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 Today though, that's considered an outdated rule and school of thought.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?
Dear newly married couple, the most important and spectacular phase in your life has already started. You’ve decided to start a family. May all your plans and hopes on it become true! Congratulations on your wedding!
You have a bright future ahead of you two, make sure you have a good one, because you need adventure, laughter, joy and happiness in your life, but don’t forget all your downs, you will be fine, just promise you won’t leave each other, good luck!
Family is some kind of a magic place, where one can get love, care, tenderness and understanding. Family is intended to heal us, not hurt. That’s why I wish you two to give each other only positive emotions. Congratulations on your wedding!
Congratulations on your wedding, dear friends!
Today a new life for you will begin,
Wishing that no matter what, together you always win!
People say that real love must go through many tests. And I wish you from all my heart to stand these tests and keep the love till the end. Congratulations on your wedding, my beloved bride and groom!
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May this new adventure be the beginning of a long, healthy and happy life together. I am sending all my love and best wishes to a beautiful couple.
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."
A passage from Captain Corellis 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.
Wondering how to wish a newly married couple with some amazing quotes? No matter what great gift is wrapped for the wedding couple, a few personalized and loving words will make a lot of difference.
If you are lacking words to communicate your greetings, here are few best collections of wedding quotes and short wishes for newly wedded couples.
Customize these as per your requirement by adding names and memorable events and share with the couple to see the joy in their eyes.
Let the spark in your eyes stay forever and may this auspicious bonding be blessed by the Almighty.
Marriage is a promising bond that also embarks a journey towards the end of time. Here’s wishing you both a pleasant and memorable ride ahead.
I wish you both a life filled with cheerfulness and bliss. May you enjoy all the happiness that life throws at you. Wishing you all the luck for the wonderful days that are yet to come.
My heartfelt wishes on your wedding day. May the bond that you share last forever and let it never change and grow firmer and deeper day by day. Have a great married life!
I wish that all the days ahead be as happy as this day with many more reasons to celebrate a lifetime of happiness and love.
Blessings and wishes to the most adorable couple! May the commitment that you two share deepen with time and let the bond grow stronger with each passing day.
Let this occasion mark the start of another journey. May the life ahead be a cheerful one with love, happiness, excitement, joy and peace. May this everlasting love be like that of a crown jewel which will tie all the bonds together. Hearty wishes to the loveliest couple.
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As we look upon the two hearts that has united, we pray for their unity all throughout this journey of love and forgiveness over time. Our warm wishes on this joyous day.
On this special day we wish both our friends a bright future that is filled with joy and happiness. May all the blessings come your way. You two deserve the best.
Congratulations on this big day! We are honored to be a part of this special occasion and watch the blossoming love between our two special friends transcend to eternity. May your love and commitment for one another deepen and grow stronger with each passing day.
Our warmest wishes to one of our very endearing and lovely couple. May the bond that you share unite your souls as one and bring out the best in one another.
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We are more than delighted on this special day of your wedding. We together wish you a lifetime of happiness and togetherness with each passing year.
Big congratulations on your special day. May this marriage be like that of a thousand candles shining bright like the stars on a clear night.
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Have a great day and enjoy in your life!
Marriage between two people signifies the bond of their unification. May the happiness and love that you two share continue to be like that of the sands in the sea.
We are immensely happy to be a part of your wedding. Let the years ahead bring you all the joy and happiness with unconditional love.
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On this day we give out the warmest wishes. May the trust that you two share grow with every second. We wish all the happiness and peace on your journey.
Finally, the much awaited day has come. As you two are about to start a journey of togetherness, we wish that you love each other unconditionally until the end of time.
My special wishes to the lovely couple. May your love bloom in your souls this day so that it can be a foundation on which greater monuments of love will be built.
As you are all set to move into a new life by holding each other’s love in your heart and vows of passion, commitment, love and loyalty. We wish that the journey ahead be joyous as this day.
Our heartiest wishes for the most adorable couple on your big day.
Good Morning My Love
When in a marriage, never forget that your better half gives you all the strength to succeed in life. Wishing the bride and groom happiness and peace, joy and laughter in the journey ahead.
A beautiful marriage is when you keep falling in love with the same person again and again. Best wishes!
May you two grow in this life with wealth and prosperity. Wishing the best ahead.
We wish the loveliest couple a beautiful family and that you two grow old together in love.
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We hope you both have happiness and joy all this life with lots of memories to cherish.
May this life of yours be content in each other’s company. We wish you both grow old together and stay as happy as always.
We wish the bride and groom a beautiful journey ahead filled with love and passion for one another.
One of life’s most treasured gifts is to share the dream, that’s why we all wish you an amazing life ahead.
We wish you both an adventurous life together. Stay happy!
On this special day, I wish you two have beautiful days ahead with lots of memories to cherish from them.
We wish the best for you, but try not to overpower each other. There is nothing that can grow alone in the shade.
Wishing our lovely couple a great life, with bountiful number of special memories throughout.
A marriage can bring joy and happiness; we wish you both a lifetime of happiness and peace with each passing day.
Reflect on the love that you feel for each other today and keep loving and growing together as a family.
