Best Wedding Day Wishes for Every Couple

Story Amour
Written by Story Amour · Posted in Ideas Last Updated March 26, 2023 · minute read

In the world of weddings, everything is just that little bit extra and we love it! When a couple decides to tie the knot, it is traditional for their friends, family and guests to send their congratulations to the newlyweds. However, and for good reason, it’s not enough to just bob “Congrats” on a thank you card and be done with it. Oh no, when it comes to weddings, you need to go the extra mile. From witty anecdotes to Pulitzer potential poems, you need to bring your A-game and create the imaginative, thought provoking and downright BEST day wedding wishes.

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Best Wedding Day Wishes

In this article we will explore some of the best wedding day wishes for every couple. Whether you are looking for something heartfelt and personal, or favoring a hilarious joke ridden special, this article has them all.

To make things a little easier, we have provided a few quick links so you can jump ahead to the wedding day wishes best suited to your requirements.

What is a Wedding Wish?

Before we get into the top wedding wishes to send, let’s start by explaining what exactly is a wedding wish.

Wedding wishes are a congratulatory message you send to the soon-to-be-wed or newlywed couple. Generally speaking, it’s just a way to express your love while wishing the happy couple luck in their future lives together.

Most wedding wishes are sent via wedding cards either before, during or after the wedding day.

What to Include with Your Wedding Wish

While it might seem obvious, there is actually a certain format that we recommend using when sending your wishes to the couple. Follow the structure below to get 10/10 on your wedding wish rating.

Congratulations

The first place to start is by sending your congratulations to the joyous couple on their engagement. Display your happiness for their upcoming marriage and let them know how excited you are for their future together.

Personal Anecdote

You must include a personal anecdote to the couple. This is how you show that you are not just regurgitating generic wishes and you are actually taking your time to think about what you want to wish for the couple.

Try sharing a personal memory, an in-joke or a scenario that only they will understand. Trust us, this little extra touch will go a long way and the couple will love it.

Thanks to the Couple

Remember to thank the couple for inviting you to their special day. It means you are part of a select group of people they have asked to share their experience with. Thank them for the memories you have made together, the moments you have shared and the future experiences you can’t wait to be part of.

Words of Wisdom

If possible, try to offer a few words of wisdom. If you are married you can share some advice based on your relationship. If you are particularly old, sorry sorry, experienced! Maybe share some advice based on life. Whatever advice you provide, the couple are sure to appreciate it.

The Wedding Wish

Finally, and most importantly, include your wedding wish. Wish the couple luck and happiness in their marriage and for their future lives together.

The Best Wedding Day Wishes

No matter the circumstance, we’ve got you covered. From wedding wishes to your best friend, to your soon to be remarried parent. No matter who you are writing for, from funny to heartfelt, our list has it all.

Wedding wishes to a friend

Heartfelt, caring and personal anecdotes will always win out when composing wedding wishes to your friend. While you always congratulate them on their upcoming nuptials, you must also remember to say something meaningful. Showing how you feel can go a long way to making them feel a million dollars.

  • “I have no doubt that you and your spouse will build a magical life together. Congratulations on your wedding day, my dear friend, and best wishes for a happy future.”
  • “You and your spouse are a match made in heaven. Congratulations on your wedding day, my dear friend, and may your love continue to grow and flourish.”
  • “I can’t believe this day is finally here! Congratulations on your wedding day, my friend. I’m honored to stand by your side as you start this new chapter in your life.”
  • “Wishing you a wedding day filled with love, laughter, and joy. You deserve all the happiness in the world, my friend.”
  • “I’m so glad to be here to celebrate your wedding day with you. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy, and happiness together, my friend.”
  • “From the first time you told me about your now-spouse, I knew they were the one for you. Congratulations on your wedding day, my friend.”
  • “I have never seen you as happy as you are with your new spouse. I’m thrilled to see you both tie the knot and start this new journey together.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, my friend. May your love continue to grow and deepen with each passing year.”
  • “I’m so happy to be here to witness your wedding day. You and your spouse make such a beautiful couple, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both.”
  • “Congratulations on finding the one who makes your heart sing. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness together, my friend.”
  • “Your wedding day is a testament to the love and commitment you have for each other. Congratulations, my friend, on this special day.”
  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy, and laughter together. Congratulations on your wedding day, my friend.”
  • “Your wedding day is a celebration of your love, and I’m so glad to be a part of it. Congratulations, my friend, on this special day.”
  • “Congratulations to my dear friend on finding your perfect match! I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.”
  • “Your wedding day marks the start of a new journey together, and I couldn’t be happier for you both. Congratulations on finding your perfect match, my friend.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your soulmate and tying the knot! I’m so happy for you, my friend, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you both.”
  • “Seeing you and your spouse together, it’s clear that you were meant to be. Congratulations on your wedding day, my dear friend.”
  • “Your wedding day is a reflection of your love and commitment to each other. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and joy as you start this new journey together, my friend.”

