DIY Thank You Notes To Give Thanks To Your Guests!
November, 11 2022
A wedding is one of the most notable times of your life. For you to enjoy it with those who matter the most to you, you go to extreme lengths to throw an elaborate wedding. And when you’re bidding goodbye to your amazing guests, it is only natural for you to do that with care and joy. If you’re the kind of couple that loves to add a DIY touch or a personal touch to everything you do, then the idea of DIY thank you notes are just what you’d need for your wedding day!
DIY Wedding Thank You Notes: Know this before you start designing your thank you notes
Before we bounce some ideas and help you settle on a beautiful wedding thank you note, let’s talk about how to go about designing a wedding thank you not. Now, one of the oldest tricks in the book is to do it yourself with craft supplies. The ideas below are pretty easy and you can create lovely cards from the comfort of your home. However, the caveat for these ideas below is that if you have a large party, meaning you’ve invited a lot of guests to your wedding party, then you’d need a lot of time. If you’re planning on creating the thank you cards by hand, then we’d advise you to start making your thank you notes the moment you start the wedding planning. This idea works for those who are good at art and craft, of course. However, if you’re not good with arts and crafts, then don’t be discouraged, there’s still a way to make your handmade thank you cards on your own.
You can use online platforms to create a layout for the thank you notes and cards. This will help you to create the perfect thank you note. From bi-fold notes to single-leaf cards, the options are endless. A great reason to use an online platform is that if you’re not good at creating layouts and such, you can choose presets. You can choose similar details for the cards as that of your wedding day details, like if your wedding has a lot of greenery, you can choose the wreaths or greenery details, if your wedding is a beach-themed wedding, you can add seashells or starfishes to your thank you notes. Also, most of the online platforms allow you to import photos and graphic designs, which will help you create the perfect personalized thank you note! Once you have the design ready, with your thank you note message, all you need to do is print them out! The reason why we specified the two different ways of making your thank you notes was to help you decide and visualize the ideas we list down below!
DIY Thank You Note Ideas for Your Wedding! - Give thanks to your wedding guests with these ideas!
Watercolor Wash: Splash those colors!
One of the best ways to thank your guests is to create your watercolor-inspired wedding detail! We love the watercolor wash on cards solely because they look brilliant and are easy to make! See, even if you’re not good with crafts and you’re not sure of the color combinations, you can still dip a brush in water and lightly graze over a piece of paper, and then use the same brush to lightly paint over the wet surface. Ensure that the paper does not get dry. When you use the color pigments, make sure you don’t overdo the lower layer and make it too pigmented. As for the color for your DIY thank you notes, you can use the same color scheme as your wedding, or you can look up color combinations online and choose the ones you like. And don’t worry if you like a color combination that does not go well with your wedding color scheme. The wedding thank you notes colors can be absolutely different. Additionally, a friendly tip for making DIY watercolor thank you notes is that instead of cropping the sheet of paper into smaller cards and then painting over it, you should use a big sheet, add the colors to it, and then cut them into smaller cards. The thing to note here is you’ll essentially save yourself from painting over smaller cards, which will take longer to wrap up and help you save time. For the thank you message wording, you can use stamps or simply print them out and stick it on the card!
Hearts Everywhere: Cut-out or handpainted, it is still love!
If you’re looking for a great idea for a DIY wedding guest thank you note that not only does the job but also is beautiful, then you can never go wrong with hearts on the card! A great way to show your love to your wedding guests, then you can have heart-filled wedding thank you cards. These are easy to make and will touch the hearts of your wedding guests. There are a few ways of making these, so let’s talk about the easiest of these! You can decide on the shape for the card, it could be a regular rectangular card or you can have it in a square shape! Apart from that, the first idea we’d like to discuss is to help doodle pretty pink or red hearts on a brown card. If you’re doodling, you can choose to have stick figures that represent you and your partner holding heart-shaped balloons, or you can doodle a bunch of hearts with strings. And if you do not like the idea of heart balloons or a bouquet of hearts hand-drawn on the wedding thank you notes, then you can try doodling floating hearts all over the face of the card, and add cut-out hearts, tiny ones in different colors, like confetti, which spills out of the card when it is opened. And if you’re good with painting, you can hand paint these. Worrying about the color? You can use the wedding day colors for the hearts. That said, if you're short on time and you still want to give out DIY thank you notes at your wedding, you can use a colorful sheet of paper, different from the base card, and cut out hearts and add them to your cards!
Photos And Smiles: Create a mini-photo book for your wedding guests!
A great way to thank your guests for attending your wedding is to give them a thank you card with some amazing memories. Now, there are three ideas that you can use for your DIY thank you cards to leave them with a smile on their faces. So, let’s start with the easiest idea of the three. You can use your photos, from the engagement photo shoot or the prettiest of your photos, be it with just your partner, or your pets, and add it to the cards. This will give your wedding thank you cards a brilliant scrapbook touch. The second idea centered around photos is that you can try to find some photos you have with the wedding guests and add those to your thank you cards. However, this wedding thank you note idea works best only if you have a photo with each of the guests you’re inviting. You can pair the photo with your guest and a few photos of you and your partner. The reason why we suggest this idea is because it helps you add a personal touch to thank you notes, and this will make your guests happy and cared for.
