Your anniversary, whether it’s a dating or wedding anniversary, is a time to pause and look back on the life you’ve built with your partner. Through the good times and bad, you’ve stuck it out. Why? Because you love one another, and you’ve chosen commitment. It’s a sweet thing in a time when people often opt to play the field rather than settle down and get married.
Your anniversary also serves as a time for you to reaffirm your love, reconnect with your partner and envision what the future has in store for you yet. You might want to say something special. Cue wedding anniversary wishes. These sweet sayings, poems and quotes show your partner how you feel about him on this special day. You can even modify some of the following wishes for the couples in your life who might be a celebrating an anniversary!
POEMS AS ANNIVERSARY WISHES
A poem works so well for your anniversary because you can read it as a toast, print it in a card or send it as an email. Check out some of our favorite poem anniversary wishes below. You can use them or get inspired to write your own wedding anniversary wishes.
by Kirk A. Finney
When years are passing by like days,
and in my hand your hand is placed,
a knowing smile crosses your face,
a simple touch can still make my heart race.
When I can see my soul in your eyes,
and you see your soul in mine, we realize
that a love so deep can harbor no lies,
where our only tears shed were happy tears we’ve cried.
I love you as much now as I ever did before.
If possible, I may even love you more,
all starting from a feeling we did not ignore,
a feeling of connection we chose to explore.
I don’t know what it is that you saw in me,
what I saw in you was the utmost happiness
that can ever be,
even more so on the day when you and I
I can still smile and say with love and truth
Honey, I love you…Happy Anniversary.
By Joanna Fuchs
Every year that I’m with you
Has been better than before;
It’s hard for me to even think
How I could love you more.
Every year you’ve graced my life
Has been full of happiness;
I love your caring face, your voice,
Your tender, sweet caress.
Every year when this day comes,
I’m filled with love and pleasure;
Happy Anniversary, Love,
My joy, my delight, my treasure.
MORE TIME, MORE LOVE
By Joanna Fuchs
Our (number of years) anniversary, Love,
Brings feelings of delight,
Thoughts of pleasure that you give me
Every day and every night.
I’m grateful for each day and hour;
I thank the Lord above
For giving me the precious gift:
Of your deep, enduring love.
As our lives go on and on,
One thing is always true:
To the very end, I’ll always wish
For more time, more love with you.
Joanna Fuchs has written several poems that would be appropriate as anniversary wishes, so if these two don’t quite do it for you, check out the collection here.
Sometimes people write anonymous poems, like the one below, that you can use as a wedding anniversary message.
It’s time to celebrate
All our disagreements
It’s time to raise a toast
To all our arguments
It’s time to recollect
All our fights and talks
It’s time to remember
Our angry stares and gawks
For it is all this that has
Made us come closer
Sealing us in a way that
We’ll always be together
Obviously, anniversaries are joyous occasions and your wedding anniversary wishes should reflect that, but you can point out that you and your partner have gone through some tough times together, and you’re still together. You might even be stronger for it in the end!
ANNIVERSARY QUOTES FOR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY WISHES
Instead of a direct wish, you can try some of these quotes below. You may be familiar with some of them – they’re popular as wall decor and memes – or they may be new to you. As long as they describe your feelings to your man on you anniversary, enjoy!
I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars. – Steve Maraboli
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Once upon a time I became yours & you became mine. And we’ll stay together through both the tears & the laughter… Because that’s what they call happily ever after. – Anon
I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow. – Leo Christopher
ANNIVERSARY WISHES FOR YOUR MAN AND OTHERS
Of course, you’ll want to come up with the perfect anniversary wish for your husband, but don’t forget about others who might be celebrating their time together. Your friends, parents or even grandparents will appreciate if you pick an anniversary wish from the list below and cater it toward them!
- It doesn’t matter where we’re at or what we have, as long as I have you by my side, I’ll be happy with that. Here’s to wishing us many more happy years together.
- You’re my everything, today and always. Wishing you a very happy anniversary.
- Sending you warm wishes on your anniversary; may you continue to grow older and happier together.
- I’m so glad that we’re together, I can’t imagine my life without you by my side. Wishing you endless joy on our anniversary.
The key to a heartfelt anniversary wish isn’t necessarily rhyming or writing something worthy of a prize. Rather, you want to express your feelings in a way that feels genuine. If your wedding anniversary wishes aren’t perfect, don’t fret. Your man will still love that you put effort into it, especially if you do something a little creative like frame a quote for an anniversary gift or even write it in calligraphy. But a simple card will do just as well if you’ve forgotten to go shopping for the right present. If you’ve remembered in time, check out this post with anniversary gift ideas.
Have fun brainstorming wedding anniversary wishes, you don’t need to push it or seek out your DIY side for the very first time to create some extravagant project. In fact, you could send a few wedding anniversary wishes as sweet text messages over the day (we’ve got more loving text messages that will make him smile in this post, too). You might even be surprised by the sweet wishes your man returns with if he’s inspired by the words you write!