Deciding what to write in a wedding card can be a really tedious task – do you go traditional, write something short and sweet or go full out with a lengthy paragraph?
We’ve discovered a collection of funny, sentimental and philosophical quotes which are perfect for writing in a wedding card – they will make you laugh, cry, and will please the bride and groom too!
The First Duty…
This quote is a great choice if you are looking to give some light words of wisdom to the couple. We love the values behind it and we’re sure the couple will too.
“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich
She’s Got Brains…
Want to add a bit of banter in the card and mock the groom a bit – this is the perfect quote for you. It has just enough jest in it to make both the bride and groom giggle without offending anyone.
“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.” – P. G. Wodehouse
READ MORE: 51 Hilarious Quotes About Love and Marriage
A Movie Quote…
It would be way too out of character for us to not include a movie quote and this one really is a good’n. It’s an ideal quote to remind the special pair of what amazing lives they have to look forward to together.
“When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally
READ MORE: 35 Utterly Romantic Quotes from Movies
Love is Grand…
We love the humour (and potential truth) in this – if the couple have a great sense of humour and love some tongue in cheek comedy, they will love this quote.
“Love is grand. Divorce is a hundred grand.” – Unknown
There is nothing bad about sharing some marriage wisdom and this quote is about as wise as it gets. It represents the idea that marriages are at their best when you put work and effort into them and that is a great message to give to your newlywed friends.
“The grass is greener where you water it.” – Neil Barringham
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A Heart That Loves…
This is such a romantic quote and runs so true with so many people. Love and marriage can keep you feeling young at heart no matter what your age is.
“A heart that loves is always young.” – Greek Proverb
A quote enforcing the importance of love, and two people loving each other is a good one in our eyes. Reading this will forever remind you that your partner is the most important person in the world and that’s a beautiful message to be reminded of.
“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world. That’s beautiful!” – Mila Kundera
Sharing is Caring…
Marriage is all about compromise, togetherness and sharing… Sharing your home, your life and your memories – and this quote sums all of that up perfectly.
“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Into the Wild
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Simple and Difficult…
Nothing in life is straight forward and easy, and marriage is included. This quote for the wedding card sums up everything that getting married is about. The end product is being happy, and staying happy can have it’s easy and it’s difficult times.
“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.” – Michael Leunig
We’re not sure if this is 100% accurate, but it’s definitely close. This message for the groom is definitely the way to keep his lady happy. This could even work as a funny quote for the best man speech!
“There are only three things women need in life: food, water and compliments.” – Chris Rock
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What better way to bless someone’s wedding card than with this beautiful quote. It’s all about two people coming together to create one magical thing and that is what marriage means to us all.
“One’s not half of two, two are halves of one.” – E. E. Cummings
It’s a Mystery...
One of our favourite wedding card quotes of all – divulging into the idea that marriage is a mystery with plenty of unknowns to it, but nonetheless it’s worth every second. (Plus we love the bit about the bathrooms, and can vouch that it’s very, very true.)
“After 7 years of marriage I am sure of two things. First, never wallpaper together and second, you’ll need two bathrooms…both for her. The rest is a mystery, but a mystery I love to be involved in.” – Dennis Miller
Only You Can Hear…
Oscar Wilde sure knows how to get or emotions running high! Let the couple know you see that they have a relationship like no other with a truly unique bond by using this beautiful quote from literature.
“You don’t love somebody for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car; but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde
READ MORE: 35 of the Most Romantic Quotes from Literature
The Longest Sentence…
Couples who like a play on words and have a good humour to them will definitely appreciate this witty quote in their card.
“The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I Do.” – H. L. Mencken
By all Means Marry…
This quote from One’s Socrates is ideal for groom’s who can take a bit of a joke – and anyway…bring a philosopher can’t be that bad, surely!
“By all means marry. If you get a good wife you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates
Destined to be Together…
We love what this quote by Julia Roberts is all about. Any couple would be so pleased to read this in their wedding card as it represents how couples overcome obstacles and always come back to each other.
“I believe that two people are connected at the heart and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts
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This really made us laugh… Just as you think you’re getting some serious words of wisdom, the 2/10 comment turns it all around – this is a perfect quote for a wedding card.
“Take care of him and make him feel important and if you can do that, you’ll have a happy and wonderful marriage…like two out of every ten couples.” – Neil Simon
It’s a Secret…
This isn’t to say there aren’t any happy marriages, it just means people are keeping their tips shtum… We did manage to find some celebrities who did decide to share their secrets to a happy marriage – read more here.
“The secret to a happy marriage remains a secret.” – Henny Youngman
Call Yourself a Beginner…
Bring some humour to the wedding card and let the groom know just what he’s getting himself into (all light-hearted humour – of course). Hopefully the bride finds the funny side in it too!
“Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need ten years before you can call yourself a beginner.” – Jerry Seinfeld
That Word is Love…
Something that every newlywed couple needs to know is that no matter how bad things get and however stressful life becomes, being in love with your partner is the biggest relief from it all.
“One word frees us all of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles
Hand in Hand…
Our last, and most meaningful quote of all is this one which epitomises everything that getting married means – having a partner to go through the whole of your life with, hand in hand.
“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” – Emily Kimbrough
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