What to Write in Wedding Cards

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If you have been invited to a wedding, then it is common tradition to bring a gift to the new couple to celbrate the starting of their lived together. You should also include a card so that the bride and groom know who the gift is from. Whether you purchase a card from a stationery store or make one yourself, write an appropriate note inside to extend your best wishes for the couple.

Poem or Quote

An appropriate poem or quote about love and marriage could be the perfect thing to write in wedding cards. You can make up a short little rhyme involving the bride and groom's name, or choose a classic saying from a wordsmith. A quote such as "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person" by Mignon McLaughlin is a good choice to remind the bride and groom of what they can do to make their marriage work, or "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life" by Rita Rudner for the couple with a good sense of humour. See the Resources section for helpful websites with marriage and love quotes.

Personal Note

If you know that bride or groom very well, then perhaps a personal note will be a more appropriate way to go. If the person getting married is a member of your family,. then you can write a short note about how happy you are and how blessed you feel to be related. If it is a dear friend, you could relay a short note or story about past experiences with dating and marriage. Using a personal note in a wedding card shows that you put thought and care into what to write, and will be touching when the bride and groom are reading their wedding cards.

Piece of Advice

If you have a thought or two on how to make a successful marriage work, then you should impart your wisdom to the couple in the wedding card. Perhaps you've had a successful marriage yourself, or want to warn the couple away from marital troubles, a short and simple piece of advice can make the card more meaningful for the bride and groom. A message about activities that they can do together to grown closer, or an experience that you've had in your own wedding can help the bride and groom start off on the right foot as they travel down their pathway to marital bliss.

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