What to Write in a Wedding Card

What to Write in a Wedding Card

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Wedding Cards

Weddings are one of the most exciting occasions that families and friends celebrate together. If you have recently received an invitation to an upcoming wedding, chances are you will be looking for that perfect gift for the happy couple. With this thought in mind, you’ll want to enclose a wedding card with a message that expresses your happiness at the bride and groom’s marriage. Here are some tips on how to craft the perfect message in a wedding card.

Personalize It

There are beautifully produced cards on the market today. However, you will want to write something unique that’s just for the Couple. There is no one way to go about this. Your greeting should match the individual personalities of the bride and groom. If you know the couple well, this will be easy for you to determine. If you are unsure of the style of the wedding, consider the invitation as a starting point. Is the wedding formal, religious, fun or lighthearted? Don’t obsess over the right words-be spontaneous and speak from your heart.

Here are some great websites that offer Wedding card greeting starters:

What to Write in a Wedding Card – Blue Mountain Blog
What to Write in a Card – Wedding Messages
Top 19 Marriage Wishes You Wish You’d Thought Of

Sentiments to Avoid

Whatever message you write there are certain subjects that should be avoided. Even if you feel like it may be humorous, some greeting subjects are always in poor taste.

  • Don’t just sign your name-that’s a cop-out.
  • Don’t write wishes about future babies. Many newlyweds are asked too often about their plans for starting a family. Right now this day is about their new life as a couple.
  • Don’t focus on only one member of the duo. Even if you only have a relationship with one participant you should address your greeting to both.
  • Avoid untimely comments or stories. Often, family members, such as grandma, will be reading the wedding cards, as well. Don’t embarrass the newlyweds with stories of their college day exploits.
  • Don’t refer to any ex-boyfriends or girlfriends. That’s totally inappropriate.

Other Wedding Card Tips

There are other ideas to help you write the perfect message in your wedding card. Consider this as more than just a card. It’s a letter that will more than likely end up in a shoebox to muse over later or even be displayed in a scrapbook. Here are some suggestions that will help personalize your card:

  • Write a reminder story of how you met the Couple.
  • Offer a piece of sage advice about marriage that you’ve received (only if you’re married).
  • Express your gratitude for their friendship.
  • Share how honored you are to be invited to their special day.
  • Find an inspirational quote or verse that will be a reminder for the Couple.


While crafting the right message is important, you’ll also want to find the best greeting card. There are a variety of styles available for purchase or if you are crafty, consider making your own unique card. Match the card to the character of the wedding and gift. Remember your card should match the dynamics of this special day.

What do you think? Have any ideas for what to write in a wedding card? Share them in the comments below.

Photo by Shimelle Laine.

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