Words to write in a wedding card

Updated November 21, 2016

When someone you care about gets married, you'll want to express a few sentiments to them on their special day. You have a lot of options for what to share in a wedding card, whether you offer encouragement, humour or advice. Spend some time coming up with a personal message unique to the couple and yourself, as the bride and groom will be likely keep the card for years to come.

Good Wishes

A classic idea for a wedding card message is the expression of excitement about the journey the couple is about to embark upon. It could be as simple as, "I wish you many years of happiness and look forward to seeing all the beauty that comes from your life together." Personalise this idea with a sentiment such as, "You two mean the world to each other and I want you to know you mean the world to me as well. Best wishes for a wonderful life together!"


If you're married, the bride and groom may appreciate some advice. Brainstorm some of the best advice that was given to you or advice you wish someone had given you when you got married. Advice could include reminders such as, "At the end of the day, just love one another and you'll conquer anything that comes your way." Or, your advice could be humorous: "Memorize these words and all will be well: 'You were right and I'm sorry.'"


Use a great quote to inspire the newly married couple. You could use inspiring words from the couples' chosen religion, if they have one, or from another written work. A popular Bible passage about love is "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud." A quote from a piece of literature that celebrates love and marriage is also appropriate. William Shakespeare is the source of many of these great quotes, such as, "Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts." Visit for inspiration.

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Based in Orlando, Fla., Michaela Davila has been writing poetry, short stories, resumes and advertising materials for years. She has recently been published in the Dollar Stretcher and Devozine. Davila has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Elon University and is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst.