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There are many inspiring, funny and formal wedding wishes wedding wishes for every type of couple – from the traditional to the alternative.

"Congratulations on your wedding" are common words used to compose a wedding letter, a wedding message for a gift card or to sign a reception poster. You want to use words that convey a meaningful and positive message of congratulations. Combine your creativity with some pre-written suggestions to deliver a wedding message that conveys your affection for the couple.

Samples of Wedding Congratulations Notes

Receiving a wedding invitation card is often a time for joyous preparations. After all, you want to celebrate the day with the happy couple. Whether you attend the wedding or have a prior commitment, you should share you enthusiasm for the special day with words of congratulations for ther wedding. However, not everyone is a natural wordsmith.

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General Messages

You can also use verses, quotations, and poems in your card or letter. You can use quotes alone or with a brief message of your own. The type of words will also depend on your personality as well as your relationship with the couple

  • May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year. Congratulations on your wedding.
  • Wishing both of you a world of happiness and joy on your wedding day.
  • 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!
  • Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.
  • Wishing you both the happily ever after you deserve. Congratulations on your wedding day!
  • 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!
  • Just a note to say how happy we are for you. Wishing you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love, and happiness. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!
  • Words are just not quite enough today
    When your love will light the way
    To a wedding filled with joy never ending
    The warmest wishes are what we are sending.
  • Like a lighthouse on a dark night, may your love for one another always shine brightly. Congratulations on your wedding day.
  • May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy. Congratulations to a couple whose match truly seems made in heaven!
  • Your two stars create an amazing constellation. Congratulations on your wedding day!
  • May you always have one another to lean on and turn to throughout all of life's storms.

Humourous Congratulations on Your Marriage Messages

While a humorous message might be acceptable for a close friend or family member, just be sure you know which people will understand your humor. There are ways to be sentimental and still funny.

  • I can't believe you found either other. May you stay mutually weird forever!
  • Are you ready for a future with each other? I hope you all enjoy life's twists and turns, because with each other you are sure to have them.
  • Whether he is the Darcy to your Elizabeth or the Batman to your Catwoman, I am so happy you all found each other. Now - go save the world or something.
  • Don't mess this up. If it doesn't work out, don't worry about returning my gift.
  • I hope your kids are as weird as you two!
  • Well, this just got real! Congratulations on your wedding and I am so happy for you two.
  • In a world of normal people, I am so glad you both found one another and are able to share a cool and different life with one another. Keep life weird.
  • Like peanut butter and jelly, you two are an unexpected combination that will one day be an All-American Classic.
  • Remember, they say you can tell a lot about a person when you travel together. Good luck on your honeymoon!
  • Even though you're supposed to save some wedding cake for your first anniversary, don't feel too bad if you eat it this weekend. When there is cake in the house, it's fair game. Congratulations on finding each other!
  • Congratulations! Now you have two bank accounts and twice as much debt. Welcome to marriage!
  • I can't wait to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary and see you dance with your canes and walkers. See ya then!
  • When you find someone who is compatible with your weirdness, put a ring on it and run!

Future Hopes for the Couple and Their Happiness

As mentioned in composing a heartfelt message, it is a good tactic to discuss future hopes for the couple and their happiness. Use these messages to get started.

  • Cheers to your future and congratulations on your wedding. I am so happy for you and I can't wait to see what life has in store for you both.
  • Congratulations on starting your life together. I hope this gift is helpful in setting you up for your future. You deserve all the love in the world.
  • You two are so perfect together. It is exciting to see you both happy and just plain old in love. Thanks for giving the rest of us hope for the future!
  • Even though I didn't give a toast at the wedding, here is a toast to you two! I love you both very much and I am happy to have you both as my friend. From the awkward teenage years to now, I've known (Bride or Groom's name). Today is a day we've talked about again and again. I love the fact that you are both in love. Happy Wedding Day and cheers to you both!
  • Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
  • Every love story is different and your story is unique. I am so happy you two met each other, you honestly fit together perfectly. Congratulations and I hope you have an amazing honeymoon.
  • Love? Check. Vows? Check. Cake? Check. Champagne? Check. Leave the wedding and go start your life together? Get going!
  • Today is a great day to start the rest of your life and run off into the sunset together.
  • May your love for one another get deeper and deeper each and every day. May you wake up next to each other, ready to start each day. May you live a life full of happiness, joy, and goodness.
  • Congratulations on your wedding day! I wish you a lifetime of days just as happy and memorable as this one.
  • Have a spectacular life together! I wish you a lifetime of love and I am so pleased you found it with one another.
  • Congratulations! May your life be filled with never ending love for one another.

