Sending Love: Ideas for What to Write in a Wedding Card

By Billie •  Updated: 01/08/23 •  7 min read

If you’re struggling to find the right words to include in a wedding card, here are a few ideas to get you started:

Congratulate the newlywed couple:

The most important thing to include in a wedding card is a heartfelt congratulations to the newlyweds. Let them know that you are thrilled for them and wish them all the best.

Share a memory or anecdote:

Consider sharing a special memory or anecdote about the couple in your card. This can be a way to personalize your message and show how much they mean to you.

Offer well wishes:

Let the couple know that you are wishing them a lifetime of happiness, love, and prosperity.

Share some advice:

If you have any words of wisdom or advice for the newlyweds, consider including them in your card. This can be a way to offer guidance and support as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.

Keep it sincere:

Above all, a wedding card should be sincere and heartfelt. Let the couple know how much you care about them and wish them all the best.

If you’re invited to a wedding as a guest of a friend of the couple-to-wed, leave the card writing to your date.

Wedding Wishes: What to Write in a Wedding Card

Dear [Newlyweds’ Names],

Congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy for you both and wish you all the love, happiness, and prosperity in the world.

Marriage is an incredible journey, and I have no doubt that you two will navigate it with love, grace, and joy. I am so excited to see all that the future holds for you both.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on. I am always here for you.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Example of well-wishes for a newly married brother or sister

Dear [Brother/Sister],
I just wanted to take a moment to say congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy for you and [in-law] and wish you both all the love and happiness in the world.
You two make such a wonderful couple, and I have no doubt that you will have a long and happy marriage filled with love and laughter.
I am so grateful to have you as my brother, and I am so excited to see all that the future holds for you both. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on.
Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.
Sincerely, 
[Your Name]

What to write in a wedding card for a friend’s second (or third) marriage

Dear [Friend],

Congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy for you and [partner] and wish you both all the love and happiness in the world.

I know that this is a new and exciting chapter in your life, and I am so thrilled to see you embark on it with such a loving and supportive partner. You two make a wonderful couple, and I have no doubt that you will have a long and happy marriage filled with love and laughter.

I am so grateful to have you as a friend, and I am so excited to see all that the future holds for you both.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Outline of what to write in a card for a best friend getting married

Dear [Best Friend],

I just wanted to take a moment to say congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy for you and [partner] and wish you both all the love and happiness in the world.

I am so grateful to have you as my best friend, and I am so thrilled to see you embark on this new chapter in your life with such a loving and supportive partner. You two make a wonderful couple, and I have no doubt that you will have a long and happy marriage filled with love and laughter.

Thank you for always being there for me and for being such an important part of my life. I am so excited to see all that the future holds for you both. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Sincerely, [Your Name]

A note to your parent who is remarrying

Dear [Parent],

I just wanted to take a moment to say congratulations on your recent wedding! I am so happy for you and [partner] and wish you both all the love and happiness in the world.

I know that this is a new and exciting chapter in your life, and I am so thrilled to see you embark on it with such a loving and supportive partner. You two make a wonderful couple, and I have no doubt that you will have a long and happy marriage filled with love and laughter.

As your child, I am so grateful to have you as a parent and am so thankful for all the love and support you have always given me. I am so excited to see all that the future holds for you both.

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Sincerely, [Your Name]

Funny Wedding Wishes For Cards

It’s generally appropriate to write funny things in a wedding card if you know the couple well and you’re confident they will appreciate the humor.

If you’re not sure if the couple would appreciate a joke, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and stick to more traditional, sincere well-wishes.

It’s also important to keep in mind that not everyone has the same sense of humor, so it’s always a good idea to think about how your message might be received before sending it; tone is difficult to convey in the written word. In general, it’s best to avoid making jokes that could be considered inappropriate or offensive, and to stay away from anything that might cause offense or divorce.

  1. “Congratulations on finally making an honest man/woman out of each other!”
  2. “I’m so happy for you two lovebirds, but seriously, I hope you know what you’re getting into.”
  3. “Weddings are the ultimate commitment, but hey, at least you’ll have someone to blame when you leave the toilet seat up.”
  4. “Here’s to hoping your marriage is as beautiful as your wedding day (but with way less stress and expense).”
  5. “You two are the perfect match, just like peanut butter and jelly (or bacon and eggs, depending on your breakfast preferences).”
  6. “I can’t believe you’re actually going through with this, but hey, love makes us do crazy things.”
  7. “I’m so happy for you two and all the awkward family dinners you have to look forward to.”
  8. “Congratulations on finding your happily ever after (or at least the next 50 years or so).”
  9. “Here’s to hoping your marriage is as sweet as the cake you’ll be cutting (and that you have a better time than I did on my wedding day).”
  10. “Congratulations on finding the person who will tolerate all your quirks and flaws (at least until the honeymoon phase wears off).”

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