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110 Wedding Anniversary Wishes for Every Occasion

From wedding anniversary quotes to funny wedding anniversary wishes, here are our favourite ways to wish your partner or friends a very happy wedding anniversary!

Wedding anniversary card with the definition of love written on it
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Wedding anniversary card with the definition of love written on it
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When it comes to sending a wedding anniversary card and writing wedding anniversary wishes, getting the message right is key. Whether you’re writing an anniversary message to your partner, friends, parents or siblings, there are a number of different wedding anniversary wishes to choose from. 

If you and your partner, or the couple you’re writing an anniversary card for, are banterful jokers, you’ll love our funny wedding anniversary messages. If you’re wondering what to write in an anniversary card for someone celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary - we’ve also got you covered. 

Wedding anniversary cards aren’t always easy to write. There are times when you have to write an anniversary card to a couple who are facing difficult circumstances. Whether it’s family troubles or relationship ones, we have some of the most sensitive-yet-thoughtful wedding anniversary wishes for couple friends facing the trickiest of situations. 

Whatever the occasion, be it a couple celebrating one year together or 75 years of marriage, our happy wedding anniversary wishes and wedding anniversary card messages have something to suit every kind of couple and occasion. 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card: 110 Wedding Anniversary Wishes 

Not only does our guide help you with what to write in an anniversary card, it also has writing tips for each type of wedding anniversary.

From writing a romantic anniversary message to your partner, to writing a generic wedding anniversary note to someone you don’t know so well, our ideas and advice will have you sealing that envelope in no time, even when writing wedding anniversary wishes for couple friends who have had a tough time of it all. 

Simple Wedding Anniversary Wishes

a simple wedding anniversary wishes quote which says: Wishing you both  all the love and happiness on your anniversary.

1. Happy anniversary to you both. We always knew the two of you had something special.

2. Enjoy your anniversary, you have so many more to come. 

3. Another year married = another year to celebrate.

4. Wishing you both all the love and happiness on your anniversary.

5. Have a wonderful anniversary and enjoy every moment. 

6. Congratulations on [XX] years together - here’s to many more. 

7. Can’t believe it’s been [XX] years already! Happy anniversary to you both.

8. We’re raising a toast to [XX] years since the world’s best wedding.

9. Enjoy looking back on all of your special memories together.

10. It only feels like yesterday we were celebrating at your wedding!

Writing Tips for Simple Wedding Anniversary Wishes

If you’re looking to write simpler happy wedding anniversary wishes in a card, the most important thing is to wish the couple a lovely day. Be sure to reference their anniversary and if you’re stuck for things to say, you can always make a note of how many years they have together.

Another lovely thing to write in an anniversary card is a well-wish for all of the future anniversaries the couple have to look forward to. 

Funny Messages to Write in an Anniversary Card to Your Partner

a funny wedding anniversary wishes quote which says: I love you more and more  each day…except yesterday.  You were really annoying yesterday.

11. Happy anniversary [insert wrong name]. 

12. Happy anniversary from the best thing that ever happened to you. 

13. Happy anniversary to my favourite [husband/wife/partner] so far. 

14. Happy anniversary to my love. P.S It’s your turn to do the washing up.

15. I love you so much I might even let you choose what we watch tonight… or not!

16. Let’s celebrate the day you finally realised you’ll never find anyone better than me.

17. Annoying you every day for the last [XX] years is my favourite thing to do and I can’t wait to carry on doing it for the rest of our lives. 

18. I love everything about you - even your morning breath, smelly feet, loud snores, terrible taste in music and the 500 alarms you set every morning. 

19. Marriage is a relationship where one person is always right, and the other person is you. 

20. I love you more and more each day…except yesterday - you were really annoying yesterday.

21. Happy anniversary baby. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life money with you!

22. Happy [XX] years. It’s remarkable how long we’ve managed to tolerate each other for. 

23. The Davide to my Ekin-Su, you’re 100% my type on paper!

24. I know I really love you, because despite how much I want to kill you sometimes, I can’t because I’d miss you too much!

