Ah, the wedding gift envelope. Plenty of people wonder what the heck to write on this envelope, and may start to panic over whether they need to take calligraphy classes. Don’t worry, you do not have to completely revamp your penmanship to write something lovely on said envelope. You are taking the time to provide the engaged couple with a gift, and that in itself is everything. This doesn’t mean what you write on the envelope is secondary, it just means you do not have to spend hours teaching yourself calligraphy. 🙂
The Question: What Do I Write On A Wedding Gift Envelope?
I am attending the wedding of a close friend extremely soon, and am stuck on what to write on the gift envelope. Please help me! I am not exactly proficient in wedding gift envelope writing.
Write something from the heart. Period. It can be tear-jerking, laugh-inducing, or something in between. As long as your words are genuine, you’re in good shape. Take some time to think about what the couple likes and will find amusing/heartfelt/otherwise wonderful, and go from there. Don’t worry if you are not super-close with the couple in question, as you can still write something fantastic. For example, writing “Much love and many blessings” is a great one, as is “Congratulations on this next step of your journey together.” If you want to combine these phrases, that’s just fine too. The point is you are blessing the couple on their special day and helping them enjoy it as much as possible. They will love your words!
If you are not the best writer in the world, feel free to put a few ideas on paper and have a written word-savvy friend or family member look them over. The person will provide the grammatical check and wording advice you need to make your written wishes snap, crackle, and pop in all the best ways.
Other Experts’ Answers
“How close you are with the bride will determine whether the written message should be simple or more complex. Either way, you should write something personal in the card. Choose wording that compliments your relationship to the bride and/or the groom. Here are some examples:”
Congratulations! It’s hard to believe the time is finally here. You’re getting married, and I am so happy to be sharing your wedding with you.
I am so happy you are getting married. You are going to make the most beautiful bride ever. Wishing you more love and happiness than you can ever imagine.
I remember the day when you fell in love, and you never looked back. May your life be all that you’ve dreamt it to be.