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91 Anniversary Quotes: What to Write in an Anniversary Card

When 'Happy Anniversary' isn't enough, have a better way with words using our anniversary quotes to wish the celebrating couple many more years of wedded bliss.
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by Carrie Anton
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Carrie Anton
The Knot Contributor
  • Carrie Anton is a freelance user experience writer and content strategist.
  • Carrie co-founded Wonder: An Idea Studio, a creative consultancy in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Carrie previously worked as a Book Editor and Web Writer for American Girl.
Updated Jan 29, 2021

The wedding may long be over, but each passing year in marriage is still a milestone worthy of celebration. Among the many memorable moments for couples—where they met, their first date, their first kiss—their wedding day rises to the top. Love and marriage isn't always easy, which is why sending anniversary wishes (and maybe even an anniversary gift) is so important; the day serves as a reminder to the couple of the reasons they fell in love, the promises they made to one another and the hopes and dreams that lie ahead.

Finding the Perfect Message for An Anniversary Card

While the couple won't likely be throwing annual anniversary parties to commemorate their marriage, you can still celebrate their important date with anniversary wishes.

Technically, etiquette doesn't require you to send anniversary wishes—with a few exceptions, that is. Obviously, spouses should remember the big day lest they want to spend the night in the proverbial dog house. And since many people wouldn't be around without their parents' wedding day, children should consider anniversary wishes for Mom and Dad. And for major milestone anniversaries like 10, 25 or 50 years, anniversary wishes are a kind gesture. But what to write in an anniversary card?
Anniversary wishes are the simplest way to go, and the good news is that you don't have to be a poet or acclaimed writer. If you're feeling tongue-tied or have a bad case of writer's block when putting pen to paper for anniversary wishes, we've created the ultimate list of anniversary quotes for all marriage types:

Finding the Perfect Message for An Anniversary Card
Happy Anniversary Quotes
Anniversary Quotes for Him
Anniversary Quotes for Her
Funny Anniversary Quotes
Romantic Anniversary Quotes 
Cute Anniversary Quotes
Anniversary Quotes for Parents
Anniversary Quotes for Friends
One-Year Anniversary Quotes
5-Year Anniversary Quotes
10-Year Anniversary Quotes
25th Anniversary Quotes
50th Anniversary Quotes

Happy Anniversary Quotes

As simple as can be, you can't go wrong with two simple words: "Happy Anniversary!" And when you pair this phrase with happy anniversary quotes like these below, they can mean that much more.

Happy anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. Cheers to your special day. Happy Anniversary!
  2. It's time to celebrate all over again. Happy Anniversary!
  3. Here's wishing you another year of true love. Happy Anniversary!
  4. Warm wishes to you on your marriage milestone. Happy Anniversary!
  5. Here's to another love-filled year together. Happy Anniversary!
  6. Every day, continue to love each other more and more. Happy Anniversary!
  7. Dos. Deux. Duo. However you say it, this day is about you two! Happy Anniversary!
  8. Best wishes to the best couple I know. Happy Anniversary!
  9. This special day is reserved just for you. Happy Anniversary!
  10. Skip the dress and tux, and enjoy some cake in the comfort of each other's company. Happy Anniversary!


Anniversary Quotes for Him

Tripped up on anniversary wishes to give the mister? When you're looking for a little more than just "I love you," try these wedding anniversary quotes for him that show your heart is still his.

Anniversary quotes for him
Megan Rubey
  1. Thanks for being the big spoon to my little spoon.
  2. I'm still glad you met me.
  3. Another year past, and I'm still achin' for your bacon.
  4. You'll always be my stud muffin.
  5. You are and will always be my happy place.
  6. Sleeping by your side guarantees sweet dreams.
  7. Thanks for being my handyman even when nothing between us ever feels broken.
  8. For better or worse, I still choose you.
  9. You're the only team I ever want to play on.


Anniversary Quotes for Her

The gown may be gone for the beautiful bride, but she stills melts your heart like the first day you met. When you send her anniversary wishes, use these sweet wedding anniversary quotes for her to let her know you love her as much today as you did then.

