If you struggle to find the right words to express your feelings about someone’s big day, tell them with a gift. But, with every gift comes a card so that the soon-to-be-newlyweds know who to thank. Strictly speaking, there are no rules about what to write in the card. But it’s important to keep in mind your wedding thank you card wording.

First Things First, Do I Even Have to Give a Card?

If you’re planning on attending the wedding, whether it’s the ceremony or the evening-do, a wedding card is a part of the standard wedding guest etiquette. You wouldn’t go to a birthday party without a present, so you can’t attend a wedding without an obligatory card.

If you’re stuck for inspiration about the present too, why not opt for something from our personalised wedding gifts? If it’s personalised, you can guarantee that no other wedding attendees and yourself will clash on the same wedding gift.

Also, Should I Really Say “Congratulations”?


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Hang on, why would I not congratulate the happy couple with the staple “congratulations? Well, it turns out that there is an issue with this seemingly harmless phrase. Back in ye olden times, the term “congratulations” was used to commend a woman for landing a husband. *gasp!*

Thankfully, in our more educated society, the old associations with the word has fallen out of fashion. But it’s an important point to consider for the couple getting hitched. If they are older, they may regard “congratulations” in the dated view from yesteryear. So, if you want to avoid the mishap altogether, stick with “best wishes”.

Wedding Gift Messages

With that part out of the way, now it’s time for the fun stuff. Here are the messages to wish the happy couple many years of blissful marriage and even some thank you messages for wedding gifts you plan on sending, if you’re attending the whole ceremony.

Read, enjoy, use what you like…

If You Want to Take the Hopelessly Romantic Route…

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“Wishing you both health, happiness and prosperity for your future shared in love.”

“I am so blessed to be a part of this magical day with you two lovebirds.”

“Today marks the start of many new beginnings. May the journey take both of you beyond your expectations.”

“Take care of one another’s hearts.”

“I’m so blessed to witness this day because right from the start, I knew you two were made for each other.”

“Most people spend their entire lives trying to find someone to share it with. And you two did it!”

“There are no words to explain how happy I am that you two found each other and fell in love.”

“I can’t think of two more perfect people to get hitched than you two.”

“You two are the kind of people who make the rest of us believe in love, and know it’s real.”

“This day belongs to the both of you! But I’m so glad I’m here to be a part of the memories on this incredible day.”

“Here’s to the rest of your lives together in love.”

“Some say that ‘happily ever after’ is a myth, but you two have breathed life into that old saying.”

For Something a Bit Lighter, Like, Much Lighter…

“The wedding was so emotional that even the cake was in tiers!”

“Now you can never run away from your in-laws.”

“Marriage: where everything you once loved about that special someone now makes you want to press on their throat.”

“Don’t act like this wasn’t the most stressful day of your life. Go ahead, drink.”

“Congratulations! You’re no longer going to die alone.”

“Thanks for the free meal and show. I’ll be sure to leave a great review on TripAdvisor.”

“Now that you’re married, get ready for the awkward family parties you’re obligated to attend.”

“Be grateful you no longer have to take part in online dating.”

“They say that getting married is like going to acting school. May there be more comedy for you both than drama.”

“I would have got you a present but I was only invited to the evening reception.”

“Don’t you dare forget to have a beige buffet or you will live to regret this day.”

Learn From the Best: Meaningful Wedding Quotes…


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“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”


“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss

“A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.” ~ Anne Taylor Fleming

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” Dave Meurer

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”


“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

—Maya Angelou

“The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace.”

—Fawn Weaver

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” — Moulin Rouge

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ~ Nora Ephron


And if you’re on the receiving end of this list…

Wedding Thank You Quotes for Guests

“We would like to thank all our friends and family who joined us to share in this special celebration. Some of you have travelled so far just to be here so thank you so much for seeing us off on this new journey.”

“Because of you, we now have more amazing memories we’ll never forget, and that’s because of you were here on our wedding day. We’ll always treasure this moment and those, like you, who made this day possible.”

“Having you here makes us feel incredibly special. Your presence has enriched the entire day and eased the absence of our loved ones who have passed on. We know they are looking down on us today, happy to see us together.”

“Without the support, guidance and love you have shown us throughout our lives and with the planning leading up to this day, this would not have possible. Thank you for making this day special, each in your own way.”

“To our parents, we can never thank you enough for all that you have done to make this day exceeded all our wildest dreams. Thank you for being our support systems and guiding hand.”

“We would like to thank everyone who has had a hand in making this day possible. You came all this way for our wedding day and supplied us with laughter, tears and support that made this day even more special.”

“We are honored to have had you here with us on our wedding day. We can’t thank you enough for being there throughout our lives and especially our special day. It wouldn’t have been the same without you here.”

“Thank you to our family and friends. We are so happy we could share this special day with you, and we are truly blessed to be surrounded with so much love and support.”

“There are so many people who have helped make today a dream come true for us. We can barely put into words how grateful and blessed we are to all our family and friends who have had a hand in planning this special day with us. “