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November 03, 2018 Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

Are you looking for just the right wedding card messages for friends or family? Wishing you all the best of life today and in the days to come. May the years.

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 Today though, that's considered an outdated rule and school of thought.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.)

Introduction: Writing a Wedding Wish to Your Friend as a friend of the bride and /or groom, include the best wedding wish possible in your card (or in person) to them. Congratulations and my best wishes for your wedding!.

What to Write in a Wedding Card: Wedding Wishes They’ll Love

wedding card wishes for best friend

For all those wishing the happy couple well, finding the right wording to match the personality of the bride and groom can be tricky. Especially when your date is the ex of one of the soon-to-be-spouses (or you are), or when it’s not the first marriage of one or both parties. (Cringe-y memory: the father of the groom crooning “Love is lovelier the second time around,” as the guests shifted in their seats and looked queasily into their bread plates.) Such complications speak to why we often go for the tried-and-true, the generic and cliché. But there’s a middle ground between TMI and dull. Here’s how to do it.

Wedding Card Messages

This is your opportunity to be specific by sending targeted wedding wishes—but only if you know the couple reasonably well. If they’re really looking forward to that overwater bungalow honeymoon in Bora Bora or are planning to move into that dream house in a month, imagine them being happy in those places and write your wedding congratulations descriptively, from the heart.

Funny Wedding Card Wishes

Again, you have to know the couple well for this to come off, because it’s so easy to step in it. It’s best to write about something funny that the bride and groom shared, an experience that both found equally humorous—preferably, one that you witnessed them enjoying (because a one-party, after-the-fact recounting can be a trap). This probably isn’t the time to recall what the groom texted you about his eventual wife the day after their first date. That only works in rom-coms.

Wedding Reception Card Wording

The spontaneity of writing wedding card wishes while actually at the reception may result in a memorable missive. Beginning the note with “When…” (as in “When I saw you two sharing your first dance…”) will lead you down the right romantic path. Should be attempted only by confident writers who are reasonably sober when they’re scrawling “Happy Wedding Day” at the urinal.

Examples from Real Wedding Guests

Still drawing a blank? Check out some of these examples to get the wheels turning. Whether it’s for a best friend, a friend of a friend, co-worker, or relative, we’ve got you covered. Use them as a starting point and then add your own personal flair based on your relationship with the happy couple. Or, hey, if you’re really feeling stuck, just go ahead and copy one down—we won’t tell. In this case, borrowing from the internet is still better than copying off the guy next to you.

What to Write If You’re… Friends (Best friends, new friends, old friends, etc):

Writing a wedding card for a friend, especially your best friend, involves a unique kind of pressure you probably never really anticipated. It’s the biggest day of his life, and he’s the biggest person in your life. The good (and bad) news is, he has a new biggest person in his life, and this day has much more to do with her than it does with you. Fortunately, this takes some of the pressure off: your wedding card message doesn’t have to be the perfect, all-encompassing testament to your friendship. Sure, make it personal, but no need to sweat it too much. Just keep it cool, keep it classy, and above all, remember your audience. You’re not just writing to your buddy; you’re also writing to his new bride. If there’s even the slightest chance, your well-wishes might result in a cringe, a fight, or an awkward explanation about that inside joke from the bachelor party, leave it out. It’s never worth the gamble.

Examples:

Humor

  • Finally husband and wife! Achievement unlocked! You’re in this for the long haul, so you might as well do a great job at it. Don’t forget to have fun as well. Congratulations and all the best to you!
  • Congratulations to you and your new partner in crime. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and adventure.
  • Frankly, I’m still reeling with the shock of you landing someone so warm, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous. Who would’ve thought you had it in you? In all seriousness, I am truly happy for you two. You’re clearly made for each other, and I look forward to watching the two of you grow even closer over the years to come.
  • By the time you read this, I hope to have successfully made it through your wedding without causing any drunken scenes. If so, congratulations and thanks for a beautiful night. If not, I’m so sorry. Congrats to you both.
  • I may have come for the cake, but you guys definitely stole the show. Congratulations to you both on the big day.

