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Weddings are a wonderful celebration symbolising love and happiness, when two people make a promise to each other in the company of family and friends. Those same family and friends will undoubtedly want to share their best wishes for the happy couple’s future, for some this can be a delight and others a dilemma of what to write in the Wedding card?

So, what do you put? Should it be funny? And how much marital advice do people really want?

Don’t worry as our card editors tackle what to write depending on your relationship to the happy couple…

What to write in a Wedding Card – When it’s formal

Simply keep it simple. But don’t feel like it can’t be warm – it is a special day after all!

  • Happy Wedding Day!
  • Wishing you both a beautiful marriage!
  • Hope you enjoy every moment of your special day.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together!
  • Congratulations to you both as you embark on this exciting journey.

What to write in a Wedding Card – When it’s casual

No matter how well you know the newlyweds, there’s nothing wrong with adding a casual tone to what you write in their Wedding card. Perhaps it’s a bit of humour or even a light compliment to make it sound less formal and fun.

  • Happy “I Do” Day!
  • Can’t wait to get on that dance floor later…
  • Can’t believe the big day’s finally here.
  • Officially hitched!
  • It’s cake and confetti time!
  • Huge congrats to the new Mr and Mrs Insert New Surname Here!

What to write in a wedding card – When it’s religious

If you’re invited to a wedding where faith or religion play an important part in the ceremony, it can be nice to acknowledge that in the message you write in their Wedding card. You could even find a lovely passage to mark the occasion:

  • Wishing you a marriage blessed with love and happiness.
  • Celebrating two people that share one love and one faith.
  • “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9
  • “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” 1.1 Corinthians 13:7-9

What to write in a Wedding Card – When it’s for friends

Whether you’re friends with the bride, the groom or both, knowing the happy couple offers more freedom to write something heartfelt or funny in their Wedding card.

You’re also in a slightly better position to comment on their relationship or maybe offer some advice (just be careful not to come across as patronising).

Don’t forget if you’ve played a part in the wedding – such as the best man or maid of honour – acknowledge that, too!

  • You two were made for each other!
  • Everyone who knows you and loves you is so happy for you!
  • Congratulations Mr and Mr Perfect for Each Other.
  • Thanks for trusting me to organise your stag do!
  • It’s amazing to see two people so in love so happy together.
  • You guys will never look this gorgeous again… so make the most of it!
  • It has been an honour to be your maid of honour – thank you so much and congratulations!

What to write in a Wedding Card – When it’s for family

Maybe it’s your sister, your cousin or even one or both your parents… when it comes to knowing what to put in a card for family trust your instincts. You know that relationship better than anyone so write what feels natural.

  • As you walk down the aisle today, we couldn’t be prouder to have a daughter as incredible as you.
  • You finally found someone willing to put up with you forever! Congratulations!
  • I feel so grateful to be part of your special day.

When all’s said and done, don’t overthink or worry too much. You’ve been invited to be part of their big day, and just by being there you’re already showing you’re celebrating them as a couple and their happiness.

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If you need more inspiration or want to find the perfect card to go with your message, visit our Amazon store. There’s even a great selection of wedding gift bags and wrap, too!


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