Whether you're giving a practical wedding gift, a thoughtful keepsake or a gift of cash, include a greeting card to share your personal wishes to the newlywed couple. Wedding day greetings can be as long or as brief as you like, but they should always come from the heart. To write the best messages for a wedding greeting card, consider a few specific guidelines.
Your wedding day card should include a message of well wishes at the very least. If you want to include a religious-themed message, put i in the form of a traditional blessing. If not, provide more generic statements wishing the couple a good future together. Traditional sentiments may include a sentiment to the couple's health, a toast to their happiness and joy or a message welcoming the bride or groom into the family if you are a relative.
A wedding is a happy occasion, so your wedding card should put a smile on the newlywed's faces when they read it. Try injecting your greeting with some humor, including inside jokes you might share with the couple, or words of friendly advice to the new bride or groom on what not to do in the marriage. Humorous messages let your personality shine through; somewhere among the jokes, however, still take the time to congratulate the couple and offer your best wishes.
Use your greeting card message as a space to share a memory or story about the bride and groom. If you grew up together, talk about your days as children. If you watched the bride or groom grow up, mention how far they have come. You can even share personal stories from your own marriage to give the couple some advice on their new marriage. Address both the bride and groom in personal anecdotes, as their wedding is a time for them to share together.
If you have a hard time coming up with something to write in a wedding day card, let someone else do it for you. You can find countless quotes on love and marriage by everyone from Albert Einstein to Zsa Zsa Gabor, which you can use to sum up your thoughts if you have trouble finding your own words. Mention the source of the quote to avoid accidentally plagiarizing someone else's work.
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