Advice for the Happy Couple

Especially if you are married, a great way to provide a couple with some advice is in the card or video message.

  • No matter what life throws your way, I hope you are always as happy as you are on this day. Happy Wedding Day!
  • Never forget the love you feel for one another on this day. Congratulations on your big day.
  • Don't forget, in marriage one person is always right and if you are the husband - it's not you. This advice will make your life a lot easier! Congrats on the wedding!
  • If I could offer you once piece of advice, it would be to choose your battles wisely. Congratulations on your wedding day.
  • Even in your darkest times, never forget your love for one another on this day. Love you both!
  • On your wedding day, I'd like to offer you some advice from this married lady. Devote some time to understanding one another and life will be beautiful!
  • If I could define marriage it would be: You give, and you give, and you give. And one day, you realize it was all worth it. I am so happy you two found each other.
  • Congratulations on your wedding! May you always remember to be friends first. Love you both!
  • A piece of advice I got on my wedding day and I want to pass on to you is: Never go to bed angry. It has saved me so much strife :) Love you!
  • Congratulations! In the good times and the bad, remember to lean on each other whenever you need a true friend. That's what marriage really is all about.
  • Its the little things that turn into big things in a marriage. Put in a bit of work every day and soon enough you'll have built a lifetime of love. Congratulations on starting your story as a married couple!
  • Not that you need it, but I want to give you both a piece of advice. Choose. Love. Every. Single. Day. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you.

Examples Based on Your Relationship

Offer specific congratulations to your loved ones. Whether your mom is getting remarried or you are wishing good luck to your brother, you'll want to consider your relationship when you compose your words.

  • For your brother: Congratulations on your wedding, bro. So glad you convinced someone to marry you!
  • For your best friend: In all the times we have spent together, I am so happy to be here on your wedding day. You deserve the best and biggest love with your new (Husband/Wife). I can't wait to see the honeymoon pictures!
  • To a parent: (Mom/Dad), I can't remember a time I have seen you this happy - except for when I permanently moved out of the house! I hope you have the best wedding day. Congratulations on this amazing chapter in your life.
  • For your sister: Thanks for being the best sister ever. Even though we've had our ups and downs, and you are usually the one saving me, I am so happy to be here on your wedding day. Love you to the moon and back...and back...and back.
  • Coworker: Congratulations on your wedding! Now, when you are on your honeymoon, don't even think about work! Have the best vacation ever and you better come back with a tan!
  • Cousin: Even though we aren't siblings, I still consider you one! Thanks for being a great support system throughout my life and I only hope to be there for you on your big day. I just love seeing you in love! Love you!
  • Church or religious friends: Congratulations on your wedding! You deserve many blessings and a joyous life. I can't wait to see what God has in store for your new family.
  • Family friends: Since we've all been going to the same family functions for years, I am so glad you get to throw your new spouse into the mix! Now we all have someone exciting and new to talk to. Congratulations on your wedding! Love you!

Compose a Message to the Bride and Groom

Whether your are attending a wedding in person or not able to go, you should bring a card or send one to the couple. If you sent a gift, you can still bring a card to the wedding and put it on the gifts table at the event. If you aren't planning on attending, you should still send a heartfelt gift message for a wedding in a letter to the couple expressing your words of congratulations to them.

As you compose your message, keep the following tips in mind when planning what to say when someone gets married:

  • A poem or quotation on love and marriage can be a good way to begin or end a letter.
  • Lighthearted humor may be appropriate, depending on your relationship.
  • Speak about your personal thoughts or advice on love and how it applies to the couple.
  • Write down future hopes for the couple and their happiness.
  • Make a sincere apology for not attending the wedding.
  • Propose getting together to view photographs and talk about the wedding after the honeymoon.

