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100 Thoughtful Wedding Wishes to Write in a Wedding Card

There are almost as many ways to congratulate the happy couple as there are couples! But maybe one of these will speak for you or stir your heart to know exactly what your own words should be.

To Have and To Hold: Wedding Wishes for the Happy Couple

Sophisticated Wedding Card, White Shoes, and Bouquet on a Gleaming Wooden Table. A Blend of Modern Elegance with Rustic Warmth.

Something old and something new? Old-fashioned best wishes expressed in fresh messages paired with trending wedding cards and fonts are the perfect combination for your wedding congratulations. The wedding weekend may be a blur, but the newlyweds will appreciate your well-chosen words when they cozy up post-honeymoon for a thoughtful look through their treasure trove of cards. A few guidelines will steady you down the greetings aisle to a memorable wedding message.

  • Take your cues from the couple’s invitation to select a design that connects. The style they chose for one of the most important pieces of stationery in their lives expresses their newly-joined tastes on some level.
  • If you have a general idea of their wedding trip destination (cruise, ocean resort, mountain cabin) you might opt to congratulate them with a nod to their honeymoon in the images and text on your greeting.
  • Photo uploads always add a pop of personal to a card, and this is a great opportunity to showcase their engagement picture or a favorite snapshot.

A lot of us get cold feet at the thought of composing a message from scratch, so we’ve complied some ideas to inspire your inner wordsmith. Feel free to tweak one you like, or copy and paste the whole thing, adding a couple of lines uniquely from you.

Wedding Congratulations

There are almost as many ways to congratulate the happy couple as there are couples! But maybe one of these will speak for you or stir your heart to know exactly what your own words should be.

  • May your Grand Adventure bring you joy and grow your love! Congrats, Will and Ellie!
  • Celebrating your love, your dreams, your hopes, your happiness. Congratulations, Margo and Seth!
  • You’re off on your journey as “Mr. and Mrs.” – sealed with one of the World’s Greatest Kisses! All the best to you, Lainee and Ron!
  • This calendar day is yours now, Maria and Eli. Wishing you years of one happy day after another!

Bride and groom illustration on a congratulatory card. Open card with a brown quote on one side, and a pair of brown men

  • May your marriage be filled with more love and laughter than you ever imagined, Chelsea and Dan!
  • Congratulations on your marriage, Kim and Brian! Best Wishes for much happiness together!
  • He said. She said. Boom! Married. Happy Life, Jon and Maria!
  • So happy for you on your Wedding Day, so hopeful for your future! Congratulations, Karen and Shawn!
  • May your love sparkle and fizz for years to come, Christine and Ryan!
  • Best wishes to the Bride and Groom! May your marriage bring you a lifetime of happiness, Emily and Michael!
  • Vows and a kiss – one Mister and one Miss become One. Wishing you a lifetime of loving each other more every day, Genji and John!

Flamingo-themed wedding card: Two facing flamingos, pineapple centerpiece, floral backdrop. Red text:

  • Here’s to you! Cheers to you! To a happy marriage of lasting love, Suzanne and Kelly!
  • May all your days together grow the joy of this day. Congratulations, Annie and Todd!
  • Wishing you all the happiness your two hearts can hold together, Lauren and Cody!
  • Woohoo! You tied the knot! We couldn’t be happier, Sammie and Mark!
  • Alexandra and Pete, your love is absolutely breathtaking. I’m so excited to see you both continue on this journey together as husband and wife.
  • May your journey together be one of growing in love and wonder, Beth and Peter. Best wishes!

Champagne flute-themed wedding card:

  • A toast to the happy couple! To lasting love! To growing joy! To you, Carey and Brad!
  • Wishing you Wedding Day joy and a lifetime of happiness, Brooke and Drew!
  • Celebrating the new Mr. and Mrs. Teagarden! Wishing you every happiness, Kate and Charles!
  • May the journey you two have begun always be sweet. All the best, Victoria and Dylan!

Wedding Congratulations for Daughter, Son, Grandchild

A blink ago, they were infants cuddled sweetly in your arms. What a day of joy and amazement, that this young woman, this young man, have grown so quickly into bride and groom. Your words more than any will stay in their hearts. What is yours telling you to say?

