When you are showered with gifts at your engagement party, it is always a good idea to send a thank you card to your guests. Wedessence helps you in writing some engagement party thank you cards to guests and friends to express your gratitude.
Say Thank You!
It might just happen that your guest had absolutely no time to get you a present; however, you can simply thank the person for his presence at your engagement party.
Getting engaged is the first step towards uniting two souls as one. Of course, this occasion calls for a celebration, and a spectacular engagement party is arranged where the would-be bride and groom are blessed by friends and family. Certainly, the couple gets many lovely gifts which show the love and support of their family and friends.
Then comes the big impending task… writing a thank you note!
◆ Apart from traditional ivory paper, different colored and patterned papers, different colored pens, or stickers can be used for thank you cards. For example: the paper could have a flower pattern, if you have used flowers as the motif for your engagement party.
◆ To personalize the card, you can write, a quote or a simple thank you, in your own handwriting. Adding your photo on the card is also a great idea.
Now comes the humongous task―to put your thoughts on paper. Here is a template which will help you overcome the writer’s block.
★ Start off by writing the name of the guest on your thank you note. For example, “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith” or “Dear Aunt Judy.”
If you are thanking a group, include the names of all the members of that group. For example, “Dear Rose, Bob, and Jenny.”
★ Mention what you are thankful for. For instance, if you have received a gift, mention how grateful you are for such a lovely gift. If it is a monetary gift, thank the giver for his generosity. However, avoid mentioning the amount as it can be considered a bad etiquette. You can simply say, “Thank you for your generous engagement gift.”
★ Tell the giver how you intend to use the gift in one line rather listing them down. For example: “The exquisite photo frame is great to show off our engagement picture”, or for a monetary gift: “Your generous gift has taken us one step closer to buying our dream house.”
★ Express gratitude and going a step further, mention that you will expect them to attend the wedding as well. For example, “Thank you so much for attending our engagement party. We hope to see you at the wedding.”
★ End the note with a greeting and your names. For example, “Yours sincerely, Amanda and John.”
Sample Thank You Cards
For any gift
Thank you so much for the juicer. Chris and I have been wanting one for a while.
We’ll have to have you over for brunch soon so you can see it in action! We’re so happy you were able to make it to the engagement party.
For a monetary gift
Dear Aunt Melissa and Uncle Mark,
It was great seeing you at the party.
John and I were thrilled with your generous and thoughtful gift. You’ve brought us one step closer to our dream house.
We hope you enjoyed our engagement party as we did!
Susanne and John
For someone you don’t know in person
Dear Mrs. Green,
Thank you for the beautiful crystal bowl. It looks perfect on our coffee table.
We look forward to finally meeting you at the wedding.
Rose and Mark
For a group gift
Dear Lisa, Mark, and Monica,
Thank you for the juicer. It is just what we’d been wanting.
We’re lucky to have friends who know us so well.
Emily and Sean
Some More Card Samples
You have truly enriched our happiness
with your lovely gift.
Thank you for giving us a lasting memory
of your kindness and generosity.
Thank you for your presence
at our engagement party
and also for the lovely gift
which brought us joy.
Our sincere thanks
for your good wishes
and very lovely gift.
The memories from our engagement party will always be treasured.
Thank you for sharing in our joy.
This card bears sincere thanks
for the lovely gift you sent.
We hope it helps to tell you
just how much it meant.
Thank you so much
for being there for our engagement party
and for your most generous gift
to help start our new lives together.
Words cannot express
the pleasure that we feel
remembering that you shared
the beginning of our new life together.
Thank you for your very lovely gift.
You brought joy to our day,
warmth in our lives and
happiness to our hearts.
Thank you for your wonderful gift.
See you soon at the wedding.
Your presence has added
much love to special our day.
Your gift has brought us joy and will
help us build our life together.
Thank you for joining us
as we begin our new life together.
Your kindness and thoughtfulness
were very much appreciated.
As Marcel Proust, a French novelist, said: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” We hope that this article has helped you pen a thank you note to your dear ones who graced this lovely occasion!