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Thank You Note to Priest for Wedding

A wedding is a special day and your priest plays an important role in it. From the sermons to the ceremony, priests make your big day even more memorable. So it’s important to show them your appreciation with a sincere thank you note that reflects how much you appreciate them officiating your wedding. Here are some tips on how to write a thank you note or letter for a priest that officiated your wedding. 

The most important thing to remember when writing a thank you note to your priest is to express gratitude and appreciation. Let them know how much they meant to you on such an important day of your life. Mention specific moments or details that made their presence meaningful.  Let them know how grateful you are for all the hard work they put into making sure everything was perfect for your wedding day.  A thanks letter lets them know their efforts did not go unnoticed.

It’s always a nice gesture to pay a visit to your pastor and share details and pictures about the wedding.  Not all priests attend the weddings they officiate.  Check out our examples of a letter to write to your pastor, but make sure you include your own personality.

Priest wiping down chalice at wedding

How Do You Write a Thank You Note to a Priest?

When writing a thank you note, Make sure to include specific things they did on your wedding day.  For example, if they gave an inspiring sermon during the ceremony, mention it in the letter and let them know how much it meant to you and your partner. Similarly, if they stayed late after officiating the wedding or gave helpful advice beforehand, make sure to include those details in the letter as well. This will help personalize the letter and make it more meaningful.

🙏 As we reflect back on our wedding, there is no one more deserving of our heartfelt thanks than our priest. He officiated our wedding ceremony with grace and kindness, and he made sure that we felt seen and heard throughout the entire wedding process. We are so grateful for his guidance and support, so we wanted to take the time to express our appreciation with a thank you letter.

🙏 Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony, it made it such a special day having you there.

🙏 Thank you for speaking at our wedding ceremony, as you know we don’t attend church weekly, but we feel like we have made a connection with you, it meant a lot having you there.

Be personal when writing a thank you letter to your pastor.

🙏 Our priest played an integral role in making our wedding unforgettable. Thank you for your kind words, and your encouraging words, they meant a lot to us.

🙏 Thank you for officiating our beautiful ceremony, you performed a great sermon, even my family enjoyed it, and that’s saying a lot!

🙏 Dear pastor, we would like to express how grateful we are to you for the beautiful words you used during our marriage ceremony.  Your encouragement and faith in us in the run up to our wedding made a huge difference in our future, and how we see ourselves.  Thank you so much for your guidance.

🙏 Please accept this thank you note as a token of our appreciation for your beautiful words at our marriage ceremony.  May god bless you.

Couple getting married

How Do You Thank a Minister for a Wedding?

The most important part of any thank you note is expressing your gratitude in a sincere manner. Make sure to let your priest know how much his presence meant to you on your special day. His commitment to making your wedding a truly special occasion should always be acknowledged.  Adding a personal touch with specific details makes it seem even more sincere.  Keep reading for thank you notes to give your wedding pastor.

🙏 No it’s not pastor appreciation day, but we wanted to reach out with a short message to let you know pastor, how wonderful you were officiating our wedding.  You made our entire family feel comfortable, and you even made them laugh a couple of times.  We are truly grateful for your presence on our special day.

🙏 We are so blessed to have you in our lives pastor, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done for us.  Our family loved meeting you and loved your service.

🙏 Dear pastor, I hope this letter finds you well.  We wanted to write this thank you letter to let you know how much we appreciated all your help before and during our wedding.  Your prayers helped us immensely during the stressful times.  Thank you pastor _______ for visiting us when we couldn’t make it to your service because of sickness.  You have always managed to speak to us with your sermons and support.  We wanted you to know that you have made a difference in our lives.

Thank You Card to Pastor for Wedding

Thank You Note to Pastor for Wedding

When you are writing a thank you letter or thank you notes to your pastor or pastors, make sure to include or add details that are intimate to the pastor and you as a couple.  In your thank you letter, thank him for his kind words and prayers.  Did he help to convince your family that this wedding should go ahead, or maybe he helped you both as a couple.