Christian wedding wishes

Perhaps the newlyweds follow the Christian faith. If this is the case, it’s good to include a more religious element in your wedding wishes. If you want to include a reading from the bible, you can skip ahead to bible wedding wishes. However, if you want to write a wish that includes a Christian feel, here are some of our favorites.

  • “May God bless your union with abundant love, peace, and joy.”
  • “May your wedding day be just the beginning of a lifetime filled with God’s blessings.”
  • “May your marriage be a reflection of God’s perfect love.”
  • “May God’s love be the glue that binds your marriage together.”
  • “May your marriage be a testament to God’s love and grace.”
  • “May God’s grace guide your marriage and strengthen your love for each other.”
  • “May God’s love be the foundation of your marriage, and may it continue to grow stronger with each passing year.”
  • “May your marriage be blessed with joy, peace, and love, and may God be at the center of it all.”
  • “May God bless you both with a lifetime of love and happiness.”
  • “May God bless your union and fill your home with love and happiness.”
  • “May your marriage be a reflection of God’s perfect plan for your lives.”
  • “May your love for each other be as strong as your love for God.”
  • “May God’s presence be felt in every aspect of your marriage, from your vows to your daily life together.”

Formal wedding wishes

In some circumstances you may decide to write a wedding wish with a more formal feel. Perhaps the couple are having a particularly high-class wedding, or you are simply sending a card to your boss or another colleague where there isn’t a particularly strong friendship level relationship. These more formal options are a good idea to set the right tone.

  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and blissful moments together.”
  • “May your wedding day be the start of a beautiful journey together, filled with love, laughter, and endless happiness.”
  • “Congratulations on finding each other and on your wedding day! May your love for each other be strong and steadfast.”
  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure on your wedding day and always.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other grow stronger with each passing day.”
  • “Wishing you a beautiful wedding day and a marriage filled with joy and peace.”
  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness on your wedding day.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other be as pure and bright as the rings you exchange.”
  • “May your marriage be blessed with a lifetime of love, joy, and companionship.”
  • “May your wedding day be a testament to the beauty and power of love, and may your marriage be filled with happiness and joy.”
  • “May your wedding day be a reflection of your love and commitment to each other, and may your marriage be blessed with everlasting happiness.”
  • “May your wedding day be the start of a lifetime filled with love and happiness.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other be as beautiful and enduring as the ceremony you are celebrating.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other be a source of strength and inspiration throughout your lives together.”
  • “May your wedding day be the start of a wonderful journey filled with love, laughter, and adventure.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding! May your love for each other continue to blossom and grow.”
  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, joy, and happiness on your wedding day and always.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other continue to grow and flourish throughout the years.”

Funny Wedding Wishes

On the odd occasion, with the right couple, cracking a joke or making a humorous comment can be a great approach to writing wedding wishes. Bringing laughter and love to a couple on their wedding day can be really rewarding.

We tend to only recommend this approach if you are particularly close with the couple, at least close enough that you are regularly joking around in person.

