115 Happy Anniversary Quotes to Write Heartfelt Wedding Anniversary Wishes

When 'Happy Anniversary' isn't enough, have a better way with words using our anniversary quotes and wishes to celebrate many more years of wedded bliss.
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diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
diane hall senior editor and wedding expert the knot worldwide
Diane Hall
Contributing Senior Editor & Wedding Expert
  • Diane writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in weddings, party planning and couple lifestyle.
  • She produces editorial content for The Knot, The Bash and WeddingWire Canada.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, she was the publisher of 2life Magazine and WeddingBells Magazine.
Updated Apr 15, 2024

Congrats and happy anniversary to you both on another unforgettable year! Or perhaps you're looking for wedding anniversary wishes to celebrate longtime friends. (You know—the ones whose dates you're always third-wheeling!) Either way, a thoughtfully written happy anniversary message is a great way to celebrate the occasion. We've assembled this list of happy anniversary quotes, wedding anniversary wishes, sayings and images to help you craft that perfect greeting. After all, finding the right words to celebrate togetherness and married life can sometimes be easier said than done!

There are truly so many ways to celebrate anniversaries: In any given year, married couples remember their wedding day by exchanging anniversary gifts. For major milestone anniversaries like 10, 25 or 50 years of marriage, couples might consider throwing a party or going on a special anniversary trip. Or, maybe the couple is celebrating the anniversary of their first date with a lovey-dovey Instagram post or an especially romantic date.

But no matter the year, loved ones can easily participate in the festivities by sending a happy wedding anniversary card or a message to the couple as a kind gesture and celebration of their love story. And real talk: A card with sweet and sentimental anniversary quotes or a happy anniversary message to your spouse will always be appreciated on the big day!

Whether you're looking for romantic anniversary quotes for your partner or a happy anniversary image to download and send digitally to your best friend, there's something on this list for every well-wisher. Happy celebrating!

Anniversary quotes and wishes in this article.

Happy Anniversary Quotes

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Whatever milestone you're celebrating, you can't go wrong with two simple words: "Happy Anniversary!". But pairing this phrase with anniversary quotes like those below can mean much more.

  • "Happy Anniversary! You will always be my forever."
  • "After [X time] together, I still get butterflies when I look at you."
  • "I can't wait to write the next chapter of our love story."
  • "Another year with you makes me hope we live forever."
  • "It's been [XX] year(s) since our first date. I can't imagine my life without your love."
  • "It was a year ago today we got engaged and [XX] months from now we'll say 'I do'. I'm so excited about our future together."
  • "It's such a privilege to be loved by you."
  • "Sleeping by your side guarantees sweet dreams."
  • "Happy Anniversary. Loving you is my favorite thing to do."
  • "I look at you and I'm home. Happy anniversary my love"
  • "Cheers to [XX] trip(s) around the sun. I still love you to the moon and back."
  • "Love at first sight. Soulmates forever."
  • "Spending time with you will always be on the top of my bucket list."
  • "The good things in life are better with you."
  • "You're the only team I ever want to play on."
  • "I feel like the luckiest person on the planet to have you by my side."
  • "Your face will always be my favorite."
  • "Thanks for keeping my feet warm at night."
  • "All I'll ever need in life is you and the nest we built together."
  • "Another year together and I'd still choose you over a room full of puppies."
  • "You'll always be the cookies to my milk."

P.S. For lovebirds who don't take life too seriously and love to laugh, check out these funny anniversary quotes and gifts that are perfect for the fun and playful duo with a sense of humor.

Wedding Anniversary Quotes for Husband or Wife

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The wedding may long be over, but each passing year in a good marriage is still a milestone worthy of celebration. When you're looking for a little more than just "I love you," these anniversary quotes will let your favorite person know you love them as much today as you did on your wedding day.

