How to Word a Wedding Card


It can be difficult to express the joy felt at the marriage of a close friend or family member. By remembering to keep your message sincere and simple, you can craft a poignant and memorable wedding card. You can add special song lyrics or a romantic poem to make your card even more meaningful.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrap paper
  • Pen
  • Wedding card
  • Recall past memories you have of the couple such as how they met, their hobbies and special experiences you have shared with them. It is always best to make your card as personal as possible.

  • Jot down some notes on a piece of scrap paper about the couple, your relationship with them and how happy you are for them. Writing on scrap paper first is a good idea, as it allows you to test out different formats for your card without having to resort to scratching out misspelled words on the real card.

  • Search for a short poem, song lyric or inspirational phrase about love or marriage to help you express your happiness for the couple. Selections can come from anything from the Bible to Shakespeare or Emily Dickinson.

  • Ponder your wishes for the couple's future, then craft a statement that reflects your feelings. Examples include a wish for the couple to be able to dance on their grandchild's wedding day, or for years of happiness and prosperity.

  • Craft several sentences summing up your joy for the couple and expressing your best wishes for them. Close friends and family members should write several sentences, while acquaintances need only write a phrase or two.

  • Keep humor to a minimum. A wedding card should be sentimental and reflect the importance of the wedding day.

  • Make sure to mention both spouses, even if you are only close with one of them.

  • Write your message in the card, taking care to write in your most careful and precise handwriting to ensure that the couple can read your message.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not mention past relationships or spouses in a wedding card, as this is inappropriate and could offend the couple.
  • Send the card before or immediately following the wedding.

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