21 Best Marriage Anniversary Wishes for your married friends

What Marriage Anniversary wishes to give to friends and family

By Gabriela Petit
21 Best Marriage Anniversary Wishes for your married friends

Why give marriage anniversary wishes for couples

There are probably two days in a year that stand out for most couples on a personal level, one being their partner's birthday and the other the wedding anniversary. 

Wedding anniversaries are times for reminiscing, for thinking back to that most special day, and how far you've come since then. Both partners go the extra mile to relive the magic of the day by doing something special for each other.

Friends and family also go out of their way to make the couple's day special by sending wishes either on social media, through a messaging app, or handwritten in a card. When you send a message to someone on their special day, it shows that you care because you've remembered or either been reminded of the day. 

A few simple words go a long way in conveying the warmth and goodwill you feel for the couple.

Choosing the right message

Sending the perfect message can be quite tricky, especially if you don't want your message to sound forced or cliched. If you’re not that great with words, you should be careful about the kind of message you send. You wouldn't want to trip yourself up over the wrong choice of words. Messages to friends are usually quirky or humorous because that's the kind of bonding you have, but be careful of trying too much humor with your spouse, you never know how he/she might take it!

Here are a few messages to help you if you're stumped for words.

21 Best marriage anniversary wishes for common occasions

To friends

As mentioned earlier, the bond that you share with your friends may vary. While sending messages to friends we tend to weigh the options based on the kind of rapport that we have with them. You may want to send a more serious personal message to some friends or may like to say something funny to others.

Depending on what the scenario is, here are a few good messages for your friends.

Personal ones

1. People search all their lives for the kind of bonding the two of you have and still never find it. Yours is a union that most of us only dream of. Happy anniversary to two very special people. May your love continue to grow.

2. A relationship is like a plant that needs to be constantly nurtured with love and care to bloom. The two of you have created a beautiful garden of your lives, so entwined by the love that you share.

3. Happy anniversary my lovelies...may the fragrance of your love grow stronger each day.

4. May the magic that you created on the day you said “I do,” be rekindled in every special moment today and all the year through. Happy anniversary to a very special couple. 

Funny ones

5. The two of you were just meant to be! Although you were constantly at loggerheads throughout your sophomore year, we all knew that you were destined for each other. A decade later you have proved what we always knew – no other love is as solid and pure as yours. Happy anniversary you lovebirds!

6. Love is blind they say, but none of us would have guessed that a blind date would have led you two to the altar and to years of blissful togetherness. May the years ahead continue you to blind you to each other's faults and highlight the goodness in each other every day. Happy anniversary.

To sister

Your sister has probably been your best friend right from the start. You've shared everything through the years, and when the time comes for her to move away, it's not easy.
Her wedding day was probably a bittersweet moment for both of you – a day of mixed emotions as you share in her joy with the realization that you will be distancing yourself from each other. However, no matter what your personal void is, you will always want the best for her and pray that her marriage is as good as she is. 

Her anniversary is the perfect time to tell her that you wish nothing but the best for her. 

7. Life is a roller coaster of ups and downs - an adventure that is even more thrilling when you share it with that special someone who lights up your smile as no one else can. The sparkle in your eyes has only become brighter since you walked down the aisle, and I pray that the sun continues to shine brighter on your lives every day. Happy anniversary my dear sister.

8. Every once in a while, we witness a love so beautiful and strong it makes us believe in the fairy tale endings of 'happily ever after.’ From the moment you whispered your crush to me in the middle of the night, till the day you looked into his eyes to say ‘I do,’ I knew you'd found the happiness we've always wanted for each other. Happy anniversary dearest sister. 

9. I never wanted to share you with anyone, but when he walked into your life and I saw the look on your face, I wanted nothing more than for the two of you to become one. The years of love and understanding that you've shared together fill me with the greatest happiness. Happy anniversary dear sister. 

10. If I could have one wish granted, I'd wish that the glow of love never fades from your face. The special bond that the two of you share is like nothing I've ever witnessed before. Happy anniversary dearest sister. May the two of you continue to bring out the best in each other.

11. Through all life's difficulties, you have stood solidly by each other, supporting and anchoring one another through the stormy times. Yours is the kind of marriage I hope I'm blessed with some day. Happy anniversary my darling sister. One day of the year is just not enough to celebrate the two of you!

To wife

She's the reason you moved away from an aimless life to one with more meaning. The one who silently has your back, who plays so many roles without complaining. She's the push that you need every time you decide to give up and the reason you can unwind at the end of the day. 

She knows that you're not that great with words, so if you send her a personal message on your special day, it will melt her heart.

12. I know that I don't say it enough but on this special day of ours I want you to know that you're still my reason for living, still, the topmost priority in my life and still mean the world to me. I'm not so great with words but one thing I can definitely say is that my love for you keeps growing every day. Happy birthday my darling wifey.

13. When you said yes, I couldn't believe that you actually chose to spend the rest of your life with me. I know I haven't been the best there is but I promise to continue to love and cherish you for as long as I live. Happy anniversary my darling.

14. You came into my life and embraced all of us with your love and warmth. You have perfected every role that you've taken on – wife, mother, daughter in law and entrepreneur. I marvel at how you slip into each role so effortlessly each day without a word of complaint. Happy anniversary my wonder woman, I'm blessed to have you in my life.

15. Where has time gone? I can still remember the awkwardness of trying to ask you out on the first date, anxious about your answer, hoping you felt something for me. When you smiled coyly and said ‘yes,’ I knew that there was no one else for me. After all these years, I feel the same way. Happy anniversary darling. 

16. Every time you walk by me, I still can't help marveling at the fact that you're mine. The way you toss your hair, the crinkle at the corners of your eye when you smile, the softness of your touch and the intensity with which you listen to my every word. I don't need to tell you what it does to me! Happy anniversary my life. Thank you for all you do to keep the magic alive. 

For husband

He's the one who made your heart flutter, the one who you chose to spend the rest of your life with. Of course, no marriage is perfect and everyone has their moments, but you know that deep in your heart if you had to do it all over again, you'd still choose him over everyone else. A heartfelt personal message on your special day will make him feel even more special than those written in a card. 

17. After all these years I still catch my breath when you walk into a room, still seek you out in a crowd with my eyes, still melt when you look my way with that special smile and still feel a tingle when you reach out and hold my hand. Happy anniversary my darling, life would have no meaning without you in it.

18. Every time our anniversary comes by, I still feel the adrenaline rush that I felt on our wedding day. I'm so blessed with how you've continued to keep the magic alive, year after year. Happy anniversary to the most special person in my life. Life with you has been all that I've dreamed for and more.

19. I can't remember the exact moment when our friendship transitioned into something with so much more meaning. From being my best friend to my life partner, you've been my solid rock, the one person who I've always relied on, the man who holds my heart in the palm of his hand. Happy anniversary darling.

20. 365 days in a year are not enough to tell you all that you mean to me but I'm glad that we have this one day to reminisce on how far we've both come. I love you with every fiber of my being and I feel blessed that I can call you my own. Happy anniversary my love.

21. You entered my life and imprinted your name on my heart for a lifetime. They say not everyone is fortunate enough to find their soul mate, but in you, I know that I have mine. Thank you for all the special years that you've given me. Happy anniversary.

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These words will surely melt the hearts of your loved ones. Happy celebration and wishing you all the love to make the world go round!