A wedding is a special time, and it’s important to send your best wishes to the happy couple. The best way to do this is through a card. When writing a wedding card, you want to write something that’s thoughtful and heartfelt. Here are some messages that can help you start your message:

Formal wedding wishes

  • “May today be the start of a long, happy life together.”
  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”
  • “May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”
  • “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day.”
  • “Wishing you the best as you embark on this next chapter of your life.”
  • “Wishing you nothing but a lifetime of love.”
  • “Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.”
  • “Wishing you nothing but endless love.”
  • “Congratulations on your marriage and best wishes for a happy and fulfilling future.”
  • “Cheers to the happy couple. Congratulations!”
  • “So honored to witness your special day. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.”

Funny wedding wishes

  • “Well done on finding someone who is going to annoy you for the rest of your life.”
  • “The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman
  • “Congratulations on signing your life away!”

Religious Wedding Wishes

  • “Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.”
  • “God has poured out His love into our hearts.”
  • “I ask that God watch over and bless you both as you join together as man and wife today.”

Other useful tips on how to congratulate the couple on their love and marriage

Congratulations, happy couple! You’ve chosen to spend your lives together and now you are married. We are so happy for you both.

Congratulations, happy couple! You’ve chosen to spend your lives together and now you are married. We are so happy for you both.

Congratulations, dear family member or friend of the bride and groom! We’re so excited that they have found love in each other and want to spend their lives with one another! They deserve all the happiness in the world as they begin this new chapter in their lives together.

Congrats on your wedding day and congratulations on becoming husband & wife!!

Use a quote from someone special

A quote from a special person is a great way to show you care and know what your friends and family love.

  • Use a quote from the bride or groom, if possible. A quote that reflects their personality would be perfect!
  • If there’s someone else who has influenced your friend or family member in some way, consider using a quotation of theirs instead. This can include celebrities, authors, musicians, directors…the list goes on! You could even choose an inspirational saying that relates to the happy couple’s relationship (see ‘Love Quotes’ section below).
  • Make it personal by including something relating to one of your friend’s hobbies or interests as well – maybe something they’ve said? There are plenty of ideas for quotes over on Pinterest too!

Share an inspiring message about marriage

You may also want to share an inspiring message about marriage. You can say something like, “Marriage is a journey of love and learning,” or “Marriage is a partnership of commitment and growth.”

Say something personal about the couple

Write a message that’s personal to the couple. This could be a story about how you first met them, or it could be something from one of their wedding speeches. Or, if you have something written by someone who knows them well and has good things to say about them, share that quote with your guests instead!

Wish them happiness for the future

You can tell your friend that you hope their marriage is filled with love, laughter and joy. You can also tell them that you look forward to seeing what they will do together in life. It’s also a nice sentiment to wish them happiness in general!


We hope that this article has given you some good ideas for what to write in a wedding card. It’s always nice when someone takes the time to write something special, and it will mean so much more if they have shared personal stories with you first. You could use one of our suggestions above or come up with your own message – whatever works best for you!