Your wedding is meant to be the most special moment of your life, though the process of organizing one – not to mention the pressure of the day itself – can often be anything but blissful. Come the big day, however, you’ll be grateful it has arrived and I think it’s important to show your gratitude to all those who have helped with the planning and make the effort to come.
Indeed, with the average UK wedding thought to cost some £20,000, you’ll probably be glad when the day of your nuptials has arrived as the stress will almost be over! Hopefully, your own wedding will run seamlessly and it will be an occasion that you can look back on fondly for many years to come.
Regardless of the size or scale of the ceremony you are planning, it’s probably safe to say that you and your partner will want to be surrounded by your family and friends as you unite as husband and wife.
Even though the main focus of any wedding is, of course, on the bride and groom, it is still important that you make the effort to thank the people who have come to watch you get married. Doing this can be easier said than done – especially as there are so many things you will have to do over the course of the day. This may particularly be the case if you have organized a lavish ceremony attended by hundreds of relatives and loved ones, followed by an exciting reception bash in the evening.
Of course, you should still try to make the effort to speak to everyone who has come to your wedding day to let them know exactly how much you value them coming. Achieving this, however, may not always be possible, no matter how hard you try.
Even if you aren’t able to thank each of your guests face-to-face, there are many other ways you can show your appreciation.
Thank you cards – Thank you cards have long been a popular way to express gratitude to guests and can be given out during the reception or just after you’ve come back from your honeymoon. To give these items a personal touch and, in the process, ensure recipients are more inclined to keep hold of them, you should include a handwritten a unique message in each card.
If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option, however, you should consider sending out e-cards to your guests after the ceremony. Many brides-to-be these days often set up a blog charting their trials and tribulations in planning their wedding, so uploading a post after the big day could be used to leave a permanent expression of thanks.
Personalized gifts – Even though most people attending a wedding will buy a gift for the couple, that isn’t to stay that the bride and groom can’t give out presents of their own to guests. In fact, doing so is a great way to showcase your appreciation and recipients should be reminded of your special day each time they come to use the product.
You probably remember the mugs featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton that many companies choose to release in the build-up to the pair’s 2011 wedding. Distributing similar personalized mugs to guests at your wedding could be a great way to follow in their footsteps! There are, however, many other items that make for fantastic personalized gifts, including packets of sweets and boxes of chocolates.
If you’re looking to give gifts to wedding guests, you can read more about some of the products that may prove suitable by clicking here.
These are just some of the areas you may want to consider when thanking people for coming to your wedding, but if there’s anything that you think we’ve missed please let us know by leaving a comment below.