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July 07, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

Do you know how to start a wedding card message? Do you know what to write in a wedding card? What are the best wedding sayings and.

Need to find something to write in a wedding card? Whatever your relation to the happy couple, you’ll find a huge range of ideas below. We’ve searched the internet and consulted our card experts here to come up with the best list of ideas, and something you can pinch and pass off as your own. Enjoy!

Simple and Easy Messages

  1. Wishing you lots of love and happiness.
  2. Woohoo you got married! Wishing you two lovebirds a lifetime of Netflix binging.
  3. A toast to the best pairing I’ve ever seen!
  4. You guys are so perfect together! Congratulations! Super happy for you both!
  5. It’s official! You’re stuck with one another! Congratulations on your wedding, and all the best for a future full of fun and adventures.
  6. Lots of love and joy to both of you on this exciting day.
  7. Congratulations on finding the perfect partner in crime.
  8. So happy to celebrate this day with you both! Wishing you a long and happy marriage.
  9. Really happy for you both – I’m predicting cute babies ;o)
  10. Wishing you a lifetime of joy and happiness!
  11. Wishing you both the happily-ever-after you deserve.

Funny Ideas

  1. It’s time to knock back the prosecco and pretend like this hasn’t been the most stressful day of your life.
  2. Well done on finding that one person you want to annoy for the rest of your lives.
  3. Remember, marriage is a workshop… where the husband works and the wife shops.
  4. Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!
  5. What do late nights, parties and hanging out with friends have in common? You won’t be able to do any of them from now on! Happy wedding day.
  6. Congrats on probably not dying alone.
  7. Congratulations for finally succumbing to life’s biggest myth – a successful marriage.
  8. Now you’re married, you must master the art of saying yes when you actually want to say no!
  9. Thanks for reminding me how much money I will save by not getting married 😉
  10. Well done on tying the knot (as well as the chains around your legs!)
  11. Wishing you two lovebirds a lifetime of Netflix binging!
  12. I can’t wait to sob uncontrollably at your wedding.
  13. I guess you won’t be a crazy cat person after all. Well done!
  14. Forever is a long time… congrats… I think?
  15. Now you can eat, drink and get fat, who cares – you’re married!
  16. You may be married, but you don’t have to grow up! Congratulations on your wedding!
  17. There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again.

Rude/Offensive Things to Say

  1. The key to a great marriage is to keep the fights clean… and the sex dirty.
  2. Stay in love, stay married, stay hopeful, most of all, stay together – divorce is too expensive.
  3. I can’t believe you’re getting married before me. This is bulls***.
  4. May you not accidentally get pregnant on the honeymoon!
  5. Remember love is all you need… stick with crap like that and you’ll do great!
  6. I would have got you a nicer card, but we were only invited to the evening do!
  7. Congratulations on “I Doing” each other!
  8. Marriage w***ers!
  9. Congratulations on your wedding day! There better be an open bar or I retract my previous statement.

Thoughtful Sentiments

  1. Love and marriage get better with each passing year. May all that you feel today be just the start.
  2. Congratulations on making this step together, and may your love see you through all life’s ups and downs.
  3. Can’t wait to watch you two turn into the cutest little old married couple to live.
  4. Congratulations on your wedding! We are so happy for you and wish you all the love and happiness in the world.
  5. May your love be modern enough to survive the times, but old-fashioned enough to last forever!
  6. You have shared so much love and laughter over your years together, and I know there will be many more joyful moments to come.
  7. Wishing you all the best with the ceremony and a long and happy future together. May the honeymoon last forever!

Quotes

  1. If at first you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your wife told you.
  2. Rules to a happy marriage: 1. The wife is always right. When you feel she is wrong, slap yourself and remember rule number 1 again.
  3. Being married is like having a best friend that doesn’t remember anything you say.
  4. Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right and the other is the husband.
  5. No matter how hard it gets, the first 50 years of marriage are always the hardest.
  6. A marriage is just two people constantly asking each other what they want to eat.
  7. Love is blind. Marriage is an eye-opener!

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What to Write in a Wedding Card: Wedding Wishes They’ll Love

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With wedding season upon us, it’s time to start sending out “congratulations messages”. Getting it just right can be tricky.. And so many other messages of congratulations can easily drown yours out.

