Wedding anniversary wishes: anniversary cards, a bottle of wine, and 2 champagne glasses

Often the best anniversary gift comes in the form of heartfelt words. If you’re thinking of writing something lovely for your partner on your anniversary, or want ideas on how to wish another couple well, you’re in the right place.

We’ve brought together our favorite wording ideas so you can find the perfect wedding anniversary wishes for whoever you’re writing to. Find inspiration for funny anniversary cards, thoughtful romantic messages, and short messages to write to another couple.

45 of the Best Happy Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Find the best way to say “happy anniversary” to your partner, a friend, or a family member. Write all about your story of true love, how you’re glad to have them, or how you’re excited that they’re celebrating another year with their love.

Alongside these sweet or funny anniversary messages, we’ve also shared one of our favorite matching anniversary card designs. These online cards are a wonderful anniversary idea and they’re easy to customize. Change the layout, choose your color scheme, and add your own personalized wording to make them as special as your loved one.

Ready to write a beautiful anniversary message to someone special? 

Short and Sweet Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Wedding anniversary wishes: Teeny Hearts Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: Teeny Hearts Card

You don’t have to write much to express your love and joy. Sometimes the shortest messages contain the biggest feelings. Here’s how to share your excitement for a wedding anniversary without writing line after line.

1. Happy anniversary to my better half.

2. Wishing you both a very happy anniversary.

3. Sending you lots of love today on our anniversary!

4. Best wishes to you both on your [year] anniversary.

5. Big anniversary wishes to the happy couple!

6. I can’t believe it’s [number] years already. Happy anniversary!

7. Wishing you well on your wedding anniversary today.

Heartfelt Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Wedding anniversary wishes: Wild About You Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: Wild About You Card

If you’re writing to your partner on your wedding anniversary, a long, thoughtful message is often the way to go. Here are some romantic anniversary wording ideas that capture the joy, love, and closeness that exists in marriage.

8. I’m so glad I get to spend the rest of my life with you. Happy anniversary, my love.

9. It’s been [number] years of love so far, with many more still to come.

10. Happy wedding anniversary to my one and only soulmate. I can’t wait to spend forever with you.

11. Going through life with you is like living a fairytale every day. Happy wedding anniversary, my dear.

12.  I’m the luckiest person in the world to be married to you.

13. Happy anniversary to my one and only. I can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with you!

14. There’s nobody in the world I’d rather have by my side. Happy anniversary!

15. Sending you lots of love on this magical day. Here’s to another year of married bliss!

16. Very happy anniversary to the love of my life!

Funny Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Octopi My Heart Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: Octopi My Heart Card

Not every couple likes to take things seriously. If that’s you, then a funny wedding anniversary card and message makes perfect sense. Make your loved one laugh with these humorous wedding anniversary wishes.

17. Happy wedding anniversary. I can’t believe we made it this far!

18. Married life is exactly what my friends said it would be. At least I get to muddle through it with you!

19. Today’s the big day! Or at least I think it is?

20. Wishing you lots of love and togetherness on this anniversary of our wedding day. If you’re lucky, I’ll even make us a dinner reservation!

21. I couldn’t find the right words for your anniversary card, so here’s a smiley face instead! 🙂

22. We argue like a married couple, so I guess we should do other things too like celebrate our wedding anniversary. Happy celebration day to us!

23. I wish I could say I married you for your sense of humor, but I’ve never been able to find it.

24. Happy wedding anniversary to the only person who would ever tolerate me!

25. It’s our wedding anniversary! Do we get another cake?!

First-Year Wedding Anniversary Wishes

4 Ever Love Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: 4 Ever Love Card

It’s your first wedding anniversary! Time to set some traditions and express your love for each other after your first year together. Here’s what to say in a thoughtful message to your beloved on your 1st wedding anniversary.

26. On this one year anniversary of our wedding day I’m still as captivated as ever by you.

27. Happy wedding anniversary to us. Here’s to many more ahead of us!

28. We’re still getting settled into our new life, but it’s filled with exciting moments. Happy 1st wedding anniversary!

29. Cheers to us on this special day. You’re the best decision I ever made.

30. There’s nobody quite like you. I’m so excited to celebrate today and all our future anniversaries by your side.

31. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Time really flies when you’re having fun. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart.

Wedding Anniversary Wishes for Your Parents

Happily Ever After Wishes Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: Happily Ever After Wishes Card

If your parents are married and celebrating a milestone anniversary, sending them a happy anniversary card is a sweet and thoughtful thing to do. Celebrate their years of marriage and commitment to each other with one of these beautiful wording ideas.

32. Wishing a very happy marriage anniversary to my favorite moms!

33. Warmest wedding anniversary wishes to the two people who reminded me of exactly what love means.

34. Mom and dad, your marriage has always been an inspiration to me. Happy 50th wedding anniversary!

35. Happy anniversary wishes to the best dads in the world!

36. The two of you are my guiding lights through life, and I’m so happy that you continue to find such joy in each other’s company.

37. Happy 35th wedding anniversary to my two favorite parents! Looking forward to celebrating with you both over the weekend.

38. Hope you have a wonderful anniversary! Drink all the wine, book yourselves a mini vacation, and enjoy every second of it!

Wedding Anniversary Wishes for Close Friends

Scripted Congratulations Card

Design: Signature Greenvelope

Matching card: Scripted Congratulations Card

Your best friend is excited about their upcoming wedding anniversary and you want to share the joy with them, too. Express how happy you are for them and their partner with these wedding anniversary wishes.

39. Happy wedding anniversary to my favorite couple!

40. Cheers to you both on your first wedding anniversary. Here’s to many more!

41. When I first met you two lovebirds I knew you’d be together forever. Happy wedding anniversary!

42. You’re the best couple I know, and you’re always my inspiration to treat others with love, kindness, and respect. Wishing you a wonderful wedding anniversary!

43. Congrats to the happy couple on your [year] wedding anniversary!

44. I’m so glad you found your forever person in each other! Sending you love on your wedding anniversary.

45. Your wedding was incredible, and I bet your anniversary party will be just as amazing! Happy anniversary to my two favorite people.

Celebrate Love with These Wedding Anniversary Wishes and Wording Ideas

Tell your sweetheart how much you love them or write to your parents and express your gratitude for their love while wishing them well on their wedding anniversary. Whoever you’re celebrating, do it with heart and use one of these wedding anniversary wording ideas or a wedding anniversary quote as inspo.

Find the perfect card to express your love from our collection of Valentine’s Day cards. These are easy to turn into a wedding anniversary card — simply change the wording and you have an ideal way to celebrate your love, or honor another couple’s continued love story.