Finding the perfect words to express happiness on a couple’s wedding day is important. But more often than not, saying something that is genuine and heartfelt can be difficult. We help you realize your wishes for the couple.
Each one of us, at some point of time, has been in a situation where we find ourselves completely unsure of how to express our sentiments. Weddings are exactly such social situations. Whether you are a close friend attending your best pal’s wedding or an acquaintance of the bride/groom’s family, at some point you will meet the couple to congratulate them. This is when you want to convey your happiness for them without sounding coerced. Choosing the right words to communicate your sentiment is essential, and we help you do just that.
The best wishes are those that express your true sentiment and come straight from the heart. But there are some tiny but key things that you should consider before saying or writing down your wishes for the bridal couple.
Your relationship with the bride and/or groom is significant. This will ascertain how personal your wishes are.
Think about what you want the tone of your message to be. If you are older than the couple, you could give them advice. You could also choose to say something about love, romance, the institution of marriage, or even have an underlying funny tone.
If you want to make the wishes a little more personal and you do not know the couple well, observe them during the wedding and reception, and you will surely find something to say that will bring a smile to their faces.
If you are writing your wishes, be as clear as possible. Written communication can often be misunderstood and perceived as fake or forced.
In case you are using quotes to convey your wishes, add a complementary message to it so that the wishes are a little more personal.
Your wishes may be conveyed in person, written down in a card or recorded on tape. It is crucial that in any of these situations, your sentiments are conveyed with complete genuineness. Here are some examples of what you could choose to say.
What You may Say
Congratulations to both of you! Hope you have a happily married life.
We wish you a world of happiness on your wedding day. May your married life be everything that you imagined and more.
Congratulations to a gorgeous couple. Wish you all the happiness as you start this beautiful journey together.
May you always feel as close as you do this day. May your lives be graced with good health. May you always find happiness in your home, and may it be a refuge from the storms of life. May your love grow ever stronger as you share your lives together, and may your future be even more wonderful than you dreamed possible.
I wish that your love grows day after day and year after year. Congratulations on your wedding!
Congratulations! God bless you today and for the rest of your married lives.
He is the half part of a blessed man
Left to be finished by such as she:
And she a fair divided excellence
Whose fullness of perfection lies in him. – William Shakespeare
You are truly lucky to have found each other. Congratulations! I wish you so much happiness.
I have always had this feeling that you were meant for each other. I’m so glad to see you guys together. Congratulations! I hope you remain this happy for the rest of your lives.
Congratulations! It’s your day and I wish you have all the happiness and joy in the world.
We hope, with all our heart, that your marriage is more beautiful than your wedding has been today.
What You may Write
Congratulations and warm wishes to both of you on your wedding day.
My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now, you will look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least.
May your lives be a great adventure. May your battles be fought together, side by side and let there be joy and abundance.
Wishing you love… love in the joys of your wedding today, love in your marriage, each step of the way… love in the big things and love in the small, love in all life brings – and love above all. Congratulations!.
A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness. – Dean Stanley
Happy and thrice happy are those who enjoy an uninterrupted union, and whose love, unbroken by any sour complaints, shall not dissolve until the last day of their existence. – Horace
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
May every day that you spend together in your new life, hold a wonderful surprise for you. Congratulations on your wedding!
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined… to strengthen each other… to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories. – George Eliot
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that. – Michael Leunig
If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so. – Maxwell Anderson
Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it. – Friedrich Nietzsche
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. – George Sand
Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity. – Kahlil Gibran
Two souls and one thought, two hearts and one pulse. – Halen
A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. – Joseph Addison
A wedding is a start of togetherness… of walks in the rain, basking in the sunshine, shared meals, caring for one another and sensing the love that a marriage carries. – Unknown
The wishes given here are just some simple yet elegant examples of what you could say to a newlywed couple. It is important that your congratulatory message is heartfelt. Your wishes for them are, after all, going to stay with them for a lifetime.