To let your family and friends know how much you loved and valued their company, on your most special of days, it’s a lovely gesture to write and send wedding thank you cards.
How you choose to word your personalised thank you cards should ideally reflect your appreciation and gratitude, and also highlight your unique style and personality.
If a traditional and formal style of wording is not for you, you can make your message memorable by expressing your great sense of fun and humour. Your wedding guests will be surprised and delighted to receive a thank you note that is embellished with a funny comment or quirky quote that puts a smile on their face.
- Get Personal
Give your family and friends instant comic relief by sending them wedding thank you cards that include a personal, customised message. Make your VIP guests chuckle by adding a joke, anecdote or comment that you know will tickle their funny bone.
“Did you go to university to learn how to buy the perfect wedding gift? ‘Cos you sure know how to pick ’em. Thanks for making our gift buying skills look totally inadequate!”
“When God was handing out all the gift buying talent, he obviously gave you a big chunk, didn’t he? Here we are once again, sending you a damn thank you card for your absolute awesomeness.”
“We have officially declared today your National day. Every year, on this day, we’ll toast you for all of the help that you gave us to make our wedding so fabulous. Saying ‘thank you’ was simply too lame!”
“Saying thank you in a card is just so lame. That’s why we’ve done it…because that’s who we are—a pair of useless lame ducks who couldn’t have got through our wedding day without your help.”
- Write A Limerick
Alternatively, turn your words of thanks into a silly limerick.
Made famous by the English artist, author and poet Edward Lear, in the 1800s, this humorous poem typically consists of five lines, and includes a single stanza, and an AABBA rhyme scheme –the first two lines rhyme with each other, the next two shorter lines rhyme with each other, and the last line rhymes with the first two lines. This poem is named after the Irish town of Limerick, where it’s believed it originated in the 1400s.
With patience and practice, anyone can write a limerick.
“There once was a man and wife from the sticks
Who loved to compose limericks
But they failed at their sport
They were always too short…”
- Be Creative
Another fun way to express your thanks is to feature funny pairing metaphors in your wedding thank you cards. A cheeky phrase, written in a personalised way, can make your thank you card highly original and memorable.
Use a rhyming dictionary and a thesaurus to help you find the ultimate word pairings for your thank you card. Remember to spell check everything you write, to ensure that your humour is on point.
Finding the right words to say, in a thank you card, can be difficult, especially if you don’t know the person well enough to be familiar with their sense of humour. If you’re struggling to think of something witty and amusing to write, you can always rely on funny quotes that have been penned by other people.
“Marriage is like a game of chess. Except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.” – Jerry Seinfeld
“Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner – just so they can have the last word.” – Janet Periat
- Express Your Comedic Side
Perhaps your friends consider you to be the funniest person in your social circle? You maybe you have a secret desire to be a stand-up comic? If you’ve always fancied yourself as a comedy writer, you can express your creative side, and unique sense of humour, when writing thank you cards to send to all of your wedding guests.
Freestyle your thank you messages, by taking a moment to think about the person you are writing to. Recall a funny moment that you’ve shared together, and retell the story in your own unique way via the medium of writing. Try to include a mention of their wedding gift in your funny story.
Your wedding guests will be mightily impressed by your memory, and the hilarious way in which you entertained them with your novelty thank you card.
- A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
If you’re totally stuck for creative inspiration that is expressed in words, you can always opt to draw a funny picture instead. Send your closest friends, and family members, stylish wedding thank you cards that are longingly personalised with a humorous cartoonish illustration that shows how grateful you are.
If you’re artistically minded, don’t be shy about showing off your talents. A charming illustration that features a funny element will be perfect for the job of letting the recipient know how much you value them.
You don’t have to be a budding artist to draw a cute, little stick man and woman, or an emoji that expresses how you feel.
Then again, you can always include a photo of you and your spouse posing with the gift, along with a customised funny message.