  • You’ll always have our love and support and our very best wishes, Tess and Joe. Congratulations!
  • It’s an old saying, but we feel how true it is. We aren’t losing a son |daughter|, we’re gaining a daughter |son| – and we couldn’t be happier! Congratulations with all our love, Haley and Christian!
  • Ashley and Nick, we love you both so much, and we love who you are together. With all our love on your Wedding Day and always!

Charming cameo-style wedding card featuring floral illustrations, a gold ring with a couple

  • You walk down an aisle today, walk from old to new and forever forward, hand in hand. Our love goes with you. Our support is always yours. Love you both so much, Marni and Peter!
  • Scott, we realized just how smart you are when you grew up to choose Liza! All our love and congratulations to you both!
  • That spark in your eye, that shy smile gave you away, Michele. And you couldn’t have chosen better than Daniel. We’re so happy for you both! Congratulations!
  • You open a new chapter of our family history today, Sarah and Steven. Can’t wait to see your story unfold!
  • Game. Set. Match! Congrats, Dani and Zac!

Mr. and Mrs. Wedding Wishes Card: Elegant black background, white text, flower and ring illustrations, all framed by a symbolic arch and heart-tipped arrows.

  • All our love goes with you into your new life together. We’re so happy to celebrate you, Mr. and Mrs. Hartwood!
  • It’s such a happy day for our family! What joy, to celebrate your marriage, your love, your commitment to each other. All the best to you, Amanda and Matt!
  • From lace curtains to wedding dress, how the time has flown. Look at you, Kimberly! Beautiful. Accomplished, Grown. So proud to say this amazing daughter is my own. Congratulations, Sweetheart!

Swirly Wedding Congratulations to the Newlyweds: A

  • Our hearts are singing with yours, Taylor and Jesse! Happy Wedding Day!
  • May the journey you’re beginning together today be as joyful and deep as the one that led you to each other. With all our love, always, Steph and Ian!
  • There might be a happier grandma out there somewhere. Not. Love and congratulations, Olivia and Jason!
  • Your wedding day! Cherish the wonder, the excitement, the joy and love gathered to celebrate yours. Congratulations, Melissa and Austin!

100 Thoughtful Wedding Wishes to Write in a Wedding Card

Here’s what to write in a wedding card for every couple!

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Wedding days are so memorable! Whether you’re a wedding guest for close family or friends or a work colleague, it’s amazing to share those first moments of a new couple’s life together. It’s the beginning of a whole new chapter!

When you’re writing out the wedding card, you want it to be as special as their big day. Or perhaps you must send wedding wishes from afar because you can’t attend. Or maybe you’re looking for a lighthearted greeting that reflects your years of friendship through thick and thin. While store-bought wedding cards are fine, it’s always thoughtful and appropriate to add your own personal handwritten message of good wishes.

But it’s not always easy to know what to write in a wedding card—especially if it’s a unique relationship such as your mom getting remarried or your son’s marriage. If you’re feeling a little tongue-tied, we’ve rounded up a selection of thoughtful sentiments that include everything from more formal wishes for bosses and work colleagues to religious and Biblical quotes to fun and casual thoughts for your best friend or the new in-law you’re welcoming to the family. Whether you want sentimental or short and sweet, we’ve got you covered!

Read on to find 100 wedding wishes for every couple:

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Formal Wedding Wishes

  • My very best to you and your new spouse
  • Here’s to a lifetime of happiness for you two!
  • Congratulations as you celebrate your marriage today!
  • May you enjoy years of health, happiness, and laughter together.
  • Happy wedding day to you both!
  • Sincere wishes for good health and happiness together all the days of your lives.
  • Sending wishes for a joyous day and many happy years together.
  • May your love grow stronger and deeper every year
  • Best wishes on your special day
  • Joy, peace and love to you both

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Casual and Funny Wedding Card Wishes

  • Congrats! You finally did it!
  • Happy you took the plunge! All the best!
  • Tons of joy and laughter to you!
  • Just one question: Who gets the remote?
  • It’s all good until you have to do a DIY project together. Good luck!
  • You found your soul mate! Congrats!
  • Hooray! So happy for you!
  • Now you always have to share your dessert! Enjoy!
  • Yay, you two! We’re so excited for you both!
  • Lots of love as you start your new life together
  • Love seeing you so happy! Congrats!
  • You deserve this joy!
  • To the happy couple: We love you!
  • Best party ever! Thanks for inviting me!
  • Glad you took the plunge. Much happiness to you both!

