Common Best Wishes Used in Wedding Cards

Updated November 21, 2016

A wedding is one of the most important events in many people's lives. Giving a special card that expresses your wishes to the newly married couple is a great way to share your feelings with them and will likely be a keepsake for many years to come. Depending on the couple and your relationship to them, there are many common wedding wishes to choose from. Spend time finding the one that best suits your relationship with them and add a personal touch to make it a beautiful wedding card.

Common Religious Wedding Wishes

Religious wedding wishes are wonderful for religious couples or family members who are religious and want to share their love of God with the bride and groom. If the couple is having a traditional wedding with a ceremony in the church, you may find that picking a religious wedding wish would be the most appropriate.

"We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you two."

"Wishing you God's blessing on your wedding day and may He always be the heart of your marriage, the light of your home, and the ever-present partner in your life together. Congratulations."

Common Loving Wedding Wishes

Loving wedding wishes are beautiful for romantic ceremonies and are appropriate for any wedding attendee to write in their card. A wedding and marriage is based around the couple's love so any of the common loving wedding wishes would be appropriate to write in your card for the newlywed couple.

"As you happily look forward to all you're dreaming of, may you be blessed with love and happiness forever."

"Marriage is a promise for two hearts to give, one word, one love, one life to live. Best wishes today and always."

Common Formal Wedding Wishes

Using a common formal wedding wish is a great choice for wedding attendees who are distant relatives of the couple or were invited as a guest. Some people do not feel comfortable trying to guess what type of wedding wish would be the most appropriate for the couple, so they choose a formal wish which is always appropriate.

"May today be the beginning of a long and beautiful journey. Wishing you all the very best for your new life together."

"May your new life together be filled with love, happiness and harmony. We wish you well. Congratulations!"

Common Poetic Wedding Wishes

There are many common sayings and poems to express your wishes to the couple on their wedding day. Writing a sweet wedding poem inside the card is a great way to express your love and wishes that is still short and simple, but longer than a regular wish and encompasses more feeling.

"Your happiness begins

With your wonderful wedding day.

You'll share everything together;

Through it all, your love will stay.

Congratulations to you,

As you begin your happy life.

May all good things be yours,

As new husband and new wife."

"Your wedding day is just the start

Of a lifetime full of love and fun.

It just begins as you take your vows,

When the two of you are joined as one;

We wish for you sweet happiness;

Through the years, may your love grow,

To warm you both from day to day,

In your marriage's satisfying glow."

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Anastasia Blackwood has been writing for publication since 2000. Her poetry first appeared in “Sidetracks” magazine in 2000. In 2010, Blackwood was published in "Southern Steel" magazine—a small publication for motorcycle enthusiasts. Blackwood is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in journalism at Central Connecticut State University.