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25 Message Ideas to Write in an Engagement Card

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An engagement – that magical time when a couple’s love story becomes a Disney-esque fairytale, and friends and family find the perfect ways to say, “Congratulations!”

But let’s face it, not all of us are wordsmiths, and finding the right balance between sweet, sentimental, and side-splitting can be tricky. Sure, you could send a quick text or email, but for someone close to your heart, why not go the extra mile? 

That’s why at Thankbox, we’ve compiled 25 hilarious, heartwarming, and downright swoon-worthy messages to make your engagement card as memorable as the “I do’s.” 

Let’s go!

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Whether it’s celebrating engagements, weddings, or anniversaries, Thankbox lets you and your loved ones send heartfelt and personalised e-cards, full of lovely messages they’ll treasure forever.

With Thankbox, each person can add thoughtful messages, images, GIFs, and videos to create an irreplaceable expression of love and support. You can also set up a group gift collection and let the lovebirds claim a gift card or a prepaid debit card –  now, that’s what we call a thoughtful wedding gift! 

Check out our gift cards page to find out more – now, onto the messages!


Sweet and simple engagement card messages

Sometimes, less is more and simple congratulatory messages can make a powerful impact. These messages focus on the essence of the engagement without going overboard: 

Engagement - hang together sign
  1. “Congratulations on your engagement! Wishing you both a lifetime of affection and bliss.”

  2. “So happy to hear the news! Best wishes to both of you as you embark on this new journey together.”

  3. “Cheers to the beginning of a wonderful partnership. May everything come together beautifully for your big day.”

  4. “May your love grow as you open this new chapter.”

  5. “We couldn’t be happier to hear such fantastic news! Way to go on taking the next step!”

  6. “I always knew there was something special between you two. Good job on proving my intuition right!”

These simple messages serve as a foolproof option for those who prefer a more traditional approach to engagement card writing. It’s best to remember these two keywords – straightforward and timeless.

Laugh-out-loud engagement card messages

Injecting humour into your engagement card is a fun way to make the duo smile – adding a lighthearted touch to their special moment. Funny engagement messages are ideal for couples who enjoy a good laugh and appreciate a playful remark:

A couple standing
  1. “Wow! That rock is so big, Will Smith is having flashbacks to Oscar Night! Bravo to the happy couple!”

  2. “Hats off on finding the person you want to share your streaming subscription passwords with – hopefully, you’ll find something to watch!”

  3. “They said yes? Well done! Now remember to hide until the wedding and you should be fine!”

  4. “Hooray on your engagement! Now you can officially annoy each other for the rest of your lives.”

  5. “It’s about time! Don’t worry – I’m already preparing my list of embarrassing stories for the wedding speeches.”

  6. “So, I heard you two decided to take the plunge into the engagement pool! Remember, a happy marriage is about compromise, like agreeing on who makes the first cup of tea!”

These funny engagement messages let you flex your funny bone (while still being a little cheeky). Remember to consider the couple’s sense of humour before opting for this option.

Heartfelt engagement card messages

Sincere messages come from the heart and convey your love and support perfectly. They genuinely express happiness and add warmth to the betrothed’s special moment:

Couple proposing in Yosemite
  1. “As a couple, you’ll face both good and bad times together. Remember, you can overcome anything with each other by your side.”

  2. “I am so grateful to be part of this special moment in your lives. Your love story is still unfolding and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

  3. “I’m delighted that you’ve found love in each other. Best wishes for your wedding planning and a wonderful life together.”

  4. “We’ve always considered your love an inspiration and we’re over the moon with your engagement.”

  5. “There’s no doubt in my mind that you two were made for each other. May your days overflow with love and adventure.”

  6. “Wishing you years of happiness as you create a beautiful life together. Congratulations to you two lovebirds on your engagement!”

  7. “If my best friend has to be shared with anyone, I’m glad it’s with a person who makes them laugh as much as I do!”

These heartfelt messages give you the floor to express your deepest emotions. It’s a special occasion, so why not make it extra lovely with warm sentiments straight from the heart?

Family member engagement card messages

When a family member gets engaged, it’s not just a union of two people, but the coming together of two families. As a family member, your engagement messages should convey love, support, and excitement for their future:

Engagement rings
  1. “Wow! My big sister is getting hitched to the man of her dreams! My heart is overflowing with happiness!”

  2. “I’m so lucky to have seen you two fall in love and become best friends. As your mum, I am incredibly proud and excited about your future together.”

  3. “To my dear brother, congratulations on your engagement! I’ve always wished for your happiness, and it warms my heart to see you’ve found it with Jane.”

  4. “I can’t wait to officially call you my brother-in-law! If you need any help with wedding planning, I’m here waiting with my binder!”

  5. “Mark couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful person to join our family, and we can’t wait to call you one of our own.”

  6. “As your mum and dad, we feel incredibly proud of the person you’ve become. From the moment we met John, we knew you were smitten, and now we’re smitten, too. Welcome to the family!”

These loving family messages not only warm the soul but strengthen the family bonds they are stepping into.

Send the perfect engagement card with Thankbox

From simple congratulations messages to funny and heartfelt sentiments, there are many ways to show your genuine feelings through your words. Whether you’re a family member or a friend, take the time to write a message that reflects your unique relationship with the happy couple.

And if you’re looking for a way to send an online engagement card, consider using Thankbox. With Thankbox, you can easily customise a beautiful e-card with messages from  family members and friends in just a few steps. And best of all, adding a personal touch is as easy as pie

Create a Thankbox today and send a digital card they’ll cherish for years to come

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