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Are you looking for the best happy wedding wishes and cards? Here is some wonderful wedding congratulations message for your friend, sister or brother.

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

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#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

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#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 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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Weddings are beautiful occasions, especially for the bride and groom. Holy matrimony is usually blessed and thus, should be treated with the utmost respect for all parties involved. Wedding wishes are mandatory if you are a close member of the family, showing your support and agreement for the wedding. Don’t be afraid to express your gratitude for being called as a witness or as part of the new family being formed. You can choose one of these messages to send to that special couple:

Wedding SMS Messages and Wishes

  • I can’t believe I get to be a witness to this beautiful ceremony, my many congratulations to both of you!
  • This is forever, and if you two are on the alter, it means it is forever, here is to you and to your future, congrats beauties.
  • Thank you for making me a part of one of the most important events in your lives, I love that you two are finally hitched!
  • Be loving, truly caring and encouraging to your wife and your entire home, do not break this trend. Happy married life buddy. Enjoy the good home.
  • What will you do if I steal your bride away from you for few hours? I know, you’d kill me. Heheheheh. You got no chill. Happy married life bro.
  • I hope two of you will go to the clouds and sit there for some time. After this day. So you’ll be alone with one another. Happy married life friend.
  • All my wishes for this sweet couple. May God bless both of you. Congratulations on your wedding!

 

  • May the brightness of this day bring a lot of happiness and joy in your lives. Stay blessed and enjoy the journey of togetherness. Congratulations.
  • Life is all about learning something new in every phase of life. Today you both are standing at the start of your new journey. May you get the best of everything. Happy Married Life.
  • Love is a beautiful feeling, the selflessness, the sacrifices, the being there for one another and the synching, hope you never lose that.
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  • You finally have that for better or worse, till death do you two apart, I always wish you the best and this must be one of them!
  • As you have now tied the knot as one, may you grow as one and may you live as one. I bless your marriage and your future together!
  • You were once a stranger with your wife, but now you’re best of friends. I hope you’ll forever remain friends and be happy. Happy married life.

  • Thanks to this pretty and special bride for bringing my friend out of his dungeon of loneliness. Hahahahahah. Happy married life buddy. Be good always.
  • Congratulation for the biggest day of your life. May the love between you guys increase day by day. All the best.
  • I wish you a very happy married life. May God bestow all his blessings to this sweet couple.
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  • The happy union of two souls. Enjoy the most beautiful days of your life with new hopes and desires. Congratulations on your marriage!
  • Smile will cover every layer of your face when you wake up beside someone you love tomorrow. Heheheh. I envy you already. Happy married life.
  • I hope you’ll live great together to the point of becoming one another’s life. Happy married life. Have a fruitful home.

 

  • It’s a flight journey. Spread your wings and prepare to fly to love land. Heheheh. I’ll join you soon. Happy married life friend. Take care of one another.
  • When the waves are high, and are rushing at you, take your stance and uphold the home, that’s how you win. Happy married life friend. Enjoy.
  • Nothing brings more joy than seeing two people made for each other happy together, you are an inspiration to all couples, congrats dears!
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  • You move he moves, you smile he smiles, you hurt he hurts, you are one, now and forever, congratulations!
  • Every day is a good day but every day waking up next to the person you love is an awesome day, may you enjoy that forever!
  • The Lord surely did make someone for everyone; he is yours and she is for keeps. Enjoy each other, may you always be glad, congrats!

  • Happy married life brother; there’ll be days when your table will be piled with food and there’ll be days when there’ll be none to eat. Enjoy it all.
  • Marriage always thrives in abundance, do your utmost to provide everything in abundance for each other. Happy married life new couple.
  • Just liked rain drenches our clothes when it falls on us, let love drench and saturate you, it’s the best for your home. Happy married life bro.
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  • Your home belongs to you and your wife alone, take caution and let it remain that way if you want to enjoy it. Happy married life special people.
  • Finally, you got the true love of your life. Wishing you a very happy married life.
  • May your marriage become exemplary for the other couples and your love multiplies day after day. Congratulations on your wedding!

 

  • Something wonderful is about to come in your life. Enjoy the new patterns of life. Wish you a very Happy Married Life.
  • May the love and understanding between this couple grow day by day. Wish you all the best.  Good luck in marriage!
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  • Happiness for the lifetime, unconditional love, and union of two souls. Enjoy the blessing of togetherness. Have a wonderful married life.
  • Just because you are married doesn’t mean you stop trying. Make a little effort and see your love bloom!
  • Stand by each other; be happy and joyful for you will never be alone if you have the one you truly love forever!
  • It takes two to tango and two to fall in love, may you always find a reason to smile and be glad you have each other!

