what to write in a wedding card

If you aren’t sure what to write in a wedding card or need some wording examples then look no further. This resource is the most comprehensive guide on how and what say when writing a wedding card message. Period.

You will find over 130 wedding messages for friends, family, coworkers and more on this page. As well as a complete guide to writing your own wedding wishes.

So if you’re struggling with what to say in a wedding card, this is the post for you.

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Wedding Message Examples

Writing a wedding message isn’t easy. Finding the most appropriate words and offering your best wishes in a fairly short, simple way is tricky for a lot of us us.

These examples should help to show you the type of wedding messages and sentiments that you can use in your card.

  • We’re absolutely delighted for you. Congratulations
  • Sending out best wishes for your big day
  • Best wishes for a special wedding and a happy life together
  • Congratulations to the both of you and have a wonderful day
  • You are true love personified. I’m so delighted for you
  • You’ve found happiness in each other – enjoy a spectacular wedding
  • Cherish these amazing moments and treasure the memories today will create. Best wishes
  • I love you both and wish you a life of joy together. Have a brilliant day and happy marriage
  • We are so happy to have been invited and share in your happiness. Congratulations
  • Blessed to partake in such a joyous day. Best wishes and happy wedding day!

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Short and Simple Wedding Messages

You might want to only say a few short words of congratulations in your card. Keeping it simple and not going overboard with emotion is sometimes a good idea and more appropriate if you aren’t that close to the couple.

The following examples should be suitable for most weddings and work well in person and written in a card.

  • Please accept our best wishes
  • You both look beautiful. Congratulations
  • To a fantastic pair – you’re going to be so happy
  • I was so happy to be invited. Congrats and best of wishes to you
  • Celebrating the coming together of two amazing people
  • Delighted to be in the presence of true love
  • Congratulations and enjoy a happy life as man and wife
  • You make a gorgeous couple
  • I hope you have a happy life together
  • May God bless you and your marriage

Wedding Messages for the Couple

Many wedding cards are addressed to both the bride and groom, so to them as a couple. If you know or are close to both of them then this is probably the best way to go about writing your message.

As you are addressing both halves of the couple you can talk about how they met or their history together. If you’re friends with them then mentioning something funny or memorable they will both understand will go down well. Above all though wish them well and say how happy you are for them.

  • Wishing you a wonderful wedding day and a life of fun and excitement
  • Congratulations and best wishes on an amazing life together
  • You two are perfect for each other and are going to be deliriously happy as man and wife
  • Thank you for letting us share in your joyful day. You make a beautiful couple
  • May your marriage bring you an abundance of treasured memories and years of happiness by each other’s side
  • Sending loving wishes on such a special day and hoping your wedding is as lovely as you both are
  • Congratulations to a truly amazing couple who embody what love is
  • You two found love the moment you met and I’ve been honoured to watch that love grow. I’m thrilled for you both – congratulations!
  • Having been the one who introduce you I feel like I deserve a bigger part in the wedding.. only kidding! You guys are amazing and I’m so happy for you
  • Enjoy a perfect wedding and then a perfect life. Congratulations

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Wedding Wishes For a Friend

When it’s a friends wedding it’s extra exciting and fun. We want to see them in love and finding happiness. And being there for them at their wedding is part of that.

Don’t be afraid to really show how elated you are for them and to express your emotions fully in your wishes.

  • Congratulations to my best friend! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together
  • I still can’t believe someone managed to get you to settle down! Have a lovely wedding and congratulations
  • We’ve grown up side by side and even now I can’t believe you’re going to be married. But I’m so pleased for you and honoured to watch you walk down the aisle
  • Congratulations my friend! Out of all the huge moments we’ve shared together this is the biggest
  • Thank you for letting me be a part of this special day. All the best
  • Your friendship has meant so much throughout my life I’m hoping you’ve found as much happiness as it bought me
  • To a life filled with friendship and laughter. Best wishes
  • Congratulations on your wedding and marriage but I hope this doesn’t mean an end to all out fun and mischief now!?
  • You have a new partner in crime now! Wishing you a long and happy future
  • Sending massive hugs to my dear friend. May all the joy you feel today last a lifetime

Wedding Messages for Parents

If your mom or dad is getting married (or remarried) you might have some mixed feelings about it. But one thing you can be sure of is you’ll want to send a card. And whether you think it’ll be a special occasion or aren’t too keen seeing a parent find happiness with someone is an important moment that.

