What to Write on a Wedding Card? Wedding Wishes 2024

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event that deserves to be commemorated with the best and most thrilling wedding wishes. Wishing your friends, family members, and newly married couples on social media or sending wedding cards is a wonderful way to congratulate them on their special day. Here are a few of the most well-versed and well-crafted wedding wishes. Send them as soon as possible, or make a wedding card for your loved ones. Congratulate them on their wedding day and wish them a happy married life to make their special occasion even more special.

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Formal Wedding Wishes Messages

As we step into 2024, the art of conveying formal wedding wishes continues to evolve, blending timeless elegance with contemporary charm. Whether you're a close family member, a cherished friend, or a respected colleague, finding the perfect words to express your happiness for the couple's union is an essential part of the wedding experience.


  • “Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.”
  • “Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.”
  • “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”
  • “May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”
  • “May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.”
  • “May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine.”
  • “May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.”
  • “Thank you for letting us/me share in this joyful day. We/I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union.”
  • “Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.”
  • “May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years.”

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Casual Wedding Wishes

When it comes to expressing your joy and best wishes for a couple's special day, casual wedding wishes offer a heartfelt and relaxed way to convey your sentiments. Perfect for friends, close colleagues, or modern couples who appreciate a laid-back approach, these wishes embody warmth, genuine affection, and personal connection.

Whether scribbled in a card, shared in person, or posted on social media, casual wedding wishes are a wonderful way to celebrate the union in a way that feels authentic and unpretentious. They're about capturing the spirit of the occasion in simple yet meaningful words that resonate with the couple's unique style and the informal, joyful essence of their big day.


  • “Best wishes!”
  • “Congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding!”
  • “We’re/I’m so happy for you!”
  • “Wishing you lots of love and happiness.”
  • “We/I love you. Congrats!”
  • “Lots of love today and beyond.”
  • “Here’s a little something to start your life together.” (If you’re including a gift.)
  • “Hugs and kisses.”
  • “Wishing you a long and happy marriage.”
  • “Here’s to a long and happy marriage!”
  • “Wishing you the best today and always.”
  • “So happy to celebrate this day with you both!”
  • “Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.”
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Funny Wedding Wishes

Funny wedding wishes are a delightful way to add a touch of humor and light-heartedness to a couple's special day. Perfect for those who share a great sense of humor or for a more relaxed wedding atmosphere, these wishes can bring a smile to everyone’s faces, making the celebration even more memorable.

Whether it's a witty remark in a wedding card, a humorous toast during the reception, or a playful message on social media, funny wedding wishes are all about sharing joy and laughter. They offer a unique way to celebrate the couple's journey with a little comic relief, ensuring that the happiness of the day is accompanied by a few good laughs. Just remember to keep it tasteful and in line with the couple's sense of humor, as the goal is to add to the joy of the occasion!


  • “As Bill and Ted said, ‘Be excellent to each other.'”
  • “Thanks for inviting us/me to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!”
  • “You two make almost as good of a team as the [insert your/their favorite sports team’s name here].” Or, “I haven’t been this happy for anybody since [insert team name here] won the World Series/other championship!”
  • “Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet.” (Or fill in any other funny advice you have.)
  • “Congratulations—your wedding successfully made me sob like a baby!”
  • “Glad we/I got to break out our/my dance moves in honor of such a great couple. Lots of love to you both!”
  • “Thanks for the free booze. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!”
  • Really, any punny pre-made card with a simple, “Love, us/me.”

Religious Wedding Wishes

Religious wedding wishes are a beautiful and profound way to celebrate a couple's union under the grace and guidance of their faith. These wishes are not just expressions of joy and congratulations, but also prayers and blessings invoking divine love and protection. Ideal for religious ceremonies or for couples who hold their faith close to their hearts, these messages often incorporate elements of spiritual wisdom, scriptural references, and heartfelt prayers.

Whether shared in a wedding card, spoken during a toast, or conveyed through a thoughtful gesture, religious wedding wishes provide a deep sense of comfort, hope, and communal blessing. They're a reminder of the sacred bond the couple is entering into and the spiritual journey they are embarking upon together. With words steeped in faith and love, these wishes celebrate not only the joining of two hearts but also their shared journey in the light of their religious beliefs.

