Fun wedding thank-you card ideas for after the big day

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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, but there is nothing worse than knowing you have a long list of thank you’s hanging over your head. As a newlywed myself, I’m here to help with tips for how to make this tedious little task a little less painful, plus some really great cards that will set the tone for your note.

1. Keep track of things

To help lessen the burden when you return from your honeymoon, write any notes for gifts you receive before the wedding as you receive these. If you know the guest will be attending the wedding, make sure to include a note that you look forward to seeing them on the big day.

2. Delegate, delegate, delegate

Split the task up! You fiancé/husband may try and claim his handwriting isn’t the greatest (mine did), but it’s not fair to you to have to write all the notes. Especially when the gifts where meant for both of you. Divide the list evenly or by family/friend sets. Regardless how you do it, make sure you both sign each card.

3. Make it personal

With each note, personalize it to the person who sent the gift. Make sure to mention the item specifically and how you plan to use it. If the gift is cash, you do not have to mention the specific amount, but do note how you’ll be using the cash (We’re saving for a house and your generous gift gets us one step closer to a down payment!)

4. Plan ahead

For the design of your thank you there are so many options! You can match the design of your invitation suite, opt for a simple card with “thank you” or “thanks” on the front or personalize it with a photo from your wedding. This is a very popular right now and the ideas are endless (see below for a few of my favorites!). 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.

5. Thank your vendors, too!

In addition to thanking your guests and anyone who sent you a gift, don’t forget to thank your vendors. If they went above and beyond to make your day perfect, a handwritten note goes a long way. I also sent a quick text to all my guests and bridal party the day after our wedding thanking them for coming and letting them know how much it meant to my husband and I to have them there. I of course followed up with a handwritten note, but I was filled with so much gratitude for the people in our lives who made the trip to be at our wedding, I wanted to let them know right away how much it meant to us to have them there.

Without further ado, let us share some of our favorite ways to thank your guests…

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A Big Sur Elopement by Evynn LeValley Photography

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What does your dream wedding look like? No two weddings look the same, but they all share a similar trait: they’re all beautiful! Today’s stunning elopement is no exception; Hans and Iliana opted to have an intimate day in Big Sur to celebrate the beginning of their marriage. It was just them, the officiant, Evynn LeValley Photography and the redwoods to witness Hans and Iliana’s Big Sur elopement, which was every inch of perfection.

Some words from the bride, Iliana:

“Upon getting engaged, we knew we wanted something very private and different, which led us to consider the possibility to elope. We liked the idea of going away and get married. Big Sur just seemed so perfect to elope.

We are so happy with our decision. We stayed in a cabin facing the river at Glenoaks Big Sur. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a congratulations card from management. We enjoyed every moment of it together.”

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20 wedding-ready summer wedding guest styles

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Pink Peonies

Summer wedding season is officially here! That means many of you are marking off the weekends on your calendar for weddings both local and across the country. No matter if you’re playing an important role in the wedding day or simply planning to enjoy yourself and reunite with some friends, it goes without saying that you have to look good!

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite wedding guest looks for this summer, so you can be stylish and inspired for the big day. Which of these looks below are your favorite?

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A vintage loft wedding by Zorz Studios

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Summer is here, and that means many of us are looking forward to outdoor weddings in gardens, on beaches and even in exotic destinations! However there is one type of wedding that definitely shouldn’t go forgotten in the summer months — and that is the urban vintage wedding! Having your wedding in a city and indoors means that you and your guests will have tons of fun things to do and see over the wedding weekend, and it also eliminates all the pesky summer wedding troubles like heat, bugs and more.

We love today’s vintage loft wedding in New York by Zorz Studios, which had the perfect hints of art deco glam to complement the sophisticated urban venues. The bride, Heather, has one of the most beautiful lace mermaid dresses we’ve ever seen. And can we talk for a second about the gorgeous lighting that she and Brian used for their ceremony backdrop and other wedding details?

This wedding is a must if you’re looking for a vintage glam city wedding, so read on for the perfect inspiration!

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