So use your wedding message to say how pleased you are for your mom or dad. Maybe talk about or mention a funny anecdote or how long you’ve been waiting for him/her to find Mr/Mrs. Right. Just as long as you show your parents how happy you are they’re getting married.

  • Congratulations mom! I couldn’t be any happier for you
  • I’m overjoyed to see you finding true happiness. Have a wonderful day
  • To see you finally settle down is remarkable – I never thought we’d get here! But I’m just delighted to see you the happiest I ever have. Congrats mom/dad
  • You have my full blessing and I couldn’t be more pleased you’ve found someone to share your life with
  • Your happiness is my greatest wish and if you’ve been fortunate enough to find that one person who can provide that then I’m fully on board. Congratulations
  • After years of guidance and giving me advice it’s my turn to repay the favour – follow your heart. I love you mom/dad, congratulations
  • Wishing you as much love as you’ve given me. Best wishes
  • I haven’t seen you this happy in years, and that makes me overjoyed. I wish you a future of laughter, love and treasured memories
  • Dear Mom/Dad, on such a big day I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am for you. You deserve all the happiness in the world
  • To the best mom/dad in the world and his/her new husband/wife. Have an amazing day and enjoy your new lives together

Wedding Messages for Son

When your son is getting married it’s completely normal to feel very emotional about it. Seeing one of your children growing up and finding someone they love and want to spend their life with is a big deal. So your message should reflect that.

Expressing your love for your son and perhaps including some words of wisdom or an anecdote from his past would all be good ideas to include. Make your wedding card message heartfelt and showing how much you care.

  • I’m feeling an awful lot of emotions today but mainly just ecstatic to see my son having found someone incredible to share his life with. Such loving wishes to you both
  • You have my deepest love and I wish you and your new wife/husband all the best
  • I’m just overjoyed you’ve found that special one! I couldn’t be happier for you my son
  • Its such an exciting day! Congratulations son and here’s to years of happiness for you both
  • It’s an amazing day for the whole family but of course especially for you son. I know you’ve found everlasting happiness and couldn’t be more pleased for you
  • Have a fantastic wedding and I know you’re destined for years of a blissful married life
  • I hope a little of my advice helped you find that perfect person. Congratulations son
  • I can’t believe my son is all grown up and about to embark on his married life. I am so proud and so pleased for you
  • You’ve grown up to be a fine young man and will undoubtedly make your partner very happy. I’m so proud of you. Congratulations
  • To my wonderful son – enjoy your wedding day and the incredible ute you crate together

Wedding Wishes for Daughter

As with a son, your beautiful daughter getting married will be a huge event filled with such joy (and probably tears). Seeing your baby girl walking down the aisle is one of those unforgettable moments. So you will want what you say or write to her to match how important the day is.

  • To see my baby girl all grown up and getting married is unbelievable. I’m thrilled you’ve found such happiness
  • To my darling daughter, you’re going to make the most beautiful bride the world has ever seen. Congratulations my love
  • I can’t express how amazing it is to see my little girl on her wedding day. You deserve so much happiness
  • Just to war you there are definitely going to be tears and a lot of emotions today! Congratulations to my wonderful daughter
  • You have found the love of your life and now get to share that love forever more. Enjoy a truly special day
  • You are the light of my life and to see you get married brings me so much joy. I love you little girl
  • I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss you. You’ve been my baby girl for years and now you’re all grown up and getting married. But I know you’re to be so happy, and that’s all that matters. Congratulations
  • Our relationship has had it’s ups and downs but I am elated to see my daughter so happy. You have my blessing and best wishes
  • We’re delighted to be able to welcome a new member to the family. Best wishes my beautiful daughter and have an amazing day
  • My biggest congratulations and fondest wishes for your wedding day

Wedding Wishes for Brother

Siblings often have very special relationships that are unlike others. So if you’re close to your brother then seeing him get married will be a great day.

