Bridal Shower Thank You Notes

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes - Tips

You probably received several gifts at your wedding shower. Your friends and family are helping to make your new house a home with their gifts, and it's a great idea to let them know how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness.

Each guest should get a thank you note for coming regardless of whether or not she brought a gift. Ideally cards are sent within two weeks of the shower (but a late thank you is better than no thank you). Remember to thank the hostess (often the maid of honor) for planning the shower. Mention the specific gift and give it and/or the sender a specific compliment; describe specifically how you plan to use the gift they gave. Tell what you plan to buy with gift cards. People want to know that their wedding shower gift is being used and appreciated. Let them know how much you and your fiance appreciate their gift.

Don’t combine the bridal shower card with other wedding related cards. Even if a particular friend sent an engagement gift, brought a bridal shower gift, and then sent you your wedding gift early, each act of kindness and gift gets its own note. The only exception is the "thank you for coming" card, which is generally combined with athe attendant gift thank you (“…thank you for coming to the bridal shower and the lovely nightgown”).

Your bridal shower thank you cards do not have to be long to be effective. Even if the wedding gift arrives early and you are in the midst of writing a thank you note for the dishes you received, resist the urge to throw in a line of thanks for the wedding gift. Spending the extra time to thank express thanks with individual notes is the best way to show your appreciation.

It’s a good idea to save the gift tags and write what the gift is on the back with a note (be sure to keep track of the gifts one way or another). Then use these when you write the cards. Place any card that came with each gift by the gift, or just have someone write down who gave each present at the wedding shower. These things will make writing your thank you notes that much easier.

It is never acceptable to send a thank you card in the form of a text message or an email. Even if your bridesmaid seems physically attached to her cell phone, she will probably not appreciate a quickly typed email or text.

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes - Wording Samples

For Organizing ShowerFor GiftFor Attendance & GiftFor Gift Sent in Lieu of AttendanceMoneyGift CertificatesLingerieAdult Novelty ItemBridesmaidMatron of HonorMaid of Honor

For Organizing Shower

" Thank you so much for organizing my bridal shower. Everyone loved it - especially the bridal shower games you invented. It was so sweet of you to take on such an enormous task. A huge thank you also for the crystal cake tray; it is absolutely stunning and I am sure to get lots of use out of it."


" I just had to tell you again what a wonderful shower you threw! I had the best time. You are all so wonderful to make my big day even more special by throwing a posh party at work. It meant the world to me. And as if that weren't enough, you all chipped in to present me with a far-too-generous gift. I don't even know how to thank you for that. My fiancee and I will have a lot of fun deciding what to do with the gift card. Thank you all so much. I won't forget your kindness! "

For Gift

" Thank you for the lovely towel set [or tea pot or picture frame] and for coming to my shower. The color is perfect and I can't wait to put them to use after the wedding. Your thoughtfulness [or generosity] is truly appreciated."


" Thank you so much for the set of kitchen knives. I can't wait to put them to good use. Thanks again for such a lovely gift."

For Attendance & Gift

" Thank you for not only attending my bridal shower, but for the lovely gift as well. You are a great friend. I will think of you every time I use [insert gift]. Thanks again."


" Thank you for the lovely [insert specific gift such as picture frame] and for coming to the shower. With friends like you, every day is truly a celebration."


" Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and for the beautiful [insert name of gift]. It was [the/a] [insert compliment such as perfect color]. Your generosity [or kindness] is truly appreciated. Thanks again."

For Gift Sent in Lieu of Attendance

" Thank you for the [insert gift]. Know that you were missed at the shower, but your well wishes were thoroughly felt on the day. Your [insert gift] was lovely and very thoughtful. Thanks again."


" Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and for your generous gift. [We are/I am] putting it toward [insert what you will spend it on - the honeymoon, wedding gown, etc.]. Your thoughtfulness and friendship means so much to [us/me]. Thanks again."


" Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and for your most generous gift. We are going to put it towards our new dinner service. Thanks once again for your generosity."

Gift Certificates

" Thank you for attending the bridal shower and your generous gift. [Insert name of store such as Saks Fifth Avenue or Bloomingdales] is one of my favorite places to shop. Your thoughtful and practical gift is greatly appreciated. Thanks again."


" Thank you for attending the bridal shower and for the [gift certificate/voucher]. John Lewis is one of my favorite shops and I shall certainly have fun choosing a gift. Thanks again."


" Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and the gorgeous lingerie. Your sexy gift will give [insert husband's name] cause to say thanks as well. You have great taste. Thanks again."


" Thank you for coming to my bridal shower and the sexy lingerie. Now if you could just send me the courage to wear it. Seriously, your gift and fun-loving presence at the shower is really appreciated. Thanks again."

Adult Novelty Item

" Thank you for coming to the bridal shower and the [insert gift name as it appears on the box to be funny or just write gift]. You really know how to make a memorable impression at a party and, apparently, one-on-one, too. What else can be said! Thanks again."


"Thank you for being our bridesmaid And taking part in our special day Thank you for your love and support It was important in every way."


" Thank you so much for being my bridesmaid. Your support and encouragement throughout my engagement to Ben, planning the wedding, and being there for us on our special day meant so much to me. And having you by my side, calming my last minute nerves and prompting me throughout my thank you speech just makes you the most perfect bridesmaid any bride could wish for! We had a fantastic day and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. "


" Thomas and I would like to thank you for playing such a special part in our wedding. Thank you for all your help and for being there for us whenever we needed you. You were the perfect bridesmaid! Thanks again for everything!"

Matron of Honor

" A huge thank you to the best matron of honor! You are a wonderful friend, and I don't know what I would have done without your continuous love and support prior to the wedding. Thank you for standing by my side on my wedding day and calming my nerves and shaking knees! I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did. Thank you once again."

Maid of Honor

" Thank you for agreeing to be my maid of honor. I am truly grateful that you took the job on because I don't know what I would have done without your endless love and support. You were the best maid of honor any bride could wish for and I am truly lucky to have you as a friend."