  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other be as never-ending as your Netflix binge sessions.”
  • “Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning, all you need is two hearts and a diamond. But later on, you’ll wish you had a club and a spade.”
  • “Wishing you a marriage filled with all the love, joy, and happiness that Instagram filters can provide.”
  • “Marriage is a lot like a bank account. You only get out of it what you put into it. So, invest wisely!”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your marriage be filled with all the pizza and Netflix your hearts desire.”
  • “Marriage is a journey filled with ups and downs. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!”
  • “Congratulations on getting married! Now you can annoy each other for the rest of your lives.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! Remember, the key to a successful marriage is finding someone who can tolerate your weirdness.”
  • “Wishing you a marriage that’s as strong as your Wi-Fi signal.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your marriage be filled with more laughter than tears, more hugs than arguments, and more love than anything else.”
  • “Marriage is like a rollercoaster ride. There will be ups, downs, twists, and turns. But just enjoy the journey with your partner.”
  • “Wishing you a marriage that lasts longer than your favorite TV show.”

Wedding Wishes from the bible

Many couples choose to get married in a church, or hold a particularly strong faith. If so, sending your wedding wishes with references to the bible, will go a long way to adding the personal touch. There are countless occurrences in the bible that can be used to form a beautiful wedding wish for a couple. Below are a selection of our favorites.

  • “May your love for each other be characterized by compassion and kindness.” – Colossians 3:12-13
  • “May your love for each other be as strong and unbreakable as the covenant between Jonathan and David.” – 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20:16-17
  • “May your union be blessed with companionship and mutual support, as God blessed Adam and Eve.” – Genesis 2:18-25
  • “May your union be blessed with children, as God blessed Abraham and Sarah.” – Genesis 17:15-16; 21:1-3
  • “May your marriage be built upon the foundation of Christ, who is the rock of salvation.” – Matthew 7:24-27
  • “May your union be blessed with God’s guidance and direction.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
  • “May your marriage be a reflection of God’s faithfulness and steadfast love” – Lamentations 3:22-23
  • “May your love for each other be rooted in God’s love, which is perfect and unfailing.” – 1 John 4:7-12
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by generosity and hospitality” – Hebrews 13:1-2.
  • “May your love for each other be patient, kind, and selfless” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by forgiveness and grace, as Christ forgave us.” – Ephesians 4:32
  • “May your marriage be a reflection of God’s perfect plan for unity and oneness” – Mark 10:6-9
  • “May your love for each other be enduring and unshakable” – Song of Solomon 8:6-7
  • “May your marriage be a source of joy and companionship” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  • “May your marriage be a reflection of the sacrificial love that Christ showed for His church.” – Ephesians 5:25-33
  • “May your marriage be a testimony to God’s goodness and provision” – Psalm 34:8-10
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by humility, gentleness, and patience.” – Colossians 3:12-14
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by perseverance and endurance.” – Hebrews 12:1-2
  • “May your love for each other be grounded in the truth of God’s word, which is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.” – Psalm 119:105
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by joy and thanksgiving” – Philippians 4:4-7
  • “May your union be blessed with wisdom and discernment.” – James 3:17-18
  • “May your love for each other be selfless and sacrificial” – Philippians 2:3-4
  • “May the Lord bless your union and make it fruitful, just as He blessed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.” – Genesis 1:27-28
  • “May your marriage be blessed with prosperity, as God blessed Job after his trials.” – Job 42:10-17
  • “May your union be blessed with abundance and provision” – Psalm 128:1-4
  • “May your love for each other be characterized by humility and gentleness” – Ephesians 4:1-3
  • “May your union be blessed with peace and harmony” – Psalm 133:1-3

Wedding Wishes to a Colleague

When sending congratulations to a colleague, we completely understand that it can be a little unnerving knowing what to write. Remember to use a respectful tone, usually quite formal unless you are particularly close. We would suggest keeping it brief but also remembering to congratulate them while expressing your joy for their new lives together.