Whether you’ve known the couple their whole lives or just started working with one of them a year ago, congratulations seem to straddle the line between familiar banter and trying too hard. Here are different ways to send wedding wishes to couples you barely know or ones you know better than they know themselves.

Wedding wishes for couples you do not know very well

 

01“Wishing you all the best and every blessing on this special occasion. Congratulations and happy wedding day!”

 

02“May you both grow and forever cultivate a fulfilling love with one another. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

03“So happy and excited for the shared life you’ve got ahead. Congratulations and best wedding wishes!”

 

 

04“We all can’t wait to see what married life has in store for the two of you. Congrats and best wedding wishes on your happy day!”

 

05“Congratulations you two. Through the good and the bad times, remember how happy you are today as a reminder of your commitment to each other. Best wedding wishes going forward and here’s to an everlastingly happy marriage.”

 

06“Congratulations and best of wedding wishes. May your love for each other shine bright and grow stronger every day.”

 

07“We’re so happy for the two of you. Congrats! Wishing you a happy and love-filled future together!”

 

08“The whole family is honoured to have been a part of today’s celebrations. May your relationship grow into more than anything the two of you could ever imagine. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

09“On the happiest of wedding days, I’d love to leave you with a quote on love: “Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.”

 

10“I don’t know if there’s such a thing as fate , but you two are the closest thing to making me believe it. Congratulations! I’ve never seen such a loving and nurturing couple before. Our sincerest wedding wishes!”
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11“Even though we’ve only known each other for a few short years, in that time I’ve grown to see how strong the bond between you two is. You two really were made for each other. Congrats and happy marriage going forward!”

 

12“Never stop loving and caring for each other. You give us all hope! Congrats.”

 

13“Through the mayhem of this world, remember what anchors you. Congratulations and happy marriage!”

 

 

14“You two are joining hands in matrimony today, and you have a wide support system as well. Through thick and thin, you’ve got so much love and encouragement backing you two. Congratulations on this most splendid wedding day.”

 

15“You two have already committed to this road trip together. May you both travel safely and smoothly together, reaching whatever destination you’re meant to reach. Congratulations on the first of many wedding days to remember.”

 

16“We’ve officially got the best tennis player on our side now! Happy marriage ya goofs!”

 

17“May you never stop falling in love with each other! Congrats on your beautiful wedding day!”

 

18“I know we haven’t gotten to know each other too well, but now’s a better excuse than any to fix that. Congratulations! Happy marriage to you two and welcome to the family [specific name].”

 

19“Thanks for letting the rest of the world in on the secret of the love you share! Congratulations and happy marriage.”

 

20“I swear we’re witnessing history today. Here’s to a happy marriage and a lifelong love like yours for all.”

 

21“May the honeymoon phase of your marriage never end, maybe simmer, but never completely die out. Congratulations you two.”

 

22“Congratulations! This day only comes around once in a lifetime so live it up! Happy wedding day!”

 

23“I hope your love for each other is as grand and sweet as your wedding cake. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you both!”

 

Wedding wishes for couples you know very well

P.S. These special wishes are with some mean jokes and are supposed to be for couples whom you know very well (both the bride and the groom). Be sure that they would absolutely understand what you meant were jokes before writing these wedding wishes.

 

24“We used to joke about you two all the time but now that it’s finally happening. It feels so weird to call you Mr and Mrs now. Congrats guys!”

 

25“Congratulations, you two! You’ve already been together for so long it’s practically already been a happy marriage. This is just a party to show off your love and get your parents up to speed, right? It was a lovely reception guys. Best wedding wishes and a long and prosperous love ahead.”

 

 

26“Congratulations on the new chapter in your lives. You’re all-in now!”

 

27“It’s about damn time. I heard panic and ultimatums were in the air so much I don’t even know if a congratulation or a condolence is in order. Here’s to a happy marriage. We love you both so much and wish you the best of wedding wishes.”

 

28“Glad to see you both could share your life together. Congratulations and happy wedding day you two! You’re both so beautiful and wonderful!”

 

29“Remember spanking is only permissible if it’s consensual. Best wedding wishes for your happy marriage!”

 

30“We’re just here for the free food and booze. And to give our congratulations of course. Wishing our favourite couple an amazing wedding and happy marriage ahead!”

