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100 Wonderful Wedding Wishes: What to Write in a Wedding Card

100 Wonderful Wedding Wishes: What to Write in a Wedding Card

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You have a wedding coming up and it’s time to sit down to write that congratulations card for the couple-to-be. If you’re like most of us, you’ve probably been putting it off for a while because it can be pretty difficult to figure out what to write in a wedding card. When it comes to what you should say, it depends entirely on your relationship with the couple. For instance, wedding wishes for a friend will likely be less formal than wishes for someone you don’t know very well. Ultimately, you want to write a card that conveys your best wishes for the happy couple, and you can use this as a guide to write that perfect wedding greeting.

Before we get into it, you should note that it’s always appropriate to send a wedding card, especially if you’ve been invited to the wedding. Even if you haven’t been invited, a wedding congratulations card is always appreciated. When it comes to timing, giving your card to the newly married couple at the wedding always a good idea. You may also opt to mail it to the couple before or shortly after their wedding.

Formal Wedding Messages

If you’re looking for wedding card ideas, you can never go wrong with a formal wedding congratulations message. It’s a formal occasion, after all. Give your best wishes to the bride and groom with one of these elegant messages.

  • “May today be the start of a long, happy life together.”
  • “Wishing you the best as you embark on this next chapter of your life.”
  • “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day.”
  • “Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow.”
  • “May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years.”
  • “Here’s to a lifetime of love, happiness, and each other.”
  • “May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.”
  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”
  • “May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”
  • “Congratulations to both of you on your special day! Your greatest adventure has just begun.”


Casual Wedding Messages

If writing formal wedding wishes just isn’t your style or the setting is a bit less traditional, you can choose to send more casual marriage wishes to the newly married couple. If you want to just be yourself or keep it short and sweet, these wedding card sayings will do the trick.

  • “Congratulations!” (Yes, it’s okay to say!)
  • “Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.”
  • “Lots of love today and beyond.”
  • “Wishing you the best today and always.”
  • “So honored to spend this happy occasion with you and your family.”
  • “It makes us so happy to see the two of you so happy.”
  • “So happy to be celebrating this special day with you both!”
  • “Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world!”
  • “We’re so happy for you! Here’s to a long and happy marriage!”
  • “Today is just the beginning of the fun! Looking forward to celebrating this season with you.”


Funny Wedding Messages

A funny card could be the way to go if you’re writing a wedding message to a friend or perhaps a brother or sister with whom you share a close, joke-filled relationship. If you don’t know the newlyweds all that well, then it’s best to steer clear of sarcasm in favor of a more elegant wedding greeting card. These funny wedding wishes will do the trick if you know the bride and groom’s sense of humor.

  • “Being married is like any other job; it helps if you like your boss!”
  • “Let the fighting commence! Congratulations married couple.”
  • “Well done on finding someone who is going to annoy you for the rest of your life.”
  • “Congratulations on signing your life away!”
  • “Thanks for reminding me how much money I’ll be saving by not having a wedding.”
  • “Our marriage advice: Love, honor, and… scrub the toilet.”
  • “Marriage means commitment. So does insanity. You guys must be truly insane or madly in love.”
  • “I hope you get so many great wedding gifts that you don’t realize none are from me.”
  • “Don’t worry. If not with this one, you will get it right with the next one. Cheers!”
  • “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman


Messages for New Family Member

Family is everything and welcoming a new family member is a wonderful thing. Make it even more special by writing a wedding card letting them know just how grateful you are to have them as part of your family. Feel free to add something personal to your message too!

  • “Congratulations, and welcome to the family!”
  • “We’re delighted to share this day with you both.”
  • “We love you both. Thanks for letting us share in your celebration.”
  • “We couldn’t be happier to call you family.Thanks for allowing us to join in the big day.”
  • “Welcome to our big, crazy family!Congratulations and lots of love to you both.”
  • “You’ve felt like a part of this family from the start. Now it’s official!”
  • “Sending you love and hugs always, from your new family.”
  • “Today, our family grows by one new member and by so much love and happiness.”
  • “Your wedding is such a wonderful day for the two of you and for our family.”
  • “What a wonderful addition to our family. We’re so happy to share in your celebration.”

Wedding Wishes for Daughter

Is there a more beautiful feeling in the world than when your daughter gets married? It’s the biggest day for a parent and so full of joy and love that it’s hard to put the emotions into words. This collection of best wishes from parents to their daughter will have her feeling more loved than ever on her wedding day. As the mother or father of the bride, be sure to add in some personal touches or your own marriage advice.

  • “My princess, wishing you immense happiness, joy, and laughter in your marriage. May you have a wonderful married life!”
  • “Sending you warm wishes today and always, my sweet daughter.”
  • “Congratulations Sweetheart on your big day! May your marriage be filled with love, trust, and respect through your lifetime.”
  • “Congratulations, dear, for finding your truelove. May this love grow stronger and deeper through each passing day of your married life.”
  • “My daughter, I hope you two will make a home that both of you enjoy living in, just as much as you did in ours. Happy wedding day!”
  • “Thank you for making me part of this day; I truly appreciate it. May love always rain on your marriage, my dear.Congratulations!”
  • “Be patient with each other, love each other, and stay true to each other. No mountain will be too high to climb. Congrats on your wedding!”
  • “Congrats my dear on your wedding. May you both stay in love forever and wishing you a happy married life in the future!”
  • “I am so proud to be your mom, my dear daughter.May God bless both of you with everlasting love.”
  • “I am so happy about your wedding, although you do remain my little princess. May you have a wonderful life with your partner!”


