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What to write in a Wedding Card

Everyone enjoys attending weddings, but deciding what to write in a wedding card can be a challenge! We can help. first, select a lovely and timeless wedding card from Leanin' Tree, then check out our useful guide on what to write in wedding cards, engagement cards, and wedding engagement cards!

Wedding Cards

What to say in a Wedding Card

The big day is right around the corner, and you've found the perfect card and gift for the bride and groom. Make sure you also have the right congratulatory message to include i your wedding card!

  • First, consider how well you know the couple. Are they close or casual friends, family, co-workers, or bosses? This will help determine the appropriate tone of voice to use in your message — more formal or familiar. When in doubt, err on the side of a more formal tone.

  • To begin, thank the couple for inviting you to be a part of their special day and for sharing such a significant moment with you. Recognizing the magnitude of such a special invitation is always appreciated.

  • After you've expressed your thanks, add a few personal thoughts to your note. Depending on how well you know the couple, this could be a memory, a religious or inspirational message, or a simple encouragement for the new road ahead. Be tactful and cautious with humor, as it can be misunderstood without the benefit of face to face interaction.

  • Finally, close your message by wishing the newlyweds the best as they embark on their journey together. Again, it's probably best to avoid jokes about the upcoming "perils of marriage." The newlyweds will be excited about their nuptials, and your card should only serve to reassure them and add to their excitement!

Examples of What to Say in a Wedding Card

  • Shannon and Ian, thank you so much for letting me join in your marriage festivities! The two of you have brought me so much joy over the years, and seeing you joined together only adds to the that joy. I wish you the best as you embark on this exciting journey together, and I can't wait to watch the two of you grow deeper in love. Congratulations!

  • Scarlett and Joe, a wedding is a special affair, and I am incredibly honored that you decided to share this magical day with me. the two of you have been a testament to what true love really is ever since you first danced together all those years ago. I wish you all the luck and love in the world! Congratulations.

  • Bill and Lisa, thank you so much for letting me take part in your special day. You both are truly a blessing to each other, and may God continue to smile on the two of you. Best of luck to you as you continue your incredible journey together!

Some Final Tips for Writing a Wedding Card

  • Always clearly write your name (so the couple won't have to struggle to determine who sent them the card!)

  • Address the newlyweds as a couple rather than individually. Unless the gift accompanying your card is primarily intended for one recipient, it is best practice to address both the bride and groom. Even if you don't know one of them very well, your gift is designed to benefit their new life together, and recognizing them both is most appropriate.

  • If you don't know the couple very well, you can always let the card do the talking! Sometimes a simple "congratulations" and/or "best wishes" is all you need to say inside a wedding card pre-printed with a meaningful and sincere message.

What to Write in an Engagement Card

Engagement cards can be a challenge to write because the couple is not yet married. and the wedding may not be in the near future. A good rule of thumb is to focus on your excitement about the upcoming wedding and your best wishes for their big day.

Examples of things to say in an Engagement Card

  • Michael & Ginny, words cannot express my joy over the news of your engagement! May you enjoy every second of your wedding planning, and may your wedding day be the beginning of a glorious life together. Congratulations!

  • Sarah and John, everyone knew the two of you were destined to spend your lives together, but still the news of your engagement brought me much joy! May your wedding preparations be as fun and exciting as your wedding day is sure to be. Congratulations!

  • Paul and Sue, congratulations on your engagement! I am so excited for the big day, and can't wait to see the two of you joined together as husband and wife. Best wishes on the wedding planning, and I'll try not to cry when i see you walk down the aisle!

What to Write in a Wedding Thank You Card

There are so many things to enjoy about a wedding event — but when the whirlwind of the reception and honeymoon winds down, it's time to write wedding thank you cards. This can be a daunting task, so below are some tips to help you prepare and stay organized!

How to Plan Ahead When Writing Wedding Thank You Cards

  • Prior to the wedding, save your invitees' names and addresses on a computer spreadsheet. Add another column beside each invitee's name to fill in with the gift you receive from them. this simple action will make it easy to send thank you notes down the road, and you won't have to remember who gave you which gift item!

  • Gifts often begin arriving ahead of the wedding. So make sure you have a supply of thank you cards on hand early on. A prompt response is always appreciated, and after the wedding, you'll be glad a few cards area already completed.

  • To make the task less overwhelming, set aside time each day after the wedding to write thank you cards. Wedding thank you cards should be sent and received within two months of the wedding. For gifts received before the wedding, a thank-you response should be sent within two weeks of the wedding.

  • Save time and effort by purchasing return address labels. Labels add a classy touch to your wedding thank you card.

What to Write in a Wedding Thank You Card

When writing a wedding gift thank you card, it is important to remember the gift was intended for both the bride and groom. So use words like "we" and "us" rather than "I" and "me" as you compose your message.

  • Begin by thanking gift givers for attending your wedding, and for their present. Unless the gift is money, briefly describe what you received. For example, "Thank you so much for the wonderful Automax Mixer" helps them recall what they gave you, and demonstrates you really appreciated their gift of choice.

  • Consider including thoughts about how you plan to use a specific gift. It is also nice to include a few specific memories from the wedding so the recipient continues to feel like a memorable part of your day.

  • Always sign the card from both of you, even if only one of you is actually signing the card.

Examples of What to Write in a Wedding Thank You Card

  • Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, thank you so much for joining us on our special day, and for the Silverton Silverware set you were so gracious to give to us. Though we know we can't cook as well as Mrs. Johnson, we look forward to using your lovely gift! Thank you again for sharing our wedding day with us.

  • Aunt Sherry, we were sorry to hear that you will not be able to attend our wedding, but thank you so much for the beautiful painting! Rob and I have been discussing how to decorate the wall by our dining table, and your gift is absolutely perfect. We look forward to you seeing it soon. thanks again!

  • Uncle Rich, thank you so much for blessing our wedding day with your presence. You were an absolute delight on the dance floor — I don't think anyone knew you had such talent! Thanks again for coming, it really meant a lot to the two of us, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Check out our selection of beautiful Note Cards Assortments or Wedding Thank You Cards, ideal for writing wedding thank yous!