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100 Congratulations Messages That Are Perfect for Any Occasion

Looking for the right words to show just how happy you are for someone? These congratulations messages will do the trick!

TEXT: Success is delivered to the deserving. Congratulations!RD.com, Getty Images

Congratulations messages are in order!

Finally reaching a goal or passing a significant milestone is one of the best feelings in the world. But there may be a feeling that’s even better: watching a loved one accomplish something great. You might be speechless with pride … which could be a problem when trying to come up with congratulations messages!

Don’t worry—you’ll find the perfect words on this list, whether you need wedding wishes, graduation messages, anniversary messages or ways to say congrats on a promotion, new home or new baby. Go serious, inspirational or funny, depending on the occasion and accompanying etiquette rules. Looking to add some oomph to your congratulations message? Pair it with a thoughtful graduation gift, wedding gift, anniversary gift or other gift idea they’ll absolutely love.

TEXT: You followed your dreams and made it happen!RD.com, Getty Images

Short congratulations messages

1. Bravo! We knew you could do it!

2. Huge congratulations!

3. You deserve all this success and more!

4. You are our shining star. Well done.

5. Here’s to you on your special day!

6. Congrats on achieving such a significant milestone.

7. Heartiest congratulations! You did it!

8. Felicitations, acclamations and congratulations!

9. Hats off to you!

10. We could not be more proud of you.

11. Today you’ve officially crossed the finish line!

12. I’m in awe of you!

13. Way to go!

14. Today is your day. Congrats!

15. You followed your dreams and made it happen!

16. You are truly the GOAT.

17. Congrats on your promotion! They’re lucky to have you.

18. You are a total rock star!

19. Cheers to you!

20. Congrats is a small word for a big deal!

21. Today makes it all worth it.

22. You are unstoppable!

23. It’s been a long climb, but you’re finally at the top.

24. Thanks for giving us a reason to celebrate.

25. You’re a class act. Congrats!

These uplifting quotes could also provide good inspiration for congratulations messages.

TEXT: I totally plan to brag about you to anyone who will listen, so be prepared to be embarrassed.RD.com, Getty Images

Funny congratulations messages

26. It’s that time again: You keep being awesome, and I keep saying congratulations. So … congratulations!

27. Now is really not the time to say “I told you so” … but I knew you could do it! (I told you so!)

28. Don’t forget to thank those who were always there for you: Google, SparkNotes and Uber Eats!

29. Not many occasions call for a dancing unicorn to serve champagne, but this one does. Great job!

30. Time for a victory lap! (I’ll wait at the finish line with the bubbly.)

31. You know I don’t need an excuse to break out a bottle of wine, but this occasion truly calls for it. Cheers!

32. You’ve reached your dreams and aspirations. Now take your flowers—congratulations!

33. Congratulations—you got through the easiest four years of life. It’s all uphill from here!

34. I’m so proud of you, I could burst. Also, just to be clear, I totally plan to ride your coattails.

35. After telling you two to get a room for years, you finally did. Congrats on your new home!

36. You’re the very definition of success. No, really—we added your picture to the dictionary next to the word “success.”

37. Congratulations, daughter/son—you turned out perfectly. You must have the greatest parents in the world! (You’re welcome.)

38. Time to change your name to Babe, because you knocked it out of the park!

39. I love an excuse to celebrate with cake. Thank you—er, I mean, congratulations!

40. You rule! I guess that’s why you always measure up. Congrats!

41. You worked hard and achieved your goal. Now we’re going to help you savor your success. Yep, dinner’s on us!

42. Congrats on the new job—and the new paycheck! Drinks must be on you, right?

43. By the time you finish reading this, you’ll be covered in confetti. Congratulations!

44. We know that success like this involves a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Um, it might be time for a shower! Just kidding—congrats!

45. If you keep adding feathers to your cap, you’re going to need a new hat! Congrats on your most recent win.

46. I’m putting your achievement into song. What rhymes with GOAT?

47. You definitely get a gold star for this one!

48. Are you trying to make everyone jealous? If so, it’s working! But in all seriousness, congrats!

49. Time to hire a cleaning crew—someone has to clean up all that glass after you shattered the ceiling.

50. I totally plan to brag about you to anyone who will listen, so be prepared to be embarrassed.

Need an instant congrats? Text one of these funny congratulations memes to put a smile on anyone’s face.

