What to Write in an Engagement Card: Best Messages

Last updated: March 20th, 2024 Published on: January 11, 2024

So you’ve received the news that one of your friends or family is engaged, amazing! But now you need to think of something cute, funny or meaningful to write in their engagement card. Well, don’t worry! Whether it’s a close friend, relative, or your son or daughter, we’ve got you covered with loads of heartfelt, cheeky and inspiring ideas for what you can write in an engagement card, all separated out into different sections to help you find the perfect message for them – you’re welcome!

Quick and Simple Engagement Card Messages

Just want to keep it simple? Here’s a few of our top picks for simple, yet meaningful wishes that you can write in their engagement card to celebrate their good news. Get inspired or just copy one of the below ideas, we won’t tell!

  1. Really happy to hear the news, you make a great couple! Wishing you all the best with the lead-up to the wedding and for the future.
  2. Congratulations on your engagement. Wishing you all the best for the future. Good luck!
  3. We’re so excited for you both. Wishing you both a great future together. Congratulations!
  4. Congratulations!! Here’s to a long and happy life together.
  5. Well done on getting hitched – it’s about time! Can’t wait to celebrate with you. Wishing you all the best for the future.
  6. Happy engagement! I can’t wait for your wedding! May you have a long, happy and healthy life together.
  7. Cheers to the new husband and wife to be! Congratulations on your engagement!
  8. I’m really happy for you both. Wishing you all the best with the engagement and beyond! Lots of love.

Funny Engagement Messages

Maybe it’s your best friends, or maybe they took their sweet time popping the question, either way – here are some of our favourite cheeky, funny and slightly rude messages for the inside of their funny engagement card that are sure to get a smile out of the bride and groom to be!

  1. Congrats on your engagement! I can’t wait for the open bar. I mean, the wedding day!
  2. You’re both so lucky to have found the one person who you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
  3. Never laugh at your partner’s choices; you are one of them now.
  4. Congratulations! I’m 90 percent happy for you and 10 percent jealous. (OK, maybe 80% happy and 20% jealous)…
  5. I’m so happy for you and your new ring – I mean, fiancé…
  6. Congratulations, and don’t worry, there’s plenty of lawyers and divorces are becoming easier and easier! So, just enjoy the wedding.
  7. Congratulations on your engagement. Enjoy this magical time between now and when reality smacks you in the face.
  8. Congratulations on finally settling for someone.
  9. Congrats on your amazing and beautiful new engagement ring! Oh, and your fiancé seems nice too.
  10. There are two ways to get jailed for life. One is to commit a bad crime and the second is to get hitched. Congratulations for choosing the latter.
  11. Engaged is a synonym for busy. Now you can officially ward off your friends and family from disturbing you because you are ‘engaged.’ Congratulations!
  12. Well done on avoiding becoming a crazy cat lady!
  13. If he doesn’t start crying when he sees you walking down the aisle, turn around and do it again.

Thoughtful and Romantic Messages

Looking for a more inspirational or romantic sentiment to your cute engagement card? Here are some of our finest picks for sweet and heartfelt messages to share with the newly engaged couple following their big news.

  1. I’m so happy you have found love in each other. All the very best with the wedding plans and have a lovely life together.
  2. There will good and bad times but you will face them together as a couple. You can do anything as long as you have each other.
  3. May your engagement be the beginning of an everlasting dedication, happiness and commitment to each other.
  4. Go make a beautiful life together forever! Happy engagement wishes to you both!
  5. Congratulations on your engagement! You make a wonderful couple. Wishing that this be just the start of a long and wonderful journey.
  6. Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
  7. Engagement is the time when you have a clear view of how wonderful your coming life will be. So try to get the best vision of a great and wonderful future waiting for you.
  8. Congratulations on your engagement!! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and hope the wedding plans will be stress-free. Looking forward to the wedding!

Celebrating Life’s Special Moments

So, how’d we do? Hopefully you’re feeling confident that your engagement card will make them smile, laugh or cry (or maybe all three). If so, why not continue on your hot streak and also find the perfect engagement present to go with your card? You can toast their good news with a personalised bottle of sparkling featuring their names on the label, create a custom cushion for their home or explore a huge world of engagement gifts, personalised and non-personalised. Get the inspiration flowing with a few of our top picks below!