The Foolproof Thank You Note Formula according to

If you’ve read this post Lauren wrote a few years ago, you’d know that all of us here at are pretty big advocates of the handwritten thank you note. Not only does it show the gift giver how much you appreciate their gesture, but it also shows that you took time out of your busy schedule to tell them so. Thank you notes are especially important if you’re a bride or bride-to-be, which is why I’m talking about them with all of you today…

Since getting engaged in August, my calendar has been filled with so many special events leading up to the wedding, from our engagement party to my bridal shower and beyond. All of these events have been full of fun memories with family and friends, and we’ve also received quite a few gifts along the way. I’m so thankful for the generosity of our loved ones, and think it’s a very important practice to show gratitude to the special people in our lives with a heartfelt, handwritten thank you note.

Now, writing a big bulk of thank you notes after an event like a bridal shower is definitely something you have to set aside time for. While you don’t want to scribble a careless, carbon-copy note to each gift giver, you also want to make sure your thank you notes aren’t taking up so much of your time that you’re getting them in the mail months after the event. Which brings me to today’s topic: the foolproof formula for wedding thank you notes. I created this template for myself as I’ve been writing my own thank you notes the last few months, and found it so helpful that I thought I’d share it. For all of you brides out there, you can think of it as a guide to make your thank you note process effortless and efficient, while still conveying your heartfelt appreciation. Here it is!

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If you’re not a bride-to-be, this formula works for almost any other thank you notes—birthday, holidays, and everything in between.

Do you have a foolproof thank you note formula that works for you?

And, all of our brides out there, do you have any tips for streamlining the wedding thank you note process?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. And, let me know if there are any wedding topics you’d like me to cover here on the site as I get closer to my October wedding date!

Team LC

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