One Year Down Forever to Go

One Year Down Forever to Go.

When ‘Happy Anniversary’ isn’t enough, have a better way with words using our anniversary quotes to wish the celebrating couple many more years of wedded bliss.

The wedding may long be over, but each passing year in a good marriage is still a milestone worthy of celebration. Among the many memorable moments for couples—where they met, their first date, their first kiss—their wedding day rises to the top, which is why finding a heartfelt happy anniversary quote to write in a wedding anniversary card (to maybe even send along with an anniversary gift) is so important.

While the couple won’t likely be throwing annual anniversary parties to commemorate their marriage, you can still celebrate their important date. Technically, etiquette doesn’ufuk require you to send anniversary wishes in any given year—with a few exceptions, that is. Obviously, every year spouses should remember to say “I love you” to their better half on the big day and children should consider happy anniversary wishes to Mom and Dad. And for major milestone anniversaries like 10, 25 or 50 years of marriage, sending an anniversary message to loved ones is a kind gesture.

But what to write in an anniversary card? If you’re feeling tongue-tied or have a bad case of writer’s block when putting pen to paper, we’ve created the ultimate list of anniversary quotes for all couple types and well-wishers.

Types of anniversary quotes in this article:

Happy Anniversary Quotes

As easy as can be, you can’t go wrong with two simple words: “Happy Anniversary!” And when you pair this phrase with wedding anniversary quotes like these below, they can mean that much more.

Happy anniversary quotes

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  • “Cheers to your special day. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “It’s time to celebrate all over again. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Here’s wishing you another year of true love. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Warm wishes to you on your marriage milestone. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Here’s to another love-filled year together. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Every day, continue to love each other more and more. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Dos. Deux. Duo. However you say it, this day is about you two! Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Best wishes to the best couple I know. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “This special day is reserved just for you. Happy Anniversary!”
  • “Skip the dress and tux, and enjoy some cake in the comfort of each other’s company. Happy Anniversary!”

Anniversary Quotes for Your Husband

Tripped up on happy anniversary wishes to give the mister? When you’re looking for a little more than just “I love you,” these wedding anniversary quotes for him show your heart is still his.

Anniversary quotes for husband

Megan Rubey

  • “Saying ‘I do” to spending the rest of my life with you was the best decision I’ve ever made. I love you more each day.”
  • “Thanks for being the big spoon to my little spoon.”
  • “Another year passed and I’m still achin’ for your bacon.”
  • “You’ll always be my stud muffin.”
  • “You are and will always be my happy place.”
  • “Sleeping by your side guarantees sweet dreams.”
  • “Thanks for being my handyman even when nothing between us ever feels broken.”
  • “For better or worse, I still choose you.”
  • “You’re the only team I ever want to play on.”

Anniversary Quotes for Your Wife

Use one of these sweet love quotes to let your wife know you love her as much today as you did on your wedding day.

Anniversary quotes for wife

Megan Rubey

  • “Marrying you was the smartest thing I ever did.”
  • “You’re as beautiful today as you were on our wedding day.”
  • “I seriously won the lottery! I feel like the luckiest person on the planet to have you by my side.”
  • “Thanks for not holding out for better.”
  • “Another year with you makes me hope we live forever.”
  • “I didn’t think it was possible to love you anymore, but yet, here I am.”
  • “I looked up “perfect” in the dictionary and there was a picture of you.”
  • “As lovely as you looked in your wedding dress, you in yoga pants makes my heart skip a beat.”
  • “To my doe: I love you, deer.”

Famous Anniversary Quotes

When considering what to write in an anniversary card, sometimes it’s nice to borrow a phrase from a famous wordsmith, like an author, songwriter or actor. Doing so can help you express your feelings, impart wisdom or send a more sentimental anniversary message.

