Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. This week, we’re discussing thank you notes and gifting, or lack there of. 

Question: We’ve returned from our honeymoon and have started working on thank you cards. There were a couple of guests at our wedding who gave us cards, but no gifts. Should we send thank you notes to wedding guests who didn’t give gifts? If so, what’s the proper wording?

Answer: First, congratulations on your marriage! Second, way to go on keeping up with your thank you notes. Finally, the answer to your question is yes. It’s important to thank your guests for attending in support of you and your new spouse. Simply thank the guest for helping you celebrate the day and that their presence made it all the more special. Feel free to include a brief anecdote about a conversation with them at the reception if it’s fun or sweet and relevant. Expressing gratitude is always appropriate. 


Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com