TEXT: There is nothing sweeter than the success that comes from hard work. Enjoy every bit of it!RD.com, Getty Images

Sweet congratulations messages

51. You made your dreams come true. Enjoy the results of your hard work today.

52. We’re so happy to be able to share this special day with you. You did it!

53. Wishing you all the happiness in the world, with all the blessings your heart desires.

54. We always knew you could reach whatever heights you aspired to. Congratulations on this amazing achievement.

55. There is nothing sweeter than the success that comes from hard work. Enjoy every bit of it!

56. This might be one of the best days of your life so far, but there are so many more to come. Well done!

57. Welcome to the next chapter of your life. I know you’re going to make it a great one.

58. We are so proud of you, but more important, we hope you are proud of yourself and all you’ve achieved.

59. There’s nothing better than seeing good things happen to good people. I am just thrilled for you.

60. You’ve shown us the way to work, the way to be and the way to shine. Way to go!

61. Today, everyone knows you’re a winner, but you’ve been a winner every step of the way to me. Well done!

62. There is truly no one more deserving of this. Congratulations!

63. I am absolutely overjoyed to hear your good news. Congratulations on your achievement!

64. You’ve sweated and sacrificed, and it’s finally paid off. I’m so proud of you!

65. Heartfelt congratulations to the most determined and deserving person I know.

66. Today we’re celebrating your achievement, but we celebrate who you are every day. We’re so proud of you!

67. We always knew you were special, and now the world knows it too. Congratulations!

68. It takes a special person to weather the storms and keep smiling until they reach the top.

69. Success is delivered to the deserving. Congratulations!

70. No one worked harder than you to make this happen. I’m so proud of you!

71. You have come so far, and that makes this success even sweeter. Congratulations!

72. Success is always sweet—but it’s even sweeter when you’ve worked so hard for it. Amazing job!

73. You’ve worked so hard for this, and we’re so proud of you. No matter what life brings, remember that we’ll always have your back.

74. May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements.

75. You’re a shining example of how to achieve anything through dedication and perseverance. Congratulations, superstar!

For an extra dose of congratulations, send a gorgeous bouquet or arrangement from one of the best online flower delivery services.

TEXT: It takes courage and vision to achieve your dreams, and you're filled to the brim with both.RD.com, Getty Images

Inspirational congratulations messages

76. Your determination, dedication and drive are truly impressive. You are an inspiration!

77. Where others see one day, you saw day one. Congratulations—you made it!

78. You kept your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars. Congrats on achieving your dreams.

79. Nevertheless, you persisted.

80. Your success today all comes down to you. You didn’t wait to get what you wanted—you went out there and found it.

81. You never, ever gave up—now you’ve made it!

82. You are a true role model to so many—including me.

83. The way you run after your dreams is truly inspiring.

84. You climbed a mountain of “no’s” to get to the highest “yes.”

85. “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great places. You’re off and away!” —Dr. Seuss

86. We’re celebrating your success today because you made it happen with your belief, confidence, hard work and dedication.

87. You’ve raised the bar and set the standard for excellence. Well done!

88. Success is the result of good ideas pursued with energy, intelligence and determination.

89. From the moment you started, you decided to succeed—and today you have. Congratulations!

90. You are so well prepared to take on this wonderful challenge. You got this!

91. It takes courage and vision to achieve your dreams, and you’re filled to the brim with both.

92. You followed your heart, and it led you down the right path. Congratulations!

93. Enjoy your success today! You created all the opportunities that led to this moment.

94. You’ve done well in the world, but more important, you’ve done good too.

95. Your hard work inspires me, your determination motivates me and your success makes me so happy. Congratulations on the results of all your hard work.

96. Every time you hit a wall, you climbed it. Every time you made a mistake, you learned from it. Every time you stumbled, you got up again. And that’s what makes you great.

97. Your success is proof that being yourself and doing your best can take you all the way to the top.

98. The hard days made you stronger, and the good days got you further. Through it all, you showed up with a smile on your face. You deserve all your success!

99. You put the extra in extraordinary.

100. First, you predicted a great future for yourself—then, you created it. I’m so proud of you!

On a bad day, encouraging words and hope quotes can really make a difference, so spread a little love to someone who needs it!

Chloë Nannestad
Chloë is a lifestyle writer covering crafts, holidays, beauty, and amazing products for RD.com. When she's not scouring the Internet or reading product reviews, she's planning her next backpacking trip and thinking about getting a dog.