My Wishes

How to write wishes for wedding

  1. Home
  2. Anniversary Wishes for Wife
  3. How to write wishes for wedding
How to write wishes for wedding
January 04, 2019 Anniversary Wishes for Wife 4 comments

Ideas to Write Wishes on a Bridal Shower Card. Wedding is one day that a girl dreams of once she is a teenager. Most often, the young girl expects her soulmate.

You've wrapped the gift, remembered to buy confetti and now you're sitting down to write wedding wishes in the wedding card before heading to the ceremony, but can't think of a suitable message to scribble down for the happy couple – sound familiar?

Wedding wishes can be tricky to get right, even if you're close to the newlyweds. You don't want to be too soppy and sentimental (especially if your boss or a distant relative is the one getting hitched), but also want to wish the happy couple the best in their future lives together and thank them for inviting you along to their special day without sounding like everyone else.

Should you stick with a short and sweet wedding message (such as best wishes and simply signing your name) or opt for an in-joke essay? And what should you write in a wedding card if you can't make the nuptials?

Work out what to write in your wedding card with our handy wedding wishes etiquette guide. Oh, and – as a rule – its best to take your card with you to the wedding and leave it on the gift table at the reception, but you can also post it to the newlyweds afterwards if you forget.

Do you say congratulations for a wedding?

Yes, you can. It was once frowned upon to congratulate a newly married bride. Why? Well it could be taken as an insult because you were thought to be congratulating her for finally finding a man. Ridiculous, we know! Luckily that silly rule has long been forgotten. That said, if you don't know the couple very well, 'best wishes' is also a nice message.

Wachara Kireewong / EyeEmGetty Images

Is it okay to write a funny message in a wedding card?

Of course, especially if you know the newlyweds well! They'll no doubt treasure a card with a few in-jokes, nicknames and a funny message. Just keep it clean in case they decide to put your card on the mantelpiece or show the kids!

What do you write in an informal wedding card?

We like these informal wedding wishes:

  • Wishing you both all the happiness in the world. Thank you for inviting us to be part of your special day.
  • Congratulations to one of our favourite couples. Now let's drink Champagne and dance on the table!
  • Congratulations [insert names]. Let the party begin!
  • It makes us so happy to see the two of you so happy. Congratulations!
  • Here's a little something from us to you on your special day [if you're including a gift]

Madalena LelesGetty Images

What do you write in a formal wedding card?

We like these formal wedding wishes:

  • May your married life be as happy and filled with love as your wedding day. Congratulations.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together.
  • Congratulations on finding the perfect partner to share your life with. May today be the start of a long and happy life together.
  • May the years ahead be filled with happiness and lasting joy. Congratulations!

What do you write in a wedding card for a wedding you can't attend?

These wedding wishes will convey your disappointment at missing their big day:

  • Wishing you all the happiness in the world as you start your married life together. Sorry we can't be there to share your special day, but please know we are toasting you from afar.
  • So sad to miss your wedding day. Sending all our love and best wishes.
  • Thinking of you both with love on your special day.
  • With you in spirit as you celebrate your love. Congratulations!

There's no hard and fast rule as to when to send your wedding card if you can't make the nuptials, but a few days before the ceremony is always a thoughtful touch.


Say congratulations with a beautiful message and some flowers to celebrate! Writing messages for wedding cards doesn't have to be difficult!.

Wedding Card Messages

how to write wishes for wedding

When someone you know gets engaged, you know it’s time to start thinking up some messages for invitations for wedding and birthday invitations that are genuine, witty and don’t sound like they came from a bad tv commercial. There are so many things to write to the bride and groom at different stages of the process, it can be hard to come up with fresh ideas for what to write in a wedding card. The difficulty of writing wedding card messages can, of course, be magnified five or ten times since wedding seem to come in waves!

We’ve got some messages lined up to help make it easy for you.

Write an engagement card

So you heard about a friends engagement! Whether you saw the hundreds of likes on Facebook, got an excited phone call, or received an engagement announcement or engagement party invites in the post, it’s a nice touch to send a card to say congratulations. It may seem a little old-fashioned, but if there’s ever a time to opt for the traditional route it’s when weddings are involved! If in doubt it’s a good idea to cover your bases and spread some love, but if they are a vague acquaintance and you think it will look like you’re angling for a wedding invite by getting in touch, trust your instincts.