In your wedding card you’ll want to really emphasise how pleased for him you are and maybe reflect on your childhood together – saying how far you’ve both come. But the main thing should be to wish him all the best and say how delighted you are for him and his new wife.

  • Congrats bro! I still can’t believe you found someone willing to marry you
  • My baby bro is settling down and I’m delighted for you. Have a fantastic day
  • Congratulations big brother, you deserve a lifetime of happiness
  • To see my brother getting married to the woman he loves is going to be such a special moment. Congratulations!
  • We often fought but you know how much I love you really. And I’m so pleased to be here today to witness you marrying the love of your life. Best wishes bro
  • It only seems like yesterday you were my annoying little brother and now you’re one of the most impressive men I know and about to get married. We’ve come a long way! Congratulations my dearest brother
  • Your wild days are behind you bro! It’s all dinner parties and picking the kids up from school now. Congratulations and enjoy your big day
  • Take this advice from your big sister – after today, she’s always right! Congratulations bro and enjoy married life!
  • You’ve always been a pain my backside (to put it nicely) but I couldn’t be happier for you today. Congrats!
  • To the best brother in the world, wishing you an incredible day and the life of pure happiness you richly deserve

Wedding Card Messages for Sister

Your sister’s wedding should be cause for celebration. You may be that overprotective brother who’s always looking out for his sis, but on her wedding day you will want to put that aside and just be happy to see her finding true love.

A wedding message for your sister should talk about her future and how much she has to love ok forward to.

  • Congratulations sis! All my love on today and for the future
  • I know I haven’t said it much but I love you sis and am thrilled to see you finding such joy. Congratulations
  • As your bigger brother I’m suppose to look out for you but you’ve done pretty well on your own! Wishing all my love and best for a happy wedding and marriage
  • To see my big sister getting married is an absolute joy and I can’t wait to celebrate with you and the whole family
  • You have been blessed with finding that special person who makes you complete. Congratulations sis and enjoy the big day you deserve
  • To my loving sister, I feel so proud to see you getting married. I hope your wedding is everything you dreamed of
  • I feel like I should be teasing you as I’m your brother but instead I’m just really happy for you. Congratulations
  • Wishing you a day of unbridled joy and happy memories, sis!

Wedding Messages for a Coworker

There’s a good chance you’ll be invited to a wedding from a colleague or coworker. Writing a wedding card for them can be a little testing though, especially if you don’t know them that well. Much of what you say will depend on your relationship with them.

If you aren’t particularly close then avoid any phrases or wording that is too emotional or express ‘love’, as that could be inappropriate. Stick to more formal and general wording. If they’re a close colleague that you know we’ll then you can treat the writing a message similarly to one for a regular friend.

  • Thank you ever so much for inviting me/us. Have a wonderful day
  • Its been a pleasure to get to know you at work and it’s now an honour to be invited to your wedding. My best wishes
  • Looking forward to celebrating your happiness and love. Congratulations
  • To a colleague and friend – congratulations on your marriage and all the best for the future
  • So pleased to be invited and get to celebrate your wedding. I’m sure it’s going to be a lovely occasion and I’m wishing you all the best
  • Wishing you years of happy wedded life together
  • Congrats! Although I’m not too pleased at having to do your work as well as mine whilst your off on your honeymoon!
  • Enjoy a spectacular day and all my best wishes for a loving future as man and wife

We hope this guide has given you the inspiration or help to write a moving wedding card message to the bride and groom. Remember to speak from the heart and with sincerity. If you do this then whatever you write or say your wedding message will be appreciated with warmth and love.

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General wedding card messages

If you’re struggling to find the right words for a wedding card message, you’re not alone. It is issue for most people at some point.

What’s the right thing to say? How do I express exactly what I want to say? How do I not sound too corny or cheesy? All of these questions can be easily solved by letting someone else do the work for you!

That’s why we’ve put together an extensive selection of wedding card messages to save you the trouble. Try some of these general wedding card messages below that should be perfect for almost any card.

Short and Simple Wedding Sentiments

If you just want a short and sweet message for your card then that’s fine. Writing for the sake of it isn’t a good idea.

Not least because what you say will sound insincere. So the simple wedding wishes below are perfect to go in a small card or when you don’t want anything overly elaborate.


