Fete the lovebirds in your life with wedding cards from PAPYRUS. Choose from a variety of intricate designs embellished and adorned with elegant touches—laser-cut cardstock, pearls, gold foil-stamped cards—all to celebrate the union of two people coming together in marriage.

But don’t let the card be the only showstopper. You’ll also want to make sure your handwritten sentiments adequately convey your best wishes. Need some inspiration? PAPYRUS can help you figure out what to write in a wedding card.

Express Best Wishes or Congratulations

Be sincere, play on sentimentality, and let the bride and groom, the groom and groom, or the bride and bride know that you’ll be there to cheer them on, in person or in spirit.

And etiquette sticklers, rest easy. In the past, “best wishes” were reserved for the bride while “congratulations” was the correct sentiment for the groom. Historically, the groom was congratulated on getting the woman to accept his proposal.

But times have changed and rules have relaxed (though you still shouldn’t wear all white to the wedding unless explicitly told to do so!).

So relax! Wish either party in the couple congratulations, though if in doubt, you can’t go wrong with “best wishes.”

What to say in a wedding card:

  • "Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness."
  • "Here’s to a long, happy marriage."
  • "Best wishes on your life together."
  • "Here’s to many adventures in your future and lots of laughter."
  • "Congratulations and best wishes on your wedding day and every day beyond."

Personalize the Wedding Card

Assuming you at least know a bit about the couple whose wedding you’re attending, throw in some personal details to make your card stand out. Play on your history of friendship, add in a family anecdote, or reference a longstanding joke.

What to say:

  • "From childhood playmates to adult best friends, wishing both of you a lifetime of happiness."
  • "We’re so happy to have you as part of our family, and are thrilled that BRIDE or GROOM is joining us as well."
  • "May your marriage be as long as the days we spent at summer camp—just as full of fun and laughter (and hopefully with fewer mosquitoes)."
  • "I’m so glad we’ve gotten to work together these past few years, and I wish you all the best on your marriage."

Add a Religious Element

A religious or spiritual sentiment is appropriate for some couples. Whether a prayer or a Bible verse, unless you know the pair well, stick to something generic.

What to say:

  • "May God grant you many blessings in your new life together."
  • "Sending you love and prayers in your union."
  • "Mazel Tov on your wedding."
  • "You are truly blessed to have found one another."

Communicate Your Excitement

Is the bride your lifelong friend? Or is the groom your high school teammate? Let them know they can count on you to support their choice of spouse by expressing your enthusiasm.

What to say:

  • "We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you into this family."
  • "I can’t wait to dance at your wedding!"
  • "I’m delighted you two found each other."
  • "GROOM is so lucky he found his perfect match in you."
  • "Thanks for letting us share your special day!"