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Wondering what to write in a wedding card? You’re not alone. Many wedding guests feel that it’s hard to find the right words to say for such a momentous occasion. Fortunately, there are easy ways to share your thoughts and well-wishes — and examples that make the writing process even smoother.

Here, you’ll find guidance and examples for writing heartfelt and meaningful messages for couples on their special day. From congratulatory wishes to words of wisdom to expressions of love and support, you’ll find a way to convey your heartfelt sentiments.

Tips on What to Write in a Wedding Card

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Figuring out what to write in a wedding card can be difficult. You want to be formal to match the magnitude of the moment, but you also want your wedding words to be memorable and personalized. Here, you’ll find some tips on what to write in a wedding card and how to make it unique. From funny puns and silly memories to sweet sayings and heartfelt stories, there are many special ways to congratulate the happy couple.

Show Your Gratitude

Start your card by expressing how grateful you are to be included in this special day. This shows the newlyweds how valued you feel and how appreciative you are of being part of their love story. Write a quick sentence or two to show your appreciation, and then move on to your well-wishes.

Match the Formality

When writing wedding card wishes, your words should match the formality of the event. If you’re attending a black-tie wedding, address the couple by their full names and titles. Include formal wedding wishes by using language like “We’re honored to attend your nuptials” or “We hope your union is filled with eternal love and gratitude.”

For a more casual wedding, you can use informal language and simpler titles for the happy couple. You can also match your wording to the level of connection you have with the soon-to-be spouses. If you’re besties with the couple, feel free to use casual wording. If you’re an acquaintance or work colleague, more formal language is appropriate.

Share a Funny Story

If you’re a close friend or family member of the newlyweds-to-be, you probably share a lot of memories with them. Write them a funny wedding card for a joyful and celebratory vibe. Maybe it’s about the first time they met or when one of them introduced you to the other. Whatever the case, sharing a lighthearted story about a time you shared together can make your wedding card more memorable. Keep it short and sweet, and make sure it’s a positive story.

Speak to Their Unique Relationship

Tailor your words to suit the couple’s unique relationship and the significance of their wedding day. If they had trouble finding love in the past, you can use wording that celebrates how they finally met their match. If the married couple has a blended family, mentioning their unique union and their big hearts can go a long way in making them feel special. 

Offer Appropriate Marriage Advice

Your wedding card message can also be used to offer advice to the couple, but be careful with your wording. You want your advice to be positive and uplifting, not feel critical or bossy.  You can even add a little bit of humor to ensure your advice is taken as a lighthearted, kind gesture. For example, you could say, “Our best marriage advice is to enjoy the ride, even with the ups and downs — after all, roller coasters are a lot of fun! Just make sure to have more laughs than screams.”

Share Religious Wedding Wishes

If the couple is religious, you can share verses from religious texts or mention a higher power when writing your wedding card. Make sure to only include religious wording if you know the couple belongs to that particular religion. For example, you can say “May God bless you with happiness for eternity” if the couple is having a Christian or Catholic wedding. For an Islamic couple, you could say, “May Allah bless your union and guide you through a blissful marriage.”

If you can’t find your own words to share, you can include religious verses or quotes from prominent leaders instead. Here are some popular religious verses from various texts that you can share:

  • “Love is patient, love is kind.” –1 Corinthians 13 
  • “There is nothing like marriage, for the two who love one another.” –Sunan Ibn Majah
  • “I am for my beloved, and my beloved is for me.” –King Solomon, Song of Songs, 2:16
  • “Be the strength of your love, never leave them alone.” –Shrimad Bhagavad Gita
  • “When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

Examples of What to Write in a Wedding Card

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Still not sure what to write in a wedding card? Read on to find examples of wedding card wording that you can use in your own well-wishes. While these ideas offer a great starting point, make sure to add a sentence of two of your own to make it one-of-a-kind.

Here are some well-wishes you can write in a wedding card:

  • Sending you our best wishes for a long and happy marriage. Thanks for inviting us to be a part of your joyful day and new journey.
  • We’re so honored to be part of your special day. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness after this wonderful day.
  • The big day has arrived, and we couldn’t be happier for you two! Congrats on your new life together. We hope your married life together is filled with lots of love, laughs, and joy. 
  • Thank you for including us in your beautiful wedding. We feel privileged to know you both and to witness your love story continue to grow. May today be one of the most special, and may your union be eternal. 
  • We’re so excited to witness the start of a new chapter for you both. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together.
  • I’ve known you most of my life, and nothing makes me happier than being able to see you marry your soulmate in the perfect wedding. I hope your new spouse makes you blissfully happy for the rest of your life.
  • Thank you for sharing your big day with us. We wish you a happy life together. 
  • We feel so lucky to have been included at your wedding. Wishing you many years of happiness and sharing our warmest wishes for wedded bliss. 
  • Happy wedding day, lovebirds! All the planning is behind you, and now you can enjoy your special moment. It has been a pleasure watching your true love grow. Wishing you a lifetime of joy, and hope each passing year is better than the last.

Celebrate This Beautiful Milestone

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If you’re invited to a wedding, you’ll want to pick out a stunning wedding card to share your well-wishes and heartfelt sentiments. Choose a design that matches the formality of the event, and spend some time writing down your appreciation for being included and sweet thoughts for a joyful union.

For more wedding guest advice, continue browsing our Stationers blog. You’ll find everything from guidance on wedding guest etiquette and attire to gift ideas for the happy couple. Plus, there are more suggestions for wording for other wedding-themed occasions, whether you’re helping the happy couple send out their wedding invitations or looking for ways to say thanks after attending the bachelorette party or engagement celebration.