I’m/We’re so happy for you!


I’m delighted I get to celebrate this day with you both


Wishing you lots of love and happiness.


Here’s to a happy and long marriage


Lots of love today and beyond


Wishing a future filled with joy and laughter


Best wishes. You make a lovely couple


Dreams do come true! Congratulations


Wishing you so much happiness together, forever


Here’s to a long and happy marriage!

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Wedding Wishes

These card messages are more general but a great way to wish a friend or family member a happy wedding day. Write them in a card or say them in person the day.

Wishing you a wonderful ceremony with lots of wonderful memories.

May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.

May this be the beginning of a happy life together.

May you have a long and loving life together.


Wishing you a lifetime of joy and happiness!

Here’s to a great wedding and an even better life together. All the best and good luck for the future.


Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and joy. Have an amazing day

Wishing you lots of joy and happiness on this special day. May it be the start of a wonderful and exciting life together. Lots of love

May today be the start of a long and happy life together – Wishing you both a very special day with lots of wonderful memories.

What a pleasure it is to see both of you getting married to each other. May God fulfill all your wishes today.

On this most special day of yours, we want to wish you all the best for your future endeavors and pray that you have a happy married life.

We wish that your love and happiness increase as you both grow old together.

Wishing you every joy on your wedding day and every blessing in your life together.

I hope through the years you become even better friends and share every possible kind of happiness life can bring.

It’s such an honor to witness your vows and be among those to wish you a beautiful beginning.

Here’s to the love that brought you together!

May this be the happy beginning of a wonderful life together.

Here’s to a great wedding and an even better life together. All the best and good luck for the future!

May joy fill up your hearts when you begin this new life together.

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Wedding Congratulations Messages

Saying congratulations to the happy couple is a tried and tested way of showing how pleased you are fit them. So use these wishes to congratulate and let them know just what they’re coming together means to you.

Congratulations! Thank you for letting us be part of your special day.

Congratulations on the wedding! Wishing you all the best for the future.

May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy. Congratulations to a couple whose match truly seems made in heaven.

Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes always.


We’re delighted to call you both our friends. Congratulations!


Congratulations on your nuptials. What an occasion, what a couple!


Stay in love and remember to have fun with each other. Congratulations on your wedding.


To our favourite couple – may the most you hope for be the least you get. Congratulations on your wedding.


You two are incredible together! Congratulations


Congratulations to you both for finding the perfect person to share your life with.


Congratulations on the start of something beautiful. You two were made for each other.


Congratulations on your new adventure as husband and wife! We wish you the best.


Congratulations on finding your perfect match.

What to Write in a Wedding Card Message

Writing a heartfelt wedding message may at first seem difficult, but don’t panic – it doesn’t have to be. Your family or friends will really cherish you putting the effort in to writing a considerate wedding greeting. And some touching, thoughtful words can be such a lovely surprise on couples big day.

We’ve made the effort to get together this list of 100 wedding wishes so you can find the best message and hopefully inspire you to either write your own or use the best possible sentiments for whoever is getting married.

Congratulation Marriage Message


May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine!


Our one message to you: Enjoy the day, enjoy life and enjoy each other.


Wishing you two a beautiful day and a lifetime filled with cherished moments.


May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years


Words fall short when it comes to letting you know how happy we are for you.


May you enjoy and celebrate each other every day the way you have today.


Living happily ever after is not a bad place to be.


I have to say, you two make me want to give this whole marriage thing a try. You look so happy, it’s contagious! Congratulations on your wedding day!


If I had to describe you two, I would say you’re unique, precious, and beautiful. Just like the love you share. Congratulations on your wedding day!


Here’s cheers to the newlyweds! As you travel life’s highway together, may your love for each other grow with every day as you live a future even more wonderful than you dreamed possible.


We couldn’t be happier to congratulate you on your wedding day and to wish you both a wonderful life together.


The one word that describes the love you have for one another is forever. Congratulations on your wedding!


Wishing the bride and groom all the best on this special day. May your wedding be a wonderful and memorable day that sets the scene for your life together.


