The 22 Best Wedding Thank You Notes To Show Your Appreciation in 2023

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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. 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.

Victoria Della Torre of Etiquette Design Company recommends writing your thank you notes as soon as the gifts arrive so you can stay on top of it before it becomes 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.

Meet the Expert

Victoria Della Torre is the founder and owner of Etiquette Design Company, a boutique design and production company that focuses on luxury paper goods.

From letterpress to foil techniques and modern to traditional elements, there’s no shortage of choices for every style and budget. 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 researched and rounded up the best options for every budget and style. For something sweet and simple, we love the Georgia Blue Design Co. Wedding Thank You Cards and the Minted Faded Palm Wedding Thank You Cards. Want to show off those wedding photos? Go for the Birch + River Hearts Are Full Wedding Thank You Postcard.

Read on for the best wedding thank you cards.

Most Beautiful

Minted + Brides Soho Wedding Thank You Cards

Minted soho thank you note

Courtesy of Minted

This stunning option is from the Minted + Brides collection, which offers a huge range of invitation designs and styles (30, to be exact!) along with corresponding thank you notes! This means that your post-wedding note of gratitude perfectly meshes with the other paper goods in the suite.

The Soho design gives a modern look and feel to the traditional thank you note—and you can customize the background so it fits with your theme. Plus, the option to add photos from your big day adds an extra personalized touch.

Price at time of publish: $314

Best Printable Option

Little City Print Co. Printable Thank You Card

Photo Printable Card

 Courtesy of Etsy

This template offers an option to add a photo, and the text is totally customizable! Personalize the card depending on the guest, or print out a batch with the same message and then add a note on the back before you put it in the mail.

Price at time of publish: $8.34

Most Simple

Georgia Blue Design Co. Wedding Thank You Cards

Simple Printable Card

 Courtesy of Etsy

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).

Price at time of publish: $5

Most Artistic

A Yellow Fish Letterpress Thank You Card Set

Wave Notes

Courtesy of Etsy

Letter-pressed by hand, 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.

Most Romantic

JP Stationary Watercolor Thank You Cards

Watercolor ombre

 Courtesy of Etsy

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, it's a win-win situation.

Price at time of publish: $263 for 150

Most Striking

Artifact Uprising Foil-Stamped Minimal Thank You Card

Minimal Thank You with Foil

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

We love the striking contrast between the black and white of this photo and the simple foil “thank you”. Of course, you can also upload a color photo if that's more your style. Four envelope colors and four foil choices (we are partial to the burgundy) allow for lots of options.

Price at time of publish: $1.95

Most Modern

Artifact Uprising Contemporary Classic Thank You Card

Simple Thank You Card

Courtesy of Artifact Uprising  

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 text!

Price at time of publish: $1.45

Best for Destination Weddings

Minted Faded Palm Wedding Thank You Cards

Faded Palm

 Courtesy of Minted

Another option if you’re having a tropical or destination wedding, these thank you notes feature a pressed palm alongside elegant font choices. The luxe paper and understated design make a perfect choice for a minimalist couple.

Price at time of publish: $456

Most Unique

Artifact Uprising Foil-Stamped Hand-Lettering Thank You Card

Hand-Lettered Notes

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

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.

Price at time of publish: $1.95

Most Classic

Yours Truly Traditional Initials Thank You Card

Traditional Initials

 Courtesy of Shutterfly

Go for a more traditional form of a thank you note with this classic monogrammed notecard set, which features a range of color options printed on smooth cardstock. As a bonus, you can use the leftovers for future thank you notes!

Price at time of publish: $157

Sweetest Design

Birch + River Hearts Are Full Thank You Postcard

Hearts Are Full Cards

Courtresy of Zazzle

Half photo of your choice, half customizable note, this is another postcard option for an easy-breezy thank you process. Printed on matte eggshell paper with a bit of texture, they’ll also hold up well in the mail.

Price at time of publish: $1.30

Most Intricate Design

Fly Young Sudio Merci Note Cards

Merci Cards

Courtesy of Etsy

 These unique set of cards comes in a smaller pack of eight, perfect for those extra special notes you might want to send to select friends and family. Handmade in Georgia, the cards feature an iconic oak tree that grows in Savannah.

