99+ Wedding Wishes & Sayings for The Special Day

by Yvette in — Updated February 9, 2024 — Reading Time: 9 minutes

While every other aspect of the big day is important, words are the most important. You say them in your invitation, at the altar, during the speeches, and when mingling with your guests.

For this reason, it’s important to choose the right words to use during your special day.

However, finding the right wedding phrases can be a bit challenging. With thousands of phrases, where do you begin choosing the ones to use? The process doesn’t have to be daunting.

With some help, you can choose the perfect wedding sayings that will melt everyone’s heart.

This article shares a comprehensive list of marriage phrases for wedding ceremonies. And if you are a guest at a loved one’s wedding, you can also find phrases below to celebrate their union.

You can use these wedding card messages to plan your wedding or share your wishes.

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Key Takeaway

  • There are many options for wedding wishes and phrases to use in invitations, ceremonies, speeches, and when mingling with guests. Categories include romantic, religious, funny, and more.
  • Quotes and sayings can come from famous literature and poems, biblical verses, or lighthearted one-liners. Pick words that fit the couple’s relationship and wedding style.
  • Phrases used at weddings aim to express love, commitment, celebration, and happiness for the couple starting their new journey together.
  • Whether you are the bride, groom, family member, or guest, select wedding phrases and wishes that feel genuine, personal, and capture the joyous spirit of the occasion.

Wedding Sayings for Every Moment

1. We are tying the knot, let the planning begin!

2. Hooray, It’s Today!

3. May the years ahead be full of love and joy.

4. I have found the one whom my soul loves. Together, we can be a happy couple.

5. Pick a seat, not a side. We are all family once the knot is tied.

6. Eat, Drink, and be Married!

7. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

8. Vows Here- Dancing There- Love Everywhere.

9. Wedding bells are coming, and marriage bliss will be your life.

10. You can find your seat here, but your place is on the dance floor.

11. May your love grow stronger each and every passing year.

12. Come as you are, stay as long as you can. We are all family here, so no seating plan.

13. At the reception you can have your cake and eat it too.

14. Till death do us party.

15. Thank you for letting us share your special day. We wish you all the happiness in the world.

16. Friends of the bride and friends of the groom, please sit together. There is plenty of room.

17. I take your hand, now and forever.

18. The hangover only lasts a day, but the memories last a lifetime.

19. Here’s to a long, happy life with the one you love. Wishing you the very best.

20. Happily ever after starts now! And for on the way out of the ceremony- and the story begins.

21. A cake topper is the cherry on top of my wedding cake.

22. Alcohol, because no great story has ever started with someone eating a salad.

23. Wishing you happiness, love and joy on your wedding day.

24. Please turn off your cell phones. SHE means it!

25. I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever we come to, we will open it together- A.R Asher

26. The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind- Humphrey Bogart

27. Today is the beginning of your next chapter. It’s a joy to celebrate your love.

28. Here comes the love of your life.

29. in all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine- Maya Angelou

30. Welcome to our best day ever.

31. Here is to a long and happy marriage.

32. Hey (groom’s name), here comes your bride!

33. The father of the bride will be string, loving, and protective of his little girl.

34. Yay, you made it.

35. I’m seeing a fun filled life in your future. Congratulations!

36. Sit for the Shenanigans.

37. Love is patient, love is kind, love bears all things and makes them great.

38. How sweet it is to share this unconditional love with you.

39. So honoured to spend this happy occasion with you and your family.

40. If your name is not there, it means you are crashing your wedding. You better be funny!

41. You belong to me, and I belong to you because we belong together.

42. All you need is love and cake.

43. Start your next chapter in style- with this little something! (Attached to a gift)

44. Mix, mingle, move your feet and enjoy the evening with no assigned seats.

45. I love you and I love everything about you.

46. You are the glaze to my doughnut.

47. Today is just the beginning of the fun. Looking forward to celebrating this season with you.

48. F.or a basket of flip flops near the dance floor) If your feet get tired and sore, slip these on and dance some more.

49. To have and to hold, forever and ever.

50. A party without a cake is just a meeting

51. Grab a prop and strike a pose.

52. Two hearts joined in matrimony.

53. Oh Snap! (follow it with a wedding hashtag and directions that share the photo online.)

54. Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

55. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride until now.

56. For richer or poorer, for better or worse.

57. Give us your best blue steel.

58. If you shoot it, share it.

59. Cheers to love, laughter, and happily ever after.

60. I want to grow old with you by my side every day until we depart this world.

61. Trust me, you can dance- Vodka

62. A match made in heaven.

63. Let’s make remembering tonight a whole lot easier later.

64. Time to drink champagne and dance on the tables.

65. What happens at the wedding stays at the wedding.

66. Follow the call of the Disco Ball.

67. Where there is love, there is life.

68. Some people are worth melting for.

69. The best things in life are not things.

70. Once in a while, love gives us a fairy tale.

71. Shut up and dance.

72. A stranger in life is a neighbor on the dancefloor.

73. A little party never killed anybody.

74. Is it time to dance yet?

75. Shake what your mama gave you.

76. Our wedding has an open bar. But please proceed with caution. It is also being heavily photographed. So, all drunken shenanigans will be well-documented and thoroughly mocked for years to come.

