111 Anniversary Wishes for Every Couple

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Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. As you stood with your partner in a chapel, courtroom or atop a mountain, you promised each other that you would stay side by side no matter what comes your way. Reflecting on those promises year after year is so important for couples of every age. It’s sweet to look back and see how your relationship has grown.

If your anniversary is coming up, take some time and reflect on what your partner means to you and let them know. Whether you write it down on a card or speak it out loud, your words are sure to warm your partner’s heart. If your friends or family members are celebrating an anniversary, think of some words of encouragement for the couple and send it to them. If you’re not a poet and have trouble finding the right words, browse through these anniversary wishes and bless your partner, friend or family member this year.

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Anniversary Wishes for Husband
Anniversary Wishes for Wife
Anniversary Wishes for Parents
Anniversary Wishes for Couples
Anniversary Wishes for Son
Anniversary Wishes for Daughter
What to Write in an Anniversary Card

Anniversary Wishes for Your Husband

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It can be hard to find words to describe the way you feel for your husband. If you’re struggling, use these messages and quotes as inspiration. Whatever you choose, whether it be something romantic or silly, you’re sure to make the man in your life smile if you speak from the heart.

Anniversary Messages for Your Husband

  1. To my husband, my soulmate, lover, companion and friend, you mean so much to me, and even though we’ve only been together for three years, I can’t imagine life without you.
  2. If I had a do-over and I had to choose again, I would choose you. Happy anniversary, my dear.
  3. In the waltz of life, you have proven time and time again to be the perfect dancing partner.
  4. I love you more than I can express. Thank you for choosing me.
  5. Cheers to two imperfect pieces that fit perfectly together.
  6. This anniversary marks another year with the man of my dreams. I am so thankful for every happy year with you.
  7. You are more than my number one. You are my only one.
  8. If I could turn back the clock I would find you sooner and love you longer.
  9. Amidst all the troubles, disappointments and lost hopes and dreams, your love is always a breath of fresh air.
  10. I can’t believe it has been 10 years! I love you more and more every year that we spend together. I can’t wait to see where life takes us.
  11. With you in my life I know I’ll always have the support that I need to follow my dreams. Thank you for being my biggest dream come true of all!
  12. How lucky I am to have fallen in love with my best friend. Happy two years, love.
  13. Happy anniversary to my favorite husband!

Anniversary Quotes for Your Husband

  1. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo
  2. “All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.” Leo Tolstoy
  3. “I saw that you were perfect and so I loved you. I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” Angelita Lim
  4. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Brontë
  5. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” Judy Garland
  6. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” Stephanie Perkins
  7. “I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home.” Dorothy L. Sayers
  8. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” Ed Sheeran
  9. “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Mawlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi
  10. “You’ve a place in my heart no one else could have.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anniversary Wishes for Your Wife

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Let your lady know how you feel this year by putting your love into words. If you’re having a hard time, use meaningful quotes or song lyrics to describe your emotions. Add something personal and thoughtful and she’ll fall in love all over again.

Anniversary Messages for Your Wife

  1. I am one of the few lucky men in this world who can say that my best friend, girlfriend and wife are the same woman. Happy anniversary!
  2. May the rest of our lives always be like our first anniversary — exciting, youthful and hopelessly romantic. Happy first anniversary!
  3. Through all of life’s mountaintops and valleys, I’m so blessed to be able to share this roller coaster of life with you.
  4. One year has passed, but I will never forget that moment in my life when you said YES. You make my life complete!
  5. It is not very often that a fairytale romance turns out to be a perfect marriage as well. That is what I have found with you.
  6. It doesn’t matter whether we always agree or not. What matters is that I love you and you love me.
  7. You are a strong, capable and beautiful woman. You thoroughly impress everyone you meet. I’m so proud to be able to call you my wife.
  8. Marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did.
  9. Every moment, from romantic dinners to simple walks in the park, is pure magic! Thank you for filling my life with joy for the past five years.
  10. Thank you for always forgiving me, believing in me and for sticking with me through thick and thin.
  11. Even if I got the chance to live this life again, I’d pick you time and time again.

