During this season of Thanksgiving, don’t forget to thank your family, friends, and wedding guests for being there for both of you on the happiest day of your lives!
I’ve rounded up some of the best, creative, and thoughtful ways to express your gratitude on your wedding day.
Thank You Sign
Have your photographer take a picture of you holding up a thank you sign. You can incorporate this wedding picture into a thank you card to send after the wedding. Thank you cards never go out of style!
Give your Mom, Dad, and future in-laws handkerchiefs thanking them for everything they have done for you. Etsy has tons of handkerchiefs that have hand-stitched sayings with so many variations of poems and sayings to express your gratitude. They are going to have tears, y’all—tears of joy—so what better gift to give than a heartfelt thank-you on a hankie?!
Incorporate your family into your wedding décor. There are so many ways to honor them: wear your mother’s wedding dress, or add a part of her dress into your wedding dress (if that’s ok with her, of course!) Display wedding pictures of your parents, grandparents, etc in your wedding décor. Or put out family heirlooms in your décor.
Your wedding vendors spent many hours preparing for your big day, and there are probably many behind the scenes moments they did for you—many of which you never knew about! Let them know how much you appreciate them with a thank you note; and let future brides and grooms know how awesome they were at your wedding by giving them an awesome review online such as WeddingWire or Facebook.
Donate the flowers from your centerpieces to a local nursing home. You could designate a bridesmaid or a family member in advance to deliver the flowers to the nursing home. This would be something that you might need to call ahead of time for—but I know the flowers would brighten the day of those that get flowers!
In lieu of wedding favors, donate to a cause or a charity that is close to your hearts in honor of your guests. Make it fun, and spread the generosity further by choosing two—a charity of choice for both of you! What a generous and thoughtful wedding favor that no doubt will greatly impact your community and the lives of others.
Keep the gratitude going in your house after you get married! Let each other know all the reasons you love them, and why you’re thankful for them. Write each other little notes of gratitude and love for the other to find. It’s always good to know you’re appreciated. I just may do this at my house!
There are so many ways to express your gratitude at your wedding. It’s always a great idea to make sure people feel appreciated when they do something for you. During your wedding planning, make sure that you let those people know how much your truly care and appreciate them. Happy Thanksgiving!