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They’re Getting Hitched! What to Write in an Engagement Card

When a loved one has found love, we all get to celebrate! Use our list to inspire your congratulations and well wishes for the newly engaged couple.

Whether you're writing to a friend, sibling, or child, we've got 60+ engagement wishes to get those writerly juices flowing.

Short, Sweet, and Simple Engagement Wishes

These brief engagement messages are great for adding to a small card, combining with a longer and more personal message, or even sending to an acquaintance.

Congratulations on your engagement!

May your love be strong, lasting, and new every day. Congratulations!

I wish you both all the love, today and always.

Congratulations! May this be the start of a beautiful life together.

Congrats, lovebirds!

What an amazing step for you both! Congratulations on your engagement.

We always knew you two were perfect for each other. Congratulations!

All the best to you two!

Sending warm wishes for your engagement and future marriage. We love you!

You're engaged. YAY!!!!

Welcome to a new chapter of life. Congrats!

Lots of love and happiness to you both. Congratulations!

Today's a day to celebrate. Congratulations!

Love is wonderful. Congratulations!

and Mrs. to be! Congratulations, friend.

Lots of love to you both. Congratulations!

Marriage is a blessing. Congratulations!

Today is the start of something amazing. Congratulations!

Congratulations on this major milestone. We love you both!

We're so happy you're engaged! Time to celebrate.

Pop the champagne! Congratulations to the lovebirds.

Your journey starts today. Congratulations!

Well done on choosing your life partner. All the best!

May your love only grow with time. Congratulations!

All the happiness to you and [name].

Sentimental and Sweet Engagement Wishes

To write a thoughtful engagement card, start with one of the phrases below and add some of your own personal details. Even small additions like an inside joke or cherished memory will make your engagement card stand out.

Dear friend, congratulations on your engagement. It fills me with such joy to see you so happy. I love you and am looking forward to your new chapter in life!

Congratulations on getting engaged! You deserve all the happiness in the world.

Friend, congratulations on your engagement. We're all thrilled to see that you two have chosen each other for a lifetime of love, teamwork, problem solving, growing, and changing. It's a big adventure!

Congratulations! I am thrilled to hear of your engagement and am sending you so much love during this exciting time.

You're engaged! We dreamed about this day as kids, and I am so happy to see that you're just as enthralled and in love as we'd always imagined. Congratulations, friend!

Congratulations on choosing your person! There's no challenge, adventure, or happiness in the world like a good marriage. I am so excited for you and everything to come. Love you!

Dearest friend, I am so excited for you and can't wait to see what life has in store for you and your fiancée. We're all thrilled to see you start on this amazing new path. Congratulations!

I'm sending my congratulations today and my love always. We can't wait to see what your engagement and marriage will bring!

Congratulations! We all knew that your love was something special, and we're so excited to celebrate it with you both.

Our friends, what delightful news! We're so thrilled to hear of your engagement, and we're sending you so much love from afar. Congratulations!

To find a person you love is rare. To find that they love you too is rarer still. Congratulations on choosing each other for a lifetime of love, adventure, and challenge! You deserve all the happiness in the world.

Through good times and bad, you'll always have a partner by your side. Congratulations on finding someone so amazing and on taking this beautiful step together.

Engagement Wishes for a Daughter or Son

Writing a sweet engagement card for a son or daughter is especially important because you aren't just congratulating the lovebirds—you're welcoming a new member of the family! These phrases will show your future DIL or SIL just how excited you are.

Dear son and future daughter-in-law, we are so thrilled that you are engaged! We couldn't have asked for a more loving or thoughtful partner for our child, and we're happy to have you in our family.

Dearest daughter and future daughter-in-law, congratulations! We are so excited for this new chapter of your life—and ours. We always hoped to have an awesome child-in-law, and now we've got one. Lots of love to you both!

Dear daughter, it has been such an incredible joy to watch you grow up over the years. As you embark on this new journey, we're so happy you've chosen [name]. Please welcome them to the family for us!

Dear [names], it has been a blessing to watch your relationship grow. We are so very excited for you to take this next step. Congratulations on your engagement!

Congratulations, lovebirds! We are so pleased to be welcoming a son-in-law who is so hardworking, hilarious, and generous. Welcome to our fun (and slightly crazy) fam.

Congratulations on your engagement, son! Marriage is one of the best things that we have in life, and we're confident that you could not have chosen a better woman. We are thrilled for you both.

To our precious daughter and her partner, congratulations! We all knew that you guys were the real deal, and we're so excited that you've made it official. This is the start of an amazing journey!

Welcome to the family and congratulations! We love seeing you so happy and can't wait for what the future holds. All the best to you both.

To our kids, we're so very happy for you! Words can't describe the joy we feel at being able to welcome such an incredible person to our family. We're fortunate that you two have chosen each other—there couldn't be a better fit. We love you both.

Sarcastic and Funny Engagement Wishes

If sincere well wishes and gushing emotions make your friends cringe with embarrassment, try one of these darkly humorous engagement wishes instead. Employ with caution!

Congratulations on finally finding someone just as weird as you. We're thrilled for you!

You're getting married, yay for me! A wedding that I won't have to get drunk to enjoy.

We're so excited for your engagement! May your love last so long that you can't remember each other's names.

Congrats on your engagement! Good luck planning the biggest and most expensive party of your life, filled with people who can barely stand each other.

To be married is to never be alone. Never. Ever. (Enjoy your personal space while you have it!)

Congratulations on your engagement (ring).

YAY! You found your ball and chain.

Congratulations on your engagement! Are you sure you've warned [name] just how crazy this family is?!

Wow! You actually convinced her to marry you—congrats!

Congratulations on your engagement! May your happiness outweigh the stress and financial burden of wedding planning.

Congratulations! Now call me in a year when you're done being a bridezilla.

Congrats on your engagement! If you and your fiancé can get through the wedding planning, you can get through anything.

Congratulations! If love is a battlefield, you've just passed basic training.

What! You're engaged? We'd better have fun while we still can.

Love Quotes for an Engagement Card

No matter how beautifully you've penned your message, there's always room for some wise words—especially on a topic like love. Add one of these lovely quotes to round out your engagement card:

"Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost." — Milan Kundera

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." — Emily Bronte

"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul." —Charles Dickens

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle

"Love is not blind—it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less." — Rabbi Julius Gordon

"Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

No matter which of the above phrases you choose to begin with, don't forget to add a few personal details to really make your engagement wishes your own! Grab a sweet, funny, or creative engagement card and get to writing while love is in the air.

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