Anniversary Quotes for Your Wife

  1. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” Nicholas Sparks
  2. “You know you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss
  3. “As we learn, let us share. As we take, let us give. As we weep, let us care. As we love, let us live.” Anonymous
  4. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.”
    Cassandra Clare
  5. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” Virginia Woolf
  6. “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.” Anonymous
  7. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.” Proverbs 31: 10-11
  8. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” John Joseph Powell
  9. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. “Forever is a measure of time used by people who share an ordinary love. Our extraordinary love is immeasurable…for us, forever just won’t do.” Steve Maraboli
  11. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
  12. “Better than I was, more than I am. And all this happened by taking your hand.” Tim McGraw
  13. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” Paulo Coelho

Anniversary Wishes for Parents

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Our parents are often our first example of an adult relationship. If your parents are celebrating an anniversary, make sure to honor and congratulate them for all their years of life and love. Hearing what their relationship means to you is sure to bless them for years to come.

Anniversary Messages for Parents

  1. As a tree must learn to bend when the wind blows to prevent it from breaking apart, together you’ve learned to bend in the bad times and stand tall during the good. May you continue to stand tall together for many more years to come. Happy Anniversary.
  2. Mom and Dad, you made me who I am today. May you continue to lift each other with the same love you raised me with.
  3. And so the adventure continues!
  4. You’re the parents all kids hope to have. Don’t know how I got so lucky, but thank you for being an amazing couple, awesome parents and two of the best people I know.
  5. Thanks for showing me year after year what it takes to make love last.
  6. May the biggest of challenges in your life be limited to making every anniversary better than the previous one.
  7. I always thought that “happily ever after” only existed in fairy tales. Your marriage made me realize that they exist in real life too.
  8. Most kids take years to figure out what they want their lives to look like. I have known from the very start: I want my future to look exactly like your present.

Anniversary Quotes for Parents

  1. “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.” Tom Hanks
  2.  “True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.” Ricardo Montalban
  3. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
    Mignon McLaughlin
  4. “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.” Zane Grey
  5. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” Simone Signoret
  6. “There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” Martin Luther
  7. “Sharing a life together is sharing steps in time. The music is different for each of us, but how beautiful the dance.” Anonymous
  8. “Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” Mark Twain
  9. “Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.” Sam Levenson

Anniversary Wishes for Couples

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Whether your closest friends or casual acquaintances are celebrating their anniversary, it’s always good to send well wishes. Your words of encouragement could be a huge blessing for the couple. If you can’t find the words, use an inspiring quote to spur on many years of wedded bliss.

Anniversary Messages for Couples

  1. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on another year spent together. May your life continue to be filled with love, laughter and happiness.
  2. Anyone can fall in love, but not everyone can stay in love — happy anniversary!
  3. Sometimes your marriage is slow like Waltz, sometimes it is peppy like Salsa, sometimes it is hot like Tango and sometimes it is soulful like Jazz — cheers to the couple who can dance to any rhythm of life. Happy anniversary.
  4. For some couples, being perfect means being flawless. But for a beautiful one like you, being perfect means accepting each other’s flaws. Happy anniversary.
  5. Congratulations on your Anniversary! Many best wishes and blessings as you continue walking life’s paths hand-in-hand and heart-in-heart. Happy Anniversary!
  6. Anniversaries are reminders of the promises that couples have fulfilled in the past, the ones they are making in the present and those that are in store for the future. Cherish this milestone date and make yet another beautiful promise as you celebrate your wedding anniversary.
  7. Like wine, marriage can be sweet or bitter, intense or mellow, flat or acidic. But a couple like you enjoys all its flavors, whether dull or romantic.
  8. Most married couples hear each other’s words, you listen to each other’s heartbeats. Most of them admire each other’s looks, you compliment each other’s souls. Most of them commit to each other’s lives, you have committed to each other’s dreams.

Anniversary Quotes for Couples

  1. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” Plato
  2. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” Woody Allen
  3. “True love doesn’t come to you, it has to be inside you.” Julia Roberts
  4. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” T. Tolis
  5. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  6. “There’s nothing more admirable than two people who see eye to eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” Homer
  7. “Two souls with but a single thought; two hearts that beat as one.” John Keats
  8. “An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.” Anonymous
  9. “Real love stories never have endings.” Richard Bach
  10. “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” Andre Maurois
  11. “The highest happiness on earth is marriage.” William Lyon Phelps
  12. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” Tom Bodett
  13. “A wedding is an event. Marriage is a lifetime. Invest more in your marriage than your wedding and success is inevitable.” Unknown

Anniversary Wishes for Your Son

woman giving man a present.