 

 

31“You two must really love each other to go through all this. We just exchanged ring pops and had a Simpsons marathon on our wedding day. Congrats you two!”
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32“You two are married now but ya ain’t conjoined at the hip, okay? Happy marriage you two lovebirds. Congratulations!!!”

 

33“You know that thing about your wedding day going by so quickly you should try taking mental pictures of the most significant moments? I’m doing the same tallying up all your hot relatives! But seriously, I can’t contain the overwhelming joy I feel for the two of you today. Congratulations and happy marriage for now and forever.”

 

34“Enjoy the high while it lasts. It won’t be forever. Just kidding! Congratulations! HAPPY WEDDING DAY TOO! We’re so excited for what the future has in store.”

 

35“Y’all ready to consummate or what? Congrats you two.”

 

36“You seriously couldn’t afford a buffet? Just kidding, guys. Congratulations! Everything was as beautiful and perfect as you two. HAPPY MARRIAGE YA OLD FARTS!”

 

37“We’re all just glad it finally happened. We were honestly starting to worry for the both of you. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you two!”

 

48“I don’t know any two people that make us laugh harder. We hope you do the same for each other every single day of your lives together. Congratulations and happy marriage you two.”

 

39“Alright, it’s husband and wife/husband and husband/wife and wife now. When’s it gonna be father and mother/father and father/mother and mother? Congratulations on your very special wedding day!”

 

 

40“Congrats you two! I helped raise [insert name of one of them]. I expect you to take care of them just as well.”

 

41“You two have already been living with each other for a while, so I hope this doesn’t really change anything. Congratulations and best wedding wishes to you both.”

 

42“We’re all expecting this to be greater than any celebrity power couple! Congrats!”

 

43“Are you two happy? You’ve started a trend among our friends, now everyone’s going to feel like they have to play catch up. Seriously, congratulations you two. I can’t imagine a more deserving couple to make this commitment to each other.”
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44“This isn’t the end, it’s the beginning. The beginning of the end. Err, an end I hope is nowhere in sight. 😊 Congratulations on your big day!”

 

45“God, there’s no end to what you two will do for each other. It makes me sick. Congratulations guys!”

 

46“You two make it so hard for me to be pessimistic about love and marriage. Hope you’re happy with yourselves. Best wedding wishes to the best newlyweds.”

 

47“I honestly hope you start having kids as fast as you two were ready to get married. Love you both and happy marriage!”

 

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50 What To Write In A Wedding Card

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We've been there: You shop long and hard to find the perfect wedding card for the soon-to-be married couple and then you get home and have a pretty rough time figuring out what to write in it. The good news is, there are no hard-and-fast rules about what to write in a wedding card. As long as your wedding congratulations message is heartfelt and offers the couple a positive wish for their marriage, you're good to go.

Wedding Card Etiquette 101

It should almost go without saying that wedding cards are customary for anyone who wants to send wedding wishes to an engaged or newly married couple. If you're following traditional wedding guest etiquette, you'll either want to bring the card to the wedding reception or mail it directly to the couple (usually between the time you receive the wedding invitation and a few weeks after the wedding). Honestly though, you can send it whenever you want. You could even send a nice card if the wedding is small and you're not invited. Simply put: Wedding congratulations are welcome anytime by anyone!

As for the card itself, wedding cards come in lots of different formats—from standard greeting cards you find at a cute stationery shop to homemade cards, small tags attached to gifts and even simple, digitally created wedding messages that are printed and shipped to the couple with their gift. All of the above pass as a wedding card and are considered okay, so don't feel the need to have more than one. (Then again, if you bought a gift off the couple's registry and want them to also have a pretty card from you, take one to the reception and drop it in a wedding card box or on a gift table!)

Is It Okay to Write the Term "Congratulations?"

In short, yes. That said, it used to be saying or writing "congratulations" to a newly married woman was once considered a faux pas because it was thought of as congratulating her on actually landing a man! (Yep, you read that right.) Today though, that's considered an outdated rule and school of thought. Still, if the couple happens to be very traditional or come from a very traditional family, you might want to avoid the term altogether and just say "best wishes."

