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Looking what to write in a wedding card? Use our guide with 108 examples of wedding wishes for perfect wedding congratulations messages.

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.

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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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Looking what to write in a wedding card? Use our guide with 108 examples of wedding wishes for perfect wedding congratulations messages.

Bridal Shower Wishes

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Wedding Verse
by Linda Harrison
The time has come to stand side by side
The Groom in his glory, his beautiful Bride.
They've waited so long for this moment in time
To take their vows and say, "Will you be mine?"

Marriage is precious and to be treasured.
The love that you have can never be measured.
It joins you as one, not just with a ring,
But a future together and what it will bring.

Keep the love alive and make it last.
Remember the good times don't live in the past.
The bond that you have shows the world that you care,
Not just for yourselves, but for the family you share.

Who knows what the future may hold.
Stay strong together until you grow old.
Be there for each other, keep good memories alive.
With love and respect you will always survive.

Today is your day to cherish forever,
Never forget what brought you together.
This special time is just for you,
A time to remember when you've said "I do."

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A passage from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
by Louis de Bernières
Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.

Because this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.

That is just being “in love” which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two.

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40+ Messages for Wedding Cards

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Are you searching for wedding wishes for your friends or relatives? Here we prepared for you the top list of quotes, wishes, and sayings which are relevant for any wedding celebration! Find the best example and congratulate newlyweds in the most original way!

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Happy wedding wishes may be very different; they can be in the form of a joke, or some pompous form, everything depends on the style of the wedding and your decision. The main rule is that the wishes for wedding should be sincere and friendly. Remember that the wedding day is exceptional for the newlyweds!

Wedding wishes quotes to congratulate newlyweds

  • "The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all of the time." – Julia Child
  • “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.” – Robert Fulghum, True Love
  • "It is such a happiness when good people get together – and they always do." – Jane Austen
  • “When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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  • "What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow." – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished." – Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." – Aristotle
  • “The most important four words for a successful marriage: I’ll do the dishes.” – Unknown
  • "To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up." – Ogden Nash
  • "The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast." – Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Maurois
  • "Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along." – Rumi
  • "To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage." – Lao Tzu

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  • "You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time… Husband!!!” – Bill Maher
  • “The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.” – Groucho Marx
  • "When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." – Joseph Campbell
  • "I now pronounce you man and wife, you may now change your Facebook status.” – Unknown
  • "A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness." – Dean Stanley

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  • “A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer
  • "Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash." – Dr. Joyce Brothers
  • "Weddings remind us that our lives have meaning and that love is the strongest bond, the happiest joy, and the loveliest healing we can ever experience." – Daphne Rose Kingma
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." – Mignon McLaughlin
  • “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell
  • "Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking." –  Joseph Barth
  • “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
  • "All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage." – Lord Byron

Wedding wishes for best friend

Wedding wishes for a friend require a special approach, it is a good idea to use sayings or jokes known only to you and your friend. When we congratulate friends, we can use more free-form congratulations, here are several examples:

  • Congratulations my dear friend! May your family life be long, happy, cloudless, rich in pleasant events, children's laughter, tenderness, and love!

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  • I congratulate you on your wedding day, and with all my heart I wish you infinite family happiness, sincere understanding, undying love and stable well-being in your home.
  • May your joint journey be easy and happy, may your family life be in prosperity, happiness, and love. Congratulation,s my friend!
  • This is the day of new family creation! My friends, I wish you to love each other. I wish you happiness and many kids!

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  • Congratulations on the most wonderful event in your life — your wedding! Let this magical and fabulous day be the happiest memory. Let it be the start of your amazing family life.
  • I wish you to go through this life together. I wish you to create a good, happy family, give birth to talented, healthy children and keep your love in your hearts. Happy wedding day, my friends!
  • I wish your family to be stronger than granite. Let your family be friendly, and loving, let your kids grow in love, and your relationships will always be in harmony. Happy wedding!
  • Dear newlyweds, I wish you to be the guiding light for each other, let there be trust, and patience, God's blessing, children's laughter, prosperity, and well-being!
  • Happy wedding day! There are several tasks for you: you have to plant a whole garden of fruit trees, build a huge house, give birth to a bunch of children and be happy!

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  • Congratulations, my best friends! I wish you to start happy joint swimming in the expanses of love. Be a source of inspiration for each other, live for a hundred years without any misfortune and offence.

Wedding wishes for sister

  • Happy wedding day, my dear sister! I wish you to live in joy and prosperity. Love, appreciate and respect your husband.
  • My dear sister, you are so beautiful today! Today you with your husband create a new family, let it be the happiest day for both of you. I wish you to become a happy mother and a loving wife.
  • I sincerely congratulate you, my sister. I wish you peace and well-being, true love and a close-knit family. Always remain a couple in love!
  • I wish you to support each other, to be fair and polite in marriage. Do not forget that you became the two main parts of one family. It is a great responsibility not to waste this gift of love. Happy wedding day!
  • Newlyweds, please take my congratulations! I want to wish you a lot of love and let it lasts for the whole life. Let your family nest be safe and warm!

Funny wedding wishes quotes and saying

  • "It’s like a give or take relationship. You either give or she knows how to take it. Happy married life ahead." – Unknown
  • “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” – Emma Bombeck

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  • “My wife, Mary, and I have been married for forty-seven years, and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.” – Jack Benny
  • “Marriage is like a game of chess. Except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • "On the day of your wedding, I just want to tell you one secret of marriage… my dear friend, it is still a secret as no one has ever been able to find it…. Wishing you a Happy Married Life… enjoy surprises as they come. God bless you." – Unknown
  • "I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life” – Rita Runder
  • “Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it’s because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner – just so they can have the last word.” – Janet Periat
  • "Today is the day when the bride is going to say I do and you are going to say I do what she says…. And with this vow, you will always be the happiest couple on the planet…. Warm wishes to you on your wedding…. May God bless you." – Unknown
  • "What’s the best way to get your husband to remember your anniversary? Get married on his birthday.” – Cindy Garner

Here we have funny and sweet wedding wishes for your best friend, sister or any other close person. Use these quotes and sayings or create your own, be sincere and creative.

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Wedding Wishes: Messages and Quotes

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

Wedding Card Etiquette 101

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

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

Is It Okay to Write the Term "Congratulations?"

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

What to Write in a Wedding Card

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

Formal Wedding Wishes

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

Examples:

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

Casual Wedding Wishes

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

Examples:

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

Funny Wedding Wishes

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

Examples:

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

Religious Wedding Wishes

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

Christian Examples:

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

Jewish Examples:

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

Wedding Wishes for a Family Member

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

Examples:

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

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

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

Examples:

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

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

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

Examples:

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

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Friend

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

Examples:

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

What to Say in a Wedding Card to a Coworker

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

Examples:

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

Wedding Card Sayings for a Parent and Stepparent

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

Examples:

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