Writing Tips for Funny Wedding Anniversary Wishes

If you and your partner have that kind of banterful relationship, a funny wedding anniversary message is a great way to pay homage to that. You know your partner better than anyone else, so think about the things you often laugh about. Is there an insider joke or quote you always say to each other or a particular show you constantly reference?

One thing to remember is to keep it light. Whilst funny wedding anniversary quotes are great for a laugh, you want to ensure the joke isn’t taken too far. We’d always steer away from any particular insecurities or sensitive subjects. Though you may find it hilarious, there’s a chance your partner won't and no one wants to start an argument on their anniversary.

Romantic Wedding Anniversary Messages to Write in a Card 

a romantic wedding anniversary wishes quote which reads: Our marriage makes the  ones in the films look boring.  I love our story, I love our life  and I truly love you.

25. Marrying you was the best decision I could have ever made. You make me better in every way possible. 

26. I’ve fallen in love so many times in my life, each one has been with you.

27. I love doing life with you. I love making memories with you. I love who I am around you. And I love that you love me too. 

28. I am so lucky you chose me, and I’ll never regret choosing you. 

29. I still can’t believe I get to call you my [husband/wife/partner]. I am the luckiest person alive.

30. I never understood when people would want to spend all of their time with just one person - but now I get it, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

31. I don’t know what I’d do without you, and I hope I never have to find out.

32. It’s been a tough year, but our love is tougher. Here’s to [XX] years of being a team and sticking together. 

33. Our marriage makes the ones in the films look boring. I love our story, I love our life and I truly love you. 

34. Even forever with you wouldn’t be long enough. 

35. Wherever you are, is where I feel at home. You have changed my life in all the best ways and I’m so grateful to have you by my side. 

36. Loved you yesterday, love you still, I’ll love you tomorrow and I always will.

Writing Tips for Romantic Wedding Anniversary Wishes

If looking for something romantic to write in a wedding anniversary card, speaking from the heart is always a great place to start. A message as simple as telling your partner how much they mean to you or how much you love them can make all the difference.

If you want to add a little bit extra, think back to the last year of your relationship - is there anything significant that’s happened that makes you even more proud of your partner or grateful for them.

It could be you’ve welcomed your first child or they got a promotion at work - milestones like these from the last year of your marriage are always a nice thing to reference as you look back on another great year together. 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card for Milestone Anniversaries

a milestone wedding anniversary wishes quote which says: Our marriage certificate may say [XX] years, but our love is set to last a lifetime.

37. [XX] years of marriage - how have you made it look *so* easy?

38. [XX] years down, only forever to go!

39. Congratulations on having each other’s backs and being a dream team for a whole [XX] years.

40. Who would have thought [XX] years ago that we’d be celebrating your [XX] wedding anniversary? Me…I did! (Or if you want to have a joke, you can end it with “I certainly didn’t!”)

41. For better or worse, you two are in it for the long haul! Congratulations on [XX] years.

42. Enjoy all of your new [gold] gifts and happy [50th] wedding anniversary.

43. After [XX] years of marriage, you have so much to show. A family, amazing friends and a whole lot of memories.

44. Love, laughter and a whole load of stories. Happy [XX] wedding anniversary.

45. You two are no short of an inspiration to us all on what an amazing marriage looks like. Have a wonderful [XX] wedding anniversary. 

46. [XX] years of marriage is a testament to your love and devotion to one another. 

47. Life is easy when you’re married to your best friend. Happy [XX] years together.

48. Congratulations! You’ve survived [XX] years together - I’m not sure how - but somehow you’ve done it…

49. Your marriage certificate may say [XX] years, but your love is set to last a lifetime. 

50. You’ve been married longer than [enter celebrities name] has been alive. Feel old yet?

51. You’ve been married longer than [enter TV show name] has been on air. Feel old yet?

Writing Tips for Milestone Wedding Anniversary Wishes

Traditionally, the below anniversaries are considered to be milestones widely celebrated: First, fifth, 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th and 70th. However, the longer a couple has been married, the more significant the anniversary can feel.

