Congratulate Someone on His or Her Wedding or Marriage • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Start with a direct statement of congratulations.
2Point out the positive personal qualities of the man and woman that make them well suited for each other.
3Mention the gift, if you are giving one.
4Close by looking forward to the couple's successful marriage and a lifetime of happiness.


Marriage is one of the most important decisions of a person's life. It is a time of great joy as well as great anxiety. This letter can communicate your approval and wishes for happiness.

Example Letter #1


Sincere congratulations on your marriage!

I don't know when I've felt better about two people getting together, and it's plain to see that you love each other deeply. It's wonderful to see how at peace you are with each other.

My prayer for you is that you will be as happy fifty years from now as you are today.

Example Letter #2


On behalf of the production staff, I want to congratulate you on your marriage.

We haven't had the pleasure of meeting your husband yet, but we are sure that you have made a perfect decision.

Please accept the accompanying gift as our way of wishing you every happiness together forever.

Example Letter #3


As the Big Day approaches fast, I want to congratulate you and John! You two are great together--obviously in love--and a joy to be around.

We're sending up a little wedding gift. Be sure to open it before you leave on your honeymoon; it will be useful on a vacation.

We couldn't be happier for you. Here's to many happy years together!

Example Letter #4


We want to congratulate you on your upcoming wedding. It is such a pleasure to see two people marry who are as obviously made for each other as you two are. Here is a little gift we chose to remind you of our love and admiration for you both. We offer you our warmest and best wishes, always.