Do you know someone who has recently tied the knot and has invited you to the special day? Maybe your colleague is about to get married, and you want to get them a wedding card but are not too sure what to say? Planning a wedding is difficult and stressful; therefore, you want to write a message that is going to not only acknowledge their special day but also congratulate them as well.
It may seem as though merely writing “congratulations” is just not enough; however, we are going to share a few tips to make wishing that happy couple a little less stressful and generic.
In this post, we cover:
- Wedding wish messages
- What to accompany a wedding card
Wedding Wish Messages
Finding the perfect wedding card, or any card can be a hard task in and of itself. You want to make sure that the card encompasses the couple but is also personal too. When it comes to writing in a wedding card and congratulating that happy couple, we share some wedding well-wish samples:
- From our family to yours, we want to wish you both a happy union together. Today you stood before friends and family and committed to not just God but to one another as well. Wishing a lifetime of happiness together.
- On your wedding day, we wish you nothing but happiness, love, and the journey of a lifetime with your best friend beside you.
- May the bond you two share be the bond that takes you through the ups and downs together.
- Not everyone is lucky enough to find their better half; we are so fortunate that you found yours and now get to spend the rest of your lives together.
- May your love and commitment to one another help you weather any storm, but more importantly, may your support for each other help you thrive and succeed no matter what you choose to do.
- To love and be loved is the greatest feeling, we are so happy that you have found someone who loves and cherishes you just as much as you adore them.
- We are wishing you and your spouse a lifetime of happiness where each day you spend together to bring you joy and happiness.
What to Accompany a Wedding Card
Are you looking to give more than just a wedding card? Why not include a floral bouquet? A pair of wine glasses? Here are some wedding gift suggestions that can accompany your wedding card.Ê
Flowers Ð From rose, orchid, or a lily bouquet, why not surprise the happy couple with a fresh bouquet. Roses and orchids are popular choices for flowers. Not sure about the color? White, light pink, light orange, and red are typical wedding day floral colors. If you know the bride’s or groom’s favorite flower, you can incorporate that into the floral bouquet too!Ê
Glass bowl Ð For some couples, they may be getting married in their mid-to-late 20’s, and as a result, they may not have much. They may have just moved to a new home or moved in together, whatever their housing situation, why not gift them with a fancy glass bowl. This is an iconic wedding gift that, for many couples who have gotten married, they appreciate the thought.Ê
Wine glasses Ð What better way to celebrate one’s wedding than with wine glasses? If you are somewhat on a budget, you can purchase a pair of personalized wine glasses. If you want to up the ante, you can have it engraved with their wedding date or their names.Ê
Money Ð It may seem tacky, but you can’t go wrong with money as a wedding gift. For most newlyweds, the planning of the wedding may have taken a good chunk of their savings, which is why money is never a bad gift. If you are unsure about how much to give, the rule of thumb is to consider how much the couple spent, divide that by how many attendees, and then that is your share. The money you give is usually meant to cover your plate and then some. So, the next time you are on a time crunch, don’t feel bad about giving money as a wedding gift.Ê
Gift Cards Ð Whether it is gift cards to a restaurant or an experience, gift cards are just as good as money because it is one less thing that the couple has to spend money on. Think about what they like to do, maybe a restaurant they go to often, and pick them up a gift card from there. A reminder though, just because you go with gift-cards, does not mean you don’t have to give as much as you would if it were cash.Ê
Wedding Wishes Based on Tone
The next time you are invited to a wedding, consider the relationship you have with the couple and the tone you want to have. For example, if you have a personal and close relationship with the couple, your message can be a bit more personal and can feature some humor. However, if you are invited to the wedding of a colleague or an acquaintance, you may want to keep your wedding wishes casual and informal.Ê
Some examples of casual wedding wishes:Ê
- We are so happy for you both!Ê
- Lots of love to you both.Ê
- We are wishing you a lifetime of happiness.
- So happy to be here and celebrate your special day.Ê
- Best wishes to you and (insert spouse name).Ê
Whether it’s a friend, cousin, or a colleague, don’t feel stressed about your wedding well-wishes. Just remember that by you being present at their wedding, that is a present in and of itself. They are going to appreciate the fact you took the time to be there as they made a vow to one another, but more importantly, they aren’t going to care much about anyone else because it’s their big day.Ê
During the day, the bride and groom are going to be so caught up in the day, at the moment, a simple “congratulations” is going to be enough. Remember, it isn’t about how much you spent, or what you wrote in the card; it is about you being there and supporting them during this exciting and pivotal moment in their life.Ê