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30+ Messages For an Engagement Card

greetings card inspiration Published Dec 27, 2023

So you've found the perfect engagement card, you've got them an awesome engagement gift, but what to write in engagement cards? It's an age-old dilemma. "Congratulations on your engagement" is, of course, always a safe plan B, but you want to write a unique, witty and clever message that'll leave them with a happy tear in their eyes, in which case, "Congrats on your Engagement" just won't cut it.  

It's ok. We've got you. Here are our top messages to write inside engagement cards. We've got sweet engagement messages, soppy messages, funny messages, quotes and words of advice. And when it comes to the big day, we've also got a handy guide for what to write inside a wedding card and a whole range of wedding cards for your viewing pleasure. 

Read on for our top tips on how to write an engagement card, what to say and, possibly even more importantly, what not to say.

How to Structure your Message:

1- Start with a greeting. Eg. "Dear name and name", "To the both of you", "To the future Mr and Mrs", or for a much more informal tone, try "You Guys!"

2- Congratulate them on their engagement. Feel free to jazz it up a bit here with a lovely quote, story, funny message or a comment about how happy you are for the couple (see below for examples to pinch, ahem, we mean, get inspired by, of course...)

3- Close your message with well wishes and sign off with your name/.s. Eg. "Loads of love, from name/s" or similar. 

Engagement Card Dos and Don'ts 

Don't assume you're definitely invited to the wedding. You know, just in case. That would be mightily awkward if you expect an invitation and they have other ideas. 

Do tell them you're happy for them. Say nice things, They'll like that.  

Don't mention ex-partners. "I like this one, she's so much better than Tammy/Sarah/Bob." Just don't do it. It's not funny. Your comment will be as popular as a fart in a lift. 

Don't make pregnancy jokes. 

Do get them a personalised card. Did we mention we make some pretty nice ones? (Shameless plug, I know. But a girl's got to eat.)

Don't feel obligated to get an engagement gift. A card is absolutely fine. Save the gift stress for the wedding. Plus, if you get them a unique engagement card that they'll want to frame, then your card doubles up as a gift. Job done. Mic drop. Boom. *Insert smug face*

Do share a cute memory or story about the happy couple/ bride or groom. That'll make them smile. EG. "Remember when we used to play pretend weddings and you thought you'd marry Jason Donovan? This is like that but so much better."  

Don't make mother-in-law jokes. They may show it to the mother-in-law. It's a risky game. Unless you ARE the future mother-in-law. In which case, joke away, that's fine. 


Engagement Quotes

Engagement card messages

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." Audrey Hepburn

“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ― Dr. Seuss

"Be excellent to each other" ― Bill and Ted

“Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.” — Dante Alighieri

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

"You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you cannot live without." - Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." – Harry, When Harry Met Sally

Short Messages

What to write in an engagement card

And so the adventure begins...

Happily ever after starts now.

Congratulations on finding each other. 

You two are meant to be. 

I'm so happy for you both. 

Enjoy every moment. 

You two make a beautiful couple.

Funny Engagement Messages

what to write in engagement cards

Congratulations! You found that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

I can't wait to celebrate the next chapter with you. Love, your official third wheel.

So I guess you two are pretty serious then…

I'm 90% happy for you, and only 10% jealous. 

About fucking time!

You weirdos are perfect for each other.

You found your lobster!

funny engagement messages

Engagement Messages for Sons or Daughters

I am/We are so happy that you've found your perfect partner in (insert name) and can't wait to welcome him/her into our family. 

It feels like only yesterday that you were (insert memory/story about their childhood), and now you're about to embark on your biggest adventure yet. We are so proud of you.

Insert name, you have grown into an incredible man/woman and I am/we are so excited to see what this next chapter brings. 

As parents, your happiness is all we could ever ask for. We are overjoyed to see how happy (name) make you, and are so excited to welcome him/her into the family. 

Engagement Messages for Friends

Of all the big life events we've celebrated together, this one tops the list. Congratulations!

I can't believe I have to share my best friend now! Seriously though, I am so happy for you both.

It’s great that you’ve found your partner in crime! Wishing you a long and happy life together.

Engagement Messages for a Sibling

Congratulations on finding someone who’ll put up with you! Just kidding, I’m thrilled for both of you and I can’t imagine a better match for you.

I’m so lucky to be gaining a new brother/sister!

I can’t believe my little/big brother/sister is getting married! I’m over the moon for you both and can't wait to gain a new brother-in-law/sister-in-law.

Congratulations! This means you’re officially grown-ups now.

Engagement Messages for Colleagues

Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness together

May your engagement be the start of a beautiful journey together.

Wishing you both all the best as you plan your future together. Congratulations on your engagement!

And Finally...

Here it is, the shameless plug you've all been waiting for, the link to our personalised laser cut engagement cards! (Admit it, you saw that one a mile off.)


Personalised Laser Cut Engagement Cards


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