Keep the mailing date in mind when you are sending the letter. If you send it before the wedding, you can mention how you are happy to help with any preparations before the blessed event. If you are mailing the letter after the wedding, you could write a short note about how everyone raved about the bride's dress, wedding cake or other aspect of the wedding.

When to Send a Congratulatory Letter

If you know you cannot attend the wedding, you should send your letter as soon as you possibly can. In cases of an emergency situation, you will want to send your message of congratulations as close to the actual wedding date as possible. Of course, if you are attending the wedding, just bring the letter along with you and place it in the card basket if it will not be attached to a gift.

Happy wedding day wishes for friend, sister or brother, short quotes and greetings for wedding cards.

Wedding & Marriage Wishes and Congratulations

traditional wedding wishes

Wedding congratulations messages are meant to come from the heart. Unlike many other messages, wedding congratulations messages is based on the fact that the couple is starting a new life together and will need all the goodwill messages they can get. But sometimes writing good wedding congratulations messages can be a little bit difficult, you might know what to write but putting it down in writing can sometimes be challenging, here we want to save you the trouble. Here goes our list of the best wedding congratulations messages you can find.

See Also: Happy Wedding Anniversary Quotes, Wishes, Messages

Wedding Congratulations Messages

1. Heartfelt congratulations on your marriage. May your bonding last forever, and should it ever change, may it change to a firmer and better one.

2. Wishing you many more days as happy as this one, many more occasions for celebration, and a lifetime of love and laughter.

3. Blessings to the happy couple! May your commitment deepen, your joy increase, and your love grow stronger from this day forward.

4. This momentous occasion marks the start of your life together. May the journey be a happy one filled with peace and harmony, joy and laughter, romance and passion. May your enduring love be the crown jewel that ties together all the rest. Best Wishes!!

5. Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life. I am glad your found your special person.

6. May your love be like a shining star, brightening even the darkest of times. Nourish your love, happiness, and hope every blessed day of your marriage. Congratulations!

7. May your love gather with the power of a storm, so your future life together can be watered by its unending laughter and joy. Congratulations on your wedding.

8. A big congratulation on reaching this lovely milestone of conjugal bliss. We pray that favour and luck may follow you all the days of your union.

9. May every day you share deepen and strengthen your love as you accompany one another to even happier older years. Congratulations!

10. May love be your watchword in both good and hard times. Share your love as friends and as a couple, because in true marital friendship you are stronger, more courageous, and more joyful. Congratulations!

11. I have always had this feeling that you were meant for each other. Congratulations, and I hope you remain this happy for the rest of your lives.

12. You are truly lucky to have found each other. Congratulations! I wish you much happiness.

13. To love and be loved Is the pinnacle of happiness and riches. May you never lose sight of this precious treasure in all your days together.

14. Congratulations to you both and may you carry the joy of this happy day close to your heart as you journey the road of life together.

15. The two of you are meant for each other and this day only cinches it. My very best wishes to the both of you for a wonderful life together.

16. Good things happen to good people, and I don’t know two people who are more well-deserving of the kind of love I’ve witnessed. My very best wishes to one of the best couples ever!

17. Wishing you lots of joy and happiness on this very special day and for the rest of your lives together! Don’t blink too much—you might miss something. Happy wedding day, you two!

18. Warmest wishes to a fantastic couple. Here’s to a lifetime of adventure, love, and happiness! Congratulations on your matrimony.

19. May every day that you spend together in your new life hold a wonderful surprise for you. Congratulations on your wedding.

20. Our delight knows no bounds on the day of your wedding. Wish that you carry this serene bond from strength to strength with each passing day.

21. Heartiest congratulations on your marriage. May your marriage be like a cloudless night sky filled with sparkling stars of love, joy, and care.

22. A wedding bond signifies the unification of two hearts. May the seeds of love continue to grow through the sands of time and bring plenty of joyous fruits for both of you.

23. A new love is like a budding flower. Your love has matured into a rich red rose, and we are honored to celebrate that love with you today. May it always remain unwavering; congratulations on your wedding.

24. As we witness two hearts unite as one we pray your unity will always remain strong, letting the chords of love that bind you to strengthen over time. Many warm wishes on your wedding.

25. Best wishes to both of you on your special day! May the future be bright filled with all the blessings and joys of life. You two deserve it!

