The Sweetest Cards to Give Your Soon-to-Be Spouse on the Morning of the Wedding
If you're like most couples, you'll get to the end of your wedding day and the whole event will feel like a blur. While you'll be busy getting ready, taking photos, and dancing the night away, it's important to remember the reason for this celebration: You're marrying the person you've decided to spend forever with. To commemorate this incredibly special day, we suggest taking a little time to write and exchange cards with your soon-to-be spouse ahead of the ceremony and reception.
Whether or not you're planning to have a first look, you and your fiancé will probably be getting ready separately. As you start the day, reminding your significant other why you love them is a great way to ensure the celebration starts off on a strong and centered note. Plus, letter-writing is incredibly introspective. It's the perfect way to gather and record your thoughts on a day that's otherwise filled with action. While a simple note on lined paper would do the trick, consider taking things one step further by selecting a thoughtful card crafted specifically for this occasion. Your guests will hear your vows, but a wedding-day card is something for just your soon-to-be spouse, so go ahead and make it as personal as you want. Once you've penned the note, plan to have your wedding planner or another delegated person hand deliver the card.
An insider tip? Ask your photographer to be on hand to capture the card being read. Since you won't be there to see your future husband or wife read your heartfelt note, you can look forward to seeing their (undoubtably emotional) reaction once you receive your final images after the wedding.
Many stationers offer both witty and serious cards intended to be given to a spouse-to-be on their wedding day. Ahead, we've rounded up a selection of our favorites. Now all that's left for you to do is choose one and express your love.
Our Heiday "Imperfect People" Greeting Card, $5, ourheiday.com
Frankie & Claude "Then I Met You" Greeting Card, $5.50, frankieandclaude.com
Our Heiday "See You At The Altar" Greeting Card, $5, ourheiday.com
Simple and Heartfelt
Temporary Tattoo Card
Cork Collection "Today Is the Day" Tattly Card with Temporary Tattoo, $7, shopcorkcollection.com
Sealed with a Kiss
KB Paperie "Love You More" Greeting Card, $5, kbpaperie.com
E. Frances Paper "I Love You" Greeting Card, $4.50, efrancespaper.com
Hunter Paper Co. "Can't Wait to Be Your Wife" Greeting Card, $3.50, hunterpaperco.com
Hugs and Kisses
Sugar Paper "XO Heart" Greeting Card, $6, sugarpaper.com
I Love You
417 Press "Love You" Greeting Card, $5.50, 417press.com
Frankie's Girl "Oh Darling" Greeting Card, $4.22, frankiesgirl.com.au
Rose Gold Foil
Heartell Press "Even More Today Than Yesterday" Greeting Card, $5, heartell-press.myshopify.com
Ramona & Ruth "So Happy We Found Each Other" Greeting Card, $5, ramonaandruth.com
Sugar Paper "Note to Groom" Greeting Card, $6, sugarpaper.com
3 Eggs Design "To My Groom on Our Wedding Day" Greeting Card, $5, 3eggsdesign.com.au
Simple and Sincere
Parrott Design Studio "I Do" Greeting Card, $5, parrottdesignstudio.com
E. Frances Paper "And I Like You Too" Greeting Card, $4.50, efrancespaper.com
Sugar Paper "When You Realize" Greeting Card, $6, sugarpaper.com
Simple and Playful
KB Paperie "To My Love" Greeting Card, $5, kbpaperie.com
Parrott Design Studio "My Groom" Greeting Card, $5, parrottdesignstudio.com