Give Thanks

As many of you know, weddings take months of planning, hard work and yes, lots of resources. With so many things going on, it’s easy to get lost in the details and forget about all the people it takes to pull it off. To help you keep things in perspective, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you show gratitude before, during and after your wedding.

Parents and Family

Most often, parents and other family members give the time and resources to make your dream wedding a reality. Before the big day, take a moment to acknowledge their generosity and thank them in a special way. Perhaps you can take a break from all the preparations and treat the folks to a nice dinner.

Photo Via: TheKnot.com, Elmer Escobar Photography
Photo Via: TheKnot.com, Elmer Escobar Photography

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Amidst the organized chaos of wedding day preparations, put down the curling irons and shaving cream to surprise your bridesmaids and groomsmen with a special gift. Not only will you be glad you did it, but your entourage will appreciate the recognition!

Photo Via: Style-Files.com
Photo Via: Style-Files.com

Make a Toast

It’s customary for the best man and maid of honor to give a toast, but it’s also a good time for the bride and groom to take a moment to thank all their guests for attending and being a part of their special day.

Photo Via: TheKnot.com, Ned Jackson Photography
Photo Via: TheKnot.com, Ned Jackson Photography

Wedding Favors for Guests

Wedding favors have come a long way since their days of Jordan Eggs and Buttermints, so don’t hold back! They are a unique way to treat your guests to a little something and keep them reminiscing long after your wedding has come and gone.

Photo Via: ModWedding.com, Stephanie A. Smith Photography 
Photo Via: ModWedding.com, Stephanie A. Smith Photography

Thank You Cards for Gifts

When guests shower you with gifts for your new life together, surely a thank you card is in order. Not many people take the time to do thank you cards these days, so this would be a good opportunity to show your gratitude with special touches like personalized thank you cards and hand written notes.

Thank You Cards for Vendors

Wedding professionals want nothing more than to make your big day a dream come true, so take the time to show your gratitude — a simple thank you goes a long way!

Photo Via: APracticalWedding.com
Photo Via: APracticalWedding.com

Your New Spouse

Maybe your hubby did something to make your day extra special, or maybe your bride covered all the details for your fairytale wedding. Whatever the case may be, research has shown that gratitude makes you happier and healthier, so it is no surprise that it also benefits your marriage. Start your new life off right and find something to be thankful for!

Photo Via: WeddingShoppeInc.com
Photo Via: WeddingShoppeInc.com

From all of us at Perfect Wedding Guide, Happy Thanksgiving!

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