In the minds of many people across the world, signifying your commitment to your partner through marriage is the ultimate act of love. As wonderful as it is to have your partner there with you at the altar, having your friends, family and loved ones at the ceremony makes the day that much sweeter. There’s no better way to honor your loved ones’ presence at your special day by thanking them in a thoughtful way. Check out these 6 memorable ways to thank your wedding guests.
Traditional Thank You Notes
Because this act is far less popular in lieu of the convenient email and text message, a handwritten, traditional thank you note with a personalized message, sent through the mail is a meaningful way to say thank you for any occasion. Mention your guests’ names and individual gifts to you in the note to really wow your loved ones.
Giving out welcome gifts before the ceremony begins can be a good way to start the day off with good vibes and appreciation for your guests. This can include DIY-decorated bubbles, sea salt shakers, sweet treats, or fans. Welcome bags with toiletries are also good to give to out-of-town guests if they are staying overnight for your ceremony. A small pre-occasion gift can go along way with keeping your guests in good spirits throughout the festivities.
Thank You Videos
With the ability to share literally anything on social media to your online friends or followers, creating a personalized, fun thank you video is a great way to reach all of your wedding attendees fast. You make videos for different sets of friends, families or for the whole group. Online likes and comments will create a sense of excitement, nostalgia and comradery with everyone long after your ceremony is over.
Photo Booth with Printable Takeaways
Creating a custom photo booth is a great way to add excitement to your wedding day and can double as a memorable thank you gift. Chalkboards, wedding-themed props, oversized frames, and crazy hats are a few trinkets to stock your photo booth. Either have a mobile photo printer or instant polaroid camera, and your guests can take home their fun photos.
Old-Fashioned Newspaper Thank You
If you have an older crowd of attendees who still read the newspaper, or in general want to go with the ultimate vintage sign of appreciation, you can put a “card of thanks,” in your local newspaper addressed to all of your wedding guests. This thank you card will be etched in local history forever, that your guests, as well as everyone in town, can have public access to.
Give Thanks to Guests in Person
If your wedding guests are not numbering in the few hundreds, and if the schedule permits, making rounds at the reception can make a huge impact on your wedding attendees. While this may take some time, visiting each person or table for a moment, on your big day will create a memory for your guests they will never forget.