And this last idea centered around photos is elaborate! If you’ve planned a wedding well, and are still considering a photo booth, then we have an idea that can help you tie your idea for a wedding photo booth and a personal thank you note! You can have polaroid cameras at your wedding, and create a station for your guests to take photos, and leave one for you and one for themselves, or just take photos of the day to take away. The reason why we suggest this idea is because, if you’re loving the idea of a wedding thank you note with photos, you can pre-make cards for your wedding guests. When you design the card, you can add a few photos of you and your partner, leaving a space empty for your wedding guests’ photos. So, during your wedding day celebrations your bridesmaids, groomsmen, maid of honor or the best man can take photos of every guest. Since polaroid cameras churn out photos instantly, you can then use these photos to add to your cards before handing them out. Although we realized it requires a lot of work, the emotional touch it would leave your wedding guests with is undeniable. If you have the help of your friends and family, you can make this wedding idea happen and execute it perfectly. You can use double-sided tape to secure the photos of your wedding guests or use glue to stick it to the card!
Seasonal Beauty: Add some floral and foliage details!
If you’re looking for a minimal thank note card idea, then we have something for you! You can use the season’s best offerings to make your wedding thank you notes even better! This idea works amazingly well if you’re using an online platform for creating your cards! To add season’s best to your wedding thank you notes, then the first step is to figure out what you’d like on the cards! Similar to planning wedding stationery designs, thank you cards or notes are not that different. If you’re using an online platform, all you’d need to do is choose a template, and add your designs. Now, you can choose a foliage design or floral design. You’d mostly find some amazing vectors or designs online on the card designing platform you’ve chosen. If you find yourself not enjoying any of these ideas, then you can easily choose to import other designs! Another idea to use is to import some amazing photos from your photo albums or from your engagement photos to add these details. Another great way to incorporate the seasonal charms to your wedding thank you notes, is to look for graphics or designs that are close to the season you’re tying the knot. For example, you can have sunflowers for your summer wedding thank you notes, you can have pumpkins and vines for your fall wedding or snow-capped pine trees for your winter wedding.
Single Leaf Card: A soft card without the flaps!
We love the single-leaf card idea only because it is absolutely versatile. If you’re looking for an amazing idea, then this is one of the best ones! When we say single-leaf card, what we mean is a small note, the type which you flip over to read the wording on the other side. And why we love this idea is because of its simplicity! You can add a minimalist line design on top with “thank you” worded in delicate lettering, you can add a photo of your pet, a portrait of you and your partner, a piece of art you absolutely love, a small bouquet of flowers or you can add elaborate artistic pattern all over the card! What’s more, you don’t need the card to be of the regular square or rectangular shape. You can choose a circular card design, star-shaped, or any other design you want! Wondering what more you can do with a single-leaf thank you note? Well, you can add a short quote, or you can add a small photo that means a lot to you.
Add a creative twist: If you’re a bibliophile or simply love books and the smell of books, you can add a pretty touch to these single-leaf thank you notes for your wedding! You can design these thank you notes as bookmarks! All you need to do is punch a hole on the topside of the card, and add a tassel to make it look like a wonderful DIY bookmark, which also works as a DIY thank you note for a wedding!
Patterns are Fun: Stencils or no stencils, patterns are cute and lovely.
Another great idea to create or make your own DIY thank you notes is to add patterns to them! Simply put, patterned cards look pretty and colorful. If you love patterns, then you can add these to your wedding thank you notes! The easiest way to do this is to use a stencil. You can pick out a stencil with some designs, or create one by cutting it out of a thick cardboard box or a thick sheet of paper. Then all you’ll need to do is use the stencil with the colors you’d like for your thank you notes! This will make adding the design and patterns without any worry! This will also ensure that you don’t mess up the designs and have uniformity. Another way to add patterns is to dip a piece of elaborately designed piece of lace and press it into the cards! To add a creatively cool touch to your wedding thank you notes, you can use a set of alphabet blocks to word your thank you message to these notes!
Bonus Idea: Detailed Designs for your Thank You Notes With Lace
If you’re looking for an extremely easy idea for thank you notes, then using pieces of lace will appeal to you. Of all the ideas we’ve listed, this idea is by far the easiest of all! The reason is simple, you don’t have to do much! All you need is a pretty bundle of lace. Once you have it, cut up some pieces, and paste them into your thank you notes! You can use these pieces to design the card as you’d like! Lastly, to add a colorful touch to the lace-laden thank you notes, you can paint over the lace, color them with color markers or simply use colorful lace!
With that, we come to the end of our list of ideas! The intention behind sharing as many creative ideas as we can for you is to help you along the process of your wedding planning. After all, weddings are a time when you and your partner come together to celebrate a new beginning with those who matter to you. Apart from planning a wedding that makes you happy, we’re sure you’re trying to create a day of celebrations that even your guests enjoy. To create a day to remember, not only for you but also for your wedding guests, it is only natural for you to try and incorporate as many personalized ideas into the wedding as you possibly can. We hope the ideas above help you create the perfect wedding thank you note. You can use any of the ideas we’ve listed above or you can use the ideas above to create an idea that works for you and your wedding!