Personal

  • We’ve had plenty of adventures over the years. Now you’re entering into the biggest adventure of your life so far, and I couldn’t be happier for you. Congratulations and best wishes as you begin the next chapter of your lives together.
  • Of all the events we’ve celebrated together over the years, your wedding clearly tops the list. I’m so happy that you’re married. Now you can tell me all the dos and don’ts of marriage based on first-hand experience. Congratulations and best wishes!
  • All of the parties we’ve been to together, this is by far the best one yet. Congratulations on the big day!
  • I’m so happy that my best friend found his best friend and life partner. Congrats to you both on the big day!
  • In all the times we have spent together, I am so happy to be here on your wedding day. You deserve the best and biggest love with your new wife. I can’t wait to see the honeymoon pictures!
  • Congratulations to one of the best couples I know. Cheers to many more amazing years ahead of you.
  • I’m so lucky to have two such great friends, and even luckier that they’re married to each other! Congratulations on your big day.
  • Thank you for letting me share your special day. The two of you are made for each other, and I couldn’t be happier to see my oldest friend and my newest friend tying the knot.
  • Since the two of you first met, we all knew that it was meant to be. We couldn’t be happier to celebrate your marriage and be part of your special day. I’m sure it will only be one of many, many more. Cheers!

Heartfelt

  • Thank you for inviting us to eat your food, drink your wine, and hog the dance floor while you two kids get married. Wishing you lots of love and happiness.
  • I have to say; you two make me want to give this whole marriage thing a try. Congratulations on your wedding day!
  • Congratulations on finally getting hitched! Here’s to this next chapter in your lives being a long and happy one.
  • In all the times we have spent together, I am so happy to be here on your wedding day. You deserve the best and biggest love with your new wife. I can’t wait to see the honeymoon pictures!
  • Congratulations to one of the best couples I know. Cheers to many more amazing years ahead of you.
  • What’s the secret to a happy marriage? I wouldn’t know, but I’m sure you’ll be able to tell me because I have never seen two people more in love with one another. Congratulations!
  • 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.
  • Congratulations on your wedding! Thank you for allowing us to share this milestone with you. It means so much to us be a part of your big day. Now let’s get this party started, shall we?

What to Write If You’re… a Casual Acquaintance or Co-Worker:

In this case, it’s usually best to keep things short, sweet, and to the point. You won’t lose any points here for not having the most creative card in the bunch. Frankly, it would probably be weird if you did. Err on the side of caution and enjoy the freedom to relax and write something totally generic and boring.

Examples:

Brief and To The Point

  • Wishing you both all the best today and always. Congrats!
  • Congratulations on taking the plunge! Wishing you both all the best today and always.
  • Best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness.
  • May your life together be filled with joy, happiness, and lots of love!
  • Here’s to wonderful new discoveries, exciting opportunities, and forever love. Congratulations and best wishes!
  • Congratulations to a beautiful couple. Wishing you a wonderful journey as you build your new life together.
  • Here’s to a bright future and a happy marriage. Congratulations!
  • Wishing you happiness and joy on this special day. Congratulations!

Heartfelt

  • I’m very honored to witness your special day. Thanks for keeping me in mind. I cannot wait to see the both of you become husband and wife. Congratulations on your new life together!
  • Thank you for inviting me to share in this day with you and your family.
  • Congratulations on your wedding! Enjoy the honeymoon—we’ll hold down the fort at work while you’re gone. Have the best vacation ever and you better come back with a tan!
  • Congratulations on your wedding day! I wish you a lifetime of days just as happy and memorable as this one.
  • Best wishes to a very cool coworker and his new wife. Congrats on the big day!
  • So excited for you both as you begin the next chapter of your lives together.
  • Wishing you both the happily ever after you deserve. Congratulations on your wedding day!
  • Cheers to your future and congratulations on your wedding. I am so happy for you and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for you both.
  • We’ve seen such a change in you at the office and we’re so happy that you’re happy. Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you the best during this new stage of life.
  • What a wonderful day to celebrate my coworker. All of the best to both of you in marriage.
  • I am so glad that I have gotten to know you at work and I wish you and your new husband/wife a long happy life together.
  • Just a note to say how happy we are for you. Wishing you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love, and happiness. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!

Humor

  • As I enjoy the free bubbly on your wedding day, I’ll raise a toast to two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
  • You’re giving hope to all of the single people left in the office. Best wishes to you and your new spouse with your new life together.
  • Here’s to success in your new titles: bride, groom, husband, wife, and any more you will pick up over the years together.

What to Write If You’re… Family and Relatives:

You have some creative license here, but, as always, use your judgment. When deciding what to write, keep your relationship to your family member (and your new in-law) in mind. It’s fine to poke a little fun if it’s your brother or a close cousin you grew up with, but don’t go overboard. No need to reference any embarrassing moments from childhood or, worse yet, adolescence. It’s also good to remember who else might be reading this card. If you don’t want Great Aunt Wanda to see it, leave it out. Again, the golden rule for wedding card writing is pretty much the same across the board: keep it cool, and keep it classy.

