Your guests have traveled from near and far to celebrate with you on your wedding day, and it’s important to express how much you appreciate them being at your celebration.
Aside from writing thank-you notes after the wedding—an etiquette must—there are many ways to show your gratitude on the actual wedding day. You could take the microphone to offer a toast to your guests at the reception, but some of our favorite ideas involve putting pen to paper in the form of a letter to your guests.
One idea would be to write your sentiments on a chalkboard to display at the wedding ceremony or reception; some couples, though, have gone so far as to handwrite letters to each and every guest (this requires advance planning but will be well worth the effort, we promise!). Keep reading for some of our favorite noteworthy ways to show your appreciation.
Escort-Card “Love Notes”
Before the wedding, this couple wrote short notes to each of their guests thanking them for being at their celebration. Then, their wedding planners placed each letter in a colorful sleeve printed with the guest’s name and table number to create a vibrant escort-card display.
Are you planning to put together welcome bags (or boxes) for your out-of-town guests? It’s always a thoughtful idea to create goody bags containing a few treats and snacks for guests to enjoy as they settle in. Be sure to include a letter from you and your fiancé, welcoming them to the city and thanking them for traveling all the way.
Handwritten Notes-Turned-Escort Card
This couple wanted their large wedding to feel more intimate, so in lieu of traditional escort cards, they hand wrote personalized letters to each and every one of their 300 guests. Mic drop.
Take the time to compose a thank-you letter to guests and write the message on a chalkboard. Display the sign at cocktail hour or near the reception entrance so guests won’t miss it—they will definitely be touched by your heartfelt sentiments.