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Wedding wishes for couples you do not know very well. 01“Wishing you all . Best wedding wishes to the best newlyweds.” 47“I honestly hope.

You don’t have to be a wordsmithto write greeting cards. You don’t need rhyming words or verses to make the greeting message impressive. It’s so much easier than you think.

All you need is a pen, paper and 20 minutes. And yes, a little help from us. If you have those, you are ready to write an impressive greeting message.

Want to know how?

Follow this simple guide.

The Greeting

A wedding greeting is for both bride and groom. So, you should open the message by greeting both. You might know only one of them, but address both in your greeting.

A ‘hi’, ‘hey’ or ‘dear’ is always the fashion. If the friend is very close to you, use ‘Dear bride & groom or keep it really simple with a ‘Hi bride & groom!’ or ‘Hey bride & groom!’ You can also address the couple together, if you want to. Like ‘Love Birds’ or ‘Newlyweds’. However, just because it is easy to start writing the opening message, does not mean it is not important. It deserves to be crafted with due importance.

The Body

As always, this is where you have to let your emotions and words flow. Fill the message not with words, but with emotions. Is this where you struggle a bit? Don’t worry, once you are done reading this article, you will be saying, ‘Oh! That was simple!’

So, here is a list of things you can write on your message to your friend who is getting married.

Personalized Message

A personalized message is always the best option when writing wedding greeting messages. Get your own words down on the greeting card and make it sound personal. But, how personal? It depends on how well you know the friend getting married. Do you know both of them personally or only one of them? Are you intimately close with one of them? Or are you not that close to this friend of yours’? Here are some messages, which you can use as an inspiration to write your own greeting message.

“My heartiest congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you both a wonderful journey ahead as you make your bond stronger than ever.”

“Wishing you the best marriage! May both of you find the happiness and pleasure being legally and sacredly bind with each other. Congratulations!”

Funny Message

A hint of humour in your greeting message won’t hurt! Your message doesn’t always have to be the serious kind, after all, your friendship is not always serious!

You can also write something that reminds your friend about the good times you two had, but be discrete. You know what I mean! Here are some funny marriage greeting messages you can write on the greeting card.

“In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice that still continues.”

Did you know Sequoia trees live 1,300 years. If your marriage ever gets old, just be glad people don’t live as long as Sequoias.”

Greeting with Quotes

I understand, not always you are able to come up with words and sentences of your own. Even the famous Ernest Hemingway and J.K. Rowling had their moments with writer’s block! So, what are you going to do about this?

The simplest thing you can do is to find some interesting quotes about marriage from the internet and just jot it down on the greeting card. Don’t worry, it is not that tacky. Here are some examples.

Deciding to leave a happy and free life without any lifetime commitment is just the first sacrifice of a person who will get marry.

Be prepared for more that will come. “

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it marriage.”

Ending the Message

‘Congratulations!’, ‘Happy Married Life!’: the two most common ending lines for a wedding greeting! I suggest you stick with these traditional lines to end the message. But, you can come up with something of your own to make it sound a bit more personal, it will be even better. Something simple like ‘Wishing you love, luck and happiness that lasts for a life time!’ could do it.

So here is how it will turn out if I was the one writing the wedding greeting message.

“Hey name,

“Did you know Sequoia trees live 1,300 years. If your marriage ever gets old, just be glad people don’t live as long as Sequoias.”

Wishing you love, luck and happiness that lasts for a lifetime!

My name and  Family”

See? I told you it would be nothing but easy! Now that you know what to write as the greeting message, grab a pen and start writing. Don’t forget to let us know how it panned out!

Newly married wishes. Congratulations to the happy couple on their wedding day! Congratulations to to the Newly-weds!.

Wedding Card Messages

wishes for the newlyweds

If you’ve been staring at a blank wedding card for a while, you know how hard it is to come up with something original to say.

Here are few ideas for wedding card messages for newlyweds – there are plenty to choose from!