  • "Happy anniversary to the love of my life. Here's to many more years of happiness to come."
  • "Of all the love stories in the world, ours will always be my favorite."
  • "I never dreamed that life could be this beautiful."
  • "How lucky am I to be yours?"
  • "Here's to a million more mornings waking up in your arms."
  • "You are my ultimate dream come true."
  • "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours."
  • "On this day, and every day, I am reminded why we are meant for each other."
  • "My love for you continues to grow each day, as I love you more than I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow."
  • "No words can express the everlasting love I have for you."
  • "Saying 'I do" to spending the rest of my life with you was the best decision I've ever made. I love you more each day."
  • "Marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did."
  • "You're as beautiful today as you were on our wedding day."
  • "Every year, I love you more than the year before. "
  • "Here's to an even better year with my better half."
  • "You are and will always be my happy place."
  • "Life with you just keeps getting better."

Happy Anniversary Wishes for Couples

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When congratulating a couple on social media or by message, you could simply say "Happy anniversary to you both" or make it a little more special with one of these greetings. Just add a happy anniversary image to your Whatsapp wedding anniversary wishes or text and hit send.

  • "Happy Anniversary! Here's wishing you another year of true love."
  • "Cheers to your special day. "
  • "Happy Anniversary! It's time to celebrate all over again. "
  • "May God continue to keep you happy and bless you as a couple. "
  • "Warm wishes to you on your marriage milestone. "
  • "Here's to another love-filled year together."
  • "Every day, continue to love each other more and more. Happy Anniversary!"
  • "Dos. Deux. Duo. However you say it, this day is about you two! "
  • "Best wishes to the best couple I know. Happy Anniversary!"
  • "This special day is reserved just for you. Happy Anniversary!"
  • "Skip the dress and tux, and enjoy some cake in the comfort of each other's company."

Famous Anniversary Quotes

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When considering what to write in an anniversary card, sometimes it's nice to borrow a phrase from a famous wordsmith, like an author, songwriter or actor. Doing so can help you express your feelings, impart wisdom or send a more sentimental anniversary message.

  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." – Audrey Hepburn
  • "Please never forget that the sun rises and sets with your smile. At least to me it does." - Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • "Take me back to the time when we walked down the aisle, our whole town came and our mamas cried." – Taylor Swift
  • "I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever."– Robert Browning
  • "I rather give up everything than to live my life without you." – Beyoncé
  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." – Dr. Seuss
  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." – Herman Hesse
  • "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." – Maya Angelou
  • "I know you know all about it, I know, deep down, you feel the same" – Drake
  • "You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement." – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "We keep this love in a photograph/We made these memories for ourselves/Where our eyes are never closing/Our hearts were never broken/And time's forever frozen, still" – Ed Sheeran
  • "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." – Rita Rudner
  • "You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life." – Julia Child
  • "For twas not into my ear you whispered, But into my heart.
    Twas not my lips you kissed, But my soul."— Judy Garland
  • "So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday." – Nicholas Sparks
  • "Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply." – Zane Grey
  • "If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me." – Rumi
  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." – A. A. Milne
  • "Life with you makes perfect sense. You're my best friend." – Tim McGraw
  • "Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same." – Emily Bronte
  • "A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year." – Paul Sweeney

Anniversary Wishes for Parents

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Mom and Dad got it right—no, not when making you!—but in having a lasting and happy marriage. Through plenty of years filled with good, bad and everything in between, they've soldiered on together, as role models of what love is and how marriage works. Make sure you give major props to their successful marriage with these anniversary quotes for parents.

  • "When it comes to love, I hope the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
  • "Thanks for helping me believe that soulmates do exist."
  • "May today be almost as special for you as the day I was born."
  • "For all the love you gave us kids, thanks for never shorting one another."
  • "Thanks for making "love" mean more than I ever thought it could."
  • "Thank you for making it last as long as you have—the holidays are hard enough."
  • "You planted the seed years ago, but it's your love that keeps our family tree rooted."

Gift your relationship role models with one of these 25 anniversary gift ideas for parents.

Anniversary Wishes for Friends

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When it comes to choosing anniversary quotes for friends, you can keep things pretty laid back. Instead of a card, how about sending anniversary wishes in a text message or social media post? Better yet, meet up for cocktails and toast the celebrating couple.

  • "You two give me #relationshipgoals."
  • "Like peanut butter and jelly, you two are better together."
  • "Congrats to the coolest couple who knows how to keep it hot."
  • "You two go together like popcorn and Netflix."
  • "It makes me happy to know you'll always have each other...when you need a ride to the airport."
  • "If your love is wrong, I don't want to be right."
  • "At least celebrating your love this year doesn't require renting a tux."
  • "One plus one equals another year to celebrate you two."

