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100 Wedding Wishes That Send the Perfect Message on the Big Day

These sweet, thoughtful and funny wedding wishes will strike just the right note

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The sweetest wedding wishes

A couple’s wedding is one of the most important days of their lives, and it’s an honor when you get to be a part of that special occasion. Along with a wedding gift, a heartfelt card is the best way to express your love and happiness for the couple, so of course you want to include the perfect wedding wishes. After all, your card should be memorable for the right reasons … and not because you decided to break wedding etiquette and confess your unrequited love for the bride.

What is the best message for a wedding?

Wondering what to write in a wedding card? Like happy birthday messages and love messages, the best congratulations messages to write in a wedding card are the ones that convey your happiness for the couple and add a little personal touch through humor or sentimentality. Just remember that different relationships call for different messages, so what you write in your card depends on whether you’re addressing a close friend, a family member or a colleague. Here’s a list to help you craft the perfect wedding card message for any couple.

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Wedding wishes for friends

  1. I’m so happy for you, I’m jumping for joy. (Literally, I jumped up when I saw your invitation!)

  2. Congratulations on finding your person!

  3. Wishing you all the happiness in the world, today and every day going forward.

  4. May your future together be full of love, fun and movie nights snuggled up on the couch.

  5. I’m no psychic, but I see a fabulous future ahead for you two.

  6. We’ve been through so much together, it’s an honor to be here celebrating your wedding now.

  7. May you have many years of love, laughter, hugs, joy and tacos. (The last two are the same.)

  8. Congrats on getting hitched!

  9. #couplegoals

  10. May you have an eternity of love and happiness together.

  11. Wishing you more love and romance than a Taylor Swift song.

  12. I’m just here for the free champagne! (OK, and all the lovey stuff. Accept this toast to you!)

  13. Welcome, [partner’s name]! We knew it was serious when you got added to the group chat.

  14. Beyoncé and Jay-Z better watch out—there’s a new power couple in town! Congrats!

  15. Congratulations on your newest adventure!

  16. The best things in life only get better when enjoyed with someone else. Here’s to a lifetime of best times!

  17. Congrats on finally finding someone to write in as your emergency contact on forms!

  18. Consider this my official decision that the “Cutest Couple” award goes to you!

  19. When he skipped Taco Tuesday to take you out, we knew he was serious. But now that you have a taco bar at your wedding, I know you’re The One!

  20. You are two of my favorite people in the world, and I’m thrilled that you found each other.

  21. May your happy never have an ending!

  22. There aren’t enough heart emojis to text you how happy I am for you, so I guess you get this card instead. Congrats!

  23. You put the “real” in relationship. Congrats to one of my favorite couples.

  24. You have the kind of love that makes other people look at you and say, “I want what they have.”

  25. Make this chapter of your life one for the history books!

One year later, make sure to follow up your wedding wishes with one of these happy anniversary messages!

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Wedding wishes for siblings

  1. Your future together is bright—and I’m so excited to get to be a part of it.

  2. I promised to never tell Mom and Dad what really happened to the car bumper, and I promise not to tell your partner either—as long as you let me name your first child. (Just kidding! Congrats!)

  3. I’m thrilled to be a part of this next chapter in your life.

  4. I’m so happy to have a new brother/sister!

  5. Congratulations as you grow your love and your family.

  6. Huge congrats! I’ve loved watching your romance bloom.

  7. Remember when I said I wanted to marry you in kindergarten? That was weird. So happy you found [partner’s name]!

  8. Wishing you success and happiness as you build your life together.

  9. What a beautiful day! My heart is so full of love for you both.

  10. Life is a long road, but the trip will be so much better together.

  11. Your love story is a fairy tale. Congratulations on finding your prince/princess!

  12. You refused to share your snacks with me on road trips because I had “germs,” but now you’re eating cake off the same fork with [partner’s name]? Must be true love!

  13. If you hold on to one thing in this life, make sure it’s each other. Love you both!

  14. If your love was water, you two would fill an ocean.

  15. You two go together better than peanut butter and chocolate.

  16. Yours is one of my favorite love stories, and I got to see it written!

  17. Love is a beautiful adventure, and you are in for the ride of your life.

  18. When we were growing up, I always wanted to be like you. I still do. Thanks for showing me what real love looks like.

  19. Sis/bro, it’s been an honor to watch you grow, and it’s a privilege to be here with you now and watch you grow together.

