Wedding Wishes: The Ultimate Guide to What to Write in a Wedding Card

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When it comes to wedding wishes, there are a lot of things to consider. First and foremost, you want to make sure that your wishes are genuine and heartfelt. Secondly, you’ll want to think about what the couple’s relationship is like and what they might appreciate hearing from you on their big day. Thirdly, you’ll want to choose your words carefully so as not to offend or upset anyone.

With all of that in mind, here are tips on what to write in the card, in what we call the ultimate guide on wedding wishes. In it, you will find many ways to wish newly married couple well for a long and happy marriage. Whether the newly married couple is religious, or the wedding is for a family member, or it is for a formal wedding or a casual wedding, here is a long list of what to write in a wedding wishes card. For more insights, see our post on sending a congratulations card.

Casual Wedding Wishes

A wedding is a special day to celebrate the love of two people. While religious ceremonies often have their own specific wording, non-religious weddings are more about personalization. You can still congratulate the happy couple and wish them well without using religious language. Here are 14 examples of casual wedding wishes you could write in a non-religious wedding message.

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  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and so much joy together!
  • Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you all the best in the years ahead.
  • Best wishes to you both on this wonderful journey, as you build your lives together starting today!
  • I’m/We’re so happy for you! Your wedding day will be one to remember always. Congrats and all the best on this new chapter in your lives!
  • God bless your marriage and may it be a lifetime of joy and happiness!
  • Wishing you loads of love on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together!
  • Wishing you two all the best today and in the years to come! Congratulations on your marriage!
  • All my/our love on your wedding day and always.
  • Congratulations, [Bride] & [Groom]! I/We wish you so much happiness on this special day and for all the days to come!
  • Cheers to a beautiful future together full of lots of love, laughter,and adventure!
  • With lots of love on your wedding day from (Me/Us)!
  • Wishing you two all the best today and in the years to come! Congratulations on your marriage!
  • Wishing you a wonderful life and a fun filled future. So happy to share this exciting and joyful day with you, and so happy to celebrat such a great couple!
  •  Best wishes to you both on this wonderful journey, as you build your lives together starting today!

Religious Wedding Wishes

The big day is almost here, and you want to make sure that you send the newlyweds your best wishes. But what do you say if it is a very religious couple? If you’re not sure how to express your religious wedding wish, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some thoughtful religious warm wishes that you can include in your wedding greeting card.

  • On your wedding day, may God bless you with all the happiness and love that you deserve.
  • May your marriage be a beautiful reflection of His love for us all.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together.
  • May the Lord bless your marriage and keep you forever in His love
  • Together, may you grow closer to God and deeper in love with each other
  • Praying that your marriage is filled with joy, laughter, and unconditional love
  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness as you embark on this holy union
  • May Jesus always be at the center of your marriage and the guidepost for your happy life together
  • ” Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” – Ephesians 5:25
  • ” submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” – Ephesians 5:21

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If you are looking for the perfect thing to write in a wedding card for your Jewish friends or family, look no further. We have put together a list of 10 Jewish wedding wishes that will be sure to make the couple smile. From traditional blessings to more modern ones, there is something on this list for everyone. So without further ado, here are the 11 best Jewish wedding wishes:

  • May you be blessed with a long and happy life together
  • May your love for each other continue to grow stronger with each passing year.
  • Wishing you loads of happiness on this special day and always.
  • Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you all the best now and always.
  • “May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; may He lift up His countenance toward you, and give you peace.'” – Numbers 6:24-26
  • I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine…” – Song of Solomon 8:7
  • Mazal tov! Wishing you loads of love, happiness, and good luck on your special day!
  • Wishing you a beautiful life together full of love, laughter, and blessings
  • May the Almighty always bless you and keep you in His loving care
  • I am so happy to bear witness to this mitzvah. Mazal tov!
  • May your home always be filled with peace and happiness

Traditional and Formal Wedding Wishes

Are the bride and groom formal? Perhaps one of these traditional wedding wishes is best.

On behalf of the bride and groom’s families, we would like to extend our traditional wedding wishes for a lifetime of happiness and love.

We hope that your special day is everything you have dreamed of and more. Congratulations on this very happy occasion.

Funny Wedding Wishes

When it comes to wedding wishes, there are all sorts of funny sayings and poems out there. If you’re looking for something lighthearted and humorous to write in a card or toast, consider using one of these funny wedding wishes. Just make sure the couple is okay with a little bit of good-natured teasing!

  • Best wishes on your big day! Congrats on finally tying the knot… even though, let’s be honest, you were already kind of tied together.
  • Wishing you loads of love and laughter on your special day. And if there’s any arguing, just remember, you’re stuck with each other now so you might as well make up!
  • Your marriage will be filled with more love than you can ever imagine… and more dirty laundry than you ever thought possible.
  • May your love be stronger than your coffee
  • I knew you were meant for each other when I saw how much you tolerated each other’s farts
  • Best wishes on this exciting journey, as you become the newest members of the ‘old married couple’ club
  • Welcome to a lifetime of arguing over who left the seat up and who ate the last piece of cake!
  • All that fighting and making up… now THAT is true love!
  • ‘Til death do us part’ doesn’t seem so long when I compare it to how long some marriages last these days…

Wedding Messages for a Son

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A son’s wedding day is a very special occasion for any parent. On this day, we want to express our love and pride in our son, and wish him all the happiness in the world on his special day. Below are some ideas for wedding messages for a son.