Anniversary quotes for her
Megan Rubey
  1. Marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did.
  2. You're as beautiful today as you were on our wedding day.
  3. I seriously won the lady lottery!
  4. Thanks for not holding out for better.
  5. Another year with you makes me hope we live forever.
  6. I didn't think it was possible to love you anymore, but yet, here I am.
  7. I looked up "perfect" in the dictionary and there was a picture of you.
  8. As lovely as you looked in your wedding dress, you in yoga pants makes my heart skip a beat.
  9. To my doe: I love you, deer.


Funny Anniversary Quotes

Only funny anniversary quotes will do for the comical couple whose love is built on humor. These silly wedding anniversary quotes are perfect for the fun and playful duo who doesn't take life too seriously. Here are a few anniversary wishes that are sure to make them laugh.

Funny anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. I love you more than yesterday—yesterday you pissed me off.
  2. Here's your annual reminder that you married up.
  3. Congrats on rocking this marriage shit.
  4. I know that loving me isn't always easy, but at least it's worth it.
  5. Like a kick to the gut, you'll always take my breath away.
  6. Year after year, you're still the only person I don't want to punch in the throat.
  7. Choosing you makes up for all the bad decisions I've ever made.


Romantic Anniversary Quotes 

If you're not feeling the comical or cutesy happy anniversary quotes, perhaps you'll want to go the more serious route. Keep the romance alive in your relationship with some of these heartfelt sayings that are sure to convey your love and admiration for your partner.

1. Of all the love stories in the world, ours will always be my favorite.
2. On this day, and every day, I am reminded why we are meant for each other.
3. Every day, I love you more than the day before.
4. My love for you continues to grow each day, as I love you more than I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow
5. No words can express the everlasting love I have for you.
6. Happy anniversary to the love of my life and here's to many more years of happiness to come.


Cute Anniversary Quotes

For the couple who has pet names, likes to match their outfits and recreate spaghetti scenes from Lady and the Tramp, only sweet anniversary quotes will do. We've created the following cute anniversary quotes with these kind of lovey-dovey couples in mind.

Cute anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. Your face will always be my favorite.
  2. Thanks for keeping my feet warm at night.
  3. Owl I'll ever need in life is you and the nest we built together.
  4. Thanks for never streaming a Game of Thrones episode without me by your side.
  5. Another year together and I'd still choose you over a room full of puppies.
  6. You'll always be the cookies to my milk.


Anniversary Quotes for Parents

Mom and Dad got it right—no, not when making you!—but in having a lasting 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 marriage with these anniversary quotes for parents.

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


Anniversary Quotes for Friends

When it comes to 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 with some of these anniversary quotes for friends.

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


One-Year Anniversary Quotes

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, try these 1-year anniversary quotes.

One-year anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. One year down; the rest of our lives to go.
  2. May this year be merely the first of many great ones to come.
  3. May this special day be the first year of many.
  4. Here's to 365 days marriage #IRL.
  5. 365 days later, and I'm still crazy for you.
  6. Only one year in and you're making Mr. and Mrs. look easy.


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


5-Year Anniversary Quotes

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.

5-year anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. High-five to your five-year milestone.
  2. Five years, 60 months, 260 weeks, or 1,825 days—however you count it, it all adds up to love.
  3. If a five-year wedding gift is silverware, then happy day to you two spoons.
  4. Congratulations to five years filled with new memories and many more to come.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

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.

10-year anniversary quotes
Megan Rubey
  1. One decade down; forever to go.
  2. Ten years is only the beginning. So long as you're together, the best is yet to come.
  3. May this major marriage milestone be one of many on your path to forever.
  4. Cheers to a decade filled with love! Break out the bubbly and toast to your past, present and future.
  5. 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

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.

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


50th Anniversary Quotes

Reaching the "golden" anniversary is an accomplishment many couples strive for but few fail to check off their bucket lists. When it comes time to bow down to these masters of marriage, do so with these 50th anniversary quotes.

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

Whether you are wishing your partner or your favorite couple a happy anniversary, a simple message can go a long way. Go for a funny 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.

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