Examples:

Heartfelt: 

  • What a great day for the whole family, especially for the two of you. Today, we officially welcome you to this crazy, loud, but wonderful family. Best wishes to you newlyweds, and may the happiness and love that you feel today last for a lifetime!
  • Congratulations to my brother and his wonderful new wife. So happy for you both.
  • Thrilled to see my brother marrying the love of his life. Congratulations on your new life together.
  • Congratulations! So happy to welcome your new wife into the family. All my love and best wishes to you both.
  • Couldn’t be happier to be welcoming you both into the family as husband and wife. Wishing you both all the best!
  • I know that the two of you will do great things in this world together. You are my brother, and a fine man and any person with whom you would share your life cannot help but be equally excellent.
  • Thank you for making my brother/sister so happy—we’re so thrilled to welcome you to the family. Love and congratulations to you both on your wedding day.
  • 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!
  • I couldn’t be happier to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy future together.
  • Since we’ve all been going to the same family functions for years, I am so glad you get to throw your new spouse into the mix! Now we all have someone exciting and new to talk to. Congratulations on your wedding! Love you!
  • (Spouse’s name), you’ve been like family for a long time, but now it’s official. (Family member), it means so much to see you marrying the love of your life. I’m so overjoyed for both of you!
  • Thank you for showing me what it means to have someone to count on. Take care of her, and be well.
  • We have shared good times and not so good times. And now I have gotten to share with you the joy of finding the love of a lifetime. I am sure there will be even better times ahead, but what a thing to have to try to top!
  • I cannot be happier as a brother than I am to see you so happy now on your wedding day.
  • We could not be more ecstatic to add such an amazing person to our family. Congratulations on your big day. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
  • What a wonderful day to celebrate a perfect addition to our family. Lots of love now and always.

Humor

  • Congrats on taking the plunge, guess the pressure’s on me now! So happy to celebrate with you and wishing you both the very best.
  • Congratulations to my brother and condolences to his bride: unfortunately it’s too late to escape our crazy family now. Glad you decided he was worth the trouble! All my love to you both.
  • Family parties are stressful, but at least this one has an open bar. Love you both and so happy to be here helping you celebrate the big day!
  • So happy to welcome my new sister-in-law to the family! Thanks for keeping my brother in line. Congratulations to you both.
  • Congrats to my brother and welcome to my new sister-in-law! So glad we didn’t scare you away. So happy to help you both celebrate the big day!
  • I love you both. Thanks for letting our big, embarrassing family share in your celebration!
  • I’ve been trying to steal the spotlight from you since we were kids, but I guess I’ll let you have today. So happy I get to be a part of it. Love and best wishes to you both!
  • Congratulations on your wedding, bro. So glad you convinced someone to marry you!
  • Congratulations to my sister-in-law and her new husband, the luckiest man in the world. Don’t screw this one up, man. Love and best wishes to you both.
  • We may be cousins, but I love you like a brother. Thanks for being a great support system throughout my life and I’m so happy to be there for you on your big day. Congratulations!

Bottom Line

What you write in a wedding card should be thoughtful and positive, especially depending on how well you know the couple. You can never go wrong with “Congratulations!” 

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15 Emotional Wedding Wishes for your Best Friend

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Your presence, your gift and a few special words are all the ingredients to make your friend’s wedding more special for him/her. The two first are generally more easy to find, but when it comes to words, there is often a huge problem. Many things to say and so little space in a single wedding card. No worries, because below you can find a bunch of beautiful wedding day wishes for friends that can make fit in anybody’s heart!

Beautiful wedding day wishes for friends

  1. ¤ I/we couldn’t be happier for this fusion of souls, this merger of hearts, this blending of dreams. May you always be happy together.
  2. ¤ As you enter into this beautiful covenant, may the desires of your hearts always remain true to each other. Hugs, kisses and our best wedding day wishes.
  3. ¤ The secret to a happy marriage is no secret at all. It’s simply love, in every act, substantial or small. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
  4. ¤ One good thing about growing old together is that the more wrinkly and gray you get, the more your spouse’s eyesight declines. May you have a happy married life pal!
  5. ¤ You are one smart cookie for marrying your woman. Just don’t leave crumbs on the floor. May the happiness, love and joy you feel today shine forever.
  6. ¤ A new adventure has just began. Enjoy every single moment of your new and mysterious challenge!
  7. ¤ Here’s the secret to a long marriage: No matter what the day has brought, go to bed with a little kiss, and always touch toes. Congratulations!
  8. ¤ Honor, cherish, love, respect. Converse, encourage, kiss, reflect. Happy marrying!
  9. ¤ As your “once upon a time” unfolds, may each chapter be filled with success, each page written with love.

