Weddings are such splendid occasions. When one is getting married, they want to thank everyone who came to share their special day with them. It may seem trivial to some, but they should know that not everyone has the time to come to a wedding, so if your beloved family and friends make the time to come, they deserve a small thank you.
I know that you have just found a second to relax after all the hubbub and endless formalities of the wedding finally petered out, so I’m here to help you with the final touch, which is the thank-you-for-attending letter. It’s your choice if you wish to send a letter to every guest or to some special ones. Either way, let the recipients know how much their presence meant to you. If they’ve given you a present, you can kill two birds with one stone and thank them for that too!
Writing “thank you” letters bring a smile to both sender and receiver. Gratitude is such a powerfully positive emotion, it can melt even the toughest people to tears, and deserves equally passionate and sincere words. Here’s a sample:
Sample Thank You Letter for Attending Wedding
January 8, 2016
Mrs. Laura C. Christopher
655 Grim Avenue
Jacumba, CA 92034
I was so happy to see that you accepted my invitation to come to my wedding. I know we haven’t been in touch for years, and suddenly you received an invitation to my wedding. To be honest I didn’t think you’d come, because we hadn’t spoken for so long, but you showed up and proved that true friendship knows no bounds of time.
I write this letter to thank you for coming and sharing in my happiness, it wouldn’t have been the same without you. You’re not the same Laura I knew years ago; you’re much more upbeat and extroverted and I was so happy to see that. And you really didn’t have to bring me a gift, when your presence itself was such a beautiful gift! Thank you so much for that gorgeous vase, I so love it! As ever, you have exquisite taste, and know exactly what to give!
Once again, thank you for being there. Not only did you brighten the place up with your beautiful, loving presence, you reminded me of all the great times we had. I couldn’t have been a happier bride.
It was really great seeing you after so long. Again, thank you so much for taking the trouble, it really meant a great deal to me!
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