77. All you need is love…and a dessert!

78. Love is sweet, so take a treat!

79. Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives you a fairytale.

80. I choose this day and every day.

81. Every love story is beautiful, but yours and mine are my favorite.

82. You had me at Merlot.

83. Gimme some sugar.

84. Eat more hole foods (for a doughnut bar).

85. Love like hell yeah.

86. Love is friendship set to music.

87. Oh darling, let’s be adventurers.

88. As your maid of honor, I am thankful for this honor, and I hope I have given you everything you needed from me.

89. To the moon and back.

90. I love her, and that is the beginning and end of everything- F. Scott Fitzgerald

91. May our union be filled with love and thankfulness now and forever.

92. Today I marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.

93. There is no better place for you to be because together is a wonderful place to be.

94. First comes love, second comes marriage and what happens after that, we are hoping God will bless you with many little toes running around!

95. This union is a match made in heaven. Congratulations on sticking together for so long!

96. May there not be a fight that can’t be fixed with a roll in the hay!

97. We live in marital bliss and are incredibly happy!

98. A marriage made in heaven for the earth.

99. We have decided on forever.

Romantic Wedding Quotes You Can Use

Since a marriage is a special occasion, you should find words that describe how you feel and be genuine. If you have no idea what to say, you can always borrow romantic quotes from famous writers.

These can be useful during the exchange of rings or wedding toast. Here are ten quotes to include on this day that you are starting a new life:

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1. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”

2. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you directly, without problems or pride. I love you like this because I don’t know any other way to love, except this form in which I am not nor are you, so close that your hand upon my chest is mine, so close that your eyes close with my dreams- Pablo Neruda from the One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII

3. I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me, is your doing my darling,” E. E. Cummings, I Carry Your Heart With me.

4. You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones- Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising

5. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth is unknown, although his height be taken.” — William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116″

6. Unto us all our days are love’s anniversaries, each one in turn hath ripen’d something of our happiness.” -Robert Bridges

7. She is the only evidence of God I have seen with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do my laundry.” -Kirby, St. Elmo’s Fire

8. You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed. Forever.” -Jamie, Love and Other Drugs

9. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” -Katharine Hepburn

10. You must have known that I was lonely because you came to my rescue, and I know that this must be heaven. How could so much love be inside of you?” -Stevie Wonder, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”

Religious Wedding Best Wishes

If the ones getting married are having a religious wedding ceremony, nothing will inspire them more than bible-inspired messages. The perfect way to start their marriage would be in the presence of the Lord God, surrounded by their loved ones.

For such couples, biblical phrases are personal and appropriate. Here are ten wishes from the bible

1. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us–1 John 4:12

2. Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you–Ephesians 4:32

3. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs–1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart–Proverbs 3:3

5. I have found the one whom my soul loves.” –Song of Soloman 3:4

6. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love –1 Corinthians 13:13

7. Serve one another through love –Galatians 5:13

8. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves –Romans 12:10

9. And above all things, have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins- 1 peter 4:8

10. Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them- collosians 3:18-19

Funny Wedding Wishes

Don’t reserve your jokes only for rehearsal dinner and the wedding toast. You can also share them at the weddings. There are many emotions surrounding the nuptial ceremonies.

Joy, commitment, laughter, anticipation, etc., sharing a funny wedding message can be the perfect way to lighten the mood among your wedding guests and everyone in attendance. Some funny wedding sayings include:

1. Congratulations, now you only get to annoy one person for the rest of your life.

2. Once you figure out the secret to a happy long marriage, be kind enough to share?

3. Did I win in life? Yes, because I got to marry you!

4. We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” —Justin Timberlake

5. Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.” —George Bernard Shaw

6. I married you because I loved you. But we can’t ignore the obvious benefit of having someone to find my glasses.

7. My biggest achievement is that I have been able to persuade this little girl to marry me.

8. Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family.” —Chelsea Handler

9. We must be on something because we have stayed in love for more than two years.

10. I cannot wait to share my bed with you and argue about who snores.


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Whether you’re the bride, groom, or guest, words matter a lot at weddings. This collection offers a variety of wishes and sayings, from romantic quotes to religious blessings to funny messages, catering to different tastes.

These words aim to express joy, commitment, and celebration. They’re meant to create lasting memories and bring happiness to couples as they start their journey together.

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