Best Photo Option

Artifact Uprising Foil-Stamped Geometric Thank You Cards

Geometric Cards

Courtesy of Artifact Uprising 

For the cool, modern couple these geometric, foil-stamped cards are simply perfect. We love the simplicity of a black and white photo with the small text—because the card features metallic foil, it’s easy to read even if you have a busier photo.

Price at time of publish: $1.95

Most Whimsical

Zola Galata Thank You

Eucalyptus Notes

Courtesy of Zola

This tented thank you note has room to upload a photo and offers modern customizable text with a eucalyptus branch framing the words. Falling somewhere between romantic and modern, these cards are fit for a wide range of styles. 

Price at time of publish: $1

Most Elegant

Mixbook Modern Elegant Wedding Thank You Cards

Modern Elegant Cards

Courtesy of Mixbook

Another choice for the modern couple, these cards feature a blush box with “thank you” text and room under it for a personalized message and names. As an added bonus, choose from six trim styles, such as rounded, double round, or vintage.

Price at time of publish: $98

Best Tropical Vibe

Zola Escape Thank You

Tropical Print

 Courtesy of Zola

If you’re having a tropical destination wedding, consider these modern palm leaf and color-blocked cards. You get the best of both worlds with the ability to incorporate a photo and a little room for a fun print and design!

Price at time of publish: $1

Most Convenient

Cards by Flora Botanical Gold Greenery Postcard

Greenery and Gold

 Courtesy of Zazzle

An easier and more cost-effective way to send out all those thank yous? Go with a postcard-style note! This one incorporates greenery and a mix of script and modern print for ultimate versatility. Slap a stamp on it and you’re good to go.

Price at time of publish: $1.35

Most Outdoorsy

Zola Camden Thank You

Camden Notes

 Courtesy of Zola

If you’re planning on having a woodsy, outdoor wedding these thank you cards will carry on your theme even after the wedding and 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!

Price at time of publish: $1

Best for a Hand-Written Note

Artifact Uprising Venamour Botanical Thank You Card

Modern Floral

 Courtesy of Artifact uprising 

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. Plus, you can choose from five perfectly dusty envelope hues to suit your style.

Price at time of publish: $1.45

Best Minimalist Design

Peter Pauper Press Navy Blue Thank You Notes

Navy Thank You Notes

Courtesy of Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $10

Most Formal

Kate Spade New York Rose Thank You Card

Romantic Roses

 Courtesy of Papersource

These beautiful notes feature red and pink roses and a simple mix of fonts. Printed on cardstock, you can get these in conjunction with the whole Kate Spade New York Rose wedding suite or buy the thank you cards on their own.

Price at time of publish: $220

Best for Traditional Couples

Dinglewood Design Personalized Letterpress Couples Stationery

Personalized Letterpress Cards

 Courtesy of Etsy

Looking for something simple and chic that you can use over and over again? This customized stationery is perfect for newlyweds! The best part is that you can use these simple yet elegant cards to send thank you notes both after the wedding and beyond.

Price at time of publish: $446 for 150 with return address

What to Look for in Wedding Thank You Notes

Style and Design

If you love your wedding invitations, it's a great idea to coordinate your thank you notes with a similar design, pattern, or color palette. Many designers and stationery companies offer wedding suites that include optional thank you notes that match the rest of the items in the collection.

Customization Options

If finding thank you notes that are completely unique to you and your new spouse is important to you, consider cards that offer a variety of personalization options, from adding a photo and customizing the text to choosing from different font styles and colors.

FAQ
  • When should I send wedding thank you notes?

    Most experts agree that you should make sure that thank you notes are in the mail no later than two months after receiving your gift. To make the process easier, it's recommended to send notes as soon as the gifts arrive. If you'd rather do the notes in bulk, set aside time with your spouse soon after the wedding—and make it fun! Open up a bottle of wine, put on some music, and take a moment to appreciate all the new things you're enjoying in your home.

  • How should I word wedding thank you cards?

    If you're personalizing each card with a written note to your guests, it's nice to 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.

Why Trust Brides

Hannah Baker was formerly the wedding style editor at Brides and has worked in media for over seven years. She's worked extensively with wedding paper designers over the years and is an expert in decor and paper goods for the big day.

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