At the core of any wedding ceremony is love, regardless of the couple tying the knot. Though an LGBTQ+ wedding card may look virtually identical to that of a card addressed to a straight, cisgender couple, it’s important to take note of your wording and how you can skew your support the right way. Wedding cards should never be political but addressing an LGBTQ+ couple incorrectly can be a little tricky. Whether you prefer to write a simpler card or enjoy being grand, here are a few pitfalls to avoid and tips for writing the perfect LGBTQ+ wedding card.
Congratulations and Wishes
Keeping things short and simple is more often than not a foolproof way to celebrate a new marriage. One thing to take note of is whether you’re using the correct gendered names and nouns. The easiest way to get these right is to consult with the couple’s family. If you can’t reach out to them and aren’t sure about your pronouns, it’s always safe to craft a gender-neutral message.
- Congratulations and best wishes to the partners for life!
- Congratulations to the newlywed spouses!
- Cheers to the soon-to-be-married, most wonderful couple!
In any occasion, you can’t go wrong with a compliment! No matter how much they deny it, couples love hearing about how great they look together and how they’re more than meant to be. Much like we mentioned regarding a basic congratulatory greeting, incorporating the pronoun “you” into your card is a safe and gender-neutral option.
In place of “husband” or “wife” you can opt to use the words “spouse” or “partner.” Similarly, you can refer to the couple as celebrants or replace “Mr.” and “Mrs.” with “Mx.”
- Hoping your wedding is just as stunning as you two are!
- and Mx. has an excellent ring to it!
- To two remarkable people and one incredible couple, congratulations!
- The love between two beautiful partners like you is surely meant to last!
Pride and Support
When an LGBTQ+ couple marries, they aren’t just celebrating their union—they’re also celebrating the hard-earned right to marry at all. That being said, a pride-centred message isn’t necessary. Simply celebrating love is already expressing support for LGBTQ+ couples.
- Standing proud with the two of you who are about to embark on the journey of a lifetime!
- We love and support you and are excited to celebrate your marriage!
- We’re incredibly proud of the joyous, fun-loving, made-for-each-other couple!
- We know the journey it took to get here and we couldn’t be more excited for you two to finally come together!
LGBTQ+ couples don’t want to be treated any differently from straight or cisgender couples. However, taking a moment to celebrate their right to marry can be incredibly meaningful to them. Remember, your wedding card doesn’t have to be extravagant. Letting them know they’re loved and celebrated is usually enough.
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