Wedding Wishes for Son

It’s an emotional time for a parent when your son has settled down and finally found the love of his life. Wedding wishes for your son should show that you’ve gained a man and a daughter in the family, rather than lost a son. Welcome the new couple into this beautiful new phase of life and don’t forget to offer some personal advice to your son that he can take with him on the journey.

  • “Son, we feel many emotions on this day. Most of all, we’re happy you’ve found someone wonderful to share your life with. Best wishes to you both.”
  • “We know we’re not losing a son. We’re gaining a daughter. Much happiness to you.”
  • “I’ve been looking forward to this day since the moment you came into my life, son. I hope this marriage bring you a lifetime of love and joy.”
  • “I am wishing you the best of things in your marriage. I am confident that you two will be a blessing to each other and to those you meet along your journey together.”
  • “Dear Son, your wedding day will come and go, but I wish that boundless love and happiness remains through your whole life.”
  • “Our hearts are so confident that you will keep each other happy with lots of love and affection. May God bless you with a beautiful life. Congratulations!”
  • “Whatever the case, may you be kind, compassionate, and understanding to your wife! Happy married life, son.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding, son! It’s not an easy road, but with each other, marriage will be the best thing you’ve ever done.”
  • “May both of you be the happiest couple ever and may your whole life be furnished with respect, passion, and joy!”
  • “Congratulations on the best day of your life! May both of you be a shining example of a loving and caring couple and be one another’s strength.”


Wedding Messages for a Coworker

Writing a card to your colleague is different than writing one to your family member. For a coworkers wedding, you’ll want to keep the wedding wishes short and either elegant or casual depending on how well you know them. Use one of the messages below specifically for co-workers or scroll up to see formal and casual wedding wishes.

  • “Wishing you and your spouse a lifetime of happiness!”
  • “Thankful that I was invited to share this day with you and your family. Wishing you all the best in your marriage!”
  • “Wishing you success, and most of all happiness in your marriage!”
  • “So glad to see my co-worker so happy!”
  • “May you build a beautiful life together.Wishing you both an amazing journey ahead.”
  • “I am so honored to share this special day with my coworker! May your days be filled with happiness.”
  • “May today be the beginning of a new life full of happiness and love. Congratulations!”
  • “I am so glad I’ve gotten to know you at work, and I wish you and your new spouse a long and happy life together!”
  • “The happiness and joy you are experiencing today, may they stay with you forever. Warm wishes on your wedding day.”
  • “May this marriage fill your life with joy, happiness, and lots of love.Congratulations as you start a new journey.”


Wedding Messages for a Friend

As a friend of the bride or groom, you’ll want to give them your very best wishes in their wedding card. It’s always a good idea to write something personal, perhaps that’s just between the two of you, like an inside joke or reflecting on a special memory you have with them. When it comes down to it, expressing your genuine happiness for the love they’ve found is all that matters, and these are a few great wedding messages to help you get started.

  • “Here’s to love and friendship!”
  • “Congratulations to a wonderful friend and his/her new husband/wife!”
  • “An amazing new chapter has begun. May you two always stay together in love.”
  • “Congratulations to the happy couple! I wish for you all the happiness your hearts could ever dream of!”
  • “I can’t think of two people who deserve truelove and happiness more than both of you. Congrats to you on your special day!”
  • “Wishing you a glorious ceremony with an abundance of wonderful memories to follow! Congratulations to you both for finding your life partners on this happy day.”
  • “Congratulations to the start of something amazing! Much love, joy, success, health, and happiness on this happy occasion!”
  • “May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life, and more!”
  • “Warmest congratulations to a very special pair, who have found their dearest moments in the happy life they share!”
  • “My very best wishes to you on your wedding day, my dear friends. I hope not only for a great day but that your life to follow with be filled with love and unending joy.”

Religious Wedding Wishes

There are so many choices when it comes to finding the right scripture for a religious wedding card. The Bible is filled with verses that are perfect for wedding blessings or you may even opt to do a religious quote.Either way, the newly married couple will appreciate that you kept their faith in mind when sending your best wishes for their wedding.

  • “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • “Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
  • “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1Corinthians 16:14
  • “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Proverbs 3:3
  • “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32
  • “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10
  • “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Matthew 19:6
  • “God has poured out His love into our hearts.” – Romans 5:5
  • “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:14

Wedding Wishes for An Elopement

It’s not uncommon for a couple to have a more intimate ceremony and it’s perfectly okay to send them a wedding card just as you would if they had a traditional ceremony. In this case, be sure to respect their decision to tie the knot the knot more privately and keep the message in a positive tone.

  • “Congratulations on tying the knot!”
  • “I’m thrilled to hear the news of your marriage!Wishing you so much happiness!”
  • “Congratulations to the wonderful two of you!”
  • “Congratulations on finding each other! Your greatest adventure as just begun!”
  • “You guys are great together. So happy for you two!”
  • “Wishing you a lifetime of joy!”
  • “Best wishes to the happy couple!”
  • “Cheers to this awesome adventure!”
  • “You guys rock! No doubt your elopement did too.Sending you both all the best.”
  • “May joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.”

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