What to Write in a Wedding Card

The perfect wedding wish is sentimental, sweet and totally tailored to the couple. Is it for your favorite cousin and his new wife? Or your hilarious college roommate who finally settled down? Below are dozens of examples of wedding wishes quotes for inspiration. Use the quick links below to craft an amazing (genius!) wedding message:

Formal Wedding Wishes

Just because it's a formal wedding with floor-length dresses and tuxes doesn't mean you have to send a formal card with stuffy wording. (The card doesn't have to perfectly match the event.) Still, if you want to write a nice message that's timeless and romantic, a formal note is the way to go.

Examples:

  • "Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness."
  • "Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow."
  • "Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together."
  • "May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy."
  • "May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together."
  • "May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine."
  • "May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together."
  • "Thank you for letting us/me share in this joyful day. We/I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union."
  • "Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together."
  • "May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years."

Casual Wedding Wishes

If you don't feel comfortable with formal wedding sayings, then don't do it. Be yourself. It's completely fine to write a more casual wedding message in the card, no matter the recipient. Put it this way: Short and sweet is always fine, as long as you're saying something nice or including a wish for the couple's future.

Examples:

  • "Best wishes!"
  • "Congratulations!"
  • "Congratulations on your wedding!"
  • "We're/I'm so happy for you!"
  • "Wishing you lots of love and happiness."
  • "We/I love you. Congrats!"
  • "Lots of love today and beyond."
  • "Here's a little something to start your life together." (If you're including a gift.)
  • "Hugs and kisses."
  • "Wishing you a long and happy marriage."
  • "Here's to a long and happy marriage!"
  • "Wishing you the best today and always."
  • "So happy to celebrate this day with you both!"
  • "Best wishes for a fun-filled future together."

Funny Wedding Wishes

Go ahead and write something funny in the card that you think will make them laugh. Just be careful with your marriage wishes. What might easily come across as a joke in conversation could be taken the wrong way on paper. As a rule of thumb, avoid jokes that are sarcastic or snarky. Also off-limits? Steer clear of anything that could be considered insulting, imply that one of them is the "better half" or mention anything about it having taken way too long (or way too little time) to get married. Oh, and no divorce jokes!

Examples:

  • "As Bill and Ted said, 'Be excellent to each other.'"
  • "Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!"
  • "Wishing you lots of love—and lots of makeup sex!" (If this is appropriate given your relationship with the couple.)
  • "Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet." (Or fill in any other funny advice you have.)
  • "Love is all you need… stick with that crap and you'll do great!" (If this is appropriate given your relationship with the couple.)
  • "Treat marriage like a hockey game. No roughing!"
  • "Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!"
  • "Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama."

Religious Wedding Wishes

If the couple is religious, then this might be the best option. Religious wedding card messages can mention God, tell them of your prayers or quote scripture. Before writing a religious message in a wedding card, consider the couple's beliefs and practices, and customize the message to them. If they aren't too religious or don't worship regularly, something very religious could make them uncomfortable, so it's be best to tone down religious elements or avoid them altogether. And if you're unsure of what religious message to write, opt for more general wedding words instead.

Christian Examples:

  • "May God bless you and your union."
  • "May God grant you all of life's blessings and love's joys."
  • "Sending you prayers for unending love and happiness."
  • "God bless you both on this day with a lifetime of shared love and joy."
  • "May the One who brought you together bless your marriage, enrich your lives and deepen your love throughout the years."
  • " 'God has poured out His love into our hearts.' – Romans 5:5"
  • " 'Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.' – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13"

Jewish Examples:

  • "Mazel Tov! May the joy that is yours today always fill your life."
  • " 'I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.' – Shir Ha'Shirim/Song of Songs 6:3" Or " 'Ani L'Dodi, v'Dodi Li.' – Shir Ha'Shirim/Song of Songs 6:3"
  • "May you be blessed."
  • "Mazel Tov on your wedding!" or "Mazel Tov on your marriage!"

Wedding Wishes for a Family Member

When writing a wedding card for family, you can go very general or very personal—it's completely up to you and the type of message you want to convey.

Examples:

  • "Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!"
  • "We are/I am so happy to welcome a new family member. Best wishes to you both!"
  • "We're/I'm so happy [name] has found 'the one.' Welcome to the family!"
  • "We're delighted to share this day with you both."
  • "What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime."
  • "Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn't be happier. Best wishes to you both."
  • "What a wonderful addition to our family. We're/I'm so happy to share in your celebration. Congratulations!"
  • "We/I couldn't be happier to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy future together."
  • "We/I love you both. Thanks for letting us share in your celebration!"
  • "Congrats! Love and hugs."

