Happy wedding day wishes for friend, sister or brother, short quotes and greetings for wedding cards.
Knowing what to write in a wedding card can be trickier than you might think.
Okay, so you’re overjoyed that your friend or family member is getting hitched but how to put that into words?
Sometimes a thought-provoking quote, message or poem can work perfectly – giving them a little encouragement while also adding a celebratory touch.
Here are 36 quotes, messages, wishes, greetings and poems that might fit nicely in a wedding card.
1) A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person – Mignon McLaughlin
2) It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages – Friedrich Nietzsche
3) The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship – Jackie Kennedy
4) Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave – Martin Luther
5) My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me – Winston Churchill
6) There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage – Martin Luther
7) A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short – Andre Maurois
8) One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul – Honore de Balzac
9) To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up – Ogden Nash
10) Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
11) I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life – Rita Rudner
1) Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness
2) May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together
3) May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together
4) Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together
5) May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years
6) Congratulations on your wedding!
7) We’re/I’m so happy for you!
8) Wishing you the best today and always
9) So happy to celebrate this day with you both!
10) As Bill and Ted said, ‘Be excellent to each other.’
11) Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!
12) Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama
13) May the One who brought you together bless your marriage, enrich your lives and deepen your love throughout the years
14) Mazel Tov! May the joy that is yours today always fill your life
15) Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!
16) We’re delighted to share this day with you both
17) What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime
18) We/I couldn’t be happier to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy future together
19) I’m so happy to call you both my friends. Congratulations!
20) Of all the big life events we’ve celebrated over the years, today tops the list. Congrats!
1) Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow
2) I make this vow today. I stand here now
Returning you what you gave me to give.
Myself complete. Myself complete in you.
My life I give, that you gave me to give.
(By Andrew Motion)
3) Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark.
That looks on tempests, and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
(Sonnett 116 by William Shakespeare)
4) O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ ’twere ten thousand mile!
(A red, red rose by Robert Burns)
5) I cannot promise never to be angry;
I cannot promise always to be kind.
You know what you are taking on, my darling –
It’s only at the start that love is blind.
And yet I’m still the one you want to be with
And you’re the one for me – of that I’m sure.
You are my closest friend, my favorite person,
The lover and the home I’ve waited for.
I cannot promise that I will deserve you
From this day on. I hope to pass that test.
I love you and I want to make you happy.
I promise I will do my very best.
(A Vow by Wendy Cope)
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A wedding invitation qualifies as one of those exciting mailbox treasures, you know, the ones where you can’t help but smile as you run your fingers over the envelope? Score! Since receiving your invite and getting a sneak peek into the big day, you have most likely been counting down the days until “I, do.” Along with marking days off the calendar, you’ve sent back your pre-printed wedding response card, selected a gift from the registry and have decided that a shopping trip is in your near future. As if having to pick out a wedding day outfit wasn’t hard enough, you’ve also been tasked with writing a wedding card message to the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Remind us who said being a wedding guest wasn’t hard work?
In all actuality, drafting the perfect wedding message doesn’t have to be difficult at all. With a few tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts you will be on your way to crafting personalized wedding wishes that shine a spotlight of love on the couple and their one-of-a-kind happily ever after.
Scroll through our entire guide or quickly jump to a section that best suits you:
The perfect wedding card message should be tailored to the couple, full of sentimental value and crafted from the heart. With that being said, no two wedding card messages will be the same. If you’re feeling pressured to say the perfect words, just don’t. Our wedding card etiquette guide features easy to follow instructions and specific example messages to help you navigate through what to write in a wedding card.
Wishing a couple congratulations is often times an expression people choose to include in their wedding greetings. It serves as a supportive as well as celebratory way to let the couple know they did a great job finding their soulmate (awh.) Saying ‘congrats’ is appropriate never mind which side of the aisle you are sitting on once the ceremony starts. Whether you’ve been best friends with the bride for years and have just met the groom or know both parties all too well, you can never go wrong with a sincere wedding congratulations message. Follow step one from above and pick one of your favorite congrats messages below or add them to your own words to get started on your wedding card.
After the ceremony when the couple opens their wedding cards they are going to enjoy reading each card for various reasons, but most importantly, because of whom they are from. Be yourself as you are writing your wedding card and make sure that your personality shines. If you are more casual, there is nothing wrong with keeping your wishes short and sweet. Just make sure that you build upon your congratulations and say something charming.
You can also use your wedding wishes to mirror the theme of the ceremony. If floor length dresses, glistening chandeliers and lavish centerpieces are a few big day details, look into using one of these formal wedding wishes to express your happiness for the bride and groom.
If you think a funny wedding card message will put a smile on the bride and groom’s faces then go ahead and write something laugh-worthy. Just proceed with caution, you don’t want your wedding message to come off as sarcastic or insincere. Remember that a sentiment that may easily come across as a joke can be taken the wrong way on paper. With that being said, divorce jokes are off limits! Use your best judgement when writing your funny wedding wish and you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect wedding card with a side of smiles.
Sharing a religious bond with the bride and groom can be the perfect way to tailor your wedding wishes. Think about the couple’s religious beliefs and views before you begin writing your card. Use their practices to guide your religious wedding wishes.
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Here in Dublin, St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching, and obviously, we're planning to attend the parade, dressed head-to-toe in shamrock green with a can of Guinness in each pocket (just kidding! I'll be at home in my pyjamas, cleaning out the kitchen cupboards while listening to podcasts!). But we couldn't let our national holiday pass without giving you a little Irish wedding inspiration! Whether you're the born-and-raised-in-Tralee kind of Irish or the second-cousins-once-removed kind of Irish, there are lots of ways to incorporate your heritage into your big day, and traditional Irish wedding blessings and sayings are a great place to start!
You may want to make a subtle patriotic nod by having your bridesmaid read a Seamus Heaney poem during the ceremony, or go all out and exchange vows in the Irish language (as Gaeilge as we say in this part of the world!). Either way, this post has got you covered!
We've gathered some of our favourite Irish-language wedding toasts (with pronunciation guides, don't worry!), ceremony readings by Irish poets, and Irish wedding blessings translated into English, all on one page. There are also handy one-liners to use on everything from stationery to signage!
Spot something you like? Simply scroll down to the end of the post to find our easy-to-use printables. All you have to do is download, print and you're ready to go!
Traditional Irish Wedding Blessings, Toasts and Vows: Printable Download
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Looking for more ways to pay tribute to your Irish roots? Check out our list of Irish wedding traditions here!
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Knowing what to write in a wedding card can be trickier than you might think. Okay, so you're overjoyed that your friend or family member is.