To our dear son, we are so proud of the man you have become and we are truly blessed to have you as our son. We wish you all the happiness in the world on your wedding day and we send you all our love.

To our wonderful son, today is your wedding day and we couldn’t be happier for you! We send you all our love and best wishes on this very special day. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness with your new spouse.

Wedding Messages for a Daughter

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Wedding messages for a daughter can be difficult to write. You want to say something that is memorable and heartfelt, but at the same time, you don’t want to overwhelm her with sentimentality. A good rule of thumb is to keep it short and sweet. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • “I am so proud of the woman you have become. Your wedding day is just one more milestone in your journey of life. I wish you all the happiness in the world on this special day.”
  • “Your wedding day is a celebration of your love for one another. May your marriage be filled with love, laughter, and happiness.”
  • “Wishing you all the best on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.”
  • On your wedding day, I pray that all of your dreams and hopes come true. I am so grateful to be your father/mother and witness this special moment in your life.
  • Seeing you walk down the aisle is going to be one of the proudest moments of my life. I wish you nothing but happiness on this special day and for the rest of your married life.
  • You have always been such a blessing in my life, and now you are about to embark on one of the biggest blessings of all – marriage! Wishing you loads of love, laughter and happiness on your wedding day!
  • Congratulations on this wonderful new chapter in your lives! May every joyous moment from today forward be treasured for a lifetime by both of you!
  • Praying that God’s richest blessings will shower upon you today as well as throughout all the days ahead as husband and wife! Best wishes always!
  • Thinking warmly about two very special people whose marriage is an impressive testimony to God’s grace, forgiveness & unfailing love…May these qualities continue to characterize & enrich your lives together as husband & wife from this day forward

Wedding Wishes for a Second Wedding

Words of advice: don’t mention the first wedding! The past is the past. Let’s keep it that way. However you can point towards the future instead of the past, with sayings like:

May this new chapter in your lives be even more beautiful and blissful than the first. Wishing you loads of love, laughter, and happiness always!

As you begin this new chapter in your lives, we wish you loads of love and happiness. Congratulations on your wedding!

May your love continue to burn bright and your lives be full of happiness. Congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you loads of love and happiness on this special day.

Marriage Vow Renewal Wishes

It’s always a special occasion when a couple celebrates their renewal of vows, and it’s even more special when you can be there to share in their happiness. If you’re looking for the perfect way to express your congratulations and well-wishes, why not write them in a card? A renewal of vows is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future, so your message should be just as amazing as the occasion itself.

  • May the love between you continue to grow stronger with each passing year
  • May your marriage be blessed with good health, happiness and plenty of love
  • May your lives be filled with laughter and contentment and as much happiness as the world can hold
  • Wishing you loads of love, happiness and good luck on this special day
  • Congratulations on reaffirming your commitment to one another

What to Write If You Can’t Attend the Wedding

If you are unable to attend the wedding of the wonderful couple, it is appropriate to send a gift and a card with a personal message. In the card, you can express your congratulations and best wishes for the couple’s future together. You may also want to mention how much you are sorry to have missed the wedding and how much you were looking forward to celebrating with them.

  • I’m sorry I can’t be there on your special day, but know that I am thinking of you and wishing you all the happiness in the world.
  • Wishing you loads of love on your wedding day! I’ll be thinking of you both even though I’m not there.
  • Wishing you a lifetime of happiness on your wedding day! I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate with you.
  • Sending my best wishes to you both on your wedding day! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you, but know that I am thinking of you.
  • Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!”
  • Sending Love From Afar
  • I wish you both all the love and happiness in the world on your wedding day! Even though I’m not there in person, know that I am there in spirit.
  • Although I cannot attend your wedding in person, I am sending you all my best wishes for a happy and beautiful day. I hope that your marriage is everything you have ever dreamed of and more. I wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure. Congratulations on this special occasion!

If It Doesn’t Work Out… Divorce Wishes

Going through a divorce can be really tough, no matter how amicable the split may be. You might not know what to say to your friends or family who are going through a divorce, but a card is always a nice gesture. Here are 10 messages you can use for a divorce greeting card:

  • Wishing you strength and courage during this difficult time.
  • My thoughts are with you during this tough time.
  • I hope you’re surrounded by love and support as you go through this difficult time.
  • Sending healing thoughts your way during this tough time.
  • If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know.
  • I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Just wanted to let you know I’m here for you if you need to talk or want some company.
  • May your divorce be civil and swift,
    And may all of your troubles soon be gone.
    Wishing you the best during this difficult time,
    And hoping that better days lie ahead.

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How to Close a Wedding Wishes Card

Here are some tips on how to close a wedding wishes greeting card. First, think about what kind of relationship you have with the couple. Are they close friends? Family members? Co-workers? Second, consider what kind of message you want to convey. Are you offering congratulations? Wishing them well? Sharing your own memories of their special day? Third, choose your words carefully. A few heartfelt sentences can mean so much more than a generic “Best wishes!” Lastly, don’t forget to sign your name.

Here are some examples of ways to close a wedding wishes greeting card:

  • With love on your special day
  • Warmest wishes
  • Wishing you all the happiness in the world
  • May your marriage be blessed with love, joy, and happiness
  • Congratulations and best wishes for a lifetime of wedded bliss
  • May God bless your marriage with everlasting love and happiness
  • Wishing you loads of love on your wedding day!
  • With love

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