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What are some appropriate wedding card messages?

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Appropriate wedding card messages include notes of congratulations, "welcome to the family" greetings, and expressions of gratitude for inclusion in the ceremony. Messages can also express regret for not attending the wedding or a an inclusion message from an entire community, such as a church group or collection of colleagues.

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Messages may be casual, such as, "You’ll always remember this day. Hope it’s even more beautiful and perfect than you’ve been dreaming," or more formal, such as, "Warmest congratulations and love." When the selected card already reads, "Congratulations," an ellipses may be added to include additional sentiments. For a quick card, a simple, "Here’s to the love that brought you together!" is appropriate. Religious blessings, such as "Your marriage honors God and brings so much joy to the friends and family celebrating with you," are appropriate to send to a couple of faith.

When harboring wary feelings regarding the couple, avoid dishonesty by limiting card wishes to a positive wedding ceremony. It is not necessary to include apologies when unable to attend the ceremony. Wedding card messages should end with an affectionate closing. Some options include, "Warmest congratulations," "Much love to you both," and "All life's best to the two of you."

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