing wedding thank you card ideas will you use for the big day? Let us know!