21 "Happy Engagement Anniversary" Card Wishes, Plus Prompts

"Ring" in a year as fiancés with these sweet notes.
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Christin Perry
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Updated Aug 31, 2023

The day you and your partner got engaged is likely a day that'll stand out in your memory for the rest of your life. And now, it's already been an entire year (or two or more) since your or your partner proposed. Penning some sweet and sentimental "happy engagement anniversary" wishes to your fiancé (and perhaps pairing them with a thoughtful engagement anniversary gift) is a great way to honor the special day when you said "yes!" to life with each other.

Not only is an anniversary message a token of your love and loyalty, it's also a great excuse to take some time to stop and celebrate your love during the hectic wedding-prep period, from planning your engagement party, to digging around for wedding registry ideas, to determining if having a wedding party is right for you. In this article, we've included lots of prompts and examples of some of the best engagement anniversary wishes for your fiancé you can include in your note.

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Engagement Anniversary Card Prompts

When it comes to expressing romantic sentiments, many people find themselves completely tongue-tied, no matter how much they love and adore their partner. Our advice? Speak from the heart. Your "happy engagement day" anniversary message doesn't have to be complicated, just sincere. Still stumped? Here are some engagement anniversary message prompts to get you started. Choose one or a few to make your message heartfelt and meaningful for your partner.

  • What was your favorite thing they said when they proposed and why?
  • Detail and describe your favorite memory you've made with your partner since you've got engaged. What makes it so special for you?
  • Talk about one or two things you love about your partner the most.
  • Talk about how much you're looking forward to your wedding day.
  • What's a goal you'd like to reach as a couple ahead of your wedding?
  • Suggest a way to celebrate together—whether it be a romantic dinner out or a game night at home with a bottle of good wine.
  • Talk about a challenge you two have faced together since getting engaged and how it's only made your love stronger.

First Engagement Anniversary Wishes

You've been engaged for an entire year—congrats! It's a huge accomplishment when a couple is able to commit to starting a life together. What's more, planning your wedding together may be one of the biggest challenges you've faced together yet, so whether your big day is around the corner or several months away, it's time to celebrate one year as fiancés with some heartfelt engagement anniversary greetings. Below, we've included several first engagement anniversary wishes you could include in a card or note to your partner on this special occasion. Be sure to look back on the year and mention how it's been the most special one together yet.

  • Here's to our first 365 days as an engaged couple! By this time next year, we'll have been married for [amount of time]. Can you even believe it? I'm so excited to share my life with you.
  • Happy engagement anniversary to us, my love! I'm so happy and grateful to be on this journey with you.
  • I've been planning my wedding with you in my mind for years, but this year, I actually got to put those Pinterest boards into action. Happy one year as fiancés, I love you!
  • Happy engagement anniversary! I'm so fortunate to call you my own and I can't wait to be your [wife/husband/spouse].
  • As we approach our one-year engagement anniversary, everything about the day you proposed still stands out in my mind. I love you so much.
  • Happy engagement anniversary to the person I want to wake up next to for the rest of my life. Love you!
  • My ring (and you) still sparkle just as much as they did a year ago. I love being your fiancé.

Cute Engagement Anniversary Wishes

For the just-mushy-enough fiancé wondering how best to say "happy engagement anniversary" to their other half, these cute engagement anniversary wishes aren't too sappy or over the top. But they still bring the romance and the "aww"s. Add one to your partner's anniversary card, so they feel loved and appreciated.

  • Cheers to our first year! Of engagement, that is. Love you!
  • Ours is my favorite love story. Happy engagement anniversary.
  • "All that you are is all that I'll ever need." – Ed Sheeran
  • On this engagement anniversary, I just want you to know that yours is the only team I ever want to play on. Happy fiancé day!
  • Thanks for showing me that soulmates do exist. I love you so much and can't wait to be your [wife/husband/spouse].
  • Yours is the face I want to come home to every day for the rest of my life. Can't wait to say "I do" with you!
  • Happy engagement anniversary to my love. Looking forward to many more years with your ring (and one more) on my finger.

Funny Engagement Anniversary Wishes

So, you and your fiancé are more silly than sentimental. No worries. Keep things lighthearted when you opt for one of these funny engagement anniversary wishes. Just be sure to choose one that reflects your partner's sense of humor.

  • Thanks for agreeing not to binge our favorite shows without me. Happy engagement anniversary!
  • We go together like cookies and milk. I'll love you forever.
  • When it comes to the love we share, nothing is impossible. Except for deciding where to eat. Here's to one year of being engaged. <3
  • Holy crap, it's been a year you're still here! Score! Happy engagement anniversary.
  • Do you even know what an engagement anniversary is? If so, happy engagement anniversary! If not, please pretend. Thanks.
  • When you proposed one year ago, you made the best decision of your life. LOL. Happy engagement anniversary!
  • Saying "yes" to you for life was the easiest decision I've ever made—but now please help me choose these floral arrangements because I'm stumped.
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