We’re so excited that your big day is finally here! Now you can finally relax and enjoy the day when all your wedding plans come to life. Congratulations and all the best for your future together


When I look at you two, I see real love. Sincere congratulations and wishing you all the best for the future.


I cannot think of two better people more suited for each other. Congratulations to the happy couple on your wonderful wedding day!


Happy Wedding Day! Yours is truly a match made in heaven and we couldn’t be happier for both of you.

Non Cheesy Wedding Messages

You may have found that quite a few of the preprinted wedding card messages are a bit.. soppy. They have their place but you might want to send a message to the bride and groom that is a little less lovey-dovey and more straightforward. If so then these non cheesy wishes should be perfect.


Thanks for inviting us to share in this beautiful ceremony. Best wishes.


We’re thrilled to celebrate your big day with you. Here’s to many years of happiness


Thank you for letting me share in this joyful day.


Thank you for letting us/me share in this joyful day. We/I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union.


We offer you our warm congratulations on your big day.


A long time coming…but sometimes, you appreciate things more when you have to wait a bit. Congrats!


Thanks for letting me be part of your celebration. I hope you have a wonderful future together!


Wishing you both the best of life today, this year, and the years to come.


On your wedding day, we raise a glass to the bride and groom and wish you all the very best for your future as husband and wife.


Best wishes to a great couple who’s found each other in this big and crazy world!


I hear that congratulations are in order for you two! I hope you have a great day and that you enjoy shoving wedding cake in each other’s faces!


May you two have a great wedding day, filled with joy, peace, happiness, and lots of cake!

Sappy Wedding Card Messages

Unlike the ones above, these messages are pure cheese! Soppy and sappy quotes and sayings to make the couple weep (and probably a few others vomit!)


Here’s wishing each new day finds your hearts closer, your lives fuller, your love deeper. Congratulations on your new life together.


You’ll always remember this day. I hope it’s even more beautiful and perfect than you’ve been dreaming, and it’s just the start of a lifetime that just gets better and better.


Love each other without limits and may that love be a fountain of eternity.


While I’ll undoubtedly be crying the whole ceremony, the tears be those of joy and happiness. Congratulations!


Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.


Marriages are forever and by looking at the two of you I can see that eternal love exists and it is possible to discover it.


Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together and fill each other with eternal happiness


I wish that your love blooms brighter and your marriage grows sweeter by each passing day. Congratulations on your wedding!


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.


You are both the loveliest people in the world, especially when you celebrate your love.


May your life together be as sweet as your love


Like a lighthouse on a dark night, may your love for one another always shine brightly. Congratulations on your wedding day.


There are three main ingredients to a wonderful and successful marriage: true love, patience, and ability to laugh. I’m sure you’ll have bright future because you already have all these qualities.


Congratulations on saying ‘I do’. May your vows today be an anchor that holds you steady as you weather life’s storms together.


People are right when they say that you’ll simply know when you’re in the presence of true love. Looking at you two it’s indisputable – Congratulations on your wedding day!

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May your wedding be filled with memories that you treasure forever.


Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.


Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.


Some things are beginning as you get married, and some things are ending. We hope you have a great wedding and an even more fun marriage together.


Wishing you both the happily ever after you deserve. Congratulations on your wedding day!


Many people say this or that is “like a good marriage,” but there really isn’t anything that’s as special as a good marriage. Congratulations!


May your marriage be blessed with more joy than either of you can imagine.


Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.


Congratulations to you both for finding the perfect person to share your life with


Since the two of you first met, we knew that it was meant to be. We couldn’t be happier to celebrate your marriage and be part of your special day that will only be one of many many more. Cheers!


Marriage is what you make of it – what you put in, you get out. If your wedding day is anything to go by, you’ll put in everything you’ve got so the future is looking awesome for you as newlyweds and for many years to come!


Wishing you both great happiness and joy on your wedding day. We hope that the memories created today will be something you cherish for many years to come. All the very best for the future.


Here’s to happily ever after, and a marriage filled with love and laughter.
Congratulations and all the very best for many years to come.


Wishing you tremendous amounts of fun and love on your wedding day. May it be the start of a wonderful and exciting life together.


May your wedding day be the beginning of a long and happy future together. Wishing you both a very special day filled with love and memories you can keep for a lifetime.