What to write in a wedding card?

Weddings are the coming together of two people, blinded by love, companionship and joy. Arguably one of the most important days of people’s lives, wedding celebrations mark a momentous occasion of happiness and togetherness. 

The amount of planning that goes into making wedding days special is astonishing, anyone that has ever been a best man, a maid of honour, or has tied the knot themselves knows this.

Whether the flower bouquet has been perfectly colour matched, the three course dinner carefully thought out, or the registry office booked close to home, every decision seems to matter more on a wedding day. 

If you are excited to attend a friend’s wedding ceremony, the marriage of a family member, or a work colleague’s wedding party, you’ll no doubt want something thoughtful, caring and heartfelt to write inside their wedding card.

So you aren’t stuck for words on their big day, we have put together a list of over 80 wedding messages to help you with what to write in a wedding card.

If you already know exactly what type of wedding card messages you need, you can easily go straight to a section of your choice using the links below:

Wedding Congratulations messages

You’ve got the invite to their big day. After dusting off your wedding frock or suit and then buying another one to wear anyway, you’ll need to focus on the wedding gift and wedding card combo. Here are a few general messages to help you with what to write in a wedding card:

  • Congratulations on your wedding day and best wishes for a happy life together! 
  • Here’s to a long and happy marriage!
  • It means so much to witness the joy of your wedding day. Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to share all your days with.
  • Your greatest journey is only just beginning and I wish you a lifetime of adventures together.
  • May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.
  • Love stories are special, but yours is one of the most beautiful I’ve had the fortune to witness. I wish you love, laughter and happiness for all your years ahead.
  • Congratulations on your Wedding Day! Wishing you a blissful marriage filled with happiness and lots of romance.
  • This calls for congratulations! (And probably champagne!)
  • Congratulations on your wedding! We hope you live a long happy life together. 
  • Couldn’t be happier for you!
  • I love you both so much and I am so happy for you.

What to write in a wedding card for a friend

You never thought you’d see the day, your best mate finally got hitched and said ‘I do’. Make sure you know what to write in a wedding card for a friend, it is a pretty big deal after all. Check out a few ideas below:

  • You two make this ‘love and marriage’ thing almost seem worth trying. Just kidding—you look so happy, and I’m so happy for you!
  • Hope you’ll always find yourselves as much in love as you are today. (We suggest date nights and lots of them!)
  • I hope through the years you become even better friends and share every possible kind of happiness life can bring.
  • May your days together be filled with joy, and your nights full of fun! Now let’s kick back with some prosecco and pretend this hasn’t been the most stressful day of your life.
  • Guys, you did it! Now you can eat, drink and get fat!

Funny Wedding Messages

Just because it’s the biggest day of their life, doesn’t mean you can’t wish the happy couple well with funny wedding messages. Humour goes down a treat if you know the bride and groom well, but use your own judgement when it comes to getting away with a bit of marital banter!

  • Finally! (By which I mean congratulations.)
  • Being married is like any other job; it helps if you like your boss. Congratulations!
  • Let the fighting commence! Congratulations to the married couple.
  • Let’s hope this marriage lasts longer than your last
  • Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married! Congratulations!
  • Getting married is like going to drama school. May there be more comedy than melodrama.
  • Thanks for all the free food and drink! Congratulations on throwing an excellent shindig
  • Being married is like any other job; it helps if you like your boss. Congratulations!
  • I promise I won’t cry, if I do it’s because it’s just so god damn cringey
  • I’m just here for the cake
  • So that’s one big milestone, what’s the next? Kids?
  • I would have got you a nicer card, but I was only invited to the evening do
  • You’ve now signed your life away, there’s no turning back!
  • If i’m honest, I was surprised you even got a boyfriend/girlfriend
  • You do have a prenup don’t you?
  • You spent all this money on a wedding? What a waste
  • Remember to put the toilet seat down, otherwise this marriage will be short
  • I wonder what will be more expensive; the wedding or the divorce?
  • You know it’s all downhill from here?
  • Well done on finding that one person who is going to annoy you for the rest of your life
  • I don’t really care about your wedding itself, I’m just using it as a free party
  • I predict cute babies.
  • I give it six months tops!
  • Just agree with whatever is said, your problems will soon fade
  • You make me want to throw up a little bit
  • Congrats, can’t wait to see you both old a wrinkly

What to write in daughters wedding card

Your little angel has grown up and now she is about to embark on spending the rest of her life with a partner. It is every parent’s wish for their daughter to settle down with the right person, and see them develop a healthy, happy and strong bond with someone they truly love. Here’s a few ideas to help you with what what to write in daughters wedding card:

  • The saying goes that you don’t lose a son, you gain a daughter, and that’s certainly true for us. We can’t think of a better new daughter to welcome into our family. The two of you are so well suited. You have brought us so much happiness over the years, and we look forward to sharing even more joy over the years to come.
  • Samantha, you have brought so much joy into Joey’s life. We could not wish for a better person for him to spend his life with. Joey you have made us proud since the day you were born, but never more so than today, as we witness the man you have grown into. We look forward to sharing your life together over the years to come.
  • From the moment we saw the two of you together, we knew it was perfect. Congratulations to our beautiful daughter and handsome new son-in-law.
  • Wishing the two of you a lifetime of happiness together. We love you both.
  • Our amazing daughter has grown up. Words can’t describe how we feel on this day. You deserve a lifetime of happiness and wonderful moments together.
  • I will always look after you, no matter if you have a new man to do that job.