  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and good fortune. Congratulations on your wedding day and all the best for your future together!”
  • “May the love you share today grow stronger and deeper with each passing year. Congratulations on your wedding!”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together.”
  • “Wishing you both all the love and happiness in the world on your wedding day and always. Congratulations!”
  • “May your wedding day be the start of a wonderful journey filled with love, laughter, and adventure. Congratulations to you both!”
  • “Here’s to a lifetime of love, laughter, and happily ever after. Congratulations on your wedding day!”
  • “May your marriage be filled with love, joy, and laughter. Congratulations on your special day!”
  • “Wishing you both a beautiful wedding day and a happy and fulfilling marriage. Congratulations and best wishes!”
  • “May your love for each other continue to grow and thrive in the years ahead. Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding day!”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding! May your marriage be blessed with love, joy, and companionship for all the years to come.”

Heartfelt wedding wishes

If there is ever a time to go all out and tell the couple how you really feel, a wedding is that time. We get it, marriages are a really emotional experience and sometimes it’s hard to put into words how much the couple means to you and what you want to wish them in their future lives together. Below we have put together 18 wedding wishes that are a little gushy. Don’t be shy!

  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and wonderful adventures together.”
  • “May your marriage be filled with love, trust, and understanding for each other.”
  • “May your love story be as magical and beautiful as your wedding day.”
  • “Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and togetherness.”
  • “May your marriage be a source of happiness, comfort, and inspiration to each other and those around you.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your forever love, and may your love for each other continue to blossom.”
  • “May your love grow stronger with each passing day and your bond last a lifetime.”
  • “Wishing you a future filled with love, joy, and lots of shared dreams and goals.”
  • “May your marriage be a source of strength, comfort, and support for each other.”
  • “May your love for each other continue to grow and flourish with each passing year.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your soulmate and best friend in each other.”
  • “Congratulations on your special day, and may your love story be an inspiration to others.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, and may your love story be an eternal one that will stand the test of time.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, and may your marriage be a reflection of your love and commitment to each other.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your forever love and partner in life.”
  • “May your marriage be blessed with a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure.”
  • “May your marriage be filled with lots of laughter, joy, and love.”
  • “Wishing you both a journey filled with love, laughter, and lots of happy memories.”

Wedding wishes to a new family member

When welcoming a new member to the family you want to get it right. Setting the right tone is important, but not as important as letting them know how you feel and how much to hope their life is filled with good vibes.

Remember to congratulate them as you should in every wedding wish, but also remember to welcome, express how you feel and of course, let them know that you will always be there for them.

  • “As you begin your journey as a married couple, know that we are here to support and love you every step of the way.”
  • “We are so happy to have you join our family and can’t wait to celebrate all of life’s milestones together.”
  • “May your marriage be filled with the same love and joy that you both bring to our family.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your forever love and beginning this new chapter in your life.”
  • “Wishing you a lifetime of love, happiness, and cherished memories with your new spouse.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, and we look forward to making many happy memories with you.”
  • “May your marriage be blessed with love, friendship, and a lifetime of happiness together.”
  • “We are honored to have you join our family and can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll accomplish together.”
  • “Welcome to the family! We are excited to have you as our newest member.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! We are so happy to have you join our family.”
  • “May your marriage be filled with endless love, laughter, and adventure together.”
  • “Wishing you a lifetime of joy, understanding, and respect for each other.”
  • “Wishing you a lifetime of love and commitment to each other as you begin your journey as a married couple.”
  • “We’re thrilled to welcome you into our family and excited to see what the future holds for you both.”

Wedding wishes to a son/daughter

Probably one of the most important wedding wishes you will send. Welcoming your own children’s future spouse into the family, while wishing them luck on their future life together. It’s important to offer words of wisdom, while giving them advice on what they can expect as a newly married couple. Below are some of our favorite wedding wishes tailored to your son or daughter.