Versatile Examples:

  • “May your marriage be blessed!”
  • “Wishing you a marriage as strong as your faith.”
  • “Sending you prayers for unending love and happiness.”
  • “Love is the greatest blessing.”

Christian Examples:

  • “May God bless you and your union.”
  • “May God grant you all of life’s blessings and love’s joys.”
  • “God bless you both on this day with a lifetime of shared love and joy.”
  • “May the One who brought you together bless your marriage, enrich your lives and deepen your love throughout the years.”
  • “‘God has poured out His love into our hearts.’ – Romans 5:5”
  • “‘Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.’ – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13”

Jewish Examples:

  • “Mazel Tov! May the joy that is yours today always fill your life.”
  • “‘I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.’ – Shir Ha’Shirim/Song of Songs 6:3″ Or ” ‘Ani L’Dodi, v’Dodi Li.’ – Shir Ha’Shirim/Song of Songs 6:3″
  • “Mazel Tov on your wedding!” or “Mazel Tov on your marriage!”

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Wedding Wishes for a Family Member

When extending wedding wishes to a family member, the words you choose carry an extra layer of emotion and significance. These wishes are more than mere formalities; they're a heartfelt expression of love, pride, and joy within the close-knit bonds of family. For a sibling, cousin, or any beloved family member, your message can blend personal memories, shared experiences, and hopeful aspirations for their new journey.

In your wedding wishes, you might reflect on moments you've shared, the growth you've witnessed, and the incredible person they've become. It's an opportunity to express your excitement for the love and happiness they've found and your support for their future together. Whether it's through a touching card, a special toast, or a private moment, your words can convey both the depth of your familial bond and your best wishes for their marriage.


  • “Congratulations on your marriage, and welcome to the family!”
  • “We’re/I’m so happy to welcome a new family member. Best wishes to you both!”
  • “We’re/I’m so happy [name] has found ‘the one.’ Welcome to the family!”
  • “We’re delighted to share this day with you both.”
  • “What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime.”
  • “Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both.”
  • “What a wonderful addition to our family. We’re/I’m so happy to share in your celebration. Congratulations!”
  • “We/I couldn’t be happier to call you both family. Best wishes for a long and happy future together.”
  • “We love you both. Thanks for letting us share in your celebration!”
  • “Congrats! Love and hugs.”

Wedding Wishes for Your in-laws

Crafting wedding wishes for your in-laws is a unique opportunity to strengthen the bonds of your extended family and express your joy in becoming a part of their lives. Whether you're welcoming a new sibling-in-law or addressing your spouse's parents on your own wedding day, these messages should resonate with warmth, respect, and a genuine sense of family unity.

In your message, you might emphasize your gratitude for being welcomed into their family, your admiration for the love and values they've instilled in your spouse, and your excitement about the shared future ahead. This is a chance to celebrate not just the union of two individuals, but the merging of families and traditions.


  • “It seems like yesterday we were playing ‘house’ in the backyard, and now you get to do it in real life. I couldn’t be happier for you both. Congratulations!”
  • “I always wanted a brother/sister and now I get one. Congratulations to you both on finding one another.”
  • “Best wishes to my best friend and sister/brother and new sister/brother as you start your life together.”
  • “I love you both. Today I gain a new sibling and I couldn’t be happier!”
  • “Lots of love and happiness to you both on this exciting and joyful day for our family.”
  • “Remember when you made that list of qualities of a ‘perfect man/woman?’ Well, you found him/her. Lots of love now and always.”
  • “Lots of love to the best sister/brother in the whole world and her/his new partner for life. May you have a marriage full of love and happiness!”
  • “You bring my sister/brother so much joy. All my love!”
  • “I’m so thankful to have a sister/brother like you. And I wish you and your new husband/wife lifelong joy.”
  • “My/our deepest love and very best wishes to you both.”

