Wedding Wishes: Inspiration for Wedding Card Writer’s Block

Wedding Wishes

We’ve all been there: you’ve spent 30 minutes of your life reading your way through the Target greeting card aisles to find the PERFECT card that will help you say everything you’ll ever want to say to the new couple. Now, you’re back home, sitting with said card (congratulations on finding one!), and trying to construct the rest of the wording to match the inside of that card. Don’t worry, we have you covered! While anything you write will be appreciated and loved, here is some inspiration to get you started!

Wedding Wishes

Photo Credit: Jamie Grenough Photography

Wedding Messages for Friends

  • “Congratulations to one of the best couples I know. Cheers to many more amazing years ahead of you.”
  • “I’m so happy that my best friend found his/her best friend. Congrats you love birds!”
  • “Ever since you met (insert spouse name), I knew that he/she was the one for you. They have influenced you to become an even better person than you were before, and that’s saying something! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you both. Congratulations, my friend!”
  • “I have no doubt that life brings the best people together. You two are the perfect match.”
  • “Of all the big life events we’ve celebrated over the years, today tops the list. Congrats!”
  • “May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life — and more!”

wedding wishes friends

Photo Credit: Max Wanger

Marriage Wishes for Family

  • “Congratulations on your marriage, we’re so excited to have you as a part of our family!”
  • “(Spouse’s name), you’ve been like family for a long time, but now it’s official. (Family member), it means so much to see you marrying the love of your life. I’m so overjoyed for both of you!”
  • We could not be more ecstatic to add such an amazing person to our family. Congratulations on your big day. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store!
  • “What a wonderful day to celebrate a perfect addition to our family. Lots of love now and always”
  • “We/I couldn’t be happier to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy future together.”
  • “We/I love you both. Thanks for letting us share in your celebration!”

wedding wishes family

Photo Credit: Jana Williams Photography

Funny Wedding Congratulations

  • “Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet.” (interchangeable with whatever funny but true advice you have)
  • “Marriage lets you annoy one special person for the rest of your life. Congratulations on finding your perfect person!”
  • “The most important four words for a successful marriage: ‘I’ll do the dishes.’”
  • “Today you two are kind of a big deal… Congratulations!”
  • “Please learn how to say yes when you really mean no. It could save your life. Congratulations.”
  • “On your wedding day today, you have now become two from one. Does that mean I will get two birthday gifts from you both every year?”

wedding wishes funny

Photo Credit: Jane Johnson Photography and Design

Religious Wedding Wishes

  • “Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.”
  • “May the Lord bless you and keep you (happy/safe/blessed/etc.) in your new life together!”
  • “May you be a blessing to each other. I pray that God guides and protects your marriage.”
  • “As you start this beautiful journey of marriage, put God first in everything you do. He will be the cornerstone of your relationship and your saving grace in difficult times. Congratulations on this amazing relationship that will stand the tests of time.”
  • “May God bless the love you two have for each other and bless you in all your years together ahead.”
  • “May your love for God and love for each other continue to grow day by day.”

wedding wishes religious

Photo Credit: Lisa Poggi

Formal Wedding Greetings

  • “Wishing you love… love in the joys of your wedding today, love in your marriage, each step of the way… love in the big things and love in the small, love in all life brings – and love above all. Congratulations!”
  • “May your love be modern enough to survive the times but old-fashioned enough to last forever.”
  • “May your life together be filled with joy, happiness, and lots of love!”
  • “I just know life has even more wonderful things in store than the happiness you share today. May every day be beautiful and happy for you as a couple.”
  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”
  • “Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow. Congratulations to the perfect couple!”

wedding wishes formal

Photo Credit: Graham Terhune Photography

Wedding Card Messages for a Casual Couple

  • “Here’s to a bright future and a happy marriage. Congratulations!”
  • “Wishing you happiness and joy on this special day”
  • “Thank you for letting us be part of such a special day. Congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations! We/I love you both!”
  • “We/I are so happy to celebrate this day with you both. Congratulations!”
  • “Lots of love today and beyond. Best wishes!”

Wedding Wishes - casual

Photo Credit: Jamie Macdonald

When in doubt, give your congratulations, be grateful for the invitation, compliment them on their relationship, welcome them to the family (if this applies), throw in a quote if you get stuck, and finish it off with your best wishes. Don’t overthink the card, the couple is just happy that you’re there to help them kick off this new adventure they’re embarking upon. Now go pick up your pen and paper and start writing!

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