Wedding Cards Messages – The Etiquette

Here are a few things you should remember when creating your own personal message:

  • you can either bring your card with you to the wedding or send it in advance before the wedding day
  • if you haven’t been invited, that doesn’t mean you can’t send a card. Congratulations card is a nice gesture to let the couple know you are thinking of them on their big day.
  • choose the style you want to use for the message – you can go very formal, casual or include something funny, if you know the couple will appreciate it
  • choose a pre-printed message or create your own one – sentimental and tailor-made messages are appreciated more than just a card with printed poem and signature
  • if you’re adding a funny message, avoid sarcastic or snarky jokes
  • do not include anything that can be considered insulting by either party (i.e. better half etc)
  • no jokes about divorce

Funny Wedding Card Messages

  1. Saying I do while getting married is like blindly clicking on the I Accept checkbox while installing new software in your computer. You do it despite having no clue of what will come next.
  2. Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
  3. Marriage is a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
  4. Do you know what late nights, parties and hanging out with friends on the weekend have in common? You won’t be able to do any of those from now on. Congratulations on your wedding.
  5. Knowing the entrepreneurial couple that you are, I was wondering if you could give me some insider tips so I can place my bets on how long you both will last? Congratulations on getting hitched.
  6. They say that marriage is a great institution. And much like many types of institutions, you need to be crazy to get into it.
  7. Your wife complements you perfectly. She shadows all your flaws and accentuates your qualities. Now we know why you decided to get married. Congratulations.
  8. No amount of wishes or luck will protect you from the painful life of slavery you are about to start as a husband. Congratulations anyway.
  9. Congratulations for finally succumbing to life’s biggest myth – a successful marriage.
  10. Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life.
  11. Some future advice for the Groom: the most effective way to remember your wedding anniversary is to forget it… once!
  12. Marriage doesn’t mean you own the other person, just their stuff.
  13. Marriages are all about sacrifice, hardships and letting go. Are you really sure you want to get married?
  14. On your wedding day today, you have now become two from one. Does that mean I will get two birthday gifts from you every year? Congratulations for getting married.
  15. The person who refused to take a holiday with his friends because it was too expensive, is now blowing up all his money on his grand wedding. Welcome to married life buddy. Congratulations.
  16. Now that you are married, you must master the art of saying yes when you actually want to say no. Congratulations.
  17. After your wedding, your relationship status on Facebook will change from single to married while your real life’s status will change from being available to be always busy. Congratulations.
  18. The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

Formal Wedding Card Messages

  1. Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.
  2. Congratulations as you start your new life together–as two families join as one.
  3. Today we welcome a new member to our family with open arms. We are so happy for you both.
  4. Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.
  5. May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
  6. We welcome you to the family with open arms. You are a special person and make a great addition to our lovely family union.
  7. We are happy to congratulate you as you take this new step in life. It may be hard but fulfilling.
  8. May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.
  9. Our prayers and blessings on your wedding and marriage. We wish you all the best.
  10. May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.
  11. You stood by each other, and here you are – you are getting married!
  12. We couldn’t be happier for you and we offer you warm congratulations on your big day.
  13. I am honored to witness your vows and be part of a beautiful beginning.
  14. May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.
  15. We wish the best that love and a life together have to offer. Your love has stood the test of time in the past and is sure to continue this way in the future.
  16. Love is indeed  a many splendored thing and we hope your love continues to blossom and bloom in the years to come.

Casual Wedding Card Messages

  1. Congratulations on your wedding!
  2. We’re/I’m so happy for you!
  3. Wishing you lots of love and happiness.
  4. We/I love you. Congrats!
  5. Here is to your happily ever after!
  6. I’m so proud of you! You make a wonderful couple!
  7. Wishing you the best today and always.
  8. Wishing you a bright and happy future together as a husband and wife.
  9. So happy to celebrate this day with you both!
  10. Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.
  11. Congratulations on your big day and thank you for letting me be a part of it!


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A friend or family member is getting married, you’ve picked up the present, but you’re now faced with this tough question: What to write in a wedding card?

Most adults have probably faced this situation at least once in their lives. Well, this page provides you lots of ways to address that question. We’ve started out with wedding messages and funny wedding greetings, followed by international wedding proverbs, quotes about weddings and marriage, wishes for a second marriage, and finally, wedding customs.

