A Message from the Bride and Groom to their Parents


Wondering what to write to your parents or parents-in-law after your wedding? The task is easier than it seems initially. All you really need to do is simply convey your gratitude for their love and support.

A message from the bride and groom for their parents can be written for a myriad of reasons. You can thank them for their love, for your significant other, for their presence during the wedding ceremony, or for their help during the planning of the wedding.

How to Write Bride and Groom Message for Parents


  • If you have a ceremony program for your wedding, include a note inside thanking your parents for their support and love throughout the years. Maybe even read it out yourself during the wedding. Nothing can beat the happiness of hearing your effort being appreciated in a special ceremony, from someone special.

  • After the festivities have settled down is another good time to pen a thank you note to your parents or parents-in-law. But don’t forget to thank them in person for their love and kindness. Receiving an unexpected message after the wedding conveying your thoughts and feelings towards them would be the icing on the cake.

How and What to Include

The message should primarily include gratitude for all they have done or for taking care of their significant other. If they helped with something specific during the wedding, you could also mention it. But don’t go into the details of how much money they contributed to your wedding if they did. The letter is a keepsake, not an accounting ledger.

If your message is longer than a note, consider composing it first on your computer. This will help you write and edit the letter more easily. Later you can transcribe it onto paper with your own handwriting. Do not send out a printed letter. A handwritten letter means much more to the reader due to the effort that went into it.

Examples of Notes to Parents from Bride and Groom

Dear Mom, thank you for being there for me throughout the wedding preparations. I appreciate your reassuring presence through every step of the planning and celebrations. This meant a lot to me. I couldn’t have had a more beautiful wedding. I love you.

Dear Dad, you have been my rock all my life, from childhood through adulthood. Thank you for the nuggets of wisdom as I open a new chapter in my life. You hold a special place in my heart. Thank you.

Dear mom and dad, the last few days have been some of the most intense for me. Walking down the aisle with Jonathan was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Thank you for walking with me and loving me unconditionally. I love you both in every way.

Thank you, mom, for being a pillar of strength over the last 25 years. You are the rock of my foundation, and I thank you for your contribution towards my wedding day. It wouldn’t have been such a success without you. Thank you.

To my new mom and dad, thank you for making me feel so welcome in the Hubert family. You have raised a charming and responsible man. I look forward to the years ahead.

Thank you for giving me away today. You will always be my hero. I love you dad – and don’t think for one minute that you got rid of me though.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, for giving me your daughter. I promise to take good care of her and to make you proud. Stella has a heart of gold that could only come from you.

You have gone through a lot of struggle and pain over the last couple of years. I won’t let you effort go in vain. Thank you for being there for me through my most difficult times and during the happiest day of my life- my wedding. I love you mom and dad.

I pray that God blesses you abundantly for the kindness you have shown and for welcoming me into your family. I look forward to the years ahead. Thank you xxx and xxx.

You have brought me up cocooned in your love and motivated by your hard work. As I start a new chapter of my life, I will take all the lessons I have learnt from you and seek your wise counsel at every step. Thanks, dad.

Thank you for loving me unconditionally. I thank God for you. Your new daughter feels right at home with you mum and dad. Love you.

Mom and dad, you scolded and punished me when you needed to and loved me unconditionally. Thank you for being there for me on my wedding day. I love you both.

More examples of special thanks from bride and groom to parents (longer letters):

Other Ways to Thank Parents

Besides a message s, there are many other ways that you can express your love and gratitude:

Give Them a Gift

Give your parents a special gift on the wedding day, something memorable that they can display and cherish for years to come. It can be a piece of art or a sculpture or something else that might hold significance in their lives.

Recreate their Wedding Photos

Recreate one of your parents’ original wedding photos. ’eA good option is to find a photo that includes your grandparents with your parents on their wedding day. Recreate the photo on your wedding day – this time with you, your husband and your parents.