Friday, October 17, 2014

3 Ways to Say Thank You After the Wedding

Gratitude is important in life. Even the smallest child understands the importance of a "thank you." And although you may have spoke the word to your family and friends, it's important to follow up with a written expression of gratitude once your honeymooning is over. Here are three ways to say thank you to those who helped you celebrate your special day.
Your Family: They supported you and stood by through thick and thin as you planned your wedding. And even if they didn't, they brought you into this world and got you to where you are today. It's important to let those special family members who make a real difference in your life know. Supplementing a heartfelt letter with a memorable gift is ideal. Maybe a framed photo from the wedding or a preserved wedding flower keepsake. These are gifts that last a lifetime and show your love and appreciation.
Your Wedding Guests: They came and celebrated your big day with you. They showered you with love, laughter, and gifts. Send out thank you notes in a timely fashion. The sooner you do, the better you'll both feel. Remember, what's inside the note counts too. A generic thank you note says very little from the heart. Instead, consider a specialized approach for each guest. Include an anecdote from the wedding or something unique about them or the gift they purchased for you. It's guaranteed to make a lasting warm impression on your guests.
Your Vendors: They created the wedding you always dreamed of. The planner, the florist, the musicians, and whoever else you hired made your day a reality. Assuming you already distributed gratuities to them, you can do one more very important thing to thank them. Write your vendors a testimonial. If they were outstanding, be sure to note that and provide your feedback on Wedding Wire or other sites. You can ask your vendors where they prefer you to write a testimonial too. Referrals and recommendations are the best way for wedding professionals to get new business. That's the ultimate thank you. Besides, wouldn't you want another bride to have as great a service as you did? Now that's a win-win for all!

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