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What to Write in a Wedding Card


Prepping to attend a wedding entails a lot of prep! You have to pick out the perfect outfit, maybe you have to line up a date, and of course there’s finding the perfect gift and card to go with it. Finding the right card to express your excitement and love for the happy couple can take time. Do you go funny? Friendly? Emotional? Then, you have to figure out the perfect thing to say. As small as that task may seem, it can be daunting to many, especially if words aren’t your thing. So, if you find yourself wondering what to write in your wedding card, you’re not alone!



As for the card itself, wedding cards don’t have to just be traditional greeting cards anymore. Now they can be gift tags attached to your present, handmade cards and even digital cards or notes that are printed and shipped to the couple with their gift. Of course, traditional cards are still just as wonderful as ever too. Couples today consider all of these as wedding cards, so don’t feel pressured to give them more than one.

First off, we all know weddings have a ton of etiquette involved. Thankfully, when it comes to wedding cards there are no strict rules! As long as you send it in a timely manner and it’s sincere you can’t go wrong! We’re here to help you come up with the perfect way to congratulate the newlyweds!

As for the card itself, wedding cards don’t have to just be traditional greeting cards anymore. Now they can be gift tags attached to your present, handmade cards and even digital cards or notes that are printed and shipped to the couple with their gift. Of course, traditional cards are still just as wonderful as ever too. Couples today consider all of these as wedding cards, so don’t feel pressured to give them more than one. 

 

Before you write your message, consider these things:

How well do you know the couple?

How well you know the couple will help determine what and how much you write. If you’re really close to the newlyweds, your message can be deeper and more personal. On the other hand, acquaintances, family friends and extended/distant family should opt for a quick congratulations instead.

 

Are you going to the wedding?

If you are not able to attend the wedding, don’t feel like you have to explain your absence. Instead, take that time to share that you wish you could be there to celebrate them. Be sure to say “thank you” for the invitation even if you aren’t able to attend.

 

Is the couple religious?

If the couple is especially religious, a spiritual verse or scripture can be an incredibly thoughtful and easy gesture. However, it probably wouldn’t be best to include religious wording if the couple is of a different faith or if you know nothing about their beliefs.

 

Did you already send a note with your online gift purchase?

If you’ve already sent the couple a note wishing them the best through an online registry you’re good to skip an additional card. Most couples appreciate the sweet message with their gift and also appreciate not having to be handed lots of cards during their reception. This way they’re less likely to lose them and can keep their hands free for hugs and drinks! Of course, if you feel better still giving them a tangible note, grab one and drop it off at their gift table!


Congratulations

“Congratulations to the best couple I know!”
“Congrats, [Alex and Dylan]! Nothing makes me happier than seeing two incredible people like you start your lives together. Love and best wishes always!”
“It makes us so happy to see the two of you so happy. Congratulations!”
“Here’s to endless sleepovers with your best friend.”
“Be happy, be thankful, and love each other well!”
“This calls for a celebration! (And lots of champagne!)”
“Congratulations on your big day and best wishes for an incredible life together!”
“Here’s to soaking in every amazing moment today and to a lifetime of love!”
“If ever two people deserved a special and joyful wedding day, it’s the two of you.”

 

Wedding Wishes for a Family Member

"Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!"
"We/I couldn't be more thankful to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy life together."
“Congratulations and welcome to the family! Here’s to the start of something amazing.”
"We're/I'm so happy [Mike] has found 'the one.' Welcome to the family!"
"What an amazing day for our family, and especially you two. May the love and happiness you feel today last a lifetime."
“I/We wish you all the best as you begin your lives together.”
"What a perfect addition to our family. We're/I'm so thankful to get to celebrate you both. Congratulations!"

 

Thank the Couple

“Congratulations on getting hitched, [Emily and David]! It means so much to be a part of your wedding day!”
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating with you! Here’s to a lifetime of love!”
“Thanks for inviting me to your wedding. It’s an honor to share with you on such a special day. Best wishes for a lifelong marriage filled with laughter and love.”
“Seeing the two of you together makes my heart happy. Thanks for letting me be here with you.”
"We love you both. Thanks for letting us share in your celebration!"

 

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Friend

"I'm so thankful to call you both my friends. To the two most amazing people I know, congratulations!"
“Here’s to love, friendship, and lots of double-dates! Best wishes for an incredible marriage.”
"Of all the big events we've celebrated together, today is definitely my favorite. Congrats!"
"Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this special day with you and your family. Best wishes."
"Best wishes for a long and happy life together."
"May you bring each other as much joy and laughter as your friendship has brought to my life—and more!"

 

When You Can't Make It

“Congratulations on your big day, [Sally and Evan}! Wish we could be there to celebrate you in person.”
“Thinking of you both with love on your wedding day.”
“Sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate with you. But even though I’ll miss the dress, the flowers and the toasts, I would never miss the chance to wish you all the very best in life as you begin this amazing journey together!”
“I wish I could be at your wedding to give you both a hug and tell you how happy I am for you.”
“Our warmest wishes are with you as you celebrate your marriage.”

 

In a Hurry?

“Couldn’t be happier for you!”
“Wishing you a lifetime of love and joy!”
“Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes always!”
“Here’s to a lifetime of love!”
“I predict cute babies.”
“I love to see two people who deserve happiness so much find it with each other. Best wishes to you both.”
“You guys are amazing together! So happy for you!”
“Best wishes forever”
“Warmest congratulations and love.”
“So happy for you!”
"Congrats! Love and hugs."

We really hope this makes it a lot easier to master the not so easy task of writing a wedding card!