How to show your gratitude on your big day!
How was your Thanksgiving? We hope it was filled with tons of food, family, friends, and fun! Did you take time out to express your thanks and gratitude to those closest to you? It may seem like an obvious thing to do, but I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t always remember to do it. It’s so easy to get caught up in things like parades and pumpkin pie, and then you blink and Thanksgiving is over and you didn’t really get to the core of this special day. Lucky for us, though, showing thanks isn’t limited to just the fourth Thursday in November! There’s never a bad time to express your gratitude. In fact, one of the best days to do so is on your wedding! Here are some ways to bring a little Thanksgiving attitude to your big day:
Show your vendors some love: Us wedding vendors are easy. If we’re there on the big day, a simple hug and thank you goes such a long way. If we’re not there, a quick thank you email will give us a big smile (an even bigger smile if photos from your big day are included). Want to take it a step further? Give us a great review (Yelp, Wedding Wire, etc.) and we’ll be over the moon! Better yet, refer your friends and family to us. Knowing that you trust us with the people closest to you is the best thank you we can imagine!
Shower your guests with gratitude: Traditionally, wedding favors act as a thank you to your guests. So, it’s totally acceptable to forgo the now typical knick knacks and instead give each guest a little thank you note. You don’t have to get too in depth since you’ll have so many to write; just a couple of personal and heartfelt sentences tailored to each person. Consider including the notes on your place cards where they’re sure to see them. They’ll no doubt be touched and feel so special, and at the same time you can save a little money on your favors!
Praise your parents: First things first, when we say “parent”, that is a broad term. Not all of us are lucky enough to have our mother and father with us on our wedding days. So, what we really mean is those couple of people who sacrificed the most (time, money, etc.) to get you to your big day. It is uber important to show your appreciation for them. Of course, getting them a gift is a must, but there are tons of other ways to express your gratitude. After the traditional reception speeches, stand up and give a little surprise toast honoring your parents. Not a public speaker? You could instead carve out some time to do a first look with them. Having a quiet moment together is sure to be one of the most memorable parts of your day. Don’t have enough time? You could also consider showcasing photos from their wedding day at your own. The list goes on and on; get creative and show you care!
We know your wedding day goes by in a flash and there’s so much to do, but taking the time out to say thank you to your nearest and dearest should be just as much a part of your day as dancing and cutting the cake. On that note, it’s time for us to show our thanks! We are so grateful for all of our Flair brides, bridesmaids, grooms, mothers, etc. Being a part of your wedding days is something that we are so honored to do and we take it very seriously. You all make our job fun and fabulous, and we are eternally grateful to you! xoxo