What to write in sons wedding card

Your son is now a man and has a partner that he has committed to spending the rest of his life with. It’s a proud day for any caring mother or father. Here are a few ideas to help you with what to write in sons wedding card:

  • We’re not losing a son – we’re gaining one. Welcome to the family.
  • Son you always were a go-getter. You’ve got yourself a real winner here. Congratulations to you both.
  • Glad you made it on time and weren’t at the pub instead. Wishing you a massive cheers on your big day!
  • We brought you into this world, now we are watching you start your own family. Wedding bells are chiming, next it’ll be the pitter patter of tiny feet. All our love.
  • I always promised when your time came, we’d throw the wedding of the year. And it better be as I can’t afford another! Tristan, wishing you all the best as you take over from the Bank of Mum and Dad! May love, happiness, good fortune, health and wealth bless you both as you take these first steps as newlyweds.
  • We’re surprised you managed to get such a lovely wife, you should be very proud.
  • Remember to be tidy, you don’t want to annoy your lovely wife

Wedding messages for siblings

Stuck for things to write in brother’s wedding card? Or maybe it’s sister’s wedding day messages that you are after? We have pulled together a few messages that are guaranteed to go down a treat on your sibling’s big day.

  • Eek, you’re officially a [insert last name] – are you ready for this? Welcome to the family.
  • You’ve been my best friend forever and I’m so happy to see you marry your soulmate.
  • I always wanted a brother/sister – and now I have a brand new one! Congratulations.
  • You’ve found someone else to boss around – and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Congratulations (and good luck!)
  • Thank you for making my brother/sister so happy – we’re so thrilled to have you as a part of the family.
  • It feels weird to think that we’ll basically have a new sibling? It’s not just us 2 now.
  • Today I gain a new sibling and I couldn’t be happier!

What to write in a wedding card when you can’t make it

Everything’s been organised to a tee, and you’ve been looking forward to the big day for weeks… but you can’t make it now! Or maybe their wedding clashes with something else in your calendar. Either way you better let them know you aren’t coming – here’s what to write in a wedding card when you can’t make it:

  • With you in spirit as you join hands and hearts and lives for always.
  • Congratulations on your big day, [insert names]! Wish we could be there to be a part of it.
  • So sorry I couldn’t be there to celebrate with you. But even though I’ll miss the dress, the bouquet and the first dance, I would never miss the chance to wish you all the very best in life as you begin this amazing journey together!
  • I wish I could be at your wedding to give you both a hug and tell you how happy I am for you.
  • As you lift your glasses to each other tonight, I lift mine to you both from afar. Here’s to a truly amazing couple and to a marriage filled with every happiness.

What to write in a postponed wedding card

Things out of the couple’s control can get in the way of weddings, we’ve definitely learnt that during the COVID global pandemic. If the wedding is postponed, it’s a lovely thing to honour the original wedding date by sending a card if you deem it to be appropriate. Remember to show your support with these five things to write in a postponed wedding card:

  • The way you’ve adapted to this as a couple has been an inspiration to us all and proved you will be able to navigate everything life throws at you. We’re here for you, today and always.
  • Just tell us the day and we’ll be there with our dancing shoes on. Until then, we’ll be raising a glass to the both of you!
  • There is never a rainbow without rain. Sending you strength and hugs. If you need anything, let us know.
  • We’re so proud of you for making a tough decision. Remember love is patient and will be waiting until the time when everything is right.
  • We’re sorry and we’re thinking of you. Take courage in knowing better times are ahead.

When do you send out wedding invitations

If your big day is coming up you’ll want to know when to send out wedding invitations. It’s crucial you do this in advance, but not too far that people will forget. Begin to address your wedding invitations three months before the wedding.

Ideally, wedding invitations are sent eight weeks before the wedding. This allows guests several weeks to make travel arrangements and request personal time off from work before sending their RSVP back to you.

What to write on a wedding invitation

It’s important that your wedding guests have the exact information they need to ensure they are prepared to celebrate your wedding day with you. Here are the points you need to write on your wedding invitation:

  • Who’s hosting
  • The request to come to the wedding
  • The names of the couple
  • The date and time
  • The location
  • Reception information
  • Dress code
  • Separate RSVP card

What to write in wedding thank you cards

After your big day you should always thank the people that came and made it so special. Obviously make sure you take a few weeks to recover and adjust to newly married life. Here’s what to write in wedding thank you cards:

  • Dear Sonya & Zol,
    Thank you so much for being there on our wedding day, you helped make it truly unforgettable. It meant the world to us that we could celebrate with you. We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.
    Kind regards,
    Jacob & Jamie
  • Dear Lee Family
    We are so sorry that you weren’t able to make it to our wedding. We had a lovely day and were thinking about you. We would like to make sure that you know how much you were missed and that we are so appreciative for the gift that you sent us.
    Best wishes,
    Jacob & Jamie
  • Dear Jazz & Sandra
    We are so grateful that you travelled so far to be with us on our wedding day. We know that it was a long trip, but it meant the world to us that you were there. You helped make our wedding day truly special.
    Thank you,
    Jacob & Jamie
  • Dear Tyrone
    Thank you for being there on our wedding day. Having our friends and family there made the day truly unforgettable. We were so happy to receive the lovely crockery set that you so kindly gave to us. We look forward to using it for years to come.
    Many thanks,
    Jacob & Jamie
  • Dear Tilly
    You came, you saw, you ate sh*t loads of cake. We loved celebrating with you, even if it meant we had to see you terrible dancing. Love you loads mate.
    Jacob & Jamie
  • Thank you for attending our wedding, you created laughter, caused arguments and added a lot of fun to our day.

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