  • “I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.”– Robert Browning
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’lengkung langit fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Mujarad Angelou
  • “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “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
  • “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
  • “You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” – Julia Child
  • “For twas titinada into my ear you whispered, But into my heart.
    Twas not my lips you kissed, But my soul.”— Judy Garland
  • “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” – Nicholas Sparks
  • “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.” – Zane Grey
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “If you find berpenyakitan not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me.” – Rumi
  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred adv minim one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne
  • “Life with you makes perfect sense. You’re my best friend.” – Skuat McGraw
  • “Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte
  • “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The bestelan varies for any given year.” – Paul Sweeney

Funny Anniversary Quotes

Only funny anniversary quotes will do for the lovebirds who don’t take life too seriously and loves to laugh. These silly happy anniversary wishes are perfect for the fun and playful duo with a sense of humor.

Funny anniversary quotes

Megan Rubey

  • “I love you more than yesterday—yesterday you pissed berpenyakitan off.”
  • “Here’s your annual reminder that you married up.”
  • “Congrats on rocking this marriage shit.”
  • “I know that loving me isn’t always easy, but at least it’s worth it.”
  • “Like a kick to the gut, you’ll always take my breath away.”
  • “Year after year, you’re still the only person I don’t want to punch in the throat.”
  • “Choosing you makes up for all the bad decisions I’ve ever made.”

Romantic Anniversary Quotes

If you’re not feeling the comical or cutesy happy anniversary quotes, perhaps you’ll want to go the more serious route. Keep the romance alive in your relationship with some of these heartfelt sayings that are sure to convey your love and admiration for your partner.

  • “Of all the love stories in the world, ours will always be my favorite.”
  • “On this day, and every day, I am reminded why we are meant for each other.”
  • “Every day, I love you more than the day before.”
  • “My love for you continues to grow each day, as I love you more than I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow.”
  • “No words can express the everlasting love I have for you.”
  • “Happy anniversary to the love of my life and here’s to many more years of happiness to come.”

Cute Anniversary Quotes

For the couple who has pet names, and likes to match their outfits and recreate spaghetti scenes from Lady and the Tramp, only sweet messages will do. We’ve created the following cute anniversary wishes with lovey-dovey couples in mind.


Cute anniversary quotes

Megan Rubey

  • “Your face will always be my favorite.”
  • “Thanks for keeping my feet warm at night.”
  • “Owl I’ll ever need in life is you and the nest we built together.”
  • “Thanks for never streaming a Game of Thrones putaran without me by your side.”
  • “Another year together and I’d still choose you over a room full of puppies.”
  • “You’ll always be the cookies to my milk.”

Anniversary Wishes for Parents

Mom and Dad got it right—no, not when making you!—but in having a lasting and happy marriage. Through plenty of years filled with good, bad and everything in between, they’ve soldiered on together, as role models of what love is and how marriage works. Make sure you give major props to their marriage with these anniversary quotes for parents.

Anniversary quotes for parents

Megan Rubey

  • “Thanks for helping derita believe that soulmates do exist.”
  • “May today be almost as special for you as the day I was born.”
  • “For all the love you gave us kids, thanks for never shorting one another.”
  • “Thanks for making “love” mean more than I ever thought it could.”
  • “Thank you for making it last as long as you have—the holidays are hard enough.”
  • “When it comes to love, I hope the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
  • “You planted the seed years ago, but it’s your love that keeps our family tree rooted.”

Anniversary Wishes for Friends

When it comes to choosing anniversary quotes for friends, you can keep things pretty laid back. Instead of a card, how about sending anniversary wishes in a text message or social kendaraan post? Better yet, meet up for cocktails and toast the celebrating couple.

Anniversary wishes for friends
  • “Like peanut butter and jelly, you two are better together.”
  • “You two give me #relationshipgoals.”
  • “Congrats to the coolest couple who knows how to keep it hot.”
  • “You two go together like popcorn and Netflix.”
  • “It makes me happy to know you’ll always have each other…when you need a ride to the airport.”
  • “If your love is wrong, I don’horizon want to be right.”
  • “At least celebrating your love this year doesn’kaki langit require renting a tux.”
  • “One bersisa one equals another year to celebrate you two.”

