What To Write In A Wedding Card (The Non-Cheesy Options)

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 01/03/24
What To Write In A Wedding Card (The Non-Cheesy Options)

What To Write In A Wedding Card (The Non-Cheesy Options)

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 01/03/24
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What To Write In A Wedding Card (The Non-Cheesy Options)

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 01/03/24

If you’re like most people, a simple congratulations and your signature can suffice regarding what to write in a wedding card. However, suppose you want to go outside the box and skip the emotionless “have a good marriage” messages. In that case, we’ve written down a list of unique wedding wishes and categorized them by relationship and type of message so you don’t have to. 

Formal Wedding Wishes

Formal wedding card
Whether commenting on a Facebook post or sending a wedding card, ideas can be hard to come up with, although you can always go right with a formal wedding congratulations message. It is a formal occasion, after all. 

  • “Wishing you the best as you embark on this next chapter of your life.” 
  • “Wishing you so much joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day.” 
  • “Your wedding day may come and go, but may your love forever grow.” 
  • “Cheers to a lifetime of love, happiness, and each other.” 
  • “Best wishes to you both on this wonderful journey as you build your new lives together.” 
  • “May the years ahead be filled with everlasting joy.” 

Casual Wedding Wishes

Casual Wedding Card
If writing formal wedding wishes isn’t your forte or vibe, try something less traditional. These wedding messages are short, sweet, and straight to the point.

  • “Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.” 
  • “You both deserve it! Congrats.” 
  • “Wishing you the best today and always.” 
  • “So honored to spend this wonderful occasion with you and your family.”
  • “So happy to celebrate this special day with you both!” 
  • “Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world.” “We’re so happy for you two. Here’s to a long and happy marriage!” 

Wedding Wishes for Daughter

Wedding Card for Daughter
Seeing your daughter find the person she will spend forever with is the biggest day for a parent, and it’s hard to put emotions into words. This collection of best wishes from parents to their daughters expresses that. Just add some personal touches or marriage advice to the message. 

  • “We’re so proud and happy for you, baby girl. Wishing you immense happiness, joy, and laughter in your marriage. May you both have a wonderful married life!” 
  • “Sending you tight hugs and kisses. I am so happy for you, my sweet daughter.” 
  • “Congratulations, Sweetheart, on your big day! May your marriage be filled with love, trust, and respect through your lifetime.” 
  • “Congratulations, dear, for finding your true love. May this love you two have, grow stronger and deeper through each passing day.” 
  • “My gorgeous daughter, all you ever want as a parent is to see your children succeed and be happy. We’re so glad you’ve found your place in this world with your special someone. We couldn’t be more proud of you.” 
  • “Be patient with each other, love each other, and stay true to each other. No mountain will be too high to climb. You guys got this!” 
  • “Congrats, my dear, on your wedding. May you both stay in love forever!” 
  • “I am so proud to be your mom, my dear daughter. May God bless both of you with everlasting love.” 
  • “Even though I am so happy about your wedding, you remain my little princess. May you have a wonderful life with your partner!” 

Wedding Wishes for Son

Wedding Card for Son
It’s an emotional time for a parent when your son has settled down and finally found the person he plans to spend the rest of his life with. Leave him a heartfelt message showing

how excited you are for the new couple. Don’t forget to offer some personal advice to your son that he can take with him on the journey. 

  • “Son, we’re so happy you’ve found someone wonderful to share your life with. Best wishes to you both.” 
  • “I wish you only the best of things in your marriage. I am confident that you two will bless each other and those you meet along your journey together.” 
  • “Dear Son, your wedding day will come and go, but I wish that boundless love and happiness remain throughout your life.” 
  • “Our hearts are so confident that you will keep each other happy with lots of love and affection. May God bless you with a beautiful life. Congratulations!” 
  • “Happy married life, son. We’re so proud and happy for you!” 
  • “Congratulations! It’s not an easy road, but marriage will be the best thing you’ve ever done with each other.” 
  • “May both of you be the happiest couple ever, and may your whole life be furnished with respect, passion, and joy!” 
  • “Congratulations on one of the best days of your life! May both of you be a shining example of a loving and caring couple and be one another’s strength.”

Funny Wedding Wishes

Funny wedding wishes
If you’re more of a jokester, a funny card could be the way to go if you’re writing a wedding message to a friend or perhaps a brother or sister. Suppose you don’t know the newlyweds well. In that case, it’s probably a better idea to avoid sarcasm in favor of a more elegant wedding greeting card. However, if you know the message won’t be received incorrectly, these funny wedding wishes will do the trick. 

