what to write


Weddings are some of the most joyous events to attend. With friends, family, food, dancing and a whole lot of love, they are milestone events in people’s lives and so sending a congratulatory card is a lovely way to show your support for the happy couple. Knowing exactly what to write, however, is another matter! It can be hard to know where to start. Even if you’ve purchased the perfect wedding gift for the couple, it’s important to write something thoughtful on the card. A sincere message will make any gift that much more special. If you know someone who is getting married soon and want to know what to write in a wedding card, then look no further!

The message you write will depend on a number of factors, including how well you know the couple, in what capacity (is one of them your sibling? Are they friends of yours? Is one of them a distant relative or a co-worker? And so on!), and whether you are attending the actual wedding ceremony itself. Whatever the situation, the list of ideas below should give you some top tips on what to write in a wedding card that will help you commemorate the newlyweds’ special day and show them how much you care.

Top 6 tips on what to write in a wedding card (with examples)

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#1 Make it personal

An example of a personal message to write in a wedding card

The ideal wedding card message should be personalized to reflect your relationship with the happy couple. You can mention how you know the couple, how long you have known them, maybe about what you think of them as a couple (keep it all positive though of course!). Here are some examples of the types of things you could include:

  • I am so glad you found each other, you’ve been a perfect fit from the start.
  • Who would have thought that the funny little pig tailed girl I met in kindergarten would be tying the knot 25 years later and that I’d be there to see it and celebrate with her?! So happy for you both!
  • We couldn’t be happier to have a new (son-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephew, niece). We look forward to many years to get to know you better and create memories.
  • Your mutual affection is evident in everything you do and has been from the start. May your love continue to grow over the years.
  • Congratulations on your marriage! I have known this day would come since the day I first saw you together and am so happy to be a part of it!
  • I am delighted to see you two (finally!) getting married and look forward to your journey together.

#2 What to write in a wedding card from the heart

What to write in a wedding card from the heart.

A wedding card is the perfect time to really express your love and gratitude at being a part of the newlyweds’ lives. Be as sappy and romantic as you like, this is the opportunity to express your ideals of love and family.

  • I have never seen a couple more suited for each other, you really make me believe in fairy tale endings.
  • We are delighted to see you two saying, “I do” and we wish you the best of everything in your life as a married couple.
  • You two complement each other so well, I couldn’t be happier for you both on this special day.
  • I have known you both separately, and together, and trust me when I say that you really do complete each other. I am so happy you found each other.
  • This is a joyful time for all of us! We are so happy that you two have each other, and equally happy to have you as a new member of the family.

#3 Write hopes/wishes for their future together

Good wishes for a wedding congratulations card

Writing a wedding card often includes writing good wishes for the couple for the future. Depending on the couple this could be related to family, health, wealth or anything else.

  • Wishing you all the happiness in the world as you embark on this next chapter of your journey together.
  • You deserve the best life together, full of joy and success. Best wishes to you two on this happy day.
  • I wish the best for you both as you continue forward in the adventure of marriage together!
  • So happy for you both and the family you are creating together, wishing only good things ahead for you all.

#4 Give advice on a happy marriage

Some advice to include in your wedding card to the happy couple

This one is a nice idea, but should be handled with caution. If you decide to include advice, you want to make sure it doesn’t come across as patronizing or condescending. It’s probably best either framed as gently as possible, in the form of a joke, or with utmost sincerity. Here are a few examples of ways to phrase advice in a wedding card:

  • Always try to be kind and patient with each other, if you keep this in mind at all times you’ll have a solid foundation for a long and happy marriage.
  • If there’s one thing I’ve learned from marriage, it’s that it can take work. Remember that as a team, you’ll be able to work through any problem life presents together.

Or opt for a quote to express your sentiments:

A wedding card quote for your congratulations message

“Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.”

Joyce Brothers

“The great marriages are partnerships. It can’t be a great marriage without being a partnership.”

Helen Mirren

“Experts on romance say for a happy marriage, there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.”

Marilyn Monroe

#6 Thank the couple

A message of gratitude and thanks for the invitation to the wedding

It might seem obvious to many readers, but just in case, be sure to thank the couple for inviting you to their celebration! In many cases, a wedding guest list can be a point of contention among couples and families, so if you made the cut, be sure to let them know how grateful you are!