  • “It is with great joy that we watch you take this step together. May your wedding day be the start of a lifetime of love, happiness, and cherished moments.”
  • “We are so happy to see you both tie the knot. May your wedding day be just the beginning of a lifetime of love and happiness.”
  • “Congratulations on your marriage, dear son/daughter. May your love for each other grow stronger with each passing year and may you build a wonderful life together filled with joy and happiness.”
  • “To our beloved son/daughter and his/her new spouse, congratulations on your marriage. May you always find strength in each other and build a happy, loving home together.”
  • “It fills our hearts with joy to see you marry the love of your life. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.”
  • “To our beloved son/daughter and his new spouse, we offer our warmest congratulations. May your wedding day be a beautiful celebration of your love and the start of an incredible journey together.”
  • “As parents, we are overjoyed to see you take this step together. May your wedding day be a celebration of your love and commitment to each other.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other continue to grow and blossom in the years to come.”
  • “To our wonderful son/daughter and his/her beloved spouse, may your wedding day be the start of a beautiful journey together. We are so proud of you both and wish you all the happiness in the world.”
  • “Congratulations on your special day, son/daughter. May your marriage be filled with love, joy, and unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, son/daughter. We wish you and your beloved spouse a long, happy, and fulfilling life together.”
  • “We are thrilled to see you begin this new chapter in your lives. May your wedding day be the start of a beautiful and long-lasting marriage.”
  • “On this special day, we offer our warmest congratulations to you both. May your marriage be filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable memories.”
  • “We are honored to share in your wedding day and wish you both a lifetime of love, happiness, and adventure together.”
  • “To our wonderful son/daughter and his/her new spouse, congratulations on your marriage. May your love continue to grow and flourish in the years to come.”
  • “Congratulations on tying the knot, son/daughter. We are honored to witness your love and commitment to each other and wish you all the best for your future together.”
  • “On your wedding day, we offer our heartfelt congratulations to our dear son/daughter and his/her beloved spouse. May your union be blessed with love, harmony, and joy.”
  • “We couldn’t be happier for you both on this special day. May your love for each other continue to shine bright like a beacon and guide you through life’s journey together.”
  • “Today, we celebrate the union of our son/daughter and his/her new spouse. May your marriage be filled with love, laughter, and wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day, my dear son/daughter. May your love for each other continue to grow stronger with each passing day.”

Wedding wishes to your parents

Sometimes writing wedding wishes to your remarried parents can be a little delicate to navigate. As long as you display your elation, bless them and offer wishes of a joyous life together, you can’t go far wrong.

  • “I am so happy to see you both so in love and happy together. Wishing you a lifetime of love, joy, and wonderful memories.”
  • “May your wedding day be just the beginning of a lifetime of love and happiness. Congratulations to you both!”
  • “I am so grateful to have you both in my life. Wishing you a beautiful wedding day and a lifetime of love and happiness together.”
  • “Wishing you both a beautiful wedding day and a lifetime of love and togetherness.”
  • “Wishing you both all the best as you start this new journey together. May your love for each other continue to grow and flourish.”
  • “Congratulations on your marriage, and may your love story be as beautiful as the day you said “I do.”
  • “I am so proud of you both for finding love again. May your marriage be filled with all the love and happiness in the world.”
  • “I am so thrilled to welcome your new partner into our family. Wishing you both all the best on your special day and beyond.”
  • “Seeing you both so happy on your wedding day brings tears to my eyes. Congratulations, and may your love for each other only continue to deepen with time.”
  • “Wishing you both a beautiful wedding day and a lifetime of love and togetherness. Congratulations and all the best on this special day!”
  • “Congratulations on your wedding day! May your love for each other only grow stronger with each passing day.”
  • “As your child, I am so happy to see you both find love and happiness together. May your marriage be filled with joy and wonderful memories.”
  • “Your love for each other is an inspiration. May your marriage be filled with laughter, love, and adventure.”
  • “Congratulations on finding your soulmate! Wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter, and joy together.”
  • “May your love for each other be a shining example of what true love is all about. Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness together.”

Final Thoughts

To summarize, finding the right words to share with the couple on their wedding day can be quite challenging. However, provided you follow the recommended structure, and show how happy you are for the couple, you are sure to spread your delight with the couple.

If you can’t quite find your own words to express your feelings, our list of hundreds of the best wedding wishes is a great place to start. No matter the style of the message you are trying to convey, our list has you covered. From funny jokes to thoughtful feelings, our wedding wishes are perfectly bespoke to you and your relationship. Now get sending!