  • “Being married is like a job; it helps if you like your boss!” 
  • “Let the fighting commence! Congratulations, you guys.” 
  • “Well done on finding someone who is going to annoy you for the rest of your life.” 
  • “Thanks for reminding me how much money I’ll save by not having a wedding.” 
  • “The best marriage advice: Love them, honor them, and… you better scrub the damn toilet.” 
  • “Congratulations, guys! Now it’s time to knock back the champagne and pretend this hasn’t been the most stressful day of your lives.” 
  • “Thanks for the free booze. Oh, and congratulations on your marriage!” 
  • “Woohoo, you got hitched! Wishing you a lifetime of Netflix and chill together.” 
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! Our marriage advice to you: Remember, no 
  • matter how hard it gets, the first 50 years of marriage are always the hardest.” 
  • “Marriage means commitment. So does insanity, which means you must be truly insane or madly in love. Either way, congratulations!” 
  • “I hope you are unbelievably happy and get so many great wedding gifts that you don’t realize none are from me.”
  • “Don’t worry. If this one doesn’t work out, you will get it right with the next one. Congratulations!” 
  • “Cheers to never having boys’ night again!”

Messages From Family Members

wedding message for family
Family is everything, and ensuring your loved ones know how happy you are for them is always a smart choice. Make messages special by writing and letting them know how grateful you are to have them as a family member. Don’t be afraid to add a more personal touch to each message or even bring up a past memory or inside joke. 

  • “We’re so delighted to share this day with you both.” 
  • “We love you! Thanks for letting us share in your celebration.” 
  • “We couldn’t be happier to call you both family. Thank you for allowing us to join in the big day.” 
  • “Welcome (name) to our big, crazy family! We hope (name) at least gave you a warning. Congratulations and lots of love to you both.” 
  • “Sending you love and hugs from the people who love you most.” 
  • “Today, our family grows by one new member and by so much love and happiness.” 
  • “Your wedding is such a wonderful day for the two of you and our family.”

Wedding Messages for a Coworker

Wedding card for coworker
Writing a card to your colleague will be very different than writing one to your family member. For a coworker’s wedding, you’ll want to keep the wedding wishes short and elegant or casual, depending on how well you know them. 

  • “Wishing you and your spouse a lifetime of happiness!” 
  • “Wishing you success and, most of all, happiness in your marriage.” 
  • “So glad to see my co-worker so happy!” 
  • “May you build the most happy life together. Wishing you both an amazing journey ahead.” 
  • “May today be the beginning of a new life full of happiness and love. Congratulations!” 
  • “Warm wishes on your wedding day.”
  • “May this marriage fill your life with joy, happiness, and lots of love. Congratulations as you start a new journey together.”

Wedding Messages for a Friend

Wedding card for a friend
As a friend of the bride or groom (or both!), you’ll want to give them your best wishes. Therefore, it’s a great idea to write something personal, like an inside joke, or reflect on a special memory you have with them. It’s important to express your genuine happiness for the love they’ve found, and these are a few great wedding messages to help you get started. 

  • “An amazing new chapter has begun. May you two always stay together in love. I can’t wait to see you both at the altar.” 
  • “Congratulations to one of my favorite, most happy couples! I wish for you all the best that your hearts could ever dream of!” 
  • “I can’t think of two people who deserve true love and all the happiness more than you. Congratulations to you on your special day!” 
  • “Wishing you a glorious ceremony with wonderful memories to follow! Congratulations to you both for finding your life partners on this happy day. I couldn’t be any happier for you guys.” 
  • “Congratulations on the beginning of something amazing! Much love, joy, success, health, and happiness on this happy occasion.” 
  • “May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life and more!” 
  • “Warmest congratulations to an exceptional pair. I couldn’t have imagined anyone better together than you guys.” 
  • “My very best wishes to you on your wedding day, my dear friends. I hope not only for a great wedding day, but your life will be filled with love and unending joy.” 

Religious Wedding Wishes

Religious wedding card
There are many choices regarding finding the right scripture for a religious wedding card. The Bible is filled with verses perfect for wedding blessings, but to help narrow it down, here is our list of favorites. 

  • “Love is patient. Love is kind… Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
  • “Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1Corinthians 16:14 
  • “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” – Proverbs 3:3 
  • “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:32 
  • “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Matthew 19:6 
  • “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:14

Wedding Card Q&A

Do you have to write a message to the newlyweds? 

Absolutely not, but whether you can make it or you can, it’s always good to wish them congratulations or tell them just how excited you are to celebrate their big day. 

How much money do you give for a wedding card? 

For coworkers or distant relatives, you should spend around 50 to 75 dollars, while for friends or relatives, around its advised 75 to 100 dollars. For close friends, family, or if you are in the wedding party, you should typically spend 100 to 150 dollars. 

In conclusion, what to write in a wedding card isn’t as hard as some might believe. Although, it helps a lot when you have a place to start. We recommend using our suggestions as a base and slowly adding on with personalized stories, jokes, and even your own slang

If you’re still struggling, check out The Groom Club for more tips and advice if you or your buddy is getting married.

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