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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.
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!)
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 Today though, that's considered an outdated rule and school of thought.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."
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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?
Wedding message wording examples for cards, from formal and religious to To mum/dad, wishing you every happiness on your big day.
Now and forever, may your wonderful family never encounter grief and sorrow. Have a spectacular life together!
Love is not a perfect fairy tale without problems and fighting from time to time. Love is a hard work, but I know that you guys can handle it. You are inspiring. Wishing you the best of all, don’t forget to be happy.
At first I wanted to wish you a lot of patience, but then I realized that there’s no need. Because you guys are the most amazing and harmonious couple in the world, and patience has nothing to do in your relationship. It’s only about love. Congratulations!
Getting married is one the most important decisions in life, and sometimes people doubt if it’s really worth it. But looking at you I know that you are sure of each other. Your love makes me believe that magic is real. Wishing you all the best.
The first time ever I saw you together I knew you were meant for each other. Match made in heaven, that’s what people say, right? Looking at you now I cannot be happier. I wish your love to last forever. Congratulations on your wedding!
When it comes to writing the perfect wedding day wishes, how do you make your message stand out?
There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect card only to hover over it with a pen struggling to think of an appropriate message. And while we’re often flooded with inspiration during our commute or when we’re in the shower, it’s often the way that when it comes down to it, we just can’t find the words. Cue major frustration.
To help you out, we thought we’d cover every message you could possibly need to write in a wedding card, whether it’s for your best friend, a family member or just an acquaintance. Depending on the couple, you may want to stick to religious or traditional wording, a sentimental or a fun message, so we’ve got all that covered. All you need to do is skim through the list until you find the right message for you – you are more than welcome.
If you’re going to a wedding or two this summer, chances are that as well as the perfect guest outfit, you’ve already found the perfect greeting card to congratulate the couple. But we know you’ve got enough on your plate ticking off items on your wedding checklist to spend ages agonising over what to write.
So, grab your carefully chosen card and a pen, you’re going to want to jot down your favourite message!
Now all you have to worry about is what to write in your wedding thank you cards!
There's no way for the parents to express their joy for their dear kid and his or her .
Wedding etiquette is a set of certain rules everybody has to follow, and sending wedding cards with warm wishes is one of the most important of them. It may seem that there’s nothing easier than writing a heartfelt message that will show how much you are happy for the newlyweds, but actually, it’s a quite tough task, especially when you’re going to congratulate your coworker, acquaintance or a distant relative. The closest ones also experience difficulties when writing a wish, mostly because some things just can’t be put into words. Fortunately, there are a lot of beautiful, funny or serious, touching or formal, short or long messages you can customize and turn into the best greeting ever!
Writing a congratulatory message isn’t actually as easy as it sounds. No wonder a lot of people don’t try to reinvent the wheel and prefer to choose one of the beautiful, heartfelt greetings and customize them. It’s nothing to be ashamed of: after all, why not use the words and phrases that perfectly reflect everything you feel? If you don’t know what to write in the card, just read the warm quotes below. You can always make them more personal by adding some details and make a message even more pleasant to the newlyweds!
In some cases, the phrase “Congratulations on your wedding” is just not enough. It’s a big day for the newlywed couple, and they expect their relatives and close friends be really happy for them and express their feelings in a more personal way. If you don’t know what to say, how to put your positive emotions into words, you can always choose the easy way: just take a glance at the wonderful congrats we’ve selected for you. Maybe one of them describes exactly what you feel and wish to the bride and groom!
There’s no way for the parents to express their joy for their dear kid and his or her soulmate that have found each other in this big world. But this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t even try! It’s a day of happiness for the whole family that gained a new member. If you’re looking for the great ideas of the truly touching, sincere, and beautiful message for your dear children, take a glance at these wishes. The truth is that happy parents of the newlyweds often feel the same, so why not use the words that describe everything you feel? Moreover, you can always combine these quotes and create a entirely new, original message!
What in marriage matters most? Mutual respect, love and care, strength or understanding? A lot of the guests tell the new couple what they think, and in most cases, this is a correct strategy. Wedding day wishes aren’t always about the joy you feel; sometimes they are also about important advice you can give the bride and groom. Who knows, maybe they’ll remember it when the time comes. If you’re looking for some great inspirational congratulations on getting married, you’re in the right place. Just look through the messages below and select the quote you like most!
Weddings are the occasions that all of us visit a lot of times, and that’s normal. We all live in society, we communicate, find new friends, work for bosses, keep in touch with childhood friends, spend time with colleagues, and so forth. We’re surrounded by a lot of good people, but not all of them are the closest time. When you’re invited to a wedding of your acquaintance, you need to write some nice words of congratulations, but how to do that when you can’t write something really personal? The answer is simple: fortunately, there are a lot of sweet but casual greeting messages that will definitely make the spouses smile, so don’t hesitate to use them!
It’s not true that the family loses a son or a daughter when they meet their significant other. What can be more inspiring than seeing that your little princess is building her own happiness with a man who’s absolutely worth her? What can bring more joy than looking at your dear son who became a real man and found a woman who loves and respects him? Parents note that the wedding of their beloved children is gaining a new family member, and there’s nothing more priceless. In this time of tons of positive emotions, gifts, and love you can tell your kid how happy you are by writing one of these wonderful wishes on the wedding card!
Sisters and brothers have a very special relationship. They share everything from birth, they support and help each other, they can rely on each other, and, of course, they make fun of each other. Seeing your sibling in a wedding dress or in an elegant suit means that the new chapter in their life is beginning, and there’s nothing more beautiful than that. Still, it doesn’t mean that you must forget about humor. Your dear sis or bro will appreciate the funny message or quote from you. After all, there’s always time for a smile, even if it’s a wedding day!
Your friend has made a choice, and this is a truly happy event! On this day, a bride and a groom need maximum support, and as a friend, you need to provide it. In this case, help is not just about some organizational issues but also about a kind of approval from a person who means the world to the newlywed. The warm words and heartfelt wishes from a bridesmaid or best man is a must attribute for every wedding, so don’t break it and wish a happy married life to your closest one!
People say that brevity is the soul of wit. In some cases, you just don’t need to try to impress someone with sophisticated phrases, pretentious words, or long poems. Sometimes short sentiments are exactly what you need, especially if you’re going to the wedding of your coworkers, distant relatives or acquaintances. Still, the warm saying is what people expect from you, and we have some great wishes that are warm enough to make the newlyweds smile.
There’s nothing bad about formality, of course, when it’s appropriate. Most of the people prefer to write more personal wishes on the wedding cards considering that they will demonstrate that the big day for the young couple is a significant event for them. Well, that’s a good strategy, of course, if you know the couple well. In other cases, you need good, formal yet warm sayings that won’t break the boundaries. The good news is that we’ve selected the messages that fully meet such a requirement.
Writing a religious wedding wish may be a perfect decision or a complete disaster. After all, it’s all ethics and mutual respect. If a bride and groom are religious, they’ll be happy to receive a nice message from people that share their views and beliefs. However, if they don’t believe in God, they’ll at least feel uncomfortable when getting such a wish. Still, if you’re looking for a great message with heartfelt blessings, good wishes, and telling metaphors, we have some for you!
Here are more than 50 examples of what to write in a wedding card. You'll find quotes, inspirational wishes, and funny messages below. . for a spouse, it lets parents know that they have done a great job raising their child.