A night out on the town, a Happy Anniversary card, and some shared gifts are standard fare in the U.S. when a couple enjoys a wedding anniversary together. Married couples have a chance to celebrate their love and shared life together every year. It also gives them an opportunity to relish all of the memories of their wedding day. An anniversary celebration can be anything from a candlelit dinner to a special once-in-a-life-time trip.
If you want to express your congratulations to friends or family, there are many clever and sincere ways to do it. We’ve assembled messages, quotes and wishes with a wide variety of sentiments from funny and heartwarming, to unique and memorable.
Read through all the choices, and check out our interesting stories and facts. Select a message that reflects you and your partner’s personality. It will help remind you why you were married in the first place, and why you continue to commemorate this special day. And, if you’re wishing someone else congratulations, we have options for that, too.
Top Ten Best Anniversary Messages
If you’re in a hurry, our expert panel has identified the Top 10 Anniversary Messages here.
1.) Another year, another anniversary, and another reason that I’m still in love with you!
2.) Congratulations, you two continue to be made for each other, enjoy your day.
3.) Everybody wants to be like you two, perfect marriage, perfect life together, perfect love, Happy Anniversary!
4.) As the years pass, remember all the reasons you fell in love and married, and remember that those reasons are what keeps you together. Congratulations!
5.) Our love grows stronger and clearer with each passing year and when I think about you on our anniversary, all of the love we share comes rushing in.
6.) Think back to the day that you got married, think about all the laughter, the love, the hugs and the happy tears and relive that day all over again.
7.) You two are the perfect example of true love! We love you both.
8.) Party on for another year you two!
9.) Your bond of marriage is unbreakable, here’s to another year of your incredible bond.
10.) Every anniversary is special, not just you’re 10th, 20th, or 25th, celebrate each year as much as you celebrated the last!
To My Husband
11.) Each of your adorable wrinkles is a sign of the years we have been together, thank you for choosing me and marrying me, Happy Anniversary!
12.) I’ll never get tired of being married to you and living with you, cheers to another successful year of married life!
13.) Honey, when you became a part of my life, it made my life whole. Thank you for coming in to my life.
14.) To my one and only hubby on this special day, not everyone can say they married their best friend, but I can.
15.) I tried to think of what it would be like living without you, but I couldn’t imagine it.
16.) Hey handsome, I love you more than they day we met, and I loved you a lot then. Happy anniversary!
17.) How about a kiss on our anniversary? Make it the same kind you gave me at our wedding.
18.) I would give the sun, the moon, and the stars, just to spend one more day with you my love. Happy Anniversary!
19.) You really are the “perfect husband,” I couldn’t ask for a better friend and partner to live my life with.
20.) The first time we kissed, I remember my feet didn’t touch the ground for days, and when we wed, my feet haven’t touched the ground since. Thanks for flying with me.
21.) I have given you my heart and soul my wonderful husband and evert day I think about what a good decision that was. Happy Anniversary!
22.) Every day we are together makes me think how happy I have been since the day we were married.
To My Wife
23.) My wife, the words I Love You are the three most important words I have ever said to you and I mean them more each day. Happy Anniversary!
24.) When I got down on one knee and asked you to marry me, that was the smartest thing I have every done. Happy anniversary My Love!
25.) My warmest thoughts and love to my wife on our anniversary, without you, I would be nothing.
26.) The first time I saw you, you took my breathe away. After all these years celebrating anniversaries, I’m still having a hard time breathing.
27.) May I have a dance today just like the dance we shared at our wedding all those years ago, but this time I lead.
28.) Together we’re better. It’s funny how it works out that way, but meeting and marrying you, my wife, was meant to be.
29.) Another year, another anniversary, and another chance for me to say I love you with all of my heart. Happy anniversary Honey!
30.) For my first and last love, for the woman I spend every day and every night with, I love you more each day!
31.) You are the greatest wife I could ever ask for and the only one I ever would ask. A toast to our special day my love!
32.) The longer we are together, the stronger our love becomes. As each anniversary passes, our love becomes more unbreakable.
33.) I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed
Possession by A.S. Bryatt
34.) She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was – anything that no one ever saw and everything that everybody ever wanted.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
35.) I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
36.) Love is a great beautifier.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
37.) We are asleep until we fall in love.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
38.) You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
39.) Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
40.) We’ve loved each other for so long I’ve never been a man and not loved her.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
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My Love Sayings
41.) It is better to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackery
42.) Her love was entire as a child’s, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring.
Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
43.) I didn’t plan of falling in love with you…but once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
44.) You are sunlight through a window which I stand in, warmed. My darling.
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
45.) I have wanted for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
46.) Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
47.) I think of you only twice a day – when I am alone and when I am with someone else.
I Love You Too by Amit Kalantri
48.) You are so busy being you that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.
The Fault In Our stars by John Green
49.) Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; (and) Doubt truth be a liar; But never doubt I love.
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
50.) I finally understood what love meant…love meant that you cared for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices may be,
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Quotations for Life Partners
51.) Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own. in pain and sickness, it would still be dear.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
52.) You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
53.) Love requires sacrifice but it’s worth it.
Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
54.) We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
55.) She was carrying two coffees and a donut bag, and right then and there, he fell in love.
Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
56.) I don’t have much to offer, but I promise you can have the best of me.
The Best Of Me
57.) She was as much a part of him as his heart and soul.
Demon King’s Desire, J.L. Sheppard
58.) Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple! Seems like just yesterday you were dating.
59.) May your marriage continue to be blessed with love, joy and hope.
60.) Hoping that the love you committed to years ago is as strong today as it was then.
61.) Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together and a love that burns stronger every day.
62.) Wishing you a day to remember and a lifetime of joy and happiness.
63.) They say that true love is spending one day getting married, and the rest of your life feeling glad you did.
64.) To the cutest couple in the world: it’s such a wonderful thing to watch your love blossom with each passing year.
65.) Another anniversary and you’re still grinning from year to year. Have an incredible day and a great year! You deserve it.
To You Both
66.) Wishing a beautiful couple a very beautiful day to celebrate the love you share.
67.) May the day of your anniversary be filled with adventure, romance and love with the one you cherish.
68.) To one incredible fun, amazingly charming and beautiful inside and out couple!
69.) A toast to the couple who belongs together for all the right reasons! Wish we could be with you to celebrate!
70.) The happiness you share is a gift from God. Happy anniversary to my favorite couple!
71.) Remember the yesterdays, plan your tomorrows, and celebrate your today. God bless the two of you!
72.) So happy to see you two so happy! (See what I did there?) Anyways, congrats on your anniversary.
73.) Marriage can difficult, no doubt. But you two make it look so darn easy. Tieing the knot was not so hard at all. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary!
74.) Today we celebrate the best decision either of you two have ever made in your lives. Good call!
Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad — Parents
75.) Mom and Dad, I can only hope to find a relationship as wonderful as yours throughout the years.
76.) You two taught me to ride a bike, fold a napkin and how to swim. I suppose it’s only natural that you taught me how to be a great life partner. Congrats!
77.) May your happiness last forever and a day. I’m so thankful that I have you both for my parents. You’ve showed me the way. Congratulations and may your togetherness continue to sparkle.
78.) May your love for each other continue to grow.
79.) You have sacrificed so much for me. I want to take this opportunity to thank you with all my heart. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad.
80.) We are so incredibly fortunate to have you as our amazing parents. You’ve influenced us in ways both big and small. And for that, we are very thankful.
Happy Anniversary Sister
81.) I’m so happy for the two of you. You’ve made this whole marriage thing look so easy. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for you. (You know I’ve always wanted to be an aunt…hint, hint).
82.) Wishing you many more wedding anniversaries to come – Congratulations on your first year!
83.) We’re sending you lots of love and good cheer from afar for this amazing milestone. Why 10 years is a decade – that’s a long time!
84.) Can you feel the happy thoughts coming your way from us as we think about your years together? Well, we’re sending them your way — so just wait for them.
85.) May God continue to bless your lives and you continue to grow in your love for each other. Many blessings to my sister and her lovely husband on this milestone.
86.) The good things in life are even better when shared with someone you love. You’ve taught me that (among other things). Congratulations!
87.) Happy anniversary to the two of you on this wondrous occasion. Watching you grow in your love is so inspiring.
88.) An anniversary milestone is a good time to recognize the blessings of the past, the promises of the future, and the joys of today. Celebrate your special day in an unforgettable way!
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Wishes
89.) Well, one year has flown by, but it has sure looked good on you both. I’m so happy for the two of you.
90.) Although I can’t make it to celebrate your big day, I’m wishing you all the best. Congratulations on a successful 365 days, and here’s to many more.
91.) 365 days of a hot romance, passionate kisses and candlelit dinners can only mean one thing: It’s your one year anniversary! Congratulations on hitting this milestone, and please don’t stop there.
92.) They say marriage is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle: in the early going it might be challenging, but it gets progressively easier. Well, you two made it look easy from the get-go. Congrats!
93.) Cupid’s arrow was a bull’s eye when he connected you two. Couldn’t be happier for both of you.
94.) It is truly remarkable how long you two have tolerated each other. Congratulations are in order!
95.) To a match made in heaven, uh, scratch that, Tinder. Just kidding. Congrats to my favorite couple!
96.) Arguing with you spouse is like getting arrested: anything you say can and will be used against you. Keep that in mind for the next 50 years!
97.) Today we celebrate the best decision one of you ever made. I’ll let you guess as to whom I’m thinking of.
98.) Happily married men know when to stop talking and just agree. Words of advice so that you’ll be celebrating another anniversary next year.
99.) She stole your heart, and now you steal her covers. Marriage is all about compromise. Well done on your first 5 years.
100.) “Yes Dear,” are those two magic words that keep more marriages lasting longer than counseling ever did. For what it’s worth…Happy Anniversary!
101.) Well, you’ve befuddled the bookies who said it wouldn’t last this long. But, I like betting on underdogs! Congratulations to you for staying married, and for me for winning my bet.
–Tim Moodie and Mike O’Halloran
Tim Moodie is a Copywriter and Creative Director who has spent many years writing funny greeting cards. Mike O’Halloran is the editor and publisher of GreetingCardPoet.com
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