Wedding Thank you

October 16

Wedding Thank You Wording Advice

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Happy Friday all-today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog talking all things wedding thank you wording. It can be tough to know what to write and how to write it when thanking your wedding guests. With tips that include speaking from the heart and making sure that all your thank you’s are hand written, you won’t want to miss this episode of Small Talk Big Day. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

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We all know that thank you notes are a must. You’ve got your pretty stationery, a nice pen and your stamps all ready to go, but what’s next? It can be hard to know exactly what to write in your wedding thank yous. So today on Small Talk Big Day, I’m gonna help write the perfect thank you note.

First, be specific about the gift they gave you and mention it by name.

Second, add a personal detail and mention how you might use the gift.

Third, show your affection. You’re not just thanking them for a gift but for supporting you during such an important time.

Avoid digital thank you’s. I’m sorry to tell you but emailing your thanks is not an option. They all need to be written by hand, envelopes too. Taking the time to carefully hand write each note goes a long way to show your gratitude. And trust me, no one cares if your hand writing is a disaster. It’s the thought of the note that counts.

Now that you have a few tools under your belt, it’s time to get busy.foil gold written thank you note for wedding on the counter with other things in the background

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April 9

Ask Etta: Sending Late Wedding Thank You Cards

Jill asks…

I had great plans of creating DIY thank you cards personalized for each of my guests, including a photo of myself, my husband, and the guest at our wedding reception. But when we returned home from our honeymoon, it was a whirlwind of moving into a new house, catching up on two weeks of missed work, and settling in to our new married life. Somehow, four months have passed, and not a single thank you note has been sent. Am I too late? Would it be better to just not send a thank you card at all, at this point?

Wedding Paper Divas Photo Thank You Card -- Marriage Manifesto

Etta says…

While the proper time frame for a wedding thank you note is within two weeks of returning from your honeymoon, it is never too late to send a thank you card. Any guest that truly appreciates receiving a thank you card will know you haven’t sent one yet, and will be happy to find one in the mail (even if it is four months late). Remember, something is better than nothing, in this case. As for your other guests, if they haven’t realized your thank you cards are late, it’s likely that they don’t know the proper etiquette timeframe. Therefore, your note will be a lovely surprise for them.

Wedding Paper Divas Photo Thank You Card -- Thankful Thoughts

The inclusion of a photo is a thoughtful addition to a thank you card, but individual photos can be time consuming. Choose your favorite photo from your wedding day of you and your groom, and use the same image for all cards to help manage your time effectively.

Wedding Paper Divas Photo Thank You Card -- Elegant Etching

If you need help on how to craft the perfect thank you card, I have tackled that question here: The Golden Rules of Gratitude.

Wedding Paper Divas Photo Thank You Card -- Well of Love

I hope this helps, Jill!


Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at and she’ll post an answer for you.


August 19

Wedding Thank You and Marriage Announcements

Okay, I know I’ve committed a big faux pas by not sending out my wedding thank yous yet. The worst thing is that I’ve already had more than one person call to make sure I got their gifts. I thought I’d never be one of those laggers, but I didn’t expect our pictures to come back so late. And, now that our thank you cards will be getting out there about the same time as our belated honeymoon, I can only wonder if we should have sent our honeymoon pictures with our thank yous.

Then I came up with another idea–sending out a wedding picture with our thank you cards and a honeymoon picture with our marriage announcements.

I picked the Monogram Stripe photo thank you cards in Meadow to match our wedding color theme.

This Bold Bloom Marriage Announcement may be perfect for our honeymoon picture in Greece.