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December 06, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

While the use of the word “congratulations” rather than “best wishes” in wedding situations isn't horrible, their subtle difference is tangible.

Congratulations to the bride and groom

Bride and groom wishes

Congratulations to a wonderful couple. You two really stand out in a crowd!
Together you are stronger, together you are one! As you wed today, may your feelings and emotions for each other only grow deep and strong with time.
As the two of you unite today as husband and wife in love and in friendship, may the Lord look upon you kindly.
Greeting to the handsome couple. Always know deep down that you're each other's best friend!
Look at you both, such a beautiful pair
From this wedding day on, your lives you share,
Live, love, laugh and be forever true
From the minute you swear to each other: "I do."

Messages related to husband and wife

As you start this new journey in life, may you will always grow together and never grow apart.
For the music is the sound
Of the love of a man and his wife,
I know that the dance will be found
To the beautiful rhythm of life!
A happy marriage is like a long involving conversation that always seems too short. Best wishes for the future!
Happy Wedding! Wishing the groom always remember the golden rule - "Happy wife, happy life"!
Congratulations to a beautiful bride and a groom. All the best to you and your new family at this special time and always!

Wishes for a bride on her wedding day

A collection of: congratulations to bride.

"Congratulations on your wedding" are common words used to compose a From the awkward teenage years to now, I've known (Bride or Groom's name). Whether your mom is getting remarried or you are wishing good luck to your brother.

Wedding wishes: what to write in a wedding card

congratulations or best wishes to the bride

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

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

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

What to Write in a Wedding Card

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

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

Wedding Congratulations Messages

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


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

Casual Wedding Wishes

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


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

Formal Wedding Wishes

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


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

Funny Wedding Card Messages

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


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

Religious Wedding Wishes

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


  • May God bless you and your union.
  • May God grant you all of life’s blessings and love’s joys.
  • Love God first and it will be easier to love your spouse second.
  • We are looking forward to finding out what God has planned for you two.
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Wedding Congratulations Messages to Parents of Bride

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Wedding is one day that a girl dreams of once she is a teenager. Most often, the young girl expects her soulmate to be a ‘prince’ from a fairy tale. Depending on the culture and traditions, sometimes, the girl prefers an arranged marriage or decides to marry the person she loves. As the bride approaches her big day, she battles with excitement and nervousness together.

A bridal shower is a day when her friends and relatives help alleviate her anxiousness. They shower her with comfort, gifts, and lots of love as she embarks on a new journey with her better half. A bridal shower is arranged a few days before the wedding. Along with the presents, the bride also receives wishes from her guests. Often the right words are hard to find. So, here are a few greetings that you can use for the bridal shower card.

Message From Parents

Nothing fills any parent’s hearts with happiness more than seeing their daughter getting married. It is every parent’s wish to get their little angel married to a person who will love her, take care of her, and treat her the same way as they did. Here are a few messages to your daughter on her day of the bridal shower-

  • Congratulations to my daughter on finding the love of her life. We all are so happy for you.
  • How did our little girl turn into a lady so quickly? Your papa/father/daddy and I are sending you all the love and joy in this universe.
  • You’ve never looked as happy as when you are with “grooms name”, and we hope to see you as happy forever.
  • You are the most beautiful thing that happened to us, and we can’t wait to celebrate your most special day. ‘Name of the Bride’, we love you!
  • All marriages have ups and downs but always support your partner and love him unconditionally. ‘Name of the Bride’, we know you were raised to be a strong woman and to do the right thing.

Message from siblings

Siblings are the ones who are most eager to see their sister dressed as a princess and be the happiest girl in the whole wide world while she is about to embark on a new journey. Sisters are special to every brother or sister. Here are a few special messages for your sister on her bridal shower.

  • I can’t believe the big day is almost here, ‘Name of the Bride’. You are going to make the most beautiful bride ever.
  • I wish “grooms name” all the luck in the world to tolerate you for his entire life. Just kidding, ‘Name of the Bride’, I am so happy for you two. He is perfect for you.
  • Congratulations, Sister. It’s your turn to be the princess.
  • Congratulations on finding the perfect match to spend the rest of your life with. I’ll miss our fights and our fun times, ‘Name of the Bride’.
  • Almost the big day! I am going to miss sharing clothes with you, ‘Name of the Bride’/ ‘Pet Name’. But get married so I can have a room all to myself, finally. Congratulations!