26.Congratulations on your wedding! What an honor to be part of your special day and witness the blooming love between two dear friends become a lifetime commitment. May your love only deepen and your joy only grow with each passing year.

27. With the warmest wishes to a very special couple. May the bond of wedding unite your souls and bring out all that is good in both of you.

28. Congratulations! God bless you today and for the rest of your married lives.

29. Marriage is not just an auspicious bond. It is a journey that lasts till eternity. Right at the beginning of the journey, here’s wishing that both of you have a memorable and joyful ride.

30. Wish you enjoy all the pleasures that togetherness brings in life. May your life hereafter be filled with happiness and delight. Good luck for the days to come.

31. You are one of the best, nay; you are the very best couple I have ever had the pleasure of knowing in my life.

32. Congratulations and a happy wedding day to the both of you!

33. Here’s to you two—wishing my two favorite lovebirds a lifetime of happiness and love. Congrats on a beautiful wedding!

34. I hope that every day you two spend together is as blissful and love-filled as possible. Here’s to one of my all-time favorite couples! Congratulations.

35. Finding your true love is a heavenly blessing. May you find health and happiness, and I wish you many years of unbreakable love and laughter. Congratulations!

36. May your marriage be filled with every ingredient that sustains marital union: understanding, love, happiness, fruitfulness, and romance. Happy married life. Congratulations!

37. For a Special Couple. May your wedding be a time to celebrate all the richness love has brought into your lives and all the joy that still lies ahead. Wishing you happiness always.

38. For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked.

39. Here’s to success in your new titles, bride, groom, husband, wife, and any more you will pick up over the years together.

40. Today’s wedding will come and go, but the memories it creates will remain forever. May the memories of joy, happiness, hope, and love we share today remain fresh for all eternity. Congratulations.

41. We are happy to share with you the joyous occasion of your marriage. Here’s to memorable days of laughter and everlasting love. Wishing you the best of marital bliss.

42. Wishing the both of you all the love and happiness in the world and congratulations on your marriage.

43. Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.

44. Wishing you both the happily ever after you deserve. Congratulations on your wedding day!

45. 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!

46. Just a note to say how happy we are for you. Wishing you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love, and happiness.

47. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!

48. I wish you both all you wish for yourselves and more.

49. May all your days be as joyous & happy as the day of your wedding. Congrats to the beautiful couple!

50. May this be the happy beginning of a wonderful life together.

51. May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year. Congratulations on your wedding.

52. Wishing both of you a world of happiness and joy on your wedding day.

53. 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!

54. Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow. Congratulations to the perfect couple!

55. Like a lighthouse on a dark night, may your love for one another always shine brightly. Congratulations on your wedding day.

56. May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy. Congratulations to a couple whose match truly seems made in heaven!

57. The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him.

58. To the Bride and Groom – May the Lord bless your lives together. Congratulations

59. We are glad to see blessing in your lives. We hope your wedding goes well and you have a great start.

60. Wish you might, wish you may, have a sweet romantic day made of moments meant for two, filled with love that feels brand-new.

61. Wishing you all the best of life today and in the days to come.

62. Wishing you an amazing wedding and an even better life together. May you enjoy the best that life has to offer.

63. Wishing you both all the best on your special day and beyond.

64. Congratulations! How wonderful that you should meet to make both your lives complete!

65. Congratulations, wishing you guys the best life can give you.

66. I am glad to be a part of your wedding day, and looking forward to seeing what comes from you two.

67. May you always drink together from the source of love, which is a mighty spring forever pouring itself out for you.

68. My heartfelt wishes that you both receive the joy and happiness that you both deserve.

69. Wishing you many years of joy and happiness.

70. Wishing you the most wonderful day with lots of great memories that will last a lifetime.

71. With love to a special couple whose happiness together warms the hearts of everyone around them. Congratulations.

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Engagement Congratulations Messages

72.  Congratulations with this wonderful commitment to each other. I knew you two are made for each other. May you always stay in love for the rest of your lives.

73. Congratulations on finding each other. Your engagement is wonderful news. Wishing you both an eternity of love and happiness together.

