A toast to togetherness: 40 wedding anniversary wishes.

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Wedding anniversaries: A happy occasion for reflecting on life.

One thing is certain: One of the most special days in a couple's year is their wedding anniversary. Whether you are part of a couple and want to thank your "better half" for being with you through thick and thin, or you are a close relative or friend of the couple, nothing says a happy wedding anniversary better than a personal card.

Wedding anniversaries are times for thinking about life. In the early years of a marriage, couples focus more on what’s to come. Later, they think about the past and the future. Later, they recollect all the times they’ve gone through. Happy wedding anniversary wishes help shine a light on these times. You can easily use Adobe Express to make a personalised wedding anniversary card that combines your own words with special quotes. This article provides 40 of the best sayings and well-known wedding anniversary quotes for creating a happy anniversary card.

Celebrating milestones: Happy wedding anniversary.

A wedding anniversary is a great opportunity to look back on past years and think about future plans. Whatever your relationship to the couple celebrating, linking your good wishes to their specific lives is always a nice way of personalising your greetings. One of these ten wedding anniversary quotes could be perfect for helping your friends and loved ones either reminisce about their past or dream about new adventures together.

  1. “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” – Paul Sweeney
  2. “I love you much most beautiful darling, more than anyone on the earth, and I like you better than everything in the sky.” – E.E. Cummings
  3. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho
  4. "For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins
  5. “Where there is love, there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  6. “When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.” – Kirk Diedrich
  7. "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
  8. "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” – Simone Signoret
  9. “An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.”  – Unknown
  10. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
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Expressions of love: 10 wedding anniversary quotes.

If you’re making a wedding anniversary card for a close relative like children, parents – or for your spouse – expressing deep feelings should definitely be part of your message. The following ten wedding anniversary quotes can get you started, or you can adapt them to the wedded couple’s specific circumstances. Consider creating a message that no one else could – and certainly no purchased card could ever say. What’s something special that makes this wedding anniversary special? Let these suggestions get your imagination going.

  1. “I look at you and I’m home. Happy anniversary, my love.”
  2. “Happy anniversary! Here’s wishing you both another year of true love.”
  3. “Here’s to another love-filled year together.”
  4. “No words can express the everlasting love I have for you.”
  5. “You’re as beautiful today as you were on our wedding day.”
  6. “Life with you keeps getting better.”
  7. “This special day is reserved just for you. Happy anniversary.”
  8. “Skip the dress and tux, and enjoy some cake in the comfort of each other’s company.”
  9. “May today be almost as special for you as the day I was born.”
  10. “One plus one equals another year to celebrate you two.”
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Capturing moments: Wedding anniversary cards.

A wedding anniversary card can be a great way to focus on a meaningful event from the couple’s life together. This could be as brief as an afternoon picnic at a river or as momentous as moving house. A wedding anniversary card can be perfect for highlighting the loving moments that each marriage is made of. One of these ten quotes could add magic to your happy wedding anniversary card.

  1. “We keep this love in a photograph/We made these memories for ourselves/Where our eyes are never closing/Our hearts were never broken/And time's forever frozen, still” – Ed Sheeran
  2. "You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life." – Julia Child
  3. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." – Dr. Seuss
  4. "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." – Maya Angelou
  5. “Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground. And when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.” – Louis de Bernières
  6. “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” – Nicholas Sparks
  7. "Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song, ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me." – Barack Obama
  8. "Because I always say, if you're married for 50 years, and 10 of them are horrible, you're doing really good!" – Michelle Obama
  9. "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." – Victor Hugo
  10. "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." – Katherine Hepburn
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Humorous ties: Funny wedding anniversary quotes.

Let’s get real: Marriage couldn’t survive without oodles of humour. Being with someone not only every day, but year in, year out absolutely requires overlooking their faults, smiling at their failings, and not only that – ending arguments with a joke and a hug. Hopefully! When congratulating a couple on their anniversary, why not write your own personal wishes for their next year (or decade!) and then top it off with one of the following funny wedding anniversary quotes we’ve found for you that highlights humour in marriage.

  1. "True love is singing karaoke 'Under Pressure' and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part." – Mindy Kaling
  2. “You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time... husband!” – Bill Maher
  3. "Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner." – Jerry Seinfeld
  4. “Just found out the wife is writing a book about our honeymoon, called '50 Shades of Just O.K.'” – Conan O’Brien
  5. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” – Erma Bombeck
  6. “The secret to a long and happy marriage is an understanding wife and too much money.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger
  7. “Kеер уоur еуеѕ wіdе open before marriage, half shut аftеrwаrdѕ.” – Benjamin Franklin
  8. "I married for love but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored." – Cameron Esposito
  9. “I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
  10. “There are only three things women need in life: food, water and compliments.” – Chris Rock
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Sending happy wedding anniversary wishes with Adobe Express.

After finding the perfect happy wedding anniversary wishes or quotes, you can create a personal card with Adobe Express. Open the website in your browser and find the template you like best. If you have your own photos of the happy couple, you can add them plus your own wishes and other personal elements. Or you can select from many original images, text styles and design elements to make your card truly individual. You can even create your very own template using generative AI. Enter a text prompt describing what your card should look like and the AI will offer you several template variations. When you’re done, download and print your card or simply send it digitally as an e-mail or WhatsApp message.

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What is the best message for a wedding anniversary?

Personal words are always the best when wishing friends or loved ones a happy wedding anniversary. What good tidbits about life have you received from a good friend? Do you have funny tips about getting along with a partner? How about combining your own thoughts with a famous quote. Whatever you do, make your message about the happy couple and what they have to look forward to.

What is a unique way to wish a happy wedding anniversary?

Just as every person is one-of-a-kind, every marriage is unique. How well you know your friends’ or loved ones’ idiosyncrasies depends on how close you are to them. The closer you are, the more unique wishes you may be able to come up with. Just make sure to focus on their happiness and making them feel good. Personal words plus the perfect wedding anniversary quote will result in a memorable message.

How do you wish a happy wedding anniversary to both?

Even if you primarily know only one of the people in the couple, you must extend your greetings and best wishes for their anniversary to both. One good way is to use both of their first names in your card. The order in which you use their names could depend on which one of them you know better, but this is not a hard and fast rule. The main thing in wishing them a happy wedding anniversary is that you acknowledge their status as a couple.

What are traditional gifts for wedding anniversaries?

This seemingly simple question is actually quite complicated. Traditionally, gifts are mainly exchanged by spouses. There are "old-fashioned" wedding anniversary gifts such as paper for the first anniversary, cotton for the second, etc. In the meantime, however, there are many modern alternatives – such as clocks for the first anniversary, china for the second, and so on. And this goes on up to the 70th anniversary! Still, it’s best to remember that the exchange of presents happens primarily between spouses, or in some cases, at least when the couple is older, is organized by a close-knit group, such as friends or children.

What are the names of different wedding anniversaries?

As noted above, there are traditional names such as (in order from the first to eighth anniversaries) paper, cotton, leather, fruit or flowers, wood, candy or iron, wool or copper, bronze. More modern names include (again, from first to eighth) clocks, china, crystal, appliances, silverware, wood, desk sets, linens or lace. These, however, can differ according to the source you consult.

Is Adobe Express free?

Yes, the basic version of Adobe Express is free and includes everything you need to start working creatively. Adobe Express offers a huge selection of images, videos, and design elements. With only a few clicks, you can create videos and use photo effects to remove backgrounds, for example. Inspiring professional templates are available for adapting to suit your own ideas. Quick actions let you resize images, add video captions, crop images, and much more. Why wait, let’s get started!