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.

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Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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