Bridal Shower Thank You – Ideas and Tips – You’ve had your bridal shower, cleaned up the champagne flutes, and are now surrounded by presents and wrapping paper. Perhaps you already have a stack of blank thank yous in front of you, and are now wondering how to write a thank you card? Yes, it’s customary to send a note to friends and family who may have sent a congratulatory present your way; but that doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy—and it certainly doesn’t have to be daunting.
Before diving into bridal shower thank you card wording ideas, let’s discuss bridal shower thank you card etiquette. Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about bridal shower thank you cards.
When to send bridal shower thank you cards?
Bridal shower thank you cards should be sent no later than two weeks after the event. Responding promptly is not only polite, but also allows you to stay on top of your thank you cards. You’ll want to have your shower thank you cards sent out before you have to start thanking everyone for your actual wedding.
Who signs bridal shower thank you cards?
Many people are unsure whether the bridal shower thank you cards should only be signed by the bride or both bride and groom. Here’s the answer: both the bride and the groom should sign the bridal shower thank you cards. Even if the groom doesn’t attend the bridal shower, he should sign the thank you card, because almost always shower gifts can be enjoyed by both the bride and groom.
Ideally, bridal shower thank you cards should be sent no more than two weeks after the shower, but even if you forget, it is never too late to say thank you. Each and every attendant is to be thanked whether they brought a gift or not. Do not combine the thank you cards with any other type of card. For example, if two guests came to the bridal shower, and only one had given a gift, send each one a thank you card specifically for coming to the bridal shower, but then include an acknowledgment of the gift given by the one who presented it to you.
Remember to thank the host/hostess, and if possible attach a gift to go along with the note of thanks, for all the love and hard work that had been put into the event. The gift could be an ornament, a box of chocolates or anything that would be of value to him/her, and which is not too costly. In the card mention the gift received and the success of the bridal shower with a personal compliment to the person.
Because it is a time of much activity, it would be wise to keep the cards in your possession as you go about your busy tasks, so that the thank you messages can be worked on as time permits. Set a goal, so as not to wear yourself out. For instance, write at least four cards at a time, this way you’ll avoid mistakes due to exhaustion, i.e., with the guests’ names, your handwriting, etc.
Just remember, you’re in the home stretch now! Be absolutely certain to keep your cards straight, so that you send each card to the correct guest. This is easily done by addressing each envelope as you write them.
How you address the envelope matters, and if you’re attempting calligraphy, it’s important to write on a flat surface. Inexpensive calligraphy kits are available at your local crafts store, and you can opt for the traditional pen and ink, or go the less messy (but still beautiful) route of a felt-tipped calligraphy pen. (You may want to practice on a blank sheet of paper a few times first, whichever you choose.)
Finally, when writing your return address, be sure to use your name and your own address, if you and your significant other do not yet live together. If you do live together, entering both your names on the return is entirely acceptable. You can also make custom personalized address labels! With a little planning ahead, your thank-you notes shouldn’t take more than an afternoon, and they’ll make a lasting impression on everyone who’s a part of this exciting time of your life.
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