Weddings are all about etiquette and following traditions - not only for the bride and groom, but also for guests too, particularly when it comes to writing a Wedding Card. Sometimes this can be quite worrying for guests as they want to ensure they write correctly and appropriately in the card.
To start with, it is first important to know just what is a Wedding Card is and the purpose of it. Usually, the bride and groom would send out a wedding invitation (see our Invitation Card Template) and if you are planning on attending, it is considered common courtesy to bring a Wedding Card with a present. The Wedding Card allows you to express your happiness and wishes to the newlywed couple. It also acts as an expression of appreciation for inviting you to be a part of their special day. Generally, at the ceremony, the bride and groom will display a Wedding Card box for guests to put their cards in.
If you're not good with words, writing such a card can often be a rather daunting experience. That is why we have compiled an extensive list of ready-made templates for your convenience.
For a full list of Wedding Card templates please feel free to explore our library below.
Wedding Card Template Types
- Wedding Thank You Card Template;
- Wedding Invitation Template;
- Wedding Advice Card Template;
- Wedding Place Card Templates;
- Wedding RSVP Card Template.
What to Write in a Wedding Card?
When writing a Wedding Card you need to follow a particular structure and keep in mind the closeness of your relationship to the couple. The closer you are, the less formal it should be. Follow these hints and tips when writing the card:
- Congratulate the couple. This should be a warm and brief note;
- Express your wishes for their new chapter in life. All marriages have their ups and downs but here it is important to express your genuine wishes to the couple. Make it sound sincere and try to avoid using generic cliché phrases;
- Include a personal touch. You can add a short joke or even better a particular memory you have of the couple, perhaps one of when they first started dating. You may bring up a forgotten memory that will be greatly appreciated by the couple. Creating a funny Wedding Card will surely make it memorable and set them aside from the other generic cards. The nature of the message will be upon the closeness of your relationship dependent;
- Finish with a warm closing.
How to Sign a Wedding Card?
When signing a Wedding Card, you can refer to the bride and groom by name to make the card more memorable and maybe even include a cute, sentimental quote. You can sign off by expressing gratitude for the invitation and for allowing you to become part of their wedding.
After drafting your card, you need to carefully consider the closure of the card. Depending on how close you are to the newlyweds, you may opt to go for a casual or informal approach. If you know them well, you can be more informal and finish with a simple 'Love, [your name]'. If you are not so close to the bride and groom, you can finish with “Warmly,” or “Best Wishes.”
How to Make a Wedding Card?
Making your own Wedding Cards will definitely impress the newlyweds and leave a solid impression. When making Wedding Cards, consider the following pointers:
- Carefully think about the colors you use. Weddings are often very gentle and sentimental. Avoid using bright colors, go for more pastel shades;
- What wedding would be complete without flowers? Flowers are absolutely everywhere in a wedding, they are at the centerpiece of the ceremony. Why not incorporate some handmade flowers into your card? It is impossible to have too many flowers at a wedding;
- Consider using a bow or ribbons to create an elegant 3D effect;
- If you're using a customizable template, consider the size and font you want to use. You don't want to use a large font or a font that will be illegible. At the same time, you want to avoid using fonts that do not fit into the overall atmosphere. It would be strange to see a card typed up using Comic Sans. Opt for something elegant and pretty that will reflect the nature of the celebration.
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