Words of wisdom for a wedding card

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Writing a wedding card can be daunting for people who don't usually express themselves in writing. Wishing the couple well and giving them advice is always appropriate in a wedding card, and there are numerous phrases--both traditional and inventive--that can convey your sentiments to the couple.

Don't Expect Marriage to Always be Easy

There are a number of sayings that convey the general thought to the bride and groom that life has its ups and downs, we should accept the good with the bad, and remain hopeful about the future. The online resource Romance Stuck lists a few sayings that convey this idea, including "Even sunshine burns sometimes," and "Whatever happens, happens for a reason." I Love India, an online resource with "Words of Advice for Newlyweds," elaborates on this idea with the saying, "Life is Not a Bed of Roses."

Be Yourself

I Love India says it is important for each person to be true to himself, and allow the other person to love him for who he is. "You can't change anybody but yourself," which is listed on Romance Stuck, also expresses the idea that it is important not only to be yourself, but to accept your partner as she is as well.

Don't Take Each Other for Granted

Romance Stuck suggests conveying this message with the phrase, "The way to love anything is to realise it may be lost." It is also important to realise how important you are to your partner and respect the commitment that you made to be there for him. Romance Stuck suggests writing, "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."


I Love India stresses the importance of conveying to the couple that they may both need to compromise in order to reach a common ground. Communication is key, and remaining open to new things and trying to understand the other person is important. A phrase from Romance Stuck that conveys this idea is, "Love is accepting, not expecting."