20 Warm and Heartfelt Christian Wedding Wishes

Celebrate the couple's union under God.
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Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
Colleen Zewe - The Knot Contributor.
Colleen Zewe
The Knot Contributor
  • Colleen writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in venues and wedding stationery.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Colleen contributed to Vox’s Curbed and Her Campus.
  • Colleen holds a degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Updated Oct 18, 2023

In the Christian faith, marriage is more than just a partnership for life—it's two people committing to reflect God's love in their love for each other. So when a Christian couple says "I do," it's natural for friends and family to pen them some extra-special Christian wedding wishes.

But when it comes time to put pen to paper, you might feel unsure of what to say in your Christian wedding card message. After all, how do you tuck all of your love and support for the happy couple into just one card? If you find yourself searching for what to write in a wedding card, you've come to the right place. We've gathered the top advice and inspo for what to write in a Christian wedding card, from short phrases to sincere quotes. These Christian wedding messages can help you bestow happiness, love and encouragement on the couple on their wedding day.

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What to Write in a Christian Wedding Card

First of all, you'll want to make sure the couple will appreciate Christian wedding card wishes. If you're unsure about their religious beliefs, it's best to keep your wedding card more general.

If you know the couple is Christian, you can start by referencing some Bible verses about marriage for inspiration for your Christian wedding blessings and wishes. There are many verses that offer wisdom and guidance for marriage that any couple can appreciate, from romantic psalms to practical marriage advice. You can also consider other religious quotes, such as quotes from famous Christian authors, Irish blessings or religious poems.

Also, if you're married, think back to any sentiments or messages your friends and family shared with you when you said "I do." Or, if you're not married, consider Bible verses or Christian advice you've learned when making large life transitions or changes. Do any stand out to you as great pieces of wisdom? Could any apply to marriage? Pass on that generous wisdom to the happy couple in your Christian wedding card sayings to the couple, whether it's your cousin, grandchild or any other friend or family member.

Short Messages

You can never go wrong with keeping it short and sweet. Especially if you're adding Christian things to write in a wedding card to a card that already has a nice message inside. These faith-filled, loving sentiments will help the happy couple feel celebrated and excited for their new lives together with just a few words.

  • We are sending you lots of prayers and love for a special wedding day and a happy marriage.
  • May God bless you on your wedding day and for many years to come.
  • Love conquers all and we are so excited to celebrate your love as you say "I do" in the presence of God. Congratulations on your wedding!
  • May each day of your marriage be a celebration of your love for each other and your love for God.
  • I pray your lives together are filled with many blessings, love and happiness, and that God will guide you through any challenges you may face.
  • As you move into your new lives as a married couple, know that God is with you every step of the way.
  • I see God's love reflected in the love you share for each other.

Religious Quotes

Some phrases and Bible verses are often-quoted for a reason. Many quotes offer heartfelt wishes for the couple, useful wisdom for newlyweds and the promise of your prayers and support. When words fail, lean on one of these classic Christian sentiments for a wedding card.

  • "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  • "May joy and peace surround you both, contentment latch your door and happiness be with you now, and God bless you evermore." — Irish Blessing
  • "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." — 1 Peter 4:8
  • "May you have love that never ends, lots of money and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do, and may God send many blessings to you!" — Irish Blessing
  • "There are three things that matter most: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love." — 1 Corinthians 13:13
  • "May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace, and may your troubles grow few as your blessings increase." — Irish Prayer

Versatile Sayings

If you're unsure how comfortable the couple will feel with a Christian wedding wish, but still want to show your support for the couple, consider one of these more versatile wedding wishes. You can let your faith guide your wedding wish, while still toning down some of the religious elements to ensure everyone feels comfortable.

  • Love is the greatest blessing and we wish you years of joy and happiness in your marriage.
  • You are a beautiful couple and will be a blessing to each other.
  • May this day mark the start of a life filled with love and contentment.
  • You both deserve the very best and have found it in each other—congratulations on your marriage!
  • We hope your marriage is blessed from day one!
  • I wish you a lifetime of love, joy and happiness.
  • Seeing the love you share for each other fills me with so much happiness. I hope it only continues to grow!
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