Out of the many wedding tasks you'll be up against, "Thank You" cards can be one of the most dreaded. Just because thank you notes aren’t as fun as cake tasting doesn’t mean they are any less important, and it is possible to not have them be the monotonous undertaking you are expecting. Seaquins Ballroom wants to share these tips and tricks, as well as a few do’s and don’ts to writing a great thank you note.
Make Each One Personal - Endeavor to connect with each guest by personalizing their thank you note by mentioning a specific anecdote or moment that might apply to them. Also, thank them for their specific gift, giving a sentence or two about how you plan to use it.
Do:Thank you so much for the margarita machine! Jack and I can’t wait to break it in on taco night.
Don’t:Thanks for your thoughtful gift.
It’s Not Important to Have Wedding-Specific Thank You Cards - Some wedding invitation suites come with thank you notes that match your other paper goods.And that’s great, but not necessary.There are going to be a million different occasions over the years that require a thank you note. It’s perfectly fine to purchase a classic style, either with or without a monogram, that you can buy in bulk and use again!
Yes, You Can Send Special Cards to Special People - If you want to send a different card to immediate family members or friends from your wedding party, that’s perfectly fine. Don’t feel obligated to send everyone the same card.
A Pre-printed Card is No Substitute for a Thank You Note - In an effort to save time and energy, we’ve started to see pre-printed thank you notes emerging. Although this is fine to give to your guests as you welcome them to your event (we love the idea of leaving each guests a thank you note for attending at their place setting), it’s not acceptable as a thank you note for their gift.A thank you note should be a personal call out, not make the guest feel like a number.
Save on Postage with Postcards - Your message doesn’t need to be long.Just make sure you hit all the right notes in the process. Postcards cost less to mail, so this is a great budget friendly idea!
Do: Thank you so much for the gift certificate to our favorite restaurant. We’ve already used it for our first “married” date night!It was wonderful seeing you at the wedding. I know how much it meant to both of us that you traveled so far. Hope you are having a great summer, and let’s talk soon!
Don’t:Thanks for the gift. We really liked it. See you soon!
If you both are still struggling with writing your thank you notes, set up personal goals and rewards. For example, you could not spend any of your gift cards until you finish, or go for dinner out for every 50 you complete.
For more information or to schedule a private tour of Seaquins's beautiful facilities, call Vickie Buckley at (843) 227–5929 or Sondra Ammeen at (843) 837–2268.