Show your love and support with one of our favorite anniversary gifts for freinds.

One-Year Anniversary Quotes

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It may seem like just yesterday that the wedded couple said 'I do', but it's actually been 365 days. Now that's something worth celebrating! When it's time to defrost the year-old wedding cake in the freezer or take a 1-year anniversary trip, write one of these first anniversary quotes in a card.

  • "365 days later, and I'm still crazy for you."
  • "One year down; the rest of our lives to go."
  • "May this year be merely the first of many great ones to come."
  • "May this special day be the first year of many."
  • "Here's to 365 days of marriage #IRL."
  • "Only one year in and you're making [Mr./Mrs.] and [Mr./Mrs.] look easy."

Looking to pair your words with the perfect present? Browse our 1st-anniversary gift ideas.

5-Year Anniversary Quotes

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Often overlooked for double-digit milestones, five years together is nothing to discount. With a half-decade under their belts, here are the 5-year anniversary quotes just right to mark the occasion.

  • "Five years, 60 months, 260 weeks, or 1,825 days—however you count it, it all adds up to love."
  • "High-five to your five-year milestone."
  • "If a five-year wedding gift is silverware, then happy day to you two spoons."
  • "Congratulations to five years filled with new memories and many more to come."
  • "On one hand you have all the years of your marriage. May you run out of fingers and toes to count all those to come."
  • "Thanks to this wedding milestone, five is my new favorite number."

Make the couple's day more memorable and select something from our 5-year anniversary gift ideas.

10-Year Anniversary Quotes

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When it comes to 10-year anniversary gifts, traditions call for tin or aluminum, or diamond jewelry for something a bit more modern. But for anniversary wishes that are present enough, choose from these 10-year anniversary quotes for the decade-old couple.

  • "Cheers to a decade filled with love! Break out the bubbly and toast to your past, present and future."
  • "One decade down; forever to go."
  • "Ten years is only the beginning. So long as you're together, the best is yet to come."
  • "May this major marriage milestone be one of many on your path to forever."
  • "May your vows mean as much today as they did a decade ago."

To celebrate your favorite couple's dynamite decade, pick a present from our 10-year anniversary gift ideas.

25th Anniversary Quotes

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Known as the "silver" anniversary, the 25th anniversary is a major milestone that is sure to give all couples #relationshipgoals. This amazing married duo clearly knows the secret to keeping the spark alive and compromising with ease. Give the kudos they deserve with these 25th-anniversary quotes.

  • "Your wedding may have been special, but it's nothing compared to your 25 years of love."
  • "A quarter may not sound like a lot in money, but in marriage centuries, you two prove it's worth a fortune."
  • "Congrats on 25 years—but who's counting?"
  • "Real love stories never have endings." – Richard Bach
  • "Fate had big things in store when the two of you were paired."
  • "For your 25th year in marriage, may you receive more silver gifts than you have silver in your hair."

We've got lots of ideas to help you pick a unique 25th wedding anniversary gift to celebrate this major milestone.

50th Anniversary Quotes

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Reaching the "golden" anniversary is an accomplishment many couples strive for but sadly, not everyone manages to check off their bucket lists. When it comes time to bow down to these masters of marriage, do so with one of these 50th-anniversary quotes.

  • "Your everlasting love is an inspiration to us all. Thinking of you on this special occasion."
  • "In life, it's not where you go, it's who you travel with." – Charles Schulz
  • "Cheers to your fairytale love story and for continuing to live 'happily ever after.'"
  • "Fifty years later and all that glitters is still gold."
  • "Congratulations on a love story that has stood the test of time—50 years and counting!"
  • "May your good fortune in life match your years in marriage."

Celebrate this golden anniversary by giving one of these 50th wedding anniversary gifts.

Whether you are wishing your partner or your favorite couple a happy anniversary, a simple message can go a long way. Go for a cute wedding anniversary quote or try out one of the sappier ones. Whatever you do, choose one from the heart and you will be good as gold.

Jamie Cuccinelli and Carrie Anton contributed to the reporting of this article.

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