Wedding Wishes for Your Sister or Brother and Sister-in-Law or Brother-in-Law

So you're writing a message on your brother's or sister's wedding card? The key here is personality. In some cases, sibling relationships are strained, in which case you might want to go general. But more often, your brother or sister is the person whom you know best, to whom you can make inside jokes or recall some of your favorite moments together. Just remember to mention the new spouse in your note!

Examples:

  • "It seems like yesterday we were playing 'house' in the backyard, and now you get to do it in real life. I couldn't be happier for you both. Congratulations!"
  • "I always wanted a brother/sister and now I get one. Congratulations to you both on finding one another."
  • "Best wishes to my best friend and sister/brother and new sister/brother as you start your life together."
  • "We/I love you both. Today I gain a new sibling and I couldn't be happier!"
  • "Lots of love and happiness to you both on this exciting and joyful day for our family."
  • "Remember when you made that list of qualities of a 'perfect man/woman?' Well, you found him/her. Lots of love now and always."
  • "Lots of love to the best sister/brother in the whole world and her/his new partner for life. May you have a marriage full of love and happiness!"
  • "You bring my sister/brother so much joy. All my love!"
  • "I'm so thankful to have a sister/brother like you. And I wish you and your new husband/wife lifelong joy."
  • "My/our deepest love and very best wishes to you both."

Wedding Wishes for Your Son or Daughter and Son-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law

It's a big deal when your son or daughter marries. And when you're the mother or father of the bride or groom, you'll most likely feel a flurry of emotions that are extra tricky to get down on paper. What's most important is that you wish the couple well. From there, add in some personal touches to the otherwise standard wedding wishes quote to give your wedding card message meaning. If you're happily married, you could even add some of your own marriage advice.

Examples:

  • "We are/I am so happy to welcome a new son/daughter to the family."
  • "What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime."
  • "Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn't be happier. Best wishes to you both."
  • "Best wishes to my son/daughter and son-in-law/daughter-in-law as you start your life together."
  • "We/I love you both. We/I couldn't be happier!"
  • "Lots of love and happiness to you both on this exciting and joyful day for our family."
  • "My/our deepest love and very best wishes to you both."
  • "Son/daughter, I/we feel many emotions on this day. Most of all, I'm/we're happy you've found someone wonderful to share your life with. Best wishes to you both."
  • "We/I know we're/I'm not losing a son/daughter. We're/I'm gaining a son/daughter. Much happiness to you."

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Friend

It's just as good of a choice to go classic with wedding wording on a friend's wedding card as it is to get specific and personal. Before you write, consider your relationship and how funny, serious, personal or sentimental you want to get with your wedding wishes. Then go from there.

Examples:

  • "I'm so happy to call you both my friends. Congratulations!"
  • "That fortune-teller we saw in Vegas was right. You did meet the man/woman of your dreams. Best wishes to you both!"
  • "Of all the big life events we've celebrated over the years, today tops the list. Congrats!"
  • "Thank you for inviting me to share in this day with you and your family. Best wishes."
  • "I'm/we're so thrilled to celebrate this wonderful day with you both."
  • "Best wishes for a long and happy life together."
  • "May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life -- and more!"
  • "We've had so many laughs together! May you always make each other laugh!"
  • "Here's to love and friendship!"
  • "Congratulations to a wonderful friend and his/her new husband/wife."

What to Say in a Wedding Card to a Coworker

When writing a card to your coworker who's getting married, you're probably not going to want to wish them "lots of love." Instead, it's best to go with general wording. Use one of the formal or casual examples above, or see below for a few appropriate, work-inspired quotes. All that said, it's more than possible that your coworker is a good friend. If that's the case, scroll up to "Wedding Card Wishes for a Friend."

Examples:

  • "Thank you for inviting me to share in this day with you and your family. Best wishes."
  • "I'm so glad to have gotten to know you at work, and I wish you and your new husband/wife a long and happy life together."
  • "Best wishes to a very cool coworker and his/her new husband/wife."
  • "Wishing you success—and most of all happiness—in your marriage."
  • "You've got a new title: husband/wife! Wishing you and your spouse the best."
  • "What a wonderful day to celebrate my coworker and his/her spouse. All the best to you both in your marriage."

