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Congrats—you're married! The wedding is over, the gifts have been opened, and now you have a very long list of thank you cards to write. Yes, the planning process was daunting but the stack of thank you notes on your to-do list looms large—but, of course, it is incredibly necessary. It’s so important to thank all of your friends and family, not only for their gifts but also for taking part in one of the most important days of your life!
Lucky for you, there are tons of options out there for every style and budget. From letterpress to foil techniques and modern to traditional elements, there’s no shortage of choices. Go fancy with classic fonts, custom text, and gorgeous papers. Low on funds post-wedding and honeymoon? Opt for a digital or printable thank you note. To help, we’ve chosen some of our favorite cards for every budget and style. Now it’s up to you to get down to business and write them!
Here, the best wedding thank you cards.
Georgia Blue Design Co. Wedding Thank You Cards
On a budget but don’t want to go the digital route? Another way to save money is by purchasing a template and printing the cards yourself. The process is simple and you’ll have your cards instantly (you know, just in case you’re a little behind on all those thank yous).
Artifact Uprising Contemporary Classic Thank You Card
For the truly contemporary couple, this simple card is printed on premium paper and features a very small, minimalist thank you for a clean design. If you opt for these, make sure you choose a photo that incorporates lots of negative space to match the modern design—if the photo is too busy you won’t be able to see the “thank you”!
Artifact Uprising Venamour Botanical Thank You Card
One of our favorite stationery designers, Venamour, created these whimsical thank you cards with winding botanicals. We say go for the whole invitation suite if you love this style—you can’t go wrong with these beauties. Even the envelopes are beautiful—choose from five perfectly dusty envelope hues.
JP Stationary Watercolor Thank You Cards
Perfect for the bride who wants thank you notes that look handmade, these pretty ombre cards come in any color you could want and feature a modern script. One part artsy and one part romantic—a win-win situation.
A Yellow Fish Letterpress Thank You Card Set
Hand-letterpressed, these navy cards feature a simple design perfect for a more casual couple. No monogram needed here! The quality of the paper and the hand-letterpress combo means it’s elevated and sophisticated without the need for too many flourishes.
Artifact Uprising Foil-Stamped Minimal Thank You Card
We love the striking contrast between the black and white of this photo and the simple foil “thank you”. Of course, you can upload a color photo, too, but we love the look of a black and white image for this design! Four envelope colors and four foil choices (we partial to the burgundy) allows for lots of options.
Zola Camden Thank You Cards
If you’re planning on having a woodsy, outdoor wedding these thank you cards will carry on your theme even after the wedding and will remind your guests of how much fun they had. Not into this shade of green? Choose from two more colorways—we think the white option is perfect for a winter wedding in the woods!
Artifact Uprising Foil-Stamped Hand-Lettering Thank You Card
The oblong rectangle shape of these cards is a new, cool take on a thank you note. Modern, gold-foiled calligraphy makes these elevated and elegant. It's the kind of thank you note your friends and family will want to hang on the fridge and not throw in the recycling.
Peter Pauper Press Navy Blue Thank You Notes
If you had a nautical-themed wedding or your style leans a little preppy, consider these navy blue and white thank you cards. They come in a simple, updated-traditional design with no need for extra bells and whistles.
When to send wedding thank you notes
Victoria Della Torre of Etiquette Design Company recommends writing your thank you notes as the gifts arrive so you can stay on top of it and it doesn't become an overwhelming task. "If you want to go above and beyond, send a text when you unwrap a gift and then follow up with a thank you note a week or two later," she says. Drop your thank you note in the mail no later than two months after receiving your gift.
How to word wedding thank you cards
Include a specific example of how you plan to use the gift or how it's already affected your day-to-day life. Keep the note concise (no need to write a novel!) but make sure to include a line expressing how grateful you are that they were able to celebrate with you.