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“Wishing the newly-weds a wonderful future” Ideas and tips on personal letters expressing congratulations
Sarah and Jan are getting married and you obviously wish them all the best for the future. But how exactly? How do you write a personal card or put together a delightful letter? By following these pointers, you’ll add a special touch to the couple’s big day.
Ensuring your letter conveys joy – tips on choice of words
- Be sincere and use specific details when expressing your best wishes to the couple in writing. Your words will then take on real meaning and not sound like platitudes.
- First of all, focus on the couple. Afterwards you can mix things up creatively and address the couple individually in different paragraphs.
- Choose personal words and create a warm affinity with the couple. Recall times spent with the groom or share happy memories at the volleyball club with the bride.
- Feel free to write quite a lengthy letter or a big card. The happy couple will receive lots of short and sweet little cards containing the usual clichés.
- Invite them to keep in touch: ask the newly-weds over for dinner, propose a visit or suggest doing something together.
Two examples for inspiration
Dear Mr and Mrs Bianchi
Two people have met who always belonged together! Gianna and Paul, I’m delighted for you. How long have you been together now? 15 years?
Gianna, I can remember many conversations with Paul in the school canteen. We talked about the new layout for the school newspaper, moaned about Mr Schönberg, the PE teacher, and his fondness of the 12-minute run, made plans for the coming weekend – as well as world revolution – and looked forward to student life in the city in the future. But as soon as you walked by, Paul completely lost his train of thought. Sometimes he wouldn’t utter another word. He would gaze dreamily beyond me into empty space. He was undoubtedly already picturing your wedding.
Not only do I wish to congratulate you on the most wonderful day of your life, but hope that from this day on every day is more amazing, worthwhile and joyful. But if a bad one sometimes comes along, then think of your past together, talk to one another and reflect on all the things you still wish to do together. And if Paul falls silent and smiles dreamily, then you’ll know, Gianna, that everything’s going to be alright!
I wish you every happiness and all the very best
PS.: Paul, are we still going mushroom-picking on Thursday? Ask your wife if she’d like to come too.
We wish you well Pia and Gian!
Have a wonderful wedding and a long and happy marriage. We really hope you stay in our village. We cherish our chats over the garden fence, look forward to you giving us a wave and can’t imagine life without your delicious courgette cakes.
Rocky also sends his congratulations to the only two people he doesn’t bark at when they go by. It’s wonderful to have you as neighbours and to see you happier than ever now that you’ve tied the knot. Our warmest congratulations!
When you come back from your honeymoon, we’d love you to come over for a barbecue or some raclette. Let us know when is best for you. It’s been a fantastic year for the pumpkins. You’re welcome to have at least half the crop. But now it’s time for wedding cake rather than pumpkin pie.
Have a wonderful day and fantastic future together
Heinz and Käthi
Handwritten and personal – design tips
- Use your best handwriting to pen the letter. Read our tips on handlettering.
- Design your own card – you’ll find no end of creative craft tips online. Also consider the feel and aroma of the card. Go for it with the creative design: the envelope with your letter or card can be up to 2 cm thick, including any cardboard or bubble wrap used as protective packaging that may be needed depending on the contents.
- Opt for a high-quality envelope – strong paper, maybe with lining and a slightly textured surface. Stick a beautiful stamp on the envelope.
- Put a little something in the letter as well as giving a wedding gift: a drawing by the children, a packet of chewing gum for fresh breath when kissing their new husband or wife or a stunning photo of the couple that you took three years ago.