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Wedding Wishes for Work Colleague

  • So happy for you!
  • Thank you for inviting me to share your special day
  • Wishing you both the very best!
  • Health, happiness, and joy to you both!
  • Best wishes as you start your life together!
  • All the best to you both on your special day!
  • Much happiness on your wedding day
  • Wishing you a lifetime of joy
  • Happy Wedding Day!
  • Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Religious Wedding Card Wishes and Bible Quotes

  • “This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you.” John 15:12
  • “Now faith, hope, and love remain—these three things—and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • “So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, humans must not pull apart what God has put together.” Mathew 19:6
  • Prayers and blessings for you both on this happy day.
  • Sending love and prayers for you as you take these sacred vows before God and all who love you.
  • “Everything should be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
  • “Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
  • May God be your guide in all you do as a couple, and may your love grow to glorify Him in all things.
  • “Don’t let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will find favor and approval in the eyes of God and humanity.” Proverbs 3: 3-4
  • “And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.” Colossians 3:14

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Wedding Card Wishes for New Family Member

  • Welcome to our family!
  • So blessed to have you in our family!
  • From the moment we meant, I knew you were meant to be part of our family.
  • It’s official! You’re part of the family now!
  • Looking forward to making new memories with you as part of the family.
  • We love you already!
  • You bring so much joy to this family. So glad you’re part of it now!
  • So excited to have you as my new sister/ brother-in-law!
  • Hugs and kisses to our newest family member!
  • We’ll have so much more fun with you in the family!

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Wedding Card Wishes for a Second Wedding

  • All the best as you begin this new chapter of your lives together
  • Cheers to finding your forever love!
  • Here’s to happily ever after!
  • We couldn’t be happier for you both!
  • So glad you’ve found each other. Congratulations!
  • To new beginnings! Much joy to you both!
  • Sending love and prayers for this new adventure together!
  • We love you and wish you all the best!
  • Honored to be part of your special day. Congratulations!
  • You two were meant to be!

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Sentimental Wedding Card Wishes

  • No one deserves more joy than you two do! Happy wedding day!
  • May your marriage bring you as much joy as your friendship has given me.
  • I can see how much you two complete each other. Much love on your wedding day!
  • May the love you share today grow deeper through the years.
  • Here’s to forever!
  • Your love for each other is an inspiration to us all. Congratulations!
  • You two are proof that love conquers all!
  • The secret to lasting love: Always find something to laugh about every single day!
  • Keep God in the center of your marriage, and you will rise above all life’s challenges.
  • Seeing you marry your best friend is a joy to us all!
  • Congratulations to the happiest couple I know!
  • Your wedding day will come and go, but your love will endure forever!
  • It’s easy to see you two are the happily-ever-after kind!
  • Cherish every moment together!
  • May your love sustain you through a lifetime together.

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Wedding Card Wishes for Son or Daughter

  • You’re all grown up but you’ll always be my baby. Much love as you start your new life together!
  • May you always love each other as deeply as I love you.
  • So blessed to be your mom/ dad and proud of the wonderful person you have become!
  • Holding you close in my heart as our family grows.
  • Prayers for a lifetime of love together.
  • I always knew you’d find someone who loves you as much as I do!
  • So happy to welcome my new son/ daughter to our family!
  • We love the person you chose!
  • We can’t wait to see how the love you two have for each other grows through the years!
  • Congratulations, sweetheart. You are beautiful, and so is the love you two share.

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Long-distance Wedding Card Wishes

  • Although we can’t be there, you’re close in our hearts! Congratulations to you both!
  • Wish we were there but sending all our love and prayers for a beautiful day!
  • We may be far away, but we’re there in spirit. Congrats!
  • Happy Wedding Day from across the miles!
  • Congratulations on your wedding day! We’ll celebrate in person soon!
  • Sending lots of long-distance wedding wishes filled with love for you both!
  • So sorry we’ll miss your special day! Enjoy every moment!
  • Please know we’ll be there in spirit. Congratulations!
  • No distance can separate you from the love we feel for you both on your wedding day.
  • Though we may be far apart, we’re sending virtual hugs and kisses for your wedding day!

Arricca Elin SanSone has written about health and lifestyle topics for Prevention, Country Living, Woman’s Day, and more. She’s passionate about gardening, baking, reading, and spending time with the people and dogs she loves.