What To Write In Your Wedding Card... Wishes for the Happy Couple


We all love a wedding.

The love, the laughter, the great company, the food, the speeches, the dad-dancing and, of course, the champagne.

When we've sent our invitation response and sorted travel arrangements, the hotel, our outfits and the perfect gift, that leaves us with one last thing... the card. A small but very significant gesture. A way to express our congratulations, love and gratitude for being a part of the couple's big day.

Yet, many of us also hit that point where it seems wedding fever has truly taken hold and every other weekend a friend or family member is saying 'I do!'. So, sometimes being original can be hard. If you've reached that point, not to worry, we've collated a whole host of message suggestions for you to use in your wedding card.

"Sending best wishes to two wonderful people as you build your life together."

"Welcome to the family [name]! We couldn't be happier for you both. Your greatest adventure has just begun!"

"Thank you for letting me/us share your special day. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness".

"May your married life together be filled with love, laughter, smiles, understanding and faithfulness".

"Congratulations you two love birds. May the joy you experience on this special day continue to grow and grow".

"We're delighted to be able to share this day with you both. A perfect match. Here's to the happy couple!"

"Take care of each other in this journey called life. It's a blessing to have someone to love and someone who loves us in return."

"Today we add another member to our family. We are so happy to share this very special occasion with you. Congratulations!"

Short & Sweet Messages

"Congratulations to the happy couple"

"A toast to the best couple in the world!"

"Wishing you a long and happy marriage"

"Best wishes for your future together"

"Let the adventure begin..."

"Wishing you all the happiness in the world"

"Warmest congratulations and love"

Funny Messages

If all of the above is a bit too gushy for you and you're after something less formal... why not go for a funny message? If you know the couple really well (perhaps you're the best man, a childhood friend or sister of the bride) these are perfect and sure to raise a smile.

"I hope your day was as good as what you had pinned on Pinterest".
*Dad joke alert* "It's been an emotional day. Even the cake is in tiers'.
"Marriage is finding that one special person that you want to annoy for the rest of your life".
"90% of being married is just yelling 'WHAT?' from other rooms".
“Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is the bicycle repair kit.”
Inspiration from Cinema
Quotes from the movies. Bonus points if the couple are cinema buffs!
"The heart’s not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love." - Her (2013)
"Only one is a wanderer; two together are always going somewhere." - Vertigo (1958)
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” - Up (2009)
"Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." - Dead Poets Society (1989)
If you're still unsure, we've done all the work for you with this wonderfully wordy keepsake card full of heartwarming and funny quotes about married life:

Whatever you may choose to write, we've got a huge selection of wedding cards here.

Thoughtful. Romantic. Traditional. Funny. Something for all tastes.

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