You've bought the wedding card, but the white space inside feels like it matches the inside of your brain. Don't get frustrated, and certainly don't let someone else write the card for you. You can produce a memorable message in less than 10 minutes by following these easy steps.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Don't worry about filling all of the white space. You don't need to fill both sides of the card. A few sentences are sufficient.
Resist the urge to only sign your name. When you sign your name only, you are sending the message that you didn't have time or didn't care to write something more personal.
Keep your message simple and personal. What does it mean to write simply? Write as you speak. Don't use inflated language or write more formally because you are writing inside a wedding card. What does it mean to write personally? Write what you know. Point out personal attributes of the bride and groom.
Don't write anything you don't mean. Do you think the bride married the wrong man or vice versa? Then, don't write that you are "happy" for the couple. Instead, write something that is true. An alternative: "Rachel and Robert, I'm so blessed to know both of you."
Remember that a wedding card message is a lot like a toast. You are affirming the couple and alluding to the hope for the future. "Lean toward sentimentality," the Emily Post Institute advises on toasts. But don't write anything that would personally cause you to make a gagging face.
How to Write Inside a Wedding Card
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