Wedding Wishes for Your Son or Daughter and Son-in-Law or Daughter-in-Law


  • “We are/I am so happy to welcome a new son/daughter to the family.”
  • “What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime.”
  • “Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both.”
  • “Best wishes to my son/daughter and son-in-law/daughter-in-law as you start your life together.”
  • “We/I love you both. We/I couldn’t be happier!”
  • “Lots of love and happiness to you both on this exciting and joyful day for our family.”
  • “My/our deepest love and very best wishes to you both.”
  • “Son/daughter, I/we feel many emotions on this day. Most of all, I’m/we’re happy you’ve found someone wonderful to share your life with. Best wishes to you both.”
  • “We/I know we’re/I’m not losing a son/daughter. We’re/I’m gaining a son/daughter. Much happiness to you.”

What to Write on a Wedding Card to a Friend


  • “I’m so happy to call you both my friends. Congratulations!”
  • “That fortune-teller we saw in Vegas was right. You did meet the man/woman of your dreams. Best wishes to you both!”
  • “Of all the big life events we’ve celebrated over the years, today tops the list. Congrats!”
  • “Thank you for inviting me to share in this day with you and your family. Best wishes.”
  • “I’m/we’re so thrilled to celebrate this wonderful day with you both.”
  • “Best wishes for a long and happy life together.”
  • “May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life—and more!”
  • “We’ve had so many laughs together! May you always make each other laugh!”
  • “Here’s to love and friendship!”
  • “Congratulations to a wonderful friend and his/her new husband/wife.”

What to Say in a Wedding Card to a Coworker


  • “Thank you for inviting me to share in this day with you and your family. Best wishes.”
  • “I’m so glad to have gotten to know you at work, and I wish you and your new husband/wife a long and happy life together.”
  • “Best wishes to a very cool coworker and his/her new husband/wife.”
  • “Wishing you success—and most of all happiness—in your marriage.”
  • “You’ve got a new title: husband/wife! Wishing you and your spouse the best.”
  • “What a wonderful day to celebrate my coworker and his/her spouse. All the best to you both in your marriage.”

Wedding Card Sayings for a Parent and Stepparent


  • “Congratulations! [Name of stepparent], you make my mom/dad so happy. I look forward to getting to know you better.”
  • “Mom/Dad, I’m so happy you found a partner to share your life with. Congratulations.”
  • “I’m/we’re thrilled you make each other so happy. Best wishes!”
  • “Welcome to the family. We love you both!”
  • “Mom/Dad, thank you for all the advice you’ve given me over the years. Now here’s mine: [Fill in your own advice].”
  • “I’m overjoyed to see you so happy. Lots of love.”
  • “Mom/Dad, we/I love you. [Name of stepparent], we/I warmly welcome you to the family. Congratulations.”
  • “I’ll give you the advice you once gave me. [Fill in your parent’s best love advice.]”
  • “To the best mom/dad I could ever ask for, and his/her new husband/wife. Much happiness to you both.”
  • “So now we get to enjoy [stepparent’s name]’s cooking on holidays? Yes!” (Or refer to something else you really like about the new stepparent.)

Wedding Wishes for an Elopement


  • “We’re/I’m thrilled to hear the news of your union! Wishing you so much happiness.”
  • “Cheers to this awesome adventure.”
  • “Yay, it’s official! Congratulations, newlyweds.”
  • “You guys rock, and there’s no doubt your elopement did too. Sending you both all the best.”
  • “A little birdy told us/me you two are married. Major congrats are in order!”

What to Write in a Card for a Wedding That’s Been Postponed


  • “We/I just wanted to say: Your wedding will be special no matter the day.”
  • “Good things come to those who wait. But your wedding won’t just be good, it’ll be great.”
  • “Your patience and flexibility have proven what a wonderful couple you are.”
  • “We’ll never turn down a chance to party—whatever the date, we’ll be there.”
  • “Before, during and after the wedding day—we’re here for you both all the way.”

What to Write in a Card for a Wedding That’s Been Canceled


  • “Sending you hugs, kisses and warm wishes—if you need anything, let us/me know.”
  • “Your strength is an inspiration. Sending so much love your way.”
  • “We will always trust and support your decisions.”
  • “We’re proud of you and we love you.”
  • “You’ll never walk alone as long as we’re/I’m around.”
  • “We’re/I’m sorry and we’re/I’m thinking of you.”
  • “Nothing will ever take away our love for you.”

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