How to Choose Thank You Cards for Your Wedding
Consider Your Theme and Colors as You Show Your Gratitude
By MiShaun Taylor
You want to show your guests how grateful you are that they attended your wedding and joined in the celebration. This is the purpose of thank you cards -- both to show gratitude for the gifts your guests brought and that they attended the ceremony. By keeping a few details in mind, you'll have an easier time choosing the perfect thank you cards for your wedding.
- What You Need to Know
- Consider the theme of your wedding. If you have had a traditional church wedding, you may want a classic thank you card with elegant script. However, if your wedding was a dramatic, medieval event, you may want to go with parchment paper scrolls and calligraphy. By considering your theme, you can choose thank you cards that will coordinate well with the wedding and be perfect for thanking your guests.
- Take into account you and your spouse's personality when choosing the thank you cards. Everything about the wedding should reflect the personalities of you and your spouse, including the thank you cards. If you are traditional, reserved people, the cards should reflect that. If you are outspoken, fun and adventurous, the cards should reflect that.
Have the list of the guests ready along with the list of the gifts you received from them. Gather a swatch from the bridesmaid dresses so you can match colors for the notes. Also, pick a special quote or saying you would like to use in your cards before beginning.
Purchase thank you cards with your invitations. Some companies create matching thank you cards to go with the invitations for the wedding. If you haven't ordered the invitations, check to see whether there are matching thank you cards. You may be able to get a discount for purchasing them at the same time you purchase your invitations.
Use your colors as a guide. If you do not want to choose thank you cards that match the theme of your wedding, you can choose cards that match your main colors. For instance, if you had pale spring colors, you could choose floral thank you cards. For darker, bolder colors, you can try more artistic cards with deeper colors and designs. Consider buying envelopes with a color theme that matches the card for an extra special touch.
Consider having custom thank you cards created. Whether it's a photo of the smiling bride and groom or a picture from your honeymoon, customized cards are a great way of saying thank you. Many companies, both online and locally, will offer customized cards using your own quotes or sayings, pictures or designs.
About the Author
With more than 15 years of writing experience, MiShaun Taylor specializes in wedding-related articles.
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