Here are some examples of exactly how to thank the couple in your wedding card:

  • Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your most special day. I hope it is everything you dreamed it would be.
  • Thank you both for including me in your special day. Congratulations to you and wishing you only the best.
  • I am so grateful to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion with you both, thank you.

Got an idea of what to write in your wedding card?

Hopefully, we could help! If you find you’re often looking for ideas or tips on what to write in a card, make sure to bookmark our blog. Check out this page for an overview of occasions and links to handy tips on what to write in all kinds of cards.

Best friends are precious. It’s pretty much in the name – they are literally the ‘best’. Whether you see each other every day or live thousands of miles apart, you can count on your best friend to always support you, cheer you up, and if needed, tell you the harsh truth! So best friends deserve to feel appreciated, especially on special occasions such as birthdays.

With technology as it is, it’s common to keep in touch through messages, voice and video calls. There is something special, however, about receiving a physical message from someone you care about and so if a special occasion is looming, and you’re looking for birthday wishes for a best friend, you’ve come to the right place. If sending a gift with your card or just the note itself, the message should represent your friendship and let them know how much they mean to you.

Whether your best friend is someone you met at school, work, mutual friends or through other means, if they’ve been your best friend for 10 years or 10 months… These birthday messages will suit any relationship. Take a look through and feel free to copy and paste or edit the messages to make them extra personal.

A top tip for sentimental messages is to also include some kind of private joke or sweet memory that you both share, so that you can reminisce/laugh together.

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Best birthday wishes for a best friend

Top 'Happy Birthday' message for a best friend

Happy Birthday, bestie! Have a day as amazing as you are!

Wishing you the best birthday ever! You’re only as old as you feel and when we’re together we act like a couple of teenagers, so let’s keep that feeling going! Love you!

You’re the best friend I could have hoped for. I wanted to take the opportunity to say that on your special day, and I hope that we celebrate many more together. Happy birthday love!

Funny happy birthday wishes for a friend

They say old is gold, if that’s true, then you are my 24 karat partner in crime and I hope you continue to be for many years to come! Happy birthday!

A funny example of wishing your best friend a happy birthday

“Growing old gracefully” – now there’s a phrase that doesn’t apply to either of us! Let’s party until we drop and grow old disgracefully together forever!

I will still love you when you are old and wrinkly and smell like cough drops, because that’s what best friends are for, after all. Happy birthday!

Funny birthday wishes for best friend sample text

Sending you birthday love! They say age is just a number, and it’s true… just that in your case it’s a very big number!

I was going to post some embarrassing old photos of you online for your birthday, until I realized you must have an equal amount of mortifying pics of me stored away somewhere… Let’s agree to hold those only for blackmail purposes, 😛 Happy Birthday bestie!

Sentimental birthday wishes for a best friend

You’ve been there with me through thick and thin, good and bad, always by my side with a kind word or helpful advice. Thank you so much for everything, you’re truly the best friend I could hope for and I wish you nothing but the best on your special day. Happy birthday!

Sentimental birthday wishes for a childhood friend

In some ways it feels like no time has passed since we first met all those years ago, but then I look at the photos and think OMG – we were just babies! It’s been such a joy having you in my life and I feel so lucky to be able to call you my best friend. Happy Birthday love!

Who would have thought, all those years ago when we first met, that we would be here now, still laughing, joking, crying and dancing together like teenagers? I’m so happy we met, you’ve lit up my life since you came into it and I hope you know how much I appreciate having a best friend like you. Wishing you the happiest birthday!

There’s no day more perfect to let you know how much you mean to me. Your friendship is the greatest gift I ever could have wished for, and I want you to have the most wonderful birthday. I love you so much!

Beautiful happy birthday wishes for friends

You are an absolute star and have brightened my life since the moment we met. Wishing you a day filled with wonder, as beautiful as you are. Happy birthday to my best friend.

Birthday quotes for a friend

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H Humphrey

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” – Ausonius

A Shakespearian birthday quote for friends

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” – William Shakespeare

‘If life gives you lemons you should make lemonade… and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.’ – Ron White

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost

‘The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.’ – Jean-Paul Sartre

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A woman blows confetti towards the camera

So there you have it, a list of birthday wishes for the best friend in your life. Hopefully you found something you can use to brighten up their day and make it extra special 🙂

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