On an engagement card you can keep things fairly brief (though if you want to take the opportunity to tell your friend why you adore them, I’m sure they won’t mind!), so just focus on letting them know that you are happy for them and excited about the news. Be cautious of writing anything that assumes that you will be invited to the wedding. Many people opt for family-only weddings or have to keep things smaller than they would like to cut costs, so keep that in mind when writing.

Examples of engagement card messages:

Congratulations to an amazing friend and soon-to-be friend. Can’t wait to get to know him more.

Can’t wait to have [fiance] join the family! You have made a wonderful choice and we couldn’t be more proud of you.

Thank you for allowing us to share such a joyous occasion with you. Congratulations on your engagement, and all the best for the future.

You two are perfect for one another, and it has been such a joy to watch you fall in love. We are looking forward to sharing the next stage of your journey with you. May it be full of joy and love always.

We are absolutely delighted to hear the news! I’m sure your engagement will be just the beginning of a beautiful life together.

Congratulations on the engagement! Your gift is that I won’t make you retell the proposal story again (but I will admire the ring!).

I guess you could say things are getting pretty serious, then? Congrats on the engagement!

Congrats on finally getting serious enough to have your partner mentioned in the family Christmas card.

Congrats on the engagement! Can’t wait for wedding selfies and a quality wedding hashtag.

Congratulations on your engagement! I will be coming up with a celeb-like couple name for the two of you, and you will be informed shortly.

Congratulations on being the first engaged couple I haven’t blocked on Facebook.

I’m so thrilled to hear about your engagement! You two are such wonderful people and I can’t think of a better pairing. So excited for what the coming years will bring!

It’s about time, you two! Stoked to hear that you are tying the knot. Can’t wait to celebrate with you soon. All the love in the world.

Don’t forget to write an engagement party thank you card!

As a general rule you should always send thank you cards after somebody does something for you, and an engagement party is no exception. While it might feel like you’re the one that did something for them (by attending, and maybe giving a gift), they also organised and gave you a good time, food and drinks. It’s definitely best practice to say a quick thanks for all their hard work and let them know you had a great time.

Examples of engagement party thank you card messages:

Thank you so much for inviting us to your engagement party. It was great to have a chance to catch up with family and friends and toast to the good times ahead. All the best with wedding planning.

Congrats on hosting the party of the year! (Lucky your wedding isn’t until next year, or it wouldn’t have been in with a chance) Loved popping some champers and tearing up the dance floor with you guys, and can’t wait to do it all again soon.

Thanks so much for having us at your engagement celebrations. We were so glad we could make it.

It was such a joy to see you two so full of love at your engagement party, and I’ve no doubt it was only a small preview of how happy your wedding day will be! I can’t wait to be there to witness it.

We just want to say thank you for letting us be part of your engagement celebrations. We had such a wonderful time! The food was delicious, the music was rocking, and most of all, the company was unbeatable.

Wow, what a great night! Thanks so much for having me at your engagement party. I hope you had as much fun as I did!

You threw such a great engagement party, you’ve got the wedding planning covered!

Thank you for allowing us to toast your engagement last weekend. Good luck with all the wedding planning and preparation! Please don’t hesitate to call us if we can help with anything at all. We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the wedding.

Return your RSVP card with extra love

You shouldn’t have to worry too much about wording your RSVP cards, since the card will usually have options for you to tick. Despite this, it’s nice to include a note with the RSVP when you return it, even if it’s just written on the card itself. If you’re replying ‘yes’, just something like ‘So happy to be invited! Can’t wait to celebrate with you!’ will show you care. If you can’t attend, a more detailed note is preferable. Sometimes an RSVP date is specified but a response card is not included at all, so you may want to include these sample responses as part of a note on a blank notecard.

Examples of RSVP response card messages: 

We are delighted to accept the invitation, and we really look forward to the big day!

See you there! 

Let the good times roll!

Eep! Can’t wait to celebrate with you! xx

Yes, yes, yes x1000!

We will be there with bells on!

Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

Can’t wait!

Excited to join the celebrations!

Have you ever known me to turn down a party?

It’s going to be the party of the year, wouldn’t miss it!

So sorry we can’t make it!

We are so sad to miss out on the celebrations!

We’ll be thinking of you.

I know, I know, I’m a terrible friend.

Something better came up ;) Just kidding, of course. It kills me that I’m going to miss it!

