You spent all your time planning—from the pink-tinged peonies in your bouquet to the color-coordinated groomsmen’s shoes. And now the big day has come and gone—the top tier of your wedding cake resides in your freezer—and you’re married. But there’s still a stack of gifts—toaster ovens, barware, and china—reminding you of all the thank you notes you’ve yet to write.

So why not let your nearest and dearest … and some of your dad’s coworkers … know how grateful you are for the generous gifts they so thoughtfully picked out and wrapped? From simple gold-flourished and engraved pearl white to handmade floral cards, PAPYRUS offers boxed note card sets for any bride or groom to pen their thanks.

And if you’re looking for what to write in those wedding thank you cards, we can help with the sentiments. So unpack your honeymoon suitcases and get your gift list handy.

Mention the Gift

Let the giftee know that you know which gift was theirs. Yes, you got 11 other China place settings, but let the recipient know why their gift deserves a mention.

What you can say:

  • "Thank you so much for the cocktail shaker. Along with all of our new barware, GROOM and I look forward to shaking up martinis for all the parties we plan to have."
  • "We were so excited to receive the Kate Spade China place setting. This Christmas, we’ll have a house full of guests and can’t wait to set an elegant table, complete with our China."
  • "Thank you for the beautiful pewter picture frame set. We have a table in our entryway that will make the perfect setting for the frames, complete with our wedding photos filling them."

Don’t Mention an Amount

Gift cards, cash, and checks are de rigeur, and while they’re much appreciated, keep the amount to yourself. The giver knows the amount.

What you can say:

  • "Thank you so much for the generous gift."
  • "Thank you for the gift card. We’re looking forward to a trip to Williams-Sonoma to purchase some much-needed kitchen items."
  • "Thank you for contributing toward our honeymoon fund. Because of your generosity, we were able to enjoy a nice meal on the beach."

Personalize the Thank You

Go the extra mile to appoint the same level of detail you put into your wedding toward your wedding thank you cards.

What you can say:

  • "We really enjoyed chatting with you during the reception. It’s been so long since we’ve seen each other."
  • "I’m so sorry you couldn’t make it to the wedding. The next time I’m in Chicago, I’ll be sure to catch up with you."
  • "My mother values you as a friend, and both she and I really appreciate you taking the time to attend our wedding."
  • "You’ve really sharpened your dance moves since college. Thanks for showing me how to do the Cha-Cha Slide."
  • "Thanks, Mom and Dad, for helping to finance the wedding and making our special day so wonderfully complete. We’re so grateful to have you in our lives."