74. Congratulations on settling down. All the best with the wedding plans and may your relationship last forever.

75. Congratulations on taking this exciting step together. May your future be a bright and happy one.

76. Congratulations on your engagement. You make a wonderful couple. Wishing that this be just the start of along and wonderful journey.

77. Congratulations to the future bride and groom. May your love grow for each other every day.

78. Congratulations! Wishing you a wonderful journey in your new life together.

79. Cupid’s aim was just perfect when he got you two together.

80. Days will come and go but your love should forever grow. Congratulations!

81. I am really happy for you. Wishing you all the best with the engagement and beyond.

82. It is about time. Can not wait to celebrate with the both of you.

83. The perfect love story has never been written in a novel. It has been written everyday in your lives as a couple. Congratulations on your engagement.

84. Thousands of couples must be getting engaged across the world today but you are not among them. You two are a heavenly pair, truly out of this world. Congratulations.

85. Through the storms of life, may your love for one another be steadfast and strong. Wishing you joy and happiness. Congratulations!

86. We hope your lives are filled with lots of joy and happiness.

87. Wishing the both of you a world of happiness and joy on this wonderful day. Congratulations on your engagement, we are so delighted for you!

88. Congratulations on your new journey together! Much love!

89. Congratulations to the beautiful couple. What wonderful news.

90. Just a quick note to say how happy we are for you. Wishing you a lifetime of joy, love, and happiness. Congratulations!

91. Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that. Congratulations on your engagement.

92. Wishing you a wonderful life together filled with lots of joy and happiness. All the best.

93. Wishing you all the best for the future. Stay together always.

94. Wishing you both the happily ever after you so very much deserve. Congratulations and best wishes!

95. Wishing you the very best as you begin to plan your lives together.

96. May your life together be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humour, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. Congratulations to you both!

97. May your love for each other only strength as time goes by. All the best with your wedding plans and for the future.

98. May your love shine brighter and your companionship grow richer with each passing day. Congratulations on your engagement!

99. On this sweet occasion, I wish you both a health and romantic life ahead. May God Bless your love. Congratulations on your engagement.

100. Your love has reached new heights. May your future be a bright and happy one.

101. You’re two wonderful people who may a great couple

102. All the best with the wedding plans and have a lovely life together.

103. May you always fill each other’s life with love. Congratulations on your engagement!

104. May your engagement be the beginning of a lifetime filled with special love and happiness.

105. May your engagement signify the start of something really great.

106. May your hearts never cease to beat for each other. Congratulations on your engagement.

107. May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.

108. May your life and times together always be blessed with love and care. Hearty congratulations to the both of you on your engagement.

109. Congratulations you two on your engagement! While its no surprise to those who love you, may this time in your life be filled with lots of love and joy, as well as many days of unexpected bliss! Looking forward to the wedding of the year. Save a dance for me!

110. Congratulations on your engagement! Best Wishes to an amazing couple! May you always be filled with love, joy, peace and romance.

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10 Chinese wedding wishes that are easy to say and remember

traditional wedding wishes

Have you ever been to a wedding and experience a loss of words when you meet the bride and groom? Or the awkwardness when it’s your turn to give a blessing to the bride and groom but nothing comes out of your mouth.

Well, you are not the only one.

During important events such as weddings, certain behaviors and etiquettes have to manage. Because in Chinese culture, 臉面 “lian mian” or 面子 “mian zi” is something that is highly regarded.

These terms literally mean “face” in direct translation. Or if you prefer the wiki explanation, it is a class of behaviors that are associated with the morality, honor of an individual and its image or the perception of himself/herself being portrayed in social groups.

But in fact, it just simply means showing respect. Giving 面子 “mian zi” is to show respect. If you do not show “face” or 面子 “mian zi” to others, you are disrespecting them.

And when they are disrespected, they will feel 丢脸 “diu lian” or “to lose face” in direct translation. It actually means “to lose reputation or the image you want others to see you as” in English.

丢脸 “diu lian” can also apply to you as it means embarrassment as well.

So if you do not want to 丢脸 “diu lian” or lose your reputation in embarrassment, learning how to congratulate or wish the newly married Chinese couple in Chinese is definitely going to be helpful.

In this guide, you will learn Chinese wedding wishes that are easy to say and remember step by step.

