What are some good wedding card inscriptions?

Updated November 21, 2016

When attending a wedding, most people attach cards to their gifts for the bride and groom. These cards are often filled with thoughts and wishes for the newlyweds, and represent the relationship the guest has with the couple. There are many ways to inscribe a wedding card. Evaluate your relationship with the couple before writing your message.


For a close friend or relative of the bride and groom, a sincere and heartfelt wedding card inscription would work best. Examples of such inscriptions include, "Marriage is an adventure, and it's up to you both how much fun you have. Make it a fun adventure," or "A good marriage is more valuable than anything you can imagine. Remember the things of value in your marriage." Another example of such an inscription is, "Weddings are short, and sometimes overrated. Marriage is long and challenging, but also one of the most fulfilling things you can do in your life."


Sometimes, a humorous wedding card inscription is appropriate, especially if the guest is a long-time friend or college roommate of the bride or groom. Some funny---but still appropriate---inscriptions include: "Here's to limiting your options, 'til death do us part," or "Marriage lets you annoy one special person the rest of your life." Another inscription bound to get a chuckle out of the newlywed couple is: "A man in love is incomplete until he's married. Then he's finished."


Many times, there are guests at weddings who are not especially familiar or close with the bride and groom. In these situations, a generic inscription will work best. Some options include: "Wishing you many years of joy and happiness," or "May your marriage be blessed with faith, love and joy." Another generic inscription that will speak volumes to the bride and groom is "May you have a long and loving life together."


When a co-worker or boss attends the wedding of someone in the workplace, a professional wedding card inscription is most appropriate. A colleague might write "Congratulations to both of you," or "Here's to success in your new titles: bride, groom, husband, wife, and any more you will pick up over the years together." Another good professional wedding inscription is "Best wishes on a long and happy life together."

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Catherine Copeland has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in newspapers such as "The Jackson Citizen Patriot" and "The State News." Copeland holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.