Wedding Blessings, Wishes

Wedding blessings and wishes are a way to celebrate the new couple’s commitment to each other.

These ideas and examples will help you create the perfect wedding message for your wedding card, wedding toast, or wedding reading.

Best wedding blessings and wishes

Discover beautiful expressions of support and well-wishes for the wedding couple to celebrate their joyous occasion.

Examples you can use

Here are some examples of wedding blessings and wishes. You’ll find them useful for:

  • Saying congratulations to the newlyweds
  • Sending a wedding card or gift to the bride and groom
  • Sending anniversary wishes to married couples
  • Sending your best wishes when you can’t be there
  • Toasting the new couple with heartfelt wishes and blessings
  • Including blessings in wedding readings

1.) “Wishing you a marriage as strong as your faith.”

2.) “Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.”

3.) “May your love grow like a beautiful tree, sending roots deep and branches high, with new beauty every season of your life together.

4.) “May you dare to dream dreams not yet dreamt.”

5.) “Wishing you joy, love and happiness on your wedding day as you begin your new life together.”

6.) “May you find constant reward and challenge as you pursue the ongoing adventure of learning who you are and where you want to go.”

7.) “When you two are knotted as one, both families and friends share in oneness of their marital union; may this marriage be a bridge to usher happiness, peace and prosperity.”

8.) “May you always have a special sense of your mission in life together, and may you never tire of the endless possibilities of exploring your shared existence.”

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Wedding card wishes

Feel free to copy and share these beautiful messages in your wedding greeting cards to family and friends.

1.) “Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness.”

2.) “Hoping all your dreams are fulfilled in your new life together!”

3.) “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day as you begin your new life together.”

4.) “Sending you prayers for unending love and happiness.”

5.) “So happy to celebrate this special day with you both!”

6.) “Wishing you the best today and always.”

7.) “Warmest wishes for a fun-filled future together.”

Wedding blessings for a card

8.) “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day, and as you begin your new life together.”

9.) “Wishing you and your spouse a lifetime of happiness!”

10.) “Nurture and care for your love from this day forward. It will then grow into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever known!”

11.) “Wishing you a glorious ceremony with an abundance of wonderful memories to follow!”

Short wedding card messages

12.) “Wishing you the best!”

13.) “Love is the greatest blessing.”

14.) “We are so very happy for you both!”

15.) “Best wishes for a long and happy future together.”

16.) “Wishing you a long and happy marriage.”

17.) “I wish you all the best as you embark on this wonderful union.”

18.) “May your marriage be blessed!”

19.) “Wishing you the best today, tomorrow and forever!”

20.) “Thank you for letting me share in this joyful day.”

21.) “Wishing you a wonderful life together.”

Wedding blessings and wishes for toasts

1.) “May the love you share today grow stronger as you grow old together.”

2.) “May all your dreams come true in your adventure together!”

3.) “As time passes may your love only grow beyond measure!”

4.) “Here’s to a long and happy married life!”

5.) “May the years ahead be filled with lasting joy.”

6.) “Wishing you well as you embark on this next chapter of life. Cheers!”

7.) “May today be the beginning of a long, happy life together.”

8.) “Cheers to a lifetime of happiness.”

9.) “May your marriage be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding.”

10.) “May the joy of your new home be filled with laughter, smiles, kisses, hugs, respect understanding and faithfulness. Happy wedlock to you both.”

More wedding toasts.

Wedding Blessings and Wishes

Wedding blessing quotes

11.) “May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.”
Robert A. Heinlein

12.) “Whoever accepts me, he or she shall be blessed, and shall bless me.”
Walt Whitman

13.) “To love at all is to be vulnerable.”
C. S. Lewis

14.) “May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.”
John O’Donohue

15.) “Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
Kahlil Gibran

Wedding congratulations messages

16.) “Congratulations to you both on your very special day! May your wedding be filled with special memories you can treasure forever!”

17.) “Congratulations! It means so much to be a part of your big day!”

18.) “Congratulations on the most important union of your life! May you two always find love and hope in the company of one another.”

19.) “Congratulations to you both for finding your life partners on this happy day.”

Wedding blessings about love

1.) “Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow.”

2.) “May the years ahead be filled with so much love.”

3.) “Today, our family grows by one new member and by so much love and happiness.”

4.) “May the love and happiness you feel today shine through the years.”

Heartfelt blessings

5.) “Lord bless this beautiful couple with love and hope we pray.
Keep alive forever more the vows they’ve pledged today.”

6.) “We’re so thrilled to celebrate this wonderful day with you both.”