It is a joy to watch your children grow and fall in love. Encourage your son and his partner every year on their anniversary. Whether he admits it or not, he would love to hear your words of love and encouragement.

Anniversary Messages for Your Son

  1. Happy anniversary dear son. Watching you make a beautiful life for yourself has been the joy of my life.
  2. We wish the happiest anniversary to you and your precious wife. May your years together be many and blessed.
  3. Love brought you together as husband and wife, and gave each of you a best friend for life.
  4. It has been so much fun to watch the two of you grow in love. Never stop laughing with each other!
  5. Happy anniversary, son. You are happier and stronger than you have ever been. We are ecstatic that you have found such a wonderful partner in your life.

Anniversary Quotes for Your Son

  1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao-Tzu
  2. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” Barnett R. Brickner
  3. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'” Erich Fromm
  4. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.”
    Joyce Brothers
  5. “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”  Michael Leunig
  6. “A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.” Unknown
  7. “Always strive to give your spouse the very best of yourself; not what’s left over after you have given your best to everyone else.” Dave Willis
  8. “When you make a sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.” Joseph Campbell
  9. “The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds — they mature slowly.” Peter De Vries

Anniversary Wishes for Your Daughter

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Shower your daughter and the love of her life this year with encouragement on their anniversary. Life can be hard and kind words from a parent can be so meaningful.

 

Anniversary Messages for Your Daughter

  1. On this day, your Dad and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together. May you always keep on loving each other the same way you do now.
  2. We hope your anniversary is a day that’s filled with fun, as you remember the day that you two became one!
  3. Happy anniversary dear daughter. You have grown to be such a wonderful woman. We are so lucky to watch as you make a life with someone that makes you so happy.

Anniversary Quotes for Your Daughter

  1. “You don’t love someone for their looks, their clothes or their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” Oscar Wilde
  2. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
  3. “True love isn’t found, it is built.” Anonymous
  4. “Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.”
    Chinese Proverb
  5. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” Julia Child
  6. “If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.” W.H. Auden
  7. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn
  8. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” Barnett R. Brickner
  9. “To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.” Karen Sunde

What to Write in an Anniversary Card

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Every relationship is different so every anniversary card will be different. Tailor your card specifically for the recipient. Speak from the heart and depending on your relationship, be as encouraging, funny or romantic as you can. As you write, follow these steps for the perfect anniversary card.

Greeting

Start your card the right way and address the recipient with an appropriate greeting.

  • Friend or acquaintance: add that personal touch by using their first names.
  • Your other half: use a special nickname or a term of endearment.
  • Parents: “Mom and Dad” or “My loving parents” are great options.

Meaningful Quote

Adding a quote or message at the beginning of your letter is a great way to start. Pick a message that would be meaningful to the recipient and tell them why it reminded you of them.

Personal Message

The most important part of any card is the thought behind it. Whether you choose to add a quote or not, make sure you add some words from the heart. If you are writing to your significant other, use this opportunity to tell them what they mean to you and how thankful you are for your years together. If you are sending congratulations to another couple, let them know how their relationship has impacted you and wish them many more happy years together.

Mention Milestones

While every anniversary should be a huge celebration, it is always nice to pay special attention to milestone anniversaries such as the first, fifth, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 75th year. If the recipient of your card is celebrating one of these milestones, make sure to congratulate them.

Specific Encouragement

Don’t forget to add well wishes to your card and tailor your message specifically for the recipient. This is a great opportunity to encourage them. Wish them a life full of laughter or strength during hard times.

Closing

Make sure you wrap up your card with a warm closing. Use something simple like “congratulations” or something a little more personal such as, “with love.”

Whether you are writing the perfect anniversary card to the love of your life or you are wishing your neighbors many years of happiness, these anniversary wishes are sure to inspire you. Make this anniversary extra special and send a romantic bouquet to accompany your letter.

Sources:

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