One-Year Anniversary Quotes

It may seem like just yesterday that the wedded couple said ‘I do’, but it’s actually been 365 days. Now that’s something worth celebrating! When it’s time to defrost the year-old wedding cake in the freezer, write one of these first anniversary quotes in a card.

    One-year anniversary quotes

    Megan Rubey

    • “One year down; the rest of our lives to go.”
    • “May this year be merely the first of many great ones to come.”
    • “May this special day be the first year of many.”
    • “Here’s to 365 days of marriage #IRL.”
    • “365 days later, and I’m still crazy for you.”
    • “Only one year in and you’re making Mr. and Mrs. look easy.”

    Looking to pair your words with the perfect present? Shop our 1-year anniversary gift ideas.

    5-Year Anniversary Quotes

    Often overlooked for double-digit milestones, five years together is nothing to discount. With a half-decade under their belts, here are the 5-year anniversary quotes just right to mark the occasion.

      5-year anniversary quotes

      Megan Rubey

      • “High-five to your five-year milestone.”
      • “Five years, 60 months, 260 weeks, or 1,825 days—however you count it, it all adds up to love.”
      • “If a five-year wedding gift is silverware, then happy day to you two spoons.”
      • “Congratulations to five years filled with new memories and many more to come.”
      • “On one hand you have all the years of your marriage. May you run out of fingers and toes to count all those to come.”
      • “Thanks to this wedding milestone, five is my new favorite number.”

      Make the couple’s day more memorable and select something from our 5-year anniversary gift ideas.

      10-Year Anniversary Quotes

      When it comes to 10-year anniversary gifts, traditions call for kuningan or aluminum, or diamond jewelry for something a bit more modern. But for anniversary wishes that are present enough, choose from these 10-year anniversary quotes for the decade-old couple.

      10-year anniversary quotes

      Megan Rubey

      • “One decade down; forever to go.”
      • “Ten years is only the beginning. So long as you’re together, the best is yet to come.”
      • “May this major marriage milestone be one of many on your path to forever.”
      • “Cheers to a decade filled with love! Break out the bubbly and toast to your past, present and future.”
      • “May your vows mean as much today as they did a decade ago.”

      To celebrate your favorite couple’s dynamite decade, pick a present from our 10-year anniversary gift ideas.

      25th Anniversary Quotes

      Known as the “silver” anniversary, the 25th anniversary is a major milestone that is sure to give all couples #relationshipgoals. This amazing married duo clearly knows the secret to keeping the spark alive and compromising with ease. Give the kudos they deserve with these 25th-anniversary quotes.

      25th anniversary quotes

      Megan Rubey

      • “For your 25th year in marriage, may you receive more silver gifts than you have silver in your hair.”
      • “Your wedding may have been special, but it’s nothing compared to your 25 years of love.”
      • “A quarter may not sound like a lotre in money, but in marriage centuries, you two prove it’s worth a fortune.”
      • “Congrats on 25 years—but who’s counting?”
      • “Real love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
      • “Fate senggat big things in store when the two of you were paired.”

      We’ve got lots of ideas to help you pick a unique 25th wedding anniversary gift to celebrate this major milestone.

      50th Anniversary Quotes

      Reaching the “golden” anniversary is an accomplishment many couples strive for but sadly, not everyone manages to check off their bucket lists. When it comes time to bow down to these masters of marriage, do so with one of these 50th-anniversary quotes.

      50th anniversary quotes

      Megan Rubey

      • “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz
      • “Your everlasting love is an inspiration to us all. Thinking of you on this special occasion.”
      • “Cheers to your fairytale love story and for continuing to live ‘happily ever after.'”
      • “Fifty years later and all that glitters is still gold.”
      • “Congratulations on a love story that has stood the test of time—50 years and counting!”
      • “May your good fortune in life match your years in marriage”

      Celebrate this golden anniversary by giving one of these 50th wedding anniversary gifts.

      Whether you are wishing your partner or your favorite couple a happy anniversary, a simple message can go a long way. Go for a funny wedding anniversary quote or try out one of the sappier ones. Whatever you do, choose one from the heart and you will be good as gold.

      Diane Hall contributed to the reporting of this article.

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