Congratulations greeting card messages

September 24, 2017

Congratulations Messages:

Send heartfelt wedding wishes with these message ideas from Hallmark writers

By Keely Chace

Wedding Wishes: What to Write in a Wedding Card

Imagine yourself in the parking lot walking in to your friend’s wedding reception—pen in hand, necktie/pantyhose in a twist, desperately trying to think up a warm and meaningful personal message to write in your wedding card for the happy couple. One would hope you’re not really that last-minute, but even if you are, our friendly writing staff can help.

Our “What to Write in a Wedding Card” guide is full of writing tips, wedding message ideas and inspiration from Hallmark writers. We humbly offer you not only some basic go-to wedding wishes that can work for just about any couple tying the knot, but also more personalized messages and ideas based on your relationship with the couple, the amount of time you have to write and your preferred style of expression.

Just click on the appropriate category below to go straight to the wedding wishes you’re interested in, or read through the whole guide to combine ideas and create your own special wedding-message mash-up. We hope you have fun with our list, and we hope it frees you up to focus on sharing the wedding joy from this day forward!

What to Write in a Wedding Card


“Congratulations” is often the basic message people want to express when they sign a wedding card. It’s like a supportive pat on the back, and it’s easy to say even when you’ve never met one half of the marrying couple. Here are some ideas for warming up and personalizing your congratulations.

More casual

  • “Congratulations to the wonderful two of you!”
  • “This calls for congratulations! (And probably champagne!)”
  • “Congrats, [Ethan and Erica]! It’s so great to see two awesome people like you getting married. Love and best wishes always!”
  • “So happy for you!”
  • “I predict cute babies.”
  • “It makes us so happy to see the two of you so happy. Congratulations!”
  • “Congratulations! Love you both!”
  • “You guys are great together! So happy for you!”
  • “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.”
  • “Prayers and blessings on your wedding and on your marriage.”
  • “‘Two become one’—what a beautiful thing. Congratulations!”
  • “You two make this ‘love and marriage’ thing almost seem worth trying. Just kidding—you look so happy, and I’m so happy for you!”
  • “Hope you’ll always find yourselves as much in love as you are today. (We suggest date nights and lots of them!)”
  • “I hope through the years you become even better friends and share every possible kind of happiness life can bring.”

More formal

  • “Heartfelt congratulations.”
  • “Warmest congratulations and love.”
  • “With warmest wishes and love today and always, ”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day and best wishes for a happy life together!”
  • “It means so much to witness the joy of your wedding day. Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to share all your days with.”
  • “Feeling so much joy for the two of you as you join your lives in marriage!”
  • “We hope you can feel all the happiness surrounding you on your wedding day!”
  • “Seeing you two make promises and step forward into the future is so inspiring and wonderful.”
  • “If ever two people deserved a sweet, meaningful, joyful wedding day, it’s the two of you.”
  • “God bless you both as you begin this wonderful journey of marriage together.”
  • “Be happy, be grateful, and love each other well!”
  • “I just know life has even more wonderful things in store than the happiness you share today. May every day be beautiful and happy for you as a couple.”
  • “Congratulations, [Carlos and Delia]! It means so much to be a part of your big day!”
  • “We’re thrilled to be celebrating with you! Let’s get this wedding party started!”

  • “Thanks for inviting me to your wedding. It’s an honor to share in such a beautiful and important day. Best wishes for a future filled with happiness and love.”
  • “It’s such an honor to witness your vows and be among those to wish you a beautiful beginning.”
  • “You’ll always remember this day and so will those who were there when the whole beautiful happily-ever-after started. Best wishes forever.”
  • “Watching you together is like catching a sunrise—I’m witnessing the start of something beautiful. Thanks for letting me be here with you.”

Greetings - Congratulations - New baby boy - Ecard
Greetings - Congratulations - New baby boy - Ecard
New House Congratulations Card Messages
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