Wedding Messages

Always make sure you’re on the same page and never turn the pages too fast.

When you were born, we were so happy, and on your wedding day we’re even happier.

Congratulations, you found the perfect mate! And they said it couldn’t be done.

True love is easy to spot, I could spot you two from across the room!

Celebrate each day together just like you are celebrating today. Party on!

As the saying goes, “This is the beginning of the first day of the rest of your days together.”

Check out another wedding card messages page.


Funny Wedding Wishes

We’re happy to attend the wedding, we won’t be attending the honeymoon.

Joyful wedding wishes to the happy couple, keep smiling!

This is the beginning of your life together, no more closed bathroom doors.

Seems like only yesterday you were getting married, oh wait, it was yesterday!

We couldn’t ask for a better daughter or a more beautiful bride, now you’re his responsibility.

I’m not sure why they call it “getting hitched?” It sounds more like a horse and carriage thing than love and marriage thing.

We never thought this wedding day would come, but surprise, it did! Congratulations!

Congratulations, you found your missing link!

You might like another page on the Best Wedding Wishes.

Wedding Proverbs from Different Countries

Consider including a proverb like the ones listed below in your wedding card. But, the proverb shouldn’t stand alone. Complement it with a personal message and wishes for a happy marriage.

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.
Swedish Proverb

True happiness consists of making others happy.
Hindu Proverb

Marrying is easy, it’s house work that’s hard.
English Proverb

Unshared joy is an unlighted candle.
Spanish Proverb

If you want to be criticized, marry.
Irish Proverb

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
American Proverb

A joy that is shared is a joy made double.
English Proverb

The wedding lasts for two or three days, but the trouble stays.
Czech Proverb

One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grand child in the world. Jewish Proverb

To marry once is a duty, twice a folly, and three times, madness.
Dutch Proverb

Marriage Proverbs

If you want to marry wisely, marry your equal.
Spanish Proverb

The wife cries before the wedding, the husband after.
Luxembourg Proverb

Never marry for money, you can borrow cheaper.
Scottish Proverb

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.
Chinese Proverb

He who does not marry will be lonely.
Irish Proverb

Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.
French Proverb

Love has to be shown by deed, not words.
Swahili Proverb

It’s not beauty which determines whom we love but love which determines whom we find beautiful.
German Proverb

Woe to him who does not have the counsel of a good wife.
Irish Proverb

Where love reigns, the impossible may be attained.
Indian Proverb

Quotes About Marriage For Wedding Cards


There is no cozy combination as man and wife.

Weddings re not over until they are sealed with a kiss.
Susan Marg

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. You want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Nora Ephron

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

Love at first sight is easy to understand, it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
Amy Bloom

Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility.
Anne Hathaway

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

The more you invest in marriage the more valuable it becomes.
Amy Grant

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
Mart Luther

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

More Marriage Quotes.

Inspirational Wedding Quotes

Our wedding was many years ago, the celebration continues to this day.
Gene Perret

Many people spend more time planning the wedding, than they do in planning the marriage.
Zig Zeglar

Every Bride and Groom would do well to remember that in wedding the ‘we’ comes before the ‘I’.
Evan Esar

Weddings to me are wondrous because they are so filled with tomorrows.
Mary Forsell

Gravity can not be held responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Remember, a wedding is a celebration of your union, and there’s no price tag on what your love and your promises mean to your future. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking a bigger wedding means you love each other more.
Karen Schwartz

To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
Henri Frederic Amiel

A person’s character is but half formed until after wedlock.
Charles Simmons

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with, marry only the individual you can’t live without.
Charles C. Dobson

Even more Wedding Quotes.

From the Movies

When I look at you, I can feel it, when I look at you, I’m home.
Finding Nemo

Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.
Call Me By Your Name

We are joined by the bonds of love and you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords.
The Princess Bride

I think I’d miss you even if we never met.
The Wedding Date

This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.
Bridges of Madison County

True love lasts a lifetime.
Love Actually

Take love, multiply it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever, and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel for you.
Meet Joe Black

True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another.
Wedding Crashers

Some people are worth melting for.

