Congratulate Someone on His or Her Engagement • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Start with a direct statement of congratulations.
2Mention positive qualities of the couple that make them well suited for each other.
3Express your wishes for their future happiness and success.


This letter should convey sincere enthusiasm, but should not be too gushy, since such language usually seems phony, nor should you overstep the bounds of decorum by using more familiar language than your relationship warrants.

Example Letter #1


Thank you for sending me your announcement of the good news. Congratulations on your engagement! When John and I first saw the two of you together, we commented that two people couldn't be better suited for each other.

May your marriage be filled with love and laughter.

Example Letter #2


I see it finally happened. After five years of dating you've decided to get married. Congratulations! We all knew it was just a matter of time. John is a great man and the two of you make a great team.

We all wish you every happiness that marriage can bring.

Example Letter #3


I just heard the wonderful news of your engagement to John. Congratulations! If ever there was a match that was meant to be, it's you two! I offer you my sincere blessings and best wishes for a very long, happy union.

Example Letter #4


I was so happy to hear about your engagement. Congratulations! I am looking forward to meeting Jane. If she has even half of your sterling qualities, the two of you will make a wonderful couple.

Here's wishing you many happy years together.