Our wedding anniversary guide explains what each year of marriage is signified by so you can tailor the message and gift to the specific year a couple are celebrating. 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card to Friends

a wedding anniversary wishes for friends quote which reads: To one of our favourite  couples to be around, here’s  to plenty more double dates  and memories made.

52. You make this marriage thing look easy!

53. You’ve made it another year! Cheers to that.

54. Falling in love is easy - staying in love is the real challenge. Congratulations on another year together.

55. You’re both weird - and that’s why it works! Congratulations on being perfect for each other.

56. Cheers to the ‘couple goals’ in our group!

57. I’m so excited I get to third-wheel you for another whole year!

58. To two of my favourite people on this Earth - happy anniversary to you both.

59. To one of our favourite couples to be around, here’s to plenty more double dates and memories made. 

60. No marriage is perfect, but if any couple come close, it’s you guys. 

61. Are you marathon runners? Because your love goes the distance!

62. I’m so excited that two of the coolest people I know are celebrating another anniversary.

63. We’re so glad we have you in our lives, and we’re so happy you’re celebrating such a milestone anniversary.

64. Everyone talks about lasting love, but no one does it better than you two.

Writing Tips for Wedding Anniversary Wishes to Friends

Deciding what to write in a wedding anniversary card for friends is going to depend a lot on how long you have known the couple and how close your relationship to them is. If you are really good, long term friends, it’s always nice to include an inside joke or story you have of the couple together.

When it comes to writing wedding anniversary wishes for a best friend, adding personal stories really helps. However, if you aren't as close, and are writing wedding anniversary wishes for a friend who is new, a more generic happy wedding anniversary wish is absolutely fine. 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card to Family Members

a wedding anniversary wishes quote for family members which reads: Thanks for putting the  pressure on me. You’ve set the bar *so* high for marriage I don’t know how I’ll ever compete.

65. We’re so lucky to have [parents/grandparents/siblings] like you to show us what a great marriage looks like.

66. Everyday we see how happy you make each other. That’s what they call true love!

67. Through the bickers and laughs, our family wouldn’t be the same without you crazy pair.

68. You’re both bonkers - but that’s why we love you.

69. It takes some people a lifetime to find ‘the one’, but with you two, we know it was right from the very start. 

70. Thanks for putting the pressure on me. You’ve set the bar *so* high for marriage I don’t know how I’ll ever compete. 

71. It’s hard to believe that the little [brother/sister/niece etc] who followed me around for all those years has now been married for [XX] years.

72. It seems like only yesterday we watched you come home after your first date and now look at you guys. 

73. We love you both separately for so many reasons, but together, you are unstoppable!

74. Thank you for staying married and giving me the best [sister/brother in law, step mum/dad] I could have ever dreamed of.

75. You can’t choose your family, but you can choose who you marry and I’m so glad my [dad, mum, brother, sister] chose you. Here’s to always having this amazing couple in our lives.

Writing Tips for Wedding Anniversary Wishes to Family Members

Whether it’s your parents, sibling, an auntie or nephew, writing a wedding anniversary card to a member of your family should always include some sort of sentiment. Whether it’s a joke about when the pair first met, or a comment about how inspiring they are as a couple - writing cards to family requires that added bit of thought.

Note that when you’re writing wedding anniversary cards to a family member and someone they married, as opposed to your parents, it’s important to ensure both people are referenced in the card, not just the one you’re related to by blood. 

What to Write in an Anniversary Card for Difficult Circumstances

a wedding anniversary wishes quote for difficult circumstances which reads: No one has lived ‘for better  and for worse’ like you guys have.  Wishing you a year full of ‘better’ instead of ‘worse’.

76. Marriage isn’t just about the highs, it’s about sticking together through the lows too and you can definitely celebrate that today. 

77. Real life sucks, but your wedding anniversary doesn’t have to! Today is about you guys so don’t let anything get you down. 

78. Life is tough, but you two are way tougher. Always thinking of you.

79. If there’s anyone who can weather this storm it’s you guys. Proving how strong marriages can be, have an amazing anniversary. 