Let’s begin with…

The Basics

For English blessings, you will usually begin with a verb or an action word such as the term: “wish you” before going on with your blessing or wishes. In Chinese, it is similar.

The term “Wish you” equals to the Chinese phrase “祝你” [zhu ni] or “祝你们” [zhu ni men].

A quick breakdown of Chinese words:
祝 zhù – Wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

For example the English term: “Wish you or wishing you a blissful marriage” is similar to in Chinese terms: “祝你们新婚愉快” zhù nǐ xīn hūn yú kuài (it means wishing you a happy and blissful marriage).

Apart from “祝你” [zhu ni], there are another 2 ways to say “wish you”:

愿 Yuàn – translates to “May”
愿你们 Yuàn nǐ men – also mean “May both your wishes…”
Listen to how it is being pronounced.

祝福 Zhù fú – translates to “giving blessing”
祝福你们 Zhù fú nǐ men – also mean “bless you…”
Listen to how it is being pronounced.

Now that you have learned the action word to begin your wishing, we move on to the actual blessings and Chinese idioms that can you say like a pro.

10 Chinese Wedding wishes that are easy to say

Remember to start off, you can use either 祝 zhù or 愿 Yuàn

#1 祝你们早生贵子 zhù nǐ men zǎo shēng guì zǐ

It means wish that you may soon give birth to a son, child or offspring.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – Wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
早 zǎo – early
生 shēng – give birth
贵 guì – precious
子 zǐ – son/child

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#2 祝你们永结同心 zhù nǐ men yǒng jié tóng xīn

It means to wish that both couples to be of one mind forever.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – Wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
永 yǒng – forever
结 jié – together
同 tóng – one
心 xīn – mind

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#3 祝你们百年好合 zhù nǐ men bǎi nián hǎo hé

It means to wish the couple a harmonious union between the couple that last a hundred years. Or a hundred years of harmonious union together.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
百 bǎi – one hundred
年 nián – years
好 hǎo – great / harmonious
合 hé – union

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#4 祝你们互敬互爱 zhù nǐ men hù jìng hù ài

It means wishing the couple mutual love and respect for one another.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
互 hù – mutual
敬 jìng – respect
互 hù – mutual
爱 ài – love

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#5 祝你们白头偕老 zhù nǐ men bái tóu xié lǎo

It means to wish the couple a long time together until their hair turns white of old age

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
白 bái – white
头 tóu – head/hair
偕 xié – together till
老 lǎo – old age

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#6 祝你们举案齐眉 zhù nǐ men jǔ àn qí méi

举案齐眉 jǔ àn qí méi in direct translation literally means lifting up eating trays at the level of each other eyebrows before a meal. It symbolizes respect for each other between husband and wife.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
举 jǔ – lift
案 àn – case
齐 qí – on equal level
眉 méi – eyebrow

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#7 祝你们相敬如宾 zhù nǐ men xiāng jìng rú bīn

相敬如賓 xiāng jìng rú bīn basically means to treat each other (between husband and wife) with the respect like how they would treat an honored guest.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
相 xiāng – treat each other/mutual
敬 jìng – respect
如 rú – like
宾 bīn – honored guest

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#8 祝你们心心相印 zhù nǐ men xīn xīn xiāng yìn

心心相印 xīn xīn xiāng yìn simply means may the couple always see heart to heart with each other.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
心 xīn – heart to
心 xīn – heart
相 xiāng – between
印 yìn – mark or impression

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#9 祝你们花好月圆 zhù nǐ men huā hǎo yuè yuán

花好月圆 huā hǎo yuè yuán literally translates to flower blossom with the moon coming in full circle (圆满 Yuán mǎn or feeling complete). This symbolizes relationship to blossom completely.

In simple terms, it wishes the newly married couple, that their relationship may blossom like flowers and be complete like the round full moon.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
花 huā – flower
好 hǎo – good / blossom
月 yuè – moon
圆 yuán – round / complete

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

#10 祝你们永浴爱河 zhù nǐ men yǒng yù ài hé

It literally means to bathe forever in the river of love. Symbolizes never-ending love for one another.

Text break down:
祝 zhù – wish
你 nǐ – you
们 men – both
永 yǒng – forever / perpetually / always
浴 yù – bathe
爱 ài – love
河 hé – river

Listen to how it is being pronounced.