Wedding Card Sayings for a Parent and Stepparent

Whether you're thrilled or lukewarm about the union, if your mom or dad is getting married (or remarried), it's completely normal to agonize a little over the right wedding card wording. Our best piece of advice? Be honest and tell the truth. Don't say you're crazy about the new husband or wife if you're not, but instead wish them both a happy future together. After all, isn't that what you want for your parent?

Examples:

  • "Congratulations! [Name of stepparent], you make my mom/dad so happy. I look forward to getting to know you better."
  • "Mom/Dad, I'm so happy you found a partner to share your life with. Congratulations."
  • "I'm/we're thrilled you make each other so happy. Best wishes!"
  • "Welcome to the family. We love you both!"
  • "Mom/Dad, thank you for all the advice you've given me over the years. Now here's mine: [Fill in your own advice]."
  • "I'm overjoyed to see you so happy. Lots of love."
  • "Mom/Dad, we/I love you. [Name of stepparent], we/I warmly welcome you to the family. Congratulations."
  • "I'll give you the advice you once gave me. [Fill in your parent's best love advice.]"
  • "To the best mom/dad I could ever ask for, and his/her new husband/wife. Much happiness to you both."
  • "So now we get to enjoy [stepparent's name]'s cooking on holidays? Yes!" (Or refer to something else you really like about the new stepparent.)

“Best wishes to my best friend and sister/brother May you have a marriage full of love and happiness!”.

60 Marriage Wishes and Messages

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A wedding invitation qualifies as one of those exciting mailbox treasures, you know, the ones where you can’t help but smile as you run your fingers over the envelope? Score! Since receiving your invite and getting a sneak peek into the big day, you have most likely been counting down the days until “I, do.” Along with marking days off the calendar, you’ve sent back your pre-printed wedding response card, selected a gift from the registry and have decided that a shopping trip is in your near future. As if having to pick out a wedding day outfit wasn’t hard enough, you’ve also been tasked with writing a wedding card message to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Remind us who said being a wedding guest wasn’t hard work?

In all actuality, drafting the perfect wedding message doesn’t have to be difficult at all. With a few tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts you will be on your way to crafting personalized wedding wishes that shine a spotlight of love on the couple and their one-of-a-kind happily ever after.

Scroll through our entire guide or quickly jump to a section that best suits you:


What to Write in a Wedding Card

The perfect wedding card message should be tailored to the couple, full of sentimental value and crafted from the heart. With that being said, no two wedding card messages will be the same. If you’re feeling pressured to say the perfect words, just don’t. Our wedding card etiquette guide features easy to follow instructions and specific example messages to help you navigate through what to write in a wedding card.

  1. A congratulations is in order. No matter what your personal writing style, this common expression is a great way to warm up your wedding greeting.
  2. Add a wedding wish tailored to the couple. Use the next few lines of the card to create a personalized wedding wish for the couple. Before you begin to fill the blank space, think about your relationship with the couple. What will the bride and groom enjoy reading after their big day?
  3. Thank the couple.  Save a line in your greeting to express your gratitude to the bride and groom for inviting you to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives.
  4. Sign off with a warm closing. Before you sign your name leave the newlyweds with a warm closing.

Wedding Congratulations Messages

Wishing a couple congratulations is often times an expression people choose to include in their wedding greetings. It serves as a supportive as well as celebratory way to let the couple know they did a great job finding their soulmate (awh.) Saying ‘congrats’ is appropriate never mind which side of the aisle you are sitting on once the ceremony starts. Whether you’ve been best friends with the bride for years and have just met the groom or know both parties all too well, you can never go wrong with a sincere wedding congratulations message. Follow step one from above and pick one of your favorite congrats messages below or add them to your own words to get started on your wedding card.