  1. ¤ May God bless you with a home full of love, life, loyalty, and laughter.
  2. ¤ Though your wedding day will not last long, may your marriage be a forever love song.
  3. ¤ May your hearts always beat for each other as you begin one of life’s most beautiful journeys.
  4. ¤ Marriage is a beautiful convergence of two journeys. May the roads of life lead you to adventure.
  5. ¤ Today, the final pieces of the puzzle have been put in place creating a magnificent scene of the love you share. May your marriage be picture perfect always.
  6. ¤ The hearts of everyone here are overflowing with love for the two of you on this special day. I/we hope you will always feel the love.
  7. ¤ Many years from today, you will have created a photo album of lives shared, children raised, and amazing adventures. May it always bring you joy; Congratulations.
  8. ¤ All the love songs and poems in the world were written for you. May you live them out each day.
  9. ¤ Heaven rejoices as two become one. Congratulations on your wedding day!
  10. ¤ As you look through the lens of life, may love be your focal point today and always.
  11. ¤ You have found the greatest gift of all–love. May you rejoice in it all the days of your lives.
  12. ¤ As you walk the path of life together, may you always hold hands. Lots of love today and beyond.
  13. ¤ As the story of your life is penned, may each word be dipped in the inkwell of love.
  14. ¤ Through smiling eyes, your love shines brightly for all to see. Congratulations on finding the perfect person to spend the rest of your life with.

  1. ¤ The most beautiful design is emerging as the threads of your lives are woven together today. May your love always keep you warm.
  2. ¤ Time does not stand still, so make every effort to fill each second of your marriage with love and kindness. Congratulations; stay this happy forever!
  3. ¤ Marriage is a flourishing garden, fragrant and full of beauty. Be sure to nourish yours with abundant love, and shower it with gracious acts of kindness each day.
  4. ¤ May the ultimate goal of each day of your marriage be to love and protect the heart of your betrothed, surrounding it with grace and mercy.
  5. ¤ Marriage is a crackling fire, cheerful and bright, that burns down to beautiful glowing embers ready to be rekindled. May your fire never go out.
  6. ¤ May your rope be strong, and your knot be tight. May your marriage be long, and your love be bright.
  7. ¤ As God molds your lives into a beautiful piece of art, may you allow Him to soften your hearts and paint amazing scenes on this masterpiece He has created.
  8. ¤ Marriage is when two love birds soar into the sky of their dreams. May your wings stay strong and your skies always be bright.
  9. ¤ May you wake up each day to new possibilities and fresh ideas. Enjoy each moment of your marriage.
  10. ¤ May all your days be sunny, but if you get caught in the rain, sing and dance anyway. Congratulations on your wedding my friend!
  11. ¤ Once upon a wedding, there was a blissful union of two souls. May you live happily ever after.
  12. ¤ Some people wish upon a star, and some throw coins in a fountain. But I/we wish upon a wedding–may every dream come true for you today and always.
  13. ¤ Here’s hoping you can mark everything off your wish list today. May God grant you all of life’s blessings and love’s joys.

  1. ¤ May your marriage cup always be brimming, your love light never dimming, as you dine at the table of life.
  2. ¤ May the heavenly glow of your wedding day shine throughout the rest of your lives.
  3. ¤ (for husbands only) Quick! Burn this date into your brain so that you will never be in trouble for forgetting your anniversary!
  4. ¤ The secret to a happy marriage is … buried so deep that no one has ever discovered it! May the years ahead be filled with lasting fun and joy. Good luck my friend!
  5. ¤ May the love knot that you are tying today not get tangled around your feet!
  6. ¤ After today, you will have someone to complain with, overeat with, and share the remote with. May your wedding day be the beginning of a long, happy life together. Enjoy!
  7. ¤ Here’s hoping you always say goodnight with a kiss.

[read also: Wedding Wishes and Happy Married Life Messages]

  1. ¤ Today you become two peas in a pod. May the butter of love melt all around you and the salt of happiness sprinkle over you.
  2. ¤ He promises to lay down his life for you, but before you know it he won’t even lay down the remote for you!
  3. ¤ As you walk down the aisle, be sure to locate the exit signs just in case. May you always be steadfast together. Love you!
  4. ¤ For a happy marriage, do everything together naked. Except frying bacon. Don’t do that.

Maya Taylor

During your best friend's wedding I am sure they need you more than anyone else. Send one of these messages to your best friend during this beautiful day.

What to write in a wedding card

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Do you hear the wedding bells?

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

40+ Messages for Wedding Cards

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

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

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