Shop now

Say thank you for the Hens/Bucks party invite

Following the same principle as the engagement party, it’s often best to send a thank you card after the hens party, bucks party, kitchen tea or bridal shower. Whether or not this is entirely necessary depends on the formality of the event and the amount of organisation that was required to make it happen. If you’re hitting the beach or the dance floor you can probably get away without a card (though it’s always a classy touch), but if it’s a high tea or girls weekend it’s best to make your appreciation known. Remember to thank both the bride (or groom, as the case may be) and the person or people responsible for organising the event.

Examples of bachelor/bachelorette party thank you card messages:

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Thank you so much for having me along!

Thanks for all the organisation you put into the hens party. It was a great night and your work meant it went off without a hitch!

The bachelorette party was the perfect practice run for the level of party we’re going to have next month at your wedding…if we recover in time!

Thank you for such a lovely afternoon tea to celebrate your upcoming wedding. It was so great to meet so many of your friends and family members. I really enjoyed it, and I’m glad you invited me along.

Best party ever for the best bride ever! I hope you had half as much fun as I did at your hens party.

Thanks for having me at your bucks party! It was such a great night. Good luck with the last minute wedding prep, give me a shout if you need anything.

What to Write in a Wedding Card (if you’re going to the wedding)

Writing wedding invitation card messages can be difficult, but when it comes down to it, it really is your opportunity to get a bit sentimental and put words to feelings. The card should reflect what the couple mean to you. Since a wedding is such a watershed moment in somebody’s life, every wedding card should cover all three tenses:

  • Past – Reflect on how you met your friend and their partner. You could remind them of the first time you met, or some key moments over the years that you’ve really appreciated their friendship. Whether you write about funny memories or more serious things, everyone likes to be reminded of the things they’ve experienced, enjoyed and been through together.
  • Present – Let them know that you are excited to finally be at their wedding, and tell them how you are feeling (but only if that feeling is happy! This is not the place to tell them you are jealous or not sure about their choice of partner).
  • Future – Give your best wishes for the future, tell them what you’re looking forward to and that you’ll be there for them. It’s also appropriate to pass on your best piece of marriage advice in the wedding card.

If you only know one of the two people getting married, it’s perfectly acceptable to address the card primarily to them and reference their partner only to tell them you’re looking forward to getting to know them more, or to let them know they got a good one.

Examples of wedding card messages:

Wishing you love, joy and tenderness today and every day of your future.

Love and marriage get better with each passing year. May all that you feel today be just the start.

All the best to two wonderful people as you build your life together.

Congratulations on making this step together, and may your love see you through all life’s ups and downs.

A toast to the best pairing I’ve ever seen!

You guys are so perfect together! Congratulations! Super happy for you both!

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.

Wishing you both the happily-ever-after you deserve.

Can’t wait to watch you two turn into the cutest little old married couple to ever live.

Best wishes in your life ahead.

The warmest wishes and deepest congratulations on your wedding day.

Congratulations on your wedding! We are so happy for you and wish you all the love and happiness in the world. We love you both!

Thank you for allowing us to bear witness to your love and to this sacred moment in your lives.

Time has gone so quickly since we were silly thirteen-year-olds dreaming about our futures. It is so exciting to see some of those dreams coming to fruition today as you wed the love of your life. I think teenage you would be pretty happy. I wish I could go back and tell her it all works out okay, it would have saved you a lot of angst back then ;) All the love in the world, and may your marriage be as long and rich as our friendship has been.

Welcome to the family [fiance]! We are overjoyed to have you join our crazy tribe. You’re just strange enough to fit right in.

Lots of love and joy to both of you on this exciting day.

Life will bring all sorts of things your way, but it’s all better with someone beside you to share it with. Congratulations on finding the perfect partner in crime.

What to Write in a Wedding Card (if you couldn’t attend)

Whatever the reason for not attending a wedding, it’s good etiquette to send a card of congratulations just before the wedding to make sure the couple knows you are thinking of them and celebrating with them. Being invited to the wedding in the first place is an honour, so it’s good to acknowledge that. You shouldn’t grovel or even necessarily apologise in the card, but you should let the couple know that you are disappointed to be missing out and that you love them.

Examples of wedding card messages in absentia:

We hope you can feel our love and support even though we can’t be there.