  20. Since you were born, you’ve brought such joy into my life. It’s a privilege to get to be a part of your joy today.

  21. Congratulations on this huge milestone in your life! But don’t forget—you may be all grown up, but you’ll always be my little brother/sister!

  22. Just like walking and talking, you always hit the big milestones before me—and that’s a good thing! I’ll always look up to you, today and every day.

  23. Your wedding is so exciting for our whole family, and I’m so happy for you and [partner’s name]!

  24. I love you forever and always.

  25. If you ever doubt my love for you, remember that I wore this bridesmaid’s dress for you even though yellow is totally not my color!

Your siblings will also get a kick out of these hilarious wedding memes.

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Wedding wishes for parents

  1. You taught me how to love, and your love continues to be an inspiration to me.

  2. Today is just the beautiful beginning of a beautiful life together.

  3. I’m so happy to see you happy, and I’m excited to welcome a new member into our family.

  4. Here’s to writing the next chapter in your book of life—together.

  5. Our family tree keeps growing bigger and bigger, and I couldn’t be happier about it!

  6. May you be blessed with many years of joy, happiness, friendship and family.

  7. Can’t wait to see [partner’s name] at the Thanksgiving table this year! Welcome to the family!

  8. Sending you all our love and hugs on your special day.

  9. Love is the greatest blessing, and you are richly blessed.

  10. Every day, I watch you fall more and more in love.

  11. Home is where the love is, and I always feel at home when I’m with you two.

  12. We’re honored to be here to commemorate your true love.

  13. Every day together is a gift. Congratulations on your love.

  14. I hope you can feel our love for you today and every day!

  15. Thanks for teaching me what true love looks like.

  16. You don’t marry someone you can live with—you marry someone you can’t live without. And you two are the perfect match.

  17. You are the instrument, and your love is the melody. Here’s to years of beautiful music.

  18. May you love each other more tomorrow than you do today. And may that be true every day of your lives together.

  19. I don’t have enough words to tell you how happy I am for you.

  20. May your journey together bring you to a place of happiness and peace.

  21. This is a beautiful day that will bless our family for generations to come.

  22. It’s been a long journey, but I’m so happy you found the perfect person to share your life with!

  23. Sending you congratulations and love today. I’m so grateful you’re both a part of my life.

  24. Seeing you happy always makes me happy. Here’s to the happiest day yet!

  25. Congratulations on your wedding! I thought about giving you cash as a gift, but I remembered I still owe you from last summer, so … add it to my tab?

For more inspiration, check out these love quotes.

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Wedding wishes for co-workers

  1. Huge congrats on your promotion—you’ve officially made partner!

  2. It’s a privilege and an honor to witness your love.

  3. May your love burn as brightly as all the midnight oil we burned finishing up the [insert name] project!

  4. Best wishes today and every day.

  5. Blessings on your wedding day. May your future be long and full of love.

  6. Wishing you a lifetime of wedded bliss.

  7. I couldn’t be happier for you two!

  8. Best wishes for you and [partner’s name]!

  9. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this beautiful day.

  10. Cheers to you and your amazing partner!

  11. Today, two become one! Congratulations on your union.

  12. You two make an incredible team. Congratulations!

  13. We are so happy to celebrate this special moment with you.

  14. Congratulations on your union.

  15. Here’s to many happy years together.

  16. You light up a room together—here’s to many more years of light and love.

  17. Congratulations on the perfect day for the perfect couple!

  18. Just want you to know how thankful I am to be a part of this happy day with you.

  19. May your love always be as bright as it is today.

  20. Nothing can be more beautiful than your love.

  21. May your life together be full and deep, rich and true.

  22. May God bless your union.

  23. Congrats from all of us at the office! Enjoy your honeymoon, and don’t worry about a thing while you’re gone.

  24. Here’s to making all your dreams come true, today and always!

  25. I had the perfect wedding card ready, but then the officer printer ran out of toner. I’m sure it’ll be in the tray Monday morning! In the meantime, you get this. Congratulations!

Need a little help crafting the perfect message for other situations? Check out these get well wishes and condolence messages to find just the right thing.

Charlotte Hilton Andersen
Charlotte Hilton Andersen, BS, MS, has been covering health, fitness, parenting, and culture for many major outlets, both in print and online, for 15 years. She's the author of two books, co-host of the Self Help Obsession podcast, and also does freelance editing and ghostwriting. She has appeared in television news segments for CBS, FOX, and NBC.