When it comes to celebrating love and unity, no occasion holds more significance than a wedding. And while your presence at the ceremony is a gift in itself, a heartfelt wedding card is something the bride and groom can cherish forever.

Girl bride signs invitations to wedding, in foreground delicate pink bouquet from groom

Finding the right words to express your feelings, however, can be challenging. Lisa Mirza Grotts, a certified etiquette professional, says the key is to add a personal touch.

“Personalize your wedding wishes with memories or experiences,” Grotts says. “Write about warm wishes, congratulations, and share sentiments about their relationship.”

It also helps to know that the value of a wedding card can increase with time. “It’s a keepsake memory,” Grotts says. “It may not have a special meaning on the actual day, but looking back on anniversaries, the couple will be able to see how many people showed their expressions of love, support, and encouragement.”

Examples of wedding wishes to serve as inspiration

Whether you’re looking for a formal or funny message, or a way to express your feelings to a friend or family member, here are 50 wedding wishes to write in a wedding card to the newly married couple.

Formal wedding wishes

  1. Wishing you a lifetime of love, joy, and shared adventures as you begin this beautiful journey of marriage. Congratulations!
  2. May your marriage be filled with endless happiness, unwavering support, and a love that continues to grow with each passing day. Best wishes to you both!
  3. As you join your lives together, may your days be graced with boundless love, laughter, and a deep sense of companionship. Congratulations on your wedding!
  4. May your marriage be a reflection of the love you share today — pure, strong, and everlasting. Wishing you all the happiness in the world!
  5. Here’s to a future filled with cherished moments, shared dreams, and a love that only grows stronger with time. Congratulations on your marriage, and best wishes for a wonderful life together!
  6. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness and love. Congratulations and best wishes in your marriage.
  7. Congratulations on your wedding day. May the years ahead be filled with love and joy.

Meaningful wedding wishes

  1. May your love story be the foundation of a life filled with endless happiness and cherished memories. Congratulations on finding each other!
  2. Here’s to the start of a beautiful journey as a married couple. May your days be brightened by love, laughter, and the warmth of each other’s embrace.
  3. As you unite your lives, may your love be a source of strength and inspiration. Wishing you a lifetime of love and contentment.
  4. May your marriage be a canvas where you paint a masterpiece of shared dreams and lovely life adventures. Congratulations and best wishes!
  5. May your wedding day mark the beginning of a chapter filled with love, understanding, and a deep connection that only grows stronger. Cheers to your wonderful future together!
  6. It’s a joy to celebrate your love. Congratulations to you both as you begin the next chapter in your lives!

Funny wedding wishes

  1. Congratulations on finally deciding to put up with each other for a lifetime! Wishing you endless laughter and shared joy on this crazy adventure called marriage.
  2. They say marriage is all about compromise. So, here’s to learning how to agree on pizza toppings and Netflix shows for the rest of your happily ever after. Congrats!
  3. As you tie the knot, remember: Love is grand, but a sense of humor is essential. May your days be filled with love, laughter, and a healthy dose of silliness. Congratulations!
  4. Sending you my best wishes on your lifelong contract. Congratulations!
  5. I couldn’t be happier for you! Not only did you catch his heart, but you’ve taken his last name too.
  6. Congratulations on finding someone to tolerate your quirks for a lifetime. Enjoy the ride!
  7. Never laugh at her choices — you are her most important one. Congratulations!

Wedding wishes for your brother

  1. To my brother and new sister-in-law, as you embark on this incredible journey of marriage, may your days be filled with immense love, shared dreams, and unwavering support for each other. Congratulations and warmest wishes!
  2. To my brother and his better half, may your marriage be a journey filled with endless love, understanding, and joyful moments. Cheers to your special day!
  3. To my brother and his lovely bride, may your marriage be as amazing as the bond you share. May your days be full of laughter, love, and endless adventures together.
  4. Cheers to a lifetime of blissful togetherness, brother! May your marriage be blessed with all the happiness and love in the world. Congratulations on your wedding!
  5. To my brother on your wedding day: May your love story be as remarkable as you and your new wife both are. Here’s to a future filled with love, unity, and shared dreams. Congratulations!
The groom reads a gift card

Wedding wishes for your sister

  1. Congratulations to my beautiful sister! May your marriage be a journey of love, growth, and wonderful moments together.
  2. To my sister and new brother-in-law, here’s to a life filled with happiness, understanding, and endless love. Best wishes on your wedding day!
  3. Wishing you a lifetime of joy and fulfillment in your marriage, my beloved sister! May your days be brimming with laughter, shared dreams, and endless support.
  4. To my sister, the bride: May your marriage reflect the beautiful person you are, and may your days be filled with love, harmony, and cherished moments. Congratulations on your wedding!
  5. I’m extremely happy that you’ve finally met the man of your dreams. Congratulations, sister! Love you both!

Wedding wishes for your son

  1. Cheers to your new beginning, my son! May your marriage be filled with laughter, companionship, and a love that flourishes through all seasons of life.
  2. Congratulations on joining your hearts and lives together! We love you both so much and wish you all the happiness in the world.
  3. Today, I not only have seen my son wed, but I have a new daughter who I adore. Congratulations on your big day!
  4. We blinked and our little boy had turned into an incredible young man. We are so proud of you, and we always will be. Happy wedding day to our son and new daughter-in-law, whom we love so much!
  5. Congratulations on your wedding! May your days together be all that you dreamed of and more.

Wedding wishes for your daughter

  1. To our beloved daughter and son-in-law, may your journey together be blessed with happiness, understanding, and a bond that only grows stronger.
  2. To my daughter, on the day of her wedding: May your love story be a constellation of shared dreams, endless love, and a future that shines brightly. Congratulations!
  3. Cheers to your special day, my daughter! May your marriage be a harmonious melody of joy, companionship, and enduring affection.
  4. To our daughter on her wedding day: May your love story be as radiant as your spirit. Here’s to a future filled with shared joys, unwavering affection, and happiness. Congratulations!
  5. Dearest daughter and son-in-law: May your marriage be full of warmth, adventure, and all that makes life wonderful. We love you both. Congratulations!
The bride is reading a gift card.

Wedding wishes for your friend

  1. Congratulations on finding your forever love, my friend! May your marriage be as beautiful as your love for one another.
  2. You are perfect for each other, and we’re honored to be a part of your big day. Wishing you both all the love and happiness in the world. Congratulations!
  3. May your marriage be filled with lots of laughs and fun adventures. We’re so happy for you both! Congrats!
  4. To my best friend on your wedding day, know that your happiness is everything to me. The fact that you’ve found your soulmate means the world. Congratulations!
  5. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of happiness than you, my friend. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for the happy couple. Congratulations!

Wedding wishes for your co-worker

  1. I’m so glad to have gotten to know you at work, and I wish you and your spouse a long and happy life together.
  2. May you have a magical and successful marriage. Cheers!
  3. Hoping all your dreams come true in your new life together!
  4. May this merger and acquisition be the best of your entire life!
  5. We saw this coming, but seeing you two end up together today fills my heart with joy. Congratulations!

Personalized wedding gift ideas

Make the memories last a lifetime with personalized gifts for the happy couple. Any of these amazing selections is sure to wow them!


Nicole DiGiose is a lifestyle writer who serves as an editor and writer for 1-800-Flowers. Previously, she's been published in Electronic Products, EE Times, Chilled Magazine, and local newspapers based in her hometown.

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