I wish I had done everything on earth with you.
The Hobbit

Deep in my soul I know I’m your destiny.

Hold my hand and we’re halfway there, hold my hand and I’ll take you there.
West Side Story

You’ll know when you meet the right girl because it’s not how you feel about her, it’s how she makes you feel about yourself.
The Wedding Singer

You are what I never knew I always wanted.
Fools Rush In


I know by experience that the poets are right, love is eternal.
A Room with a View

I love how she makes me feel, like anything is possible or like life is worth it.
500 Days of Summer

It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect. Or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.
Good Will Hunting

The greatest thing you’ll every learn is just to love and be loved in return.
Moulin Rouge

I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.
The Fault in Our Stars

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
The Notebook

The course of true love gathers no moss.
The Philadelphia Story

I used to think a wedding was a simple affair.
Father of the Bride

She is the only evidence of God I have with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do any laundry.
St. Elmo’s Fire

Greetings  for Second Marriages

Love is lovelier the second time around. No, it really is!

Happiness is finally being married to my best friend.

Okay so maybe the second time you’re not madly in love, but muchly.

No, it’s not a dream you really are walking down the aisle again. Congratulations!

I just realized that I have the chance to spend the rest of my life with you. Thank you for marrying me.

Sis, I’m so happy that you found love again, he’s a great guy. Congrats!

To my brother, I couldn’t be prouder of your new choice in a bride.

Look at it this way, two’s a charm!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Let’s shoot for just one try.

I am getting a second chance to sing someone a love song. Thank you.

Let’s dance together for rest of our lives. I love you!

Thank you for being the person who will put up with me. Now, let’s get married!

Your love is a gift and I am certainly not going to regift it.

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have found love again with you.

Congratulations to both of you, it’s nice when two great people get a second chance.

Wedding Traditions Through the Years

One of the oldest wedding traditions in the world is the groom asking the future father-in-law for his daughter’s hand in marriage. In the past, a gift was often included as part of the query. Ancient Romans had he tradition of the groom-to-be giving a coin to the father. Throughout the years, horses, sheep, oxen, food, land, buildings, treasures, and other goodies were also considered acceptable gifts for the future in-laws. This was often viewed as the ”sale” of the daughter, a highly sexist practice. Today, the tradition of asking for permission isn’t nearly as important or consistently followed as in years passed.

The strange custom of tying cans to the bumper of the newlywed’s car actually evolved over time. Originally, wedding guests were encouraged to throw a shoe (or shoes) at the bride and groom’s car as it was leaving. Invariably, some of the shoes would land on the car and be driven off accompanying the happy couple on their honeymoon. The guests were left to walk back home with one or no shoes.

Someone had the bright idea of substituting tin cans instead of shoes. The cans were cheap replacements and no one cared if they drove away. Unfortunately, the bride and groom noticed the nicks caused by the flying cans and so a solution was suggested. The solution was to tie the tin cans to the rear bumper of the car so they wouldn’t be used as projectiles. To explain the presence of the cans, a just married sign was affixed to the truck lid. This tradition is currently enjoying a slight resurgence.

Cutting the Wedding Cake

A tradition that has almost completely fallen out of favor is the happy couple cutting the wedding cake. Usually done jointly and followed by a photo op of the bride feeding the groom a piece of cake. Now, if they have a cake at all, the bride and groom let the baker, caterer, or wedding planner cut the cake. Pieces can also be already cut and on plates ready to be served or the couple opts for the highly popular cupcakes. I wonder what will happen with all of the surplus plastic brides and grooms?

Because of the changing composition of marrying couples and the crowd-pleasing vision of a strong woman walking herself down the aisle, the tradition of the father walking the bride down the aisle has faded. However, some brides are having both parents walk them down the aisle, or walk with the groom, or even resurrect the special bond between daughter and father and let the old man accompany her on this special bridal journey.

The Dowry

Centuries ago (and in a few countries today), the parents of the bride would give the future groom a bounty of goods, and/or sometimes hard cash. Called a dowry, it was literally a payment to the new son-in-law for taking their daughter off the payroll. This overt pay to wed practice slowly evolved into the parents of the bride paying for the wedding. As weddings have gotten exponentially more expensive, and traditions have changed, thankfully for the checkbooks of the parents of the bride, the new bride and groom, and parents of the groom now contribute to the costs. Whew!