Always be personal in your thank you message, and include a few paragraphs where you talk about working with your pastor to prepare for the service.  See our thank you examples below.

🙏 Dear pastor, this letter is to say thank you for allowing us to marry in your beautiful church.  We hope that we will continue to keep the faith that you have put in us.  We look back fondly on all the time we spent with you.  We look forward to seeing you soon pastor.  We will continue to include you in our prayers.

🙏 This note is to thank you again for speaking at our wedding.  Your prayers and faith in god made everything super special.  We appreciated having you there so much.  May god continue to have you represent him at church.  Please include us in your daily prayers.

🙏 There are no words to tell you how wonderful you were at our wedding last month.  The church was beautifully decorated, and your message meant so much to us.  We will continue to make your proud in our life together.  We will never forget how vital you were to our beautiful day pastor.  Again, thank you.

🙏 Dear pastor, I hope you are in good health, and are continuing to officiate weddings.  You did such a wonderful job at our wedding, I especially loved the prayer you used for the main sermon, it is a prayer I use on a daily basis, that’s how much it means to me.  I would like to come visit you this week if that would be okay?  

Couple walking out of church married

Thank You Note to a Priest

Here are some of our favorite thank you note examples that you can use to write a thank you letter for your church and pastor.  These notes that you write should include details and about your own life ” thank you for taking the time to visit us at our home”, or “we enjoyed visiting with you at your church”.  

Many times, a pastor will go out of their way to write a personal sermon for your wedding, so it would be nice in return to write a personal message as a thank you.  As opposed to going with a formal letter, I would keep it more casual, but lets remember it is a pastor you are writing to.

The thank you note examples below work perfectly as a thank you letter.

🙏 We wanted to write to you to let you know that we will always cherish the memories of our wedding day, and we owe a large part of that to you.  Thank you for being so sweet and so kind, we truly appreciate your attendance at our wedding.

🙏 Thank you for your wisdom, your compassion, and your love.  We are so blessed to have you in our lives, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you’ve done for us

🙏 As we reflect on the special day when we declared our love to each other, we feel immeasurable gratitude for your role in officiating our wedding. Your words of encouragement and joy have left a lasting impact as we embark on this new chapter of life together. You gave us a kind and warm blessing that was truly from the heart and embodied the spirit of our relationship. We thank you for your precious time, effort, and commitment to ensuring our wedding ceremony was memorable and meaningful.

🙏 We are so grateful for having you as our priest for our wedding! Your presence on such an important day of our lives was invaluable, and your words of blessings continue to give us strength as we embark on this new journey together. Your wise and loving guidance touched not only our hearts but the hearts of our family and friends at the ceremony. Knowing that we had such a spiritual leader standing with us made the moment even more special. From beginning to end, it was beautiful. 

Wedding rings and wedding day written on white

Thank You Message to a Priest

You can write a short message or a longer thank you note, whatever you write, just make sure that it shows your appreciation for your pastor.  Keep reading for our thank you note samples.

🙏 We were so touched by your meaningful words during the ceremony, which will forever stay engrained in both of our memories. Your kind and compassionate presence put us both at ease as we exchanged rings and said our vows. We are forever grateful for having you be a part of our beginning as husband and wife, and will never forget your role in one of the most memorable days of our lives.  We hope you are available for the baptism when the time comes.

🙏 Please accept this thank you letter for appreciation for officiating at our wedding.  We are so grateful for the role you played in our wedding day. Your kind words, calm demeanor and unwavering support made it one of the most memorable days of our lives. You blessed our union with love and joy and we both feel blessed to have you in our lives. 

🙏 This thank you letter is our way of showing you how much we appreciate the beautiful ceremony you put on for our wedding.  We absolutely love attending your church and will continue to do so.  Thank you so much pastor.

Thank You Cards for Priests