Just as daunting as compiling a registry, thank you notes can be a dreaded task you wish you could put off for as long as possible. But, alas, it's something you and your new hubby have to do ASAP for every one who handed you so much as a card on your big day. And you should not only thank them, but you should try to personalize each note, emphasizing how their gift will get put to good use in the many years as Mr. and Mrs. to come. But what happens when someone hands you a check? How do you thank someone for money? Our etiquette experts are here to weigh in on how to tactfully give thanks for some dough.
As we mentioned, thank you notes are meant to give gratitude to your guests who helped you celebrate one of the most momentous occasions in your life. Even more, they should be personalized and touch upon the benefits of that specific guest's thoughtful present. When someone hands you a check, though, it can throw a wrench in the whole thing. After all, it's a little tacky to write: "Hey dude, thanks for the $200!" Because you must thank someone who gave you a gift — no matter what form it came in — do so by getting creative. As a check recipient, offer up how you'll use that cold hard cash after thanking them for the generous thought. From putting it towards a down payment on a house to finally getting to buy that new TV you've been eyeing for months, let them know how their gift is helping you kick start your new marriage.