Message from best friend

The best friend’s wedding is always exciting! A best friend always plays a bigger role in planning the bridal shower and makes sure all the wishes of the bride to come true. Best friends are like siblings who share all the good times with us. Here are some messages from a best friend to another to make the bride’s day even more remarkable.

  • I can’t believe someone is actually ready to get married to you! Well, jokes aside, it makes me the happiest person that you found you, Mr. Perfect. Congratulations love!
  • Your man better treats you right, or no one can save him from me. May you have a joyous married life, ‘Name of the Bride’.
  • If you want me to help you escape this, you know where to find me — just kidding! I am going to make sure you make it through because you wouldn’t find anyone better than him.
  • Your big day is just a few days away, and I can’t keep calm because it’s going to be the most special day of your life. Congratulations, ‘Name of the Bride’!
  • It’s almost here! Have a love filled, married life, ‘Name of the Bride’.

Formal message

  • May the new chapter of your life bring you love and laughter. All the best, ‘Name of the Bride’.
  • Congratulations Name of the Bride’! Wishing you the best wedding day and happiest married life.
  • Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day. I am looking forward to celebrating it with you. Best wishes, ‘Name of the Bride’.
  • Congratulations, ‘Name of the Bride’! Hope all your dreams and wishes come true with a happy married life.
  • Dear ‘Name of the Bride’, Wishing you loads of love for your wedding day.

Bridal shower quotes

Even if you run out of messages, quotes always come to your rescue. Many evergreen personalities have given quotes on love and marriage they will never fail you while writing a note for either a bride to be or a married couple. Here are a few of the quotes that will definitely come handy.

  • “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther
  • “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin
  • “You don’t marry someone you can live with—you marry the person who you cannot live without.” -Aleatha Romig
  • “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  • “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” – Julia Child

Congratulations on your wedding day! *** Wishing you the best of all, don't forget to be happy. *** . The most heartfelt congratulations to Bride and Groom!.

Congratulations to the bride and groom

congratulations or best wishes to the bride

Over 2.3 million couples get married each year. That is the equivalent of over 6,200 weddings a day. No wonder the wedding gift industry is worth an annual value of $19 billion. When it comes to celebrating this special day with your close friend or relative, finding the right gift is never an easy task. The average amount spend on a gift can range from $66 to $179 depending upon your relationship with the bride or groom. Many couples go for a gift registry so you can find a gift that they want. To help in congratulating the happened wedded couple, a listing of wedding congratulations messages are outlined below. These have been used by others and shared with the intent of inspiring your own unique signing.

A happy man marries the girl he loves. A happier man loves the girl he marries.

A wedding wish for two special person: love is best when shared by two. You know that together you are stronger, together you are one. Have a wonderful married life.

As you start this new journey in life, may every day hold wonderful shared experiences.

Best things happen to nice people and you are one of them. Happy wedding ceremony.

Congratulations on your marriage, have a wonderful life.

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.

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

Congratulations! You are a great person to know. I hope that your married life will be very best.

Congratulations, and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.

For the Bride: remember, marrying Mr Right, doesn’t mean that he always is.

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.

Like today, may every day of your life be filled with love, sympathy and compassion! May you find the base of your relationship as firm as a rock.

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

May your lives be a great adventure. May your battles be fought together, side by side and let there be joy and abundance.

Now you are a team of man and wife. Be together and have a happy life ever after.

On this beautiful and lovely occasion I wish you a day filled with cherished moments.

Thank you for your gracious invitations to your wedding ceremony. My best wishes are with you.

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.

Wedding wishes for my dear friends. I hope your life together will be filled with joy, happiness and lots of love.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

With warm congratulations to a very special pair. May you always find in each other the love, laughter and happiness that only partners in life share.

You are a perfect pair. You are the inspiration to us. Have a blissful conjugal life.

You are now a team of two. I think your union is unbeatable. Wishing you a happy conjugal life.

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

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

The following infographic provides a snapshot of the wedding gift industry. Many guests contribute to the honeymoon for the newly wedded couple. Some offer to pay for wedding expenses or contribute to their housing fund. A selection of the most popular gift ideas of the season are listed below.

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