Examples:

  • Congratulations to the wonderful two of you!
  • This calls for congratulations and probably champagne.
  • I hope through the years you become even better friends and share every possible kind of happiness life can bring. Congrats.
  • May your marriage be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. May your joy last forever. Congratulations!
  • Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow. Congratulations to the perfect couple!
  • Through the storms of life, may your love for one another be steadfast and strong. Wishing you joy and happiness on your wedding day. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on finding each other! Your greatest adventure has just begun.
  • Congratulations to you both on your very special day! May your wedding be filled with special memories you can treasure forever!
  • Congratulations on tying the knot!
  • You guys are great together. So happy for you two!
  • ‘Two become one’- what a beautiful thing. Congratulations!
  • Heartfelt congratulations.
  • Warmest congratulations and love!
  • Congratulations on your wedding day and best wishes for a happy life together!
  • Feeling so much joy for the two of you as you join your lives in marriage!
  • Seeing you two make promises and step forward into the future is so inspiring and wonderful.

Casual Wedding Wishes

After the ceremony when the couple opens their wedding cards they are going to enjoy reading each card for various reasons, but most importantly, because of whom they are from. Be yourself as you are writing your wedding card and make sure that your personality shines. If you are more casual, there is nothing wrong with keeping your wishes short and sweet. Just make sure that you build upon your congratulations and say something charming.

Examples:

  • Best wishes!
  • We’re/I’m so happy for you!
  • Wishing you lots of love and happiness.
  • Wishing you a long and happy marriage.
  • Wishing you the best today and always.
  • So happy to celebrate this day with you both!
  • Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.
  • Wishing you fulfillment of every dream!
  • Time flies and things change, but I wish that your love for each other would stay unchangeable.
  • You’ve made me believe in true love. And I hope my belief will be unwavering forever, because it seems like you’ll stay together until the end.

Formal Wedding Wishes

You can also use your wedding wishes to mirror the theme of the ceremony. If floor length dresses, glistening chandeliers and lavish centerpieces are a few big day details, look into using one of these formal wedding wishes to express your happiness for the bride and groom.

Examples:

  • Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
  • May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
  • Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.
  • Thank you for letting me share in this joyful day. I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union.
  • Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day as you begin your new life together.
  • May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years.
  • When you two are knotted as one, both families and friends share in oneness of their marital union; may this marriage be a bridge to usher happiness, peace and prosperity.
  • As you step into a new life as new couples, you become treasure to our community and the world.
  • Let love be the focal point of your daily life. May you find hope, peace and faith in each other’s arms.
  • Blessed is the man who finds a wife. May the joy of your new home be filled with laughter, smiles, kisses, hugs, respect understanding and faithfulness. Happy wedlock.

Funny Wedding Card Messages

If you think a funny wedding card message will put a smile on the bride and groom’s faces then go ahead and write something laugh-worthy. Just proceed with caution, you don’t want your wedding message to come off as sarcastic or insincere. Remember that a sentiment that may easily come across as a joke can be taken the wrong way on paper. With that being said, divorce jokes are off limits! Use your best judgement when writing your funny wedding wish and you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect wedding card with a side of smiles.

Examples:

  • Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!
  • Our marriage advice: love, honor and…scrub the toilet.
  • Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage.
  • Marriage marks the end of a love story and the start of a wrestling match. Wishing you the very best of everything anyway.
  • I’ll tell you the secret of a happy marriage. It remains…a secret to all! Wishing you all the best of times ahead.
  • On your wedding day today, you have now become two from one. Does that mean I will get two birthday gifts from you both every year?
  • As Bill and Ted said, ‘Be excellent to each other.’
  • Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama.
  • Marriage is so beautiful. You have finally found that one person you get to annoy all through your life.
  • Today I realized that life is not fair for single people like me. Until now I had to buy you a gift only once a year on your birthday. Now I have two birthdays plus a wedding anniversary to buy gifts for. Congratulations to my best friend on tying the knot.

Religious Wedding Wishes

Sharing a religious bond with the bride and groom can be the perfect way to tailor your wedding wishes. Think about the couple’s religious beliefs and views before you begin writing your card. Use their practices to guide your religious wedding wishes.

Examples:

  • May God bless you and your union.
  • May God grant you all of life’s blessings and love’s joys.
  • Love God first and it will be easier to love your spouse second.
  • We are looking forward to finding out what God has planned for you two.
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It is sometimes difficult to know what to write in a wedding card and find those right words that By following these steps, you will find the best words of congratulations for a wedding and best of all, it is from your heart. Wedding Phrases.

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