Weddings are a momentous occasion in any couple’s life. Any married couple will tell you that years down the road, what they will remember most is the well wishes and warm greetings they received that day. Sentimental couples may even keep the actual wedding cards and notes as keepsakes.
It’s not every day that your best mate marries his childhood sweetheart, so take the opportunity to send the happy couple a heartfelt message to commemorate this special occasion. If you’re struggling to put pen to paper, here are 5 few tips on what NOT to put that might help narrow things down:
- Don’t use a generic message
“Congratulations” and “Best wishes” are reserved for strangers and acquaintances. You’ve been invited to a couple’s wedding because you have a special role in their lives. They may have spent months planning this day, thinking about how to make the guests comfortable and how to show their appreciation to their loved ones. You can reciprocate their thoughtfulness by writing a unique wedding card that will reflect how you truly feel about them.
Try message along the lines of:
- “I’m glad you’ve finally found each other”
- “I/We are so happy to welcome [name] the family”
- “I/We feel so lucky to have witnessed your love for one another”
- “I/We wish you a long and happy life together”
- Don’t write anything negative or embarrassing about the couple
No matter how close you may be, rude wedding cards may get tossed into the bin. Resist the urge to make divorce jokes or bring up past experiences that the couple won’t fondly remember. If you’d like to, try to give a motivational quote or some lighthearted advice for a happy marriage.
- Don’t write a card when you’re in a hurry
Sometimes spontaneity might help, but for an important occasion like this, give yourself time to sit down and write. Reflect on your relationship with them and tell them how you will support them through their marriage. Let them know that your relationship means a lot to you and is worth more than a generic card.
- Don’t quote Shakespeare
Unless they (or you) are writing buffs, there’s no need to pull a poem that neither of you are familiar with or holds meaning to you. A sincere and original message will suffice but if you will quote, try instead some lines from a favourite song or movie that you and the couple share.
- Don’t forget to sign
Sign off your card with an appropriate closing. A couple will receive many wedding cards and notes before, during, and after their wedding, you won’t want your message to get lost.
You can try signing off with:
- Many blessings to the two of you,
- With love,
- Sending you my best wishes,
These days, due to the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, it may be highly possible that you won’t be able to attend the event in person. This means that sending a well-written card becomes all the more meaningful to the couple
Once you’re satisfied with your message, attach it to the gift you’ve picked out for them or simply present it to them in person. The day will likely be a hectic event and you may not have more than 5 minutes of conversation with the bride and groom. Wedding cards are a perfect way to make sure you let the couple know how much you love and wish them well.
If you’re looking for the perfect card in the UK to mark the occasion, choose from our selection of funny wedding cards that can bring a smile to any couples’ faces!