Congratulations on such an exciting day! We really wish we could be there to be part of it.

With you in spirit on this special day.

I’m sorry we couldn’t make the trip, but we are celebrating with you from afar.

I hope you can feel that there are people across the world joining in your joy and celebrations.

Wishing you both the best on this day. Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about it.

What to Write in a Wedding Card (if you were not invited)

If someone you know is getting married, it’s definitely best to send a card even if you weren’t invited to the wedding. Remember that it’s extremely difficult to cut down a wedding guest list to a manageable number and weddings can be upwards of $100 per head, so if you didn’t get a wedding invitation don’t take it as a sign that the happy couple don’t care about you. They probably felt bad about not inviting you. Sending a card shows that you understand, that you are happy for them, and that you are sharing in their celebrations even though you won’t be present.

Examples of wedding card messages if you aren’t invited:

Thinking of you both with love and joy on your wedding day.

We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family.

I’m sure your wedding day will be everything you dreamed. Enjoy every moment!

Trusting that you will make the most of every moment today, and that your future together will be a long and happy one.

Say Thank You Post-Wedding

Weddings are expensive and notoriously difficult to organise, so being invited to one is an honour and shouldn’t be taken for granted. The happy couple may be off on a honeymoon, but make sure you send a thank you card as soon as possible after the big day so you don’t forget about it.

Examples of wedding thank you card messages:

Thank you so much for letting us share in such a joyful celebration of your love!

Thank you for inviting me to share such an important day with you and your family. I had a wonderful time.

It meant so much to me to be invited to your wedding, thank you.

Thanks for inviting me to your wedding. It was an honour to witness such an important milestone.

Your wedding was a once-in-a-lifetime day that you will remember for the rest of your life, and you sure made sure you will have something beautiful to look back on!

It was an honour to be part of your special day. Congratulations, and I hope every day of your marriage is just as rich in love as the first one.

Congrats on hosting the wedding of the year!

Your wedding was such a perfect day. You both looked gorgeous, the food was delicious, and most importantly your love shone. Thank you for letting us be there to see it.

Congratulations on finally being done with the wedding planning! It definitely paid off with a wedding day straight from the pages of Vogue. Enjoy settling back to normality.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: Wedding Wishes
valentine day wishes for boyfriend
Newly wedding couple wishes
thank you quotes for birthday wishes for facebook
Thank you engagement wishes
quotes for clever people
Congratulations or best wishes to the bride
wishing a friend happy married life
Easter wishes for friends

Prepare Your Perfect Personalized Wedding Congratulations

how to write wishes for wedding

Wedding Wishes, Quotes, and Letters

What to Write in a Wedding Card

These are examples of sincere best wishes to the bride and groom. These are for one of the most joyous occasions, so these match the occasion of positive and inspirational. Think of the type of message you want to send as you read these examples.
  1. It's awesome to see a couple of great people like you get married. One plus one equals more than two in your case.
  2. I would wish you a happy marriage, but I am confident you two will have that covered anyway. I hope you continue to be blessed.
  3. Congratulations on your new adventure as husband and wife! We wish you the best.
  4. Stay in love and remember to have fun with each other. Congratulations on your wedding.
  5. Thanks for letting me be part of your celebration. I hope you have a wonderful future together!
  6. Weddings are fun for married couples to attend because they get reminded of their own wedding and the promises they made. Thanks for inviting us, and thanks for reminding us about the importance of marriage.
  7. We hope you have great, long lives together.
  8. Remember this day when things get tough. Your commitment will help you stay strong.
  9. Please stay one of the cutest couples I know, even though you are getting married.
  10. Some things are beginning as you get married, and some things are ending. We hope you have a great wedding and an even more fun marriage together.
  11. Keep your relationship Christ-centered and you won't have to worry about being self-centered.
  12. Have a blast together on your new journey as husband and wife. Good luck as you gain even more new titles in the future.
  13. We're happy to see two cool people like you get married. We pray that you guys get a great start as newlyweds.  Congratulations!
  14. As you begin your life together, may the Lord bless you and keep you. I pray that His face will shine upon you and be gracious to you. I pray that God will grant you according to your heart’s desire and fulfill all your purpose.
  15. Be continually thankful to the lord for bringing you together, and learn in His love how to fulfill the exhortation of Philippians 2:2-4.
  16. Best wishes to you guys! Compromise and communication are the keys to a great marriage, and with God you’ll be successful.
  17. Good luck on your marriage. I hope it is long and happy.
  18. We’re so happy for you guys! We wish you the very best as you begin your lives together.
  19. I want to wish you the best of luck in your marriage. Always be good to each other and let each other be yourself.
  20. May God shower you guys with many blessings year after year! I know how much you wanted this.
  21. God bless you and give you many wonderful years together. Let Him be the glue that holds your marriage together. May He fill your days and years with His presence and His love.
  22. We’re happy to be able to share in your wedding day. Our prayer is that you are given the patience and understanding needed for a wonderful marriage together.
  23. I thank God today for both of you and how he has brought you together.
  24. We wish you all the best that marriage can bring and a lifetime of memories made from two becoming one for eternity.

