What To Write In A Wedding Card: 13 Templates To Use For The Perfect Wishes For The Mr. And Mrs.

Don't stress it.

Exactly What to Write in Your Card in Your Wedding Wishes Card getty

Whatever type of card you’re writing, it can sometimes be tricky to come up with the right words to say. When coming up with what to write in a wedding card to newlyweds — which is a card given to the happy couple around the time of their marriage — your primary goal is to convey your joy for the couple and to wish them a happy future together.

“Be positive and enthusiastic, and write something that's tailored to the couple. Congratulations is still okay to use, but follow up with more that speaks to the newlyweds,” advises Ciera Pope, the lead wedding coordinator at The Hive Wedding Collective. “If you're attending the wedding, let them know you appreciate the opportunity to share that moment with them.” (In a case where you were unable to attend, you may want to address that in a classy way, as well.)


RELATED: 6 Quotes About Love & Marriage To Write As Wedding Wishes In A Card

Jose Rolon, founder of Jose Rolon Events, agrees. He notes, though, that with wedding cards it’s best to avoid sensitivities and to even acknowledge superstitions.

“Don't congratulate. Wish them! Wish them a life full of happiness for a more traditional couple or throw in a witty line for some of those more fun couples. Personally, I'm always down for a little humor,” he says.


As for when you send the card, this depends. If you’re at the wedding, you can include it with your gift or place it in the card basket on the gift table. If you’re unable to attend, you want to try to time it well so it doesn’t feel too early or too late.

“I would recommend sending a wedding wish card the week of the wedding so it arrives during the same time that the other gifts would be present,” advises Pope. “Most newlyweds are not looking through their wedding gifts within those first couple of days after the wedding, so it'll be a nice surprise to get something in the mail.”

We get it — things happen and it’s sometimes easy to forget to send a card. The truth is that it’s never too late for a little surprise, but Pope says to try to get it to the couple within a month’s time.

RELATED: 30 Best Wedding Gift Ideas To Get For The Future Mr. And Mrs.


Still not quite sure what to write? Try these fail-proof wedding wish lines:

1. "Wishing you a lifetime full of love, laughter, and fighting over who takes out the trash!" (via Rolon)

2. "Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow." (via The Knot)

3. “Wishing you many years of love and happiness!” (via Pope)

4. “You’ll always remember this day. Hope it’s even more beautiful and perfect than you’ve been dreaming, and hope it’s just the start of a lifetime that just gets better and better.” (via Hallmark)

5. “Remember to always date each other; never forgetting the reason why you're together.” (via Pope)


6. “Thankful I was allowed to share this monumental day with you both!” (via Wedding Forward)

7. "Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn't be happier to have someone to argue with over [insert holiday] dinner.” (via Rolon)

8. “You two are perfect for each other. I look forward to watching you continue to grow as a couple.” (via Personal Creations)

9. “May you be rich in everything in your life, most importantly in your love for each other! Have a great marriage and a greater married life!” (via Greeting Card Poet)

10. “Life will bring all sorts of things your way, but it’s all better with someone beside you to share it with. Congratulations on finding the perfect partner in crime!” (via Paperlust)


11. “Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Your union was beautiful, and I wish you two the best on this beautiful journey of marriage.” (via Pope)

12. “As I enjoy the free bubbly on your wedding day, I’ll raise a toast to two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.” (via Serenata Flowers)

13. “As elaborate as weddings can be, it is the simple words and commitment that will last.” (via Holidappy)


RELATED: 10 Things People Do At Weddings That Are Totally Humiliating

Wendy Rose Gould is a freelance lifestyle reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She contributes to NBC, Refinery29, Brides, Allure, Spotlyte, Total Beauty, Soko Glam, and others.