One-year wedding anniversaries are underrated. Sure, a year isn’t a long time in the scheme of things. But the adjustments a couple has to make in that first year of marriage are huge, and getting through them is an accomplishment worth celebrating.
Besides, there’s something about a new marriage that’s simply precious. It’s this special time that a couple will look back on for many years to come. In fact, it’s bound to be one of the things they reminisce about when they reach those major milestone anniversaries later on.
All that is worth keeping in mind as you think about how to wish someone a happy first wedding anniversary. Whether you’re sending congrats to a couple you know, or a few loving words to your own spouse, the following list of first anniversary wishes can help you find the perfect message.
Here are some one-year anniversary wishes for a couple.
- Happy 1st Anniversary, love birds! The two of you are proving to be pretty good at this whole marriage thing.
- One year down, many more to go. Happy Anniversary to a truly lovely couple!
- Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary! The love you have for each other couldn’t be more obvious. Keep that shit up.
- Hope you enjoy the first of many, many wedding anniversaries. You two deserve the best, and you found it in each other.
- You guys have always made a great couple, and now you make a great married couple. Happy 1st Anniversary!
- One wonderful girl + one wonderful guy = one wonderful marriage. Happy One-Year Anniversary, you two!
- Happy 1st Anniversary, you two! They say the first year of marriage is the hardest, but you guys made it look easy.
- Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary to a beautiful couple. Keep making everyone jealous with your perfect relationship, guys.
- Happy Anniversary, you two! May the happiness of these early days of your marriage continue to grow in the years ahead.
- Happy One-Year Anniversary! You guys have always been, and will always be, the cutest couple.
For a Husband
Here are some first anniversary wishes for a husband. For more ideas on how to express your love to your hubby, see this article.
- Happy 1st Anniversary to us! Being married to the most wonderful man in the world isn’t a bad deal. In fact, I could get used to this.
- Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband. It’s been a year since we walked down the aisle, and I’m still not sick of you! Love you, baby!
- In one year, you’ve given me a lifetime’s worth of love and happiness. Happy 1st Anniversary to the most amazing husband ever.
- Happy One-Year Anniversary to my smart, kind, talented, and impossibly sexy husband! Being married to you is even more wonderful than I imagined.
- Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband. After being married to you for a year, I’ve decided I’m keeping you forever!
- Congrats on surviving me for a whole year. I’ll give you your reward later.
- We’ve been married for 365 days, and I’ve loved every second of it. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful hubby!
- Happy 1st Anniversary, baby! After 365 days, I still can’t get enough of you.
- Happy One-Year Anniversary to my wonderful husband. They say time flies when you’re having fun. That must be why the last year has flown by so fast.
- The past year has been the most amazing year of my life. That’s because I’ve been married to the most amazing man in the world. Happy 1st Anniversary, baby!
For a Wife
Finally, here are some first anniversary messages for a wife. For more sweet wording ideas for wifey, check out these love messages for her.
- Happy 1st Anniversary to my beautiful wife. Thank you for 365 days of pure bliss.
- Our first year of marriage has been full of adjustments, challenges, and even an argument or two. But I wouldn’t trade my beautiful wife or my wonderful life for anything. Happy Anniversary, baby!
- Happy Anniversary to the lady who is making my dreams come true. After a year, I’m still pinching myself. I get to be married to this beautiful woman?
- Being married to you hasn’t been as wonderful as I expected. It’s been more wonderful! Happy Anniversary to my amazing wife!
- Our first year together has been amazing. I can’t wait to see what we do for an encore. Happy 1st Anniversary to my showstopper of a wife!
- After one year of being married to you, I can confirm that you are, in fact, the most amazing wife ever. Happy Anniversary, beautiful!
- Could my wife be any more beautiful? Or kinder? Or smarter? Or more lovable? These are the questions I’ve been asking myself every day for the past 365 days. Happy 1st Anniversary to an all-around amazing wife.
- Happy Anniversary to the most amazing woman in the world. She has to be, in order to put up with me for a whole year!
- Happy One-Year Anniversary to my beautiful wife. I still can’t believe you agreed to marry me. But we made a deal, and I’m holding you to it.
- Happy 1st Anniversary, sweetheart! Not only are you my best friend, but you’re the best wife ever.
To add an extra-special touch to your first anniversary message, you could also include a famous quote. There are some good candidates in this list of quotes about time and love.