Heartfelt wishes, of course! With texting and emails being so prevalent today, it's not always easy to figure out what to write in a wedding card.

Wedding wishes: What to write in a wedding card

how to write wishes for wedding

Do you hear the wedding bells?

Say congratulations with a beautiful message and some flowers to celebrate! Writing messages for wedding cards doesn’t have to be difficult! We collected over 40+ best example from a variety of messages – formal, informal, funny and much more.
Choose the one that suits your relationship with the couple the best and send it on a pretty wedding card.

40+ Messages for Wedding Cards

  1. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
  2. On your rollercoaster ride through life together, may you high five at all the right places and support each other through every twist and turn.
  3. With warmest wishes on your wedding day and always.
  4. Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.
  5. Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.
  6. We are so happy to celebrate your special day with you, what a wonderful addition to the family!
  7. You have shared so much love and laughter over your years together, and I know there will be many more joyful moments to come. I wish you all the happiness that you deserve for your married life together.
  8. May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.
  9. May the love you feel for each other today grow ever stronger and more fulfilling as the years go by.
  10. May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.
  11. There is no couple more deserving of a joyful and loving wedding day as you two.
  12. Congratulations on your wedding day and welcome to the family!
  13. All love stories are special, but yours is one of the most beautiful I’ve had the fortune to witness. I wish you love, laughter , and happiness for all your years ahead.
  14. May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.
  15. May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.
  16. May you look back on today with fond memories of the start of a life filled with love and happiness.
  17. 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.
  18. Today, we add one more member to our family and we couldn’t be happier. Congrats!
  19. Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!
  20. As I enjoy the free bubbly on your wedding day, I’ll raise a toast to two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
  21. Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet. (Or fill in any other funny advice you have.)
  22. I can’t believe my best friend is getting married! I can’t think of anyone who deserves an awesome day more than you.
  23. The two of you literally shine with the love you share for each other. May that light gets ever brighter as the years go by.
  24. Love is all you need… stick with that crap and you’ll do great! (If this is appropriate given your relationship with the couple.)
  25. Treat marriage like a hockey game. No roughing!
  26. You’re an old ball and chain now! So happy for you two, I know you will have the best life together.
  27. Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!
  28. Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama.
  29. We love you, you beautiful people, congrats!
  30. Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!
  31. On your wedding day, you two became one. Does that mean I get two birthday presents from you every year?
  32. Congratulations! You bring my brother/sister so much happiness and I’m so happy to celebrate with you today.
  33. Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together
  34. We are/I am so happy to welcome a new family member. Best wishes to you both!
  35. I’ve always dreamt of having a sister and now I have one, I couldn’t be happier for both of us.
  36. We’re/I’m so happy [name] has found ‘the one.’ Welcome to the family!
  37. We could not be prouder of you now that you have embarked on a new journey with your beautiful wife/husband. May the future be bright!
  38. We’re delighted to share this day with you both.
  39. What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime.
  40. Congratulations, you two weirdos were made for each other!
  41. Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both.
  42. Woohoo, you got married! Wishing you two lovebirds a lifetime of Netflix binging.
  43. What a wonderful addition to our family. We’re/I’m so happy to share in your celebration. Congratulations!

sources:theknot.com, hitched.co.uk, youandyourwedding.co.uk

Lily Calyx

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

Related Posts

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: Marriage Wishes: Beautiful Messages To Share Your Joy - Love Wedding Messages

Happy wedding day wishes for friend, sister or brother, short quotes and greetings for wedding cards. How to write original wedding card greetings.

how to write wishes for wedding
Written by Vonos
Write a comment