How to Write a Thank You Letter to your Parents?

Wedding preparations come with a lot of energy and emotions not only from the bride and groom but also for their parents. For them, their kids’ wedding is a moment when they understand how much their little ones grew and how their lives are going to change from that moment. Parents go through a mix of emotions during their kids’ wedding, realizing that their child will have their own family from now on and they will get a new family member, the child’s partner.


You can make this transition easier for your parents by writing a thank you letter showing your appreciation for their support until now and assuring them that they didn’t lose their child, but they won another son or daughter. So, if you don’t know how to write a thank you letter to your parents, you should keep reading this article.

  • Choose the letter’s style

Even though writing a letter might seem somewhat outdated, your parents will probably be surprised and appreciate it a lot. You can tell your parents how much you appreciate them in various ways.


Before you start writing, you should first decide your style. For example, you can frame the letter with some of your wedding photos. They can put the frame in a special place in their house and read it whenever they miss you.


You can frame the letter without adding any other photos. You can give them the frame when the wedding is over and give them a big hug.

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If your parents enjoy collecting things, then a good idea would be to print your thank you words on a porcelain plate which they can add to their collection.

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Finally, you can personalize a silk handkerchief with a thank you text, adding also the date of your wedding so that they will always remember it.

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  • Getting started

If you want to write a thank you letter to your parents, you should carefully choose the moment when you start writing. You should keep in mind that this letter is something nice which will remain in your parents’ memory forever. You will need to be calm and relaxed when you start writing. You should include your gratitude for all the support you received from your parents during your life. This means that you will have to remember all the nice moments you had with your parents since you were a child until the present moment. You might get a bit too emotional when you remember all these events. So, it would be better if you are alone when you prepare for writing. If your parents did something special for you during the wedding preparations, it would be great to mention it too. You can create an outline before actually writing it and note down all the great memories that you have together.

  • The structure

Whether you are writing a speech or a thank you letter, the structure is the same. You will start with the introduction, continue with the body, and end with a conclusion. Even though you will keep a standard structure, when you are writing a thank you letter to your parents, each phrase will be loaded with emotions. So, you can start your thank you letter in the traditional way with a “dear mum and dad”. If you want to add more emotion, you can personalize the heading and use any special names that you use to call your parents. And, if you want to take emotions through the roof, you can even write a separate letter to each of your parents. When it comes to the letter’s body, you can play with words and include the sentimental list that you created in the outline. Even though you have tons of good memories with your parents, try to be concise and point out those which had a strong impact on your relationship with them.


Finally, the conclusion is where they will inevitably burst into tears. So, if you didn’t get personal enough, this is the moment when you can become super-personal. You can send your thank you letter with something that only you say to each other. Furthermore, you should sign the letter with your nickname, showing your parents that you will always be their baby. On the other hand, if you feel that you don’t know where to start, you can check the speech guidelines at and get an idea of how it should look.

Taking time to write an appreciation letter to your parents is one of the nicest things you can do to show them how much you love them and appreciate their efforts. You can also give them a memorable gift together with the letter. Writing this type of letter doesn’t have to follow any specific rules. All you have to do is freely express your feelings and show your parents how important they are for you.

Author’s Bio:

Adriana Veasey is a writer at who wisely uses her creativity to transmit valuable messages to her audience. She is an active writer in niches related to family and children, using her experience to give practical tips for parents and kids alike.