80. Love is a battlefield and you two just keep on winning.

81. Life really threw its worst at you this year. Proving that ‘in sickness and in health’ is a vow worth keeping, know you’re always in our thoughts.

82. No one’s marriage is perfect, nor does it have to be. Raising a toast to one of the strongest couples I know. Congratulations on weathering the storm.

83. You are such a strong couple. We’re always thinking about you, but today especially. 

84. No one has lived ‘for better and for worse’ like you guys have. Wishing you a year full of ‘better’ instead of ‘worse’.

85. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Though nothing lasts forever, there are so many memories to cherish and look back on with fondness.

Writing Tips for Wedding Anniversary Wishes in Difficult Circumstances

Difficult circumstances can cover a whole host of things from bereavement and financial troubles, to marriage problems and separations. When things like this occur in a marriage, or a couple have had a particularly difficult year, a lot of people will find celebrating their wedding anniversary difficult.

It’s important to address some kind of hardship. Writing “Happy anniversary to the happiest couple I know” when they are having serious problems isn’t useful and can come across as disingenuous - but there’s a way to reference difficult circumstances without giving a full synopsis of their troubles.

It's also worth noting that if you are wishing a widowed person a happy anniversary, not to refer to them as a couple. It’s all about finding the right balance between referencing a difficult year, whilst offering your genuine, heartfelt anniversary wishes.

How to Sign off an Anniversary Card Message

a quote card with different ways to sign off a wedding anniversary card

86. All the best,

87. Lots of love, 

88. Keep up the great work, 

89. Here’s to plenty more, 

90. Cheers to you, 

91. Love always, 

92. Much love,

93. Warmest wishes,

94. Love from,

95. With love to you both, 

96. Congratulations to you both, 

97. Stay happy, 

98. From us all, 

99. All our love,

100. From your fave couple, 

How to Say Happy Anniversary in Other Languages

a quote card with 'happy anniversary' written in five different languages

101. Happy anniversary in French: Joyeux anniversaire

102. Happy anniversary in Spanish: Feliz aniversario

103. Happy anniversary in Danish: Tillykke med arsdagen 

104. Happy anniversary in Dutch: Gelukkige verjaardag

105. Happy anniversary in German: Frohes Jubiläum

106. Happy anniversary in Italian: Felice anniversario

107. Happy anniversary in Swedish: Grattis pa arsdagen

108. Happy anniversary in Arabic: Dhikraa sanawiat saeida

109. Happy anniversary in Welsh: Penblwydd hapus

110. Happy anniversary in Irish: Comóradh sásta

Do People Still Send Wedding Anniversary Cards?

We asked Hitched users* if they still send wedding anniversary cards and 63% said they always send an anniversary card. 19% of voters said they don’t as it’s not important to them and the other 18% admitted they do send anniversary cards, but only on milestones or ‘when they remember’. 

Though anniversaries are still very much a thing, 20% of our voters admitted to forgetting an anniversary. Though one in five users claimed they have indeed forgotten a wedding anniversary, the other 80% claimed never to have missed one - proving just how important wedding anniversaries are to the British public. 

What Do You Write in a Wedding Anniversary Card?

To find out what kind of messages our users like to write and receive, we gave voters the option between funny in-joke messages, something short, sweet and generic, a romantic and soppy message or some thoughtful words. 

When asked what users like to write in an anniversary card, the vote was split almost equally between all four options. 27% of users chose something romantic, with the same number opting for thoughtful words.

24% voted for short, sweet and generic whilst funny in-joke messages received the lowest share at 22%. More than ¾ of voters opted to write a message that was either sweet, romantic or thoughtful, proving that us Brits love a sweet and heartfelt wedding anniversary message. 

When asked what users like to read in a wedding anniversary card, 42% said they’d like to receive an anniversary message that was thoughtful, with 27% opting for something romantic, 22% choosing a funny in-joke and just 9% voting for sweet and generic. 

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*Informal Instagram poll with 594 respondents on 28/08/2022