7.) “May you bless their dreams and visions,
And keep them always safe.
May peace and joy be with them now
On this their wedding day.”

8.) “May your marriage bring you incredible joy and lasting happiness.”

Emotional wishes

9.) “Wishing you joy, love, and happiness on your wedding day and as you begin your new life together.”

10.) “May you each bring your best self to the other. May you each bring intelligence and commitment as well as faith to the task that is set before you. May you maintain enduring respect and trust. May all who follow your lives with interest and affection have cause often to rejoice, not only in your happiness, but also in your brave and generous living.”

Wedding wishes

Cultural wedding blessings

American Indian blessing

1.) “May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.”
Cherokee blessing

Hindu wedding blessings

2.) “May this couple be strong and complement one another.”
Hindu blessing

3.) “May this couple live in perfect harmony… true to their personal values and their joint promises.”
Hindu blessing

4.) “May this couple be blessed with prosperity and riches on all levels.”
Hindu blessing

5.) “May this couple be blessed with an abundance of resources and comforts, and be helpful to one another in all ways.”
Hindu blessing

6.) “May this couple be eternally happy.”
Hindu blessing

7.) “May this couple be blessed with a happy family life.”
Hindu blessing

Irish wedding blessings

8.) “May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.”
Irish blessing

9.) “May you live all the days of your life.”
Irish blessing

10.) “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been,
The foresight to know where you are going,
And the insight to know when you have gone too far.”
Irish blessing

11.) “May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows fade in the sunlight of love.
May God grant you always a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.”
Irish blessing

12.) “May good luck be with you wherever you go, and your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.”
Irish blessing

13.) “May you have a world of wishes at your command. God and his angels close to hand. Friends and family, their love impart, and Irish blessings in your heart.”
Irish blessing

14.) “May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rain fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
Irish blessing

Jewish wedding blessings

15.) “May all your hopes and dreams come true, and may the memory of this day become dearer with each passing year”
Jewish wedding blessing

16.) “Now you are bound one to the other
With a tie not easy to break.
Take the time of binding
Before the final vows are made
To learn what you need to know –
To grow in wisdom and love.
That your marriage will be strong
That your love will last
In this life and beyond.”
Jewish wedding blessing

17.) “A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.”
Jewish wedding blessing

18.) “Here’s to health and prosperity, To you and all your posterity. And them that doesn’t drink with sincerity, That they may be damned for all eternity!”
Jewish wedding blessing

Congratulations message to newlyweds

Wedding blessings message

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
Khalil Gibran

Religious wedding blessings

Traditional and religious wedding wishes and blessings can be found here.

1.) “God bless this marriage and may your love for each other continue to grow.”

2.) “May the One who brought you together bless your marriage, enrich your lives and deepen your love throughout the years.”

3.) “We are praying that God guides you in your new adventure. May God pour out blessings on you two.”

4.) “Rejoice in your love for each other! God bless you now and always.”

5.) “May God bless the two of you abundantly in love, joy, and happiness.”

6.) “May God bless, keep and guide you the rest of your lives. Happy Wedding Day!”

From Bible verses

7.) God has poured out His love into our hearts.
Romans 5:5

8.) May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.
1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

9.) Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Funny wedding blessings

Add a little humor to the celebration with a funny wish or toast to the wedding couple.

1.) “Our marriage advice: Love, honor and… scrub the toilet.”

2.) “Marriage: A relationship where one person is always right, and one person is the husband. Congratulations!”

3.) “Glad I got to break out my dance moves in honor of such a great couple. Lots of love to you both!”

4.) “This calls for congratulations, and probably champagne.”

5.) “Thanks for inviting us to eat and drink while you get married. Congrats!”

6.) “Thanks for the free drinks. Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!”

7.) “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”
George Carlin

8.) “You’re giving hope to all of the single people left in the office. Best wishes to you and your new spouse with your new life together.”

9.) “Today I realized that life is not fair for single people like me. Until now I had to buy you a gift only once a year on your birthday. Now I have two birthdays plus a wedding anniversary to buy gifts for.”

Wedding blessings poetry

1.) “What is a vow,
but an intention
spoken out before the world
so that the world, in hearing,
might take part
in aspirations
of the willing heart?
In our coming here today
to join and bless
the joy of your becoming wed,
may we enter in
the truth of the words you’ve said,
‘I do.'”
Maureen Tolman Flannery

2.) “May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
D. Simone

3.) “May these vows and this marriage
be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of
compassion,
a seal of happiness here and herafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a
good name,
an omen as welcome
as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.”
Rumi, This Marriage


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