  • Occasions like these are highly appreciated, when we can finally gather and be glad that two people will spend forever together!
  • May this love become everlasting to both of you. Congratulations on your marriage!
  • All the very best for your future events. Have the loveliest wedding.
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  • A new exciting journey of life has started, full of future vows and promises of love, togetherness, and joy. Wish you a very happy partnership of life.
  • Feel the love and enjoy the life. Wish you a very happy married life.
  • A true relation bonded with the pearls of love. Time and distances will never destroy this. Stay blessed and happy. Have a wonderful married life.

 

  • Regrets have its way of making life enjoyable, now I regret not enjoying more time with you, cuz I could see a good man getting married today. Happy married life brother.
  • Marriage is no guarantee to happiness and joy, making your home to stand out is a must do to enjoy every bit of marriage. Happy married life sister.
  • Almost everyone is enduring their marriage, but you could do much better if you start better. Don’t be selfish and all will be simple. Happy married life brother.
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  • The beauty of being together is that you finally have that one person who will try and understand everything you are going through. Congrats on your wedding!
  • Have a great and beautiful happily ever after, love truly shines in your eyes. Congratulations dears!
  • Words can’t begin to describe the join I feel inside when I see you together. I hope you enjoy each and every second of today!

  • Enjoy the beautiful adventure of your life based on love, sorrows, fluctuations and mutual understanding. May God guide this couple with best of everything. Congratulations.
  • May your marriage is filled with love, beautiful memories, exciting events, faith and trust which couldn’t be measured by any instrument. Have a beautiful life.
  • You know what the best thing is in the life is to hold each other whatever the circumstances are and you are so lucky to have a wonderful life partner. Congratulations.
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  • Eventually, you found someone very special of your life. May God keep overflowing the cup of marriage, filled with love and happiness. Have a beautiful married life.
  • I love seeing this, you give humanity another reason to exist, may your love flourish and last forever. Congrats on your wedding!
  • May love, devotion, faithfulness and unbreakable vows be the reason you will always love and hold each other dearly. Congrats!

 

  • It is a happy day, when we finally become a witness to this beautiful matrimony. Have a great and beautiful life together, we love you guys!
  • A problem will always hold solution. A blind man always develops an exceptional vision and a deaf man, an extraordinary hearing. Be both to enjoy your marriage. Happy married life.
  • When I see broken homes, it breaks my heart; I hope your home will be an example for other homes to be made. Happy married life good buddy.
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  • I hope you have enough kids to dirty the house after you’ve cleaned it and do that over and over again. Hehehehe. Happy married life friend. I love you forever.
  • I am happy to see you both so happy and in love, may marriage bring you new and interesting things now and forever!
  • Commit yourself to this course and you shall not be like every other suffering to hold on to their homes. Happy married life good man and brother.
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  • Exceptional path surely commands exceptional glories; marriages where sacrifices are important always stand the test of time. Do more of that for each other. Happy married life dear.
  • Sometimes waiting for years means the best thing was to come. The two of you have waited for so long, I’m glad that you find each other. Happy married life.
  • May your wedding life blooms like flowers and every time, there is the spring season and May God save this couple from the evil eyes. Wish you all the best.

  • Be humble and polite as it is the most important requirement of happy married life. Whether you are right or wrong. Be calm and take your best decisions. Congratulations on your wedding!
  • True love requires true relationship and marriage is the true and obvious relation to make unite two souls and hearts into one. Happy Married Life.
  • Humility and sacrifice are the greatest shaper of homes. Do not let any other things take the place of this attributes. Happy married life sister.
  • It’s all about each day, grasp yourselves by the hands and move all the way. Happy married life brother; I wish you all the best in your new homes.
  • The only reason why people want to get married is to have loads of fun, but it’s the means that justify that. Enjoy the journey. Happy married life brother.
  • On this beautiful occasion of your marriage, when you start a new journey of your life, I wish all the thorns are removed in the way of your life and happiness spread everywhere.
  • May your marriage accumulate with the essence of love, friendship, understanding, enjoyment and all the sweetness of life. Wishing you a very happy married life.
  • It is a beautiful feeling and everybody wants it but you are lucky enough to find it so enjoy it dears. Congrats on your wedding dears!
  • Do not be led to a point in your life where you get to take each other for granted. Always carry each other in a high esteem. Happy married life.
  • I attended your wedding to assure you that I will always be there for you in good and bad times. You will always have me as a friend.
  • Marriage is sweet and can also be sour. Therefore, I want you to do everything humanly possible to make it work. Your cute face is so much better than an angry one.

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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.)

Hugs, kisses and our best wedding day wishes. ¤ The secret to a happy marriage is no secret at all. It's simply love, in every act, substantial or small. Wishing.

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