String up all Chinese wishes together

These Chinese idioms can be stringed together to make your blessing and wish more meaningful.

String 2 to 3 of them together to make yourself sound like a pro.

Some examples:

祝你俩永结同心, 百年好合.
zhù nǐ liang yǒng jié tóng xīn, bǎi nián hǎo hé

祝福你们新婚快乐, 永远甜甜蜜蜜, 幸福美满.
zhù fú nǐ men xīn hūn kuà ilè, yǒng yuǎn tián tián mì mì, xìng fú měi mǎn

愿你俩永浴爱河,白头偕老!
Yuàn nǐ liǎ yǒng yù ài hé, bái tóu xié lǎo!

祝你们相敬如賓, 心心相印, 花好月圆, 百年好合!
Zhù nǐ men xiāng jìng rú bīn, xīn xīn xiāng yìn, huā hǎo yuè yuán, bǎi nián hǎo hé!

愿你有一个美妙的开始,相爱一辈子
Yuàn nǐ yǒu yī gè měi miào de kāi shǐ, xiāng’ài yī bèi zi

So here are just some of the simple wedding wishes you can say during Chinese weddings. If there are more wishes you think are easy to say and remember, please feel free to comment them down below and share it with us. We will even add them in!

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Wedding wishes: what to write in a wedding card

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We know why you’re here. It’s really difficult to decide what to write in a wedding card. Either way, we have examples of wedding wishes for every scenario!

Depending on how you know the engaged couple there are a few DOs and DON’Ts that you’ll want to be aware of, and plenty of wedding message examples to help you fine-tune your wedding congratulations.

Scroll through our guide of wedding wishes or quickly jump to a favorite section of wedding congratulations messages:

Traditional Wedding Message Examples

A highly traditional wedding card should avoid the word “congratulations”. It’s not as common now, but this word used to be viewed as a backhanded compliment meaning ‘We’re surprised you actually found someone’ directed at the bride.

Instead, keep your wedding messages super positive and relatively short. As a rule of thumb, use wedding sentiments that reinforce strength and longevity.

  • “May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years.”

  • “Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.”

  • “May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old 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 years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”

  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”

  • “May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”

  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”

  • “Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.”

Formal Wedding Congratulations

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Anyone who believes the adage “actions speak louder than words” should strongly consider including a gift with their kind wishes. A bridal subscription – our favorite is the Miss To Mrs Bridal Box – delivers some much needed wedding planning tools, beauty items, and adorable bridal gifts.

It has subscription options which range from accelerated to standard, extended to quarterly, and then the tailored plans. This ensures that whether the wedding is 3 months away or for the year 2020 — there’s an option just perfect for her!

You can never send a gift too early!

GIVE AS GIFT

You can share special memories and thoughts to make your wedding message more meaningful. Below are some marriage wishes examples of what to put on your formal wedding cards.

  • “Wishing you the best!”

  • “We are so very happy for you both!”

  • “Wishing you the best today, tomorrow and forever!”

  • “Hoping all your dreams are fulfilled in your new life together!”

  • “So thankful I got to share this day with you both!”

  • “As time passes may your love only grow beyond measure!”

  • “May all your dreams come true in your adventure together!”

  • “Nurture and care for your love from this day forward. It will then grow into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever known!”

  • “Thankful I was allowed to share this monumental day with you both!”

  • “May all your dreams come true in your life together!”

Funny Wedding Congratulations Messages

Sometimes funny is the best way to spread your happy wedding congratulations. Maybe it’s a friend or coworker that you joke around with on a regular basis, or maybe you’re just commonly known as the funny one and a humorous wedding message is expected. If this sounds like you a few jokes are highly recommended.

But, NEVER joke about past relationships, shock at them having found someone to marry or divorce.

  • “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.)

  • “Marriage: A relationship where one person is always right, and one person is the husband. Congratulations!”

  • “Treat marriage like a hockey game. No roughing!”

  • “Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!”

  • “This calls for congratulations, and probably champagne.”

Religious Marriage Wishes Examples

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Best wishes are in order! Find the right words to make your toast, speech, or prayer sing with your congratulatory words.

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