Traditions may change and come and go, but the ceremony of a wedding will always be a beautiful celebration of a man and a woman pledging their love for each other and beginning their lives together. It also creates a lasting memory that the married couple can treasure for many years to come.

Wedding Traditions In Other Countries

We are all familiar with the way weddings are celebrated in the United States. It may be the saying “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” or the custom of the tossing of the bride’s bouquet, or the cutting of the cake by the happy couple, or even the bride and groom’s first dance. We know how weddings are done in America.

But, the practices and wedding traditions in other parts of the world are very different and surprising. Here are some wonderfully weird wedding customs from other countries around the world.

One of the strangest customs is the Mongolian tradition of having the engaged couple kill and butcher a chicken. A bit gruesome, but added to that, to test the bridegroom’s strength, a cooked sheep’s neck is given to him and he must break the sheep’s neck with his bare hands. What he doesn’t know is that a steel rod has been inserted in the neck before giving it to him to break. Hilarity ensues as the bridesmaids roast the unsuspected bridegroom’s lack of strength mercilessly. Won’t be getting married in Mongolia any time soon.

An interesting wedding tradition in France seems totally harmless to begin with, brides and grooms are given chocolates and champagne to eat and drink following the wedding at the reception. Harmless enough, but the twist is that these tasty treats must be consumed from a toilet bowl. Apparently, the symbolism is to “toughen up” the happy couple ahead of their wedding night. Sounds like a nightmare to me that just might make them sick.

Asking for her Hand in Marriage

As part of the ritual of asking the future father-in-law for his daughter’s hand in marriage, it is the custom in Fiji for the groom-to-be to give a gift in addition to asking the question. The traditional gift is a whale’s tooth. There are a couple of problems with this; one – most whales do not have teeth so finding one that does could be difficult, and two – you can’t just go down to the whale’s tooth store down at the mall and pick one up. Sadly, the want-to-be groom might have to get in the water with a pair of pliers, scary.

Polterabend – A German Wedding Tradition

They call it “polterabend” in Germany and it is a custom designed to bond a new bride and groom together. The newlyweds must sweep up and dispose of broken dishes that the wedding guests have smashed on the ground. The guests aren’t being rude, but rather they’re actions are intended to scare away evil spirits and keep the bride and groom safe. It just sounds like a mess to me.

A Close Shave in Greece

The best man has a very unique duty on the wedding day in Greece. He is called a “Koumparos,” and the best man must give the groom a close shave on his special day. Following this interesting grooming ritual, the groom’s future mother-in-law gives him a nice plate of honey and almonds. Imagine the pressure on the best man to not nick the groom and get blood all over the rented tux.

As intriguing as these traditions sound, the American customs sound a little easier to take and more fun. In the U.S., I think we like to keep our weddings on the lighter side and just let the bride and groom and their guests enjoy themselves.

— Tim Moodie

Tim Moodie is a Copywriter and Creative Director. He spent many years writing funny greeting cards, coffee mugs, and toilet paper for Recycled Paper Products. In addition, he created the box copy for novelty gifts including the Jesse Ventura Action Figures.

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Wishes for newly married couple

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The wedding day of a newly married couple is like a bloom of yellow-rayed flowers under a bright morning sun—full of hope, joy, health, and good luck. As a friend or relation of either one of the newlyweds, you may long to heighten the spirit of jubilation in the air with your congratulatory and soul-touching wedding wishes. However, finding the right words to do so can be a challenge.

Do you fall into the category of folks who have difficulty finding the words to communicate your joy and excitement? Take a deep breath. Here are suggestions and tips to help you weave words together to show how happy you are to share wedding moments with your newlywed friend or relation.

To best capture your emotions on paper, you will need to consider both your personality and the personality of the married couple. You will want your words to suit not only the occasion, but also your relationship. Use these messages, quotations, and verses as a starting point, and change them to fit your special occasion.

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