It’s simple, you just have to keep one another happy and show that you love them for what they are. We wish you both understand each other and stay happy always.
Let all the luck and happiness stay with you two forever-Congratulations on your big day!
Congratulations! May you do your best to build your love and trust upon each other with each passing minute.
We wish that you express your love to each other every day and do not forget them during the challenges that life throws at you.
It is great to see you both together so happy and in love on this occasion. We wish you a beautiful life ahead.
We wish you both all the happiness and harmony in your life from this day on. Let all your days ahead be as glorious as this day.
Congratulations. Grow up as much as you want but don’t let your innocence of love fade away.
I can’t yet decide if you two were a match made above or if you both make it look heavenly. Congratulations on your wedding.
The wedding will last only for a day but the remembrances will last all through a life time. Best wishes!
Congratulations on this special day. For this is the sweetest thing that has ever happened to the both of you. Keep smiling!
If you take a moment and peel away all the celebration that has taken place, you will realize that this wedding was actually the reunion of love and destiny.
Now that you have become a soul, as a man and wife there will be dreams which are to be fulfilled, goals to be achieved and hearts to be cherished. Congratulations on getting hitched.
Treat your marriage like that of a wine tasting event and try to value every note, touch, simplicity and season of your wedding in order to make it loving, passionate and enthralling. Congratulations.
Celebrations will always come and go, however love will always grow. Take care of it while you still have it. Best wishes to you two!
I am posting your pictures on Facebook and Twitter because in that way your wedding will spread happiness- the way you two do in life. Congratulations for the most adorable couple ever.
In spite of where this life will take you, don’t ever forget how it all began and how endearingly you love one another. Congratulations.
I did not believe in fairy story until this day of you two. Seeing you both together makes me happy. Best wishes.
I do in a marriage, completes a beautiful poem and marks the beginning of a lifetime of togetherness. Congratulations.
By looking at you both, I bet that every bachelor and spinster envies the perfect pair ever. Heartiest wishes for the perfect couple.
I must say that your wedding pictures must be saved and preserved for I guess that not a couple will be as perfect as you two. Happy married life!
Today when you both say I do, we say cheers for the happy couple and wish you both a very long and happy life ahead filled with adventures.
The beautiful wedding ceremony of a gorgeous couple like you both is a proof that love beyond doubt exist. Best wishes!
On this occasion, we are more than happy to celebrate your love and marking of your journey together. Congratulations!
As you stand there and handcuff the thief that stole your soul and heart with the wedding ring. The hunt for your better half has come to the end. Congrats!
We are immensely happy on your wedding day because we have seen you go from saying ‘boo’ to I do. Congratulations girl.
I would say that your wedding is as beautiful as perfect it could be. Congratulations on your big day!
We see you two happy and we know how perfect you are for each other. We wish to see you both happy throughout your journey of love. Best wishes!
I think you should fix a huge symbol at your house that reads the most happiest and loving couple on earth. We wish you two the best in everything.
Let’s assume that your marriage is like that of a rubber band where, it gets expanded, pulled, warped, tugged and twisted like that of the different phases in your life. But it’s going to hold you close at the end. Congratulations!
Your wedding is one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever seen. I wish that your married life is as beautiful as this day and I hope that you enjoy every day of your journey ahead by sharing your love with one another. Happy married life!
You two as soul mates are charming, as life partners are enchanting and as lovers are divine. We love you both. Congratulations!
There is much more meaning to those colors on your black suit with your wife’s perfect white gown that are opposite nevertheless complementing. This shows how the dissimilarity in your characters is in-sync with each other. Best wishes!
Congratulations on your marriage! I hope you two have many years of love and joy as you spend your lives together!
Marriage is such a special thing, and I am so happy to see the two of you embracing it! I hope you have a lifetime of love!
Congratulations to a couple that was made for each other! I can tell just by looking at you how much love you have for one another.
Your love is so beautiful, and I am glad that I get to witness it. I hope you have an amazing life as a married couple!
You are going to have so much fun now that you are married. There is nothing better than spending your life with the one you love most!
Congrats to a couple that is fully in love and that deserves all of the good things that are going to come for them as they are married!
Marriage is such a special thing, and you two are so special to me. I hope you have a great marriage and life as one!
You two decided to get married because of the love you share, and I know that love will only grow through the years!
There is nothing more special than seeing someone you care about fall in love, and I am so happy for the two of you!
You deserve all of the best in your marriage! I hope you have many happy and beautiful years ahead in your marriage!
It is a big step to decide to get married, but it is a good one when you are as in love as the two of you! Congratulations on your marriage!
Congrats to a couple that is fully in love! You are going to have a great life together and I couldn’t be happier for you!
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The wedding day is around the corner and you should be prepared for this memorable day. This preparation includes also a gift together with the greeting card and your warmest congratulations and wedding wishes about a happily married life, to the couple who gets married.
No matter if you write a formal or informal message, the most important part is that to be sincere and heartfelt. Describe the past memories you shared with the couple and wish them for happy full of joy married life! Keep in mind that only your wedding wishes will remain unchanged through the years of the couple’s life.
Below you can find unique and awesome ideas of Wedding Wishes and Happy Married Life Messages to help you write your own personalized wish for the bride and groom.
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