110 Happy Anniversary Quotes to Express Your Love

Want to wish someone a happy anniversary but unsure of how to put it into words? These anniversary quotes offer plenty of ideas to get you started.

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The wedding might be over, but anniversaries are a significant milestone in a couple’s relationship that deserve to be celebrated. With all the ups and downs life can bring, reaching another year of marriage is no small feat, which makes sending anniversary wishes that much more special.

Traditionally, there’s no etiquette rule requiring you to send anniversary wishes to another couple. This doesn’t apply to your own relationship, though—spouses should definitely acknowledge the special day! That said, if you’re looking to wish someone a happy anniversary but are unsure of how to put your wishes into words, our anniversary quotes offer plenty of ideas to get you started.

Whether you’re writing to your own partner or celebrating close friends or parents, we’ve included something for everyone. (You might also consider an anniversary gift while you’re at it!)

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What to Include in an Anniversary Message

If you’re scratching your head for what to write in your anniversary message, don’t fear! Your message doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some helpful places to get started when deciding on what to include in your anniversary message—you’ll find writing your heartfelt note isn’t so hard!

  • Make a toast
  • Share a memory
  • Offer words of encouragement
  • Celebrate the milestone
  • Call out the beauty of a lasting relationship
  • Reflect on your love for your partner

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Simple Happy Anniversary Quotes

You can say a lot with not many words—a simple “Happy Anniversary” paired with one of the anniversary quotes below is all you need for a heartwarming message. Use the following quotes for inspiration if you’re celebrating your own anniversary, or skip below to find quotes for friends and loved ones.

  1. You make celebrating our love feel easy. Happy anniversary!
  2. Today, tomorrow, and always—our love never ends. Happy anniversary!
  3. Cheers to another year with my better half.
  4. Time truly flies when I’m with you. Happy anniversary!
  5. Cheers to another 365 days together and the many more to come!
  6. Life with you just makes sense—here’s to another year together.
  7. Thanks for being the best partner I could’ve asked for. Happy anniversary!
  8. Another year together and I’m still finding new things I love about you.
  9. Choosing you was the best decision I ever made.
  10. Loved you last year, loved you yesterday, love you still and always will.
  11. Our love story is my favorite. Happy anniversary to us!
  12. Happy anniversary to my person—how did I get so lucky?
  13. Today reminds me of why I fell in love with you, and my love has only grown. Happy anniversary today and always.
  14. I’m grateful for our love every day, but especially today. Happy anniversary!
  15. All of me loves all of you. Happy anniversary to my favorite person!

Anniversary Quotes for Instagram Captions

Your anniversary is a significant milestone, so it makes sense you’d want to share a thoughtful post on social media commemorating the occasion. If you’re looking to celebrate your love on the ‘gram, use the list below to help you find the perfect caption.

  1. A year later and you still give me butterflies. #1yearanniversary
  2. 525,600 minutes as a married couple. #happyanniversary
  3. One year down, a lifetime to go. #happyweddinganniversary
  4. Ready for another trip around the sun? #1yearanniversary
  5. Life with you just keeps getting better—swipe for a surprise! #anniversarypresent
  6. 365 days of smiles, laughs, and reminders to take the trash out. #loveyouforever

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  1. “You’re still the one I run to, the one that I belong to. You’re still the one I want for life.” —Shania Twain, “You’re Still the One”
  2. I said yes to a life with you.
  3. I can’t wait to grow old with you.
  4. “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.” —Dory, “Finding Nemo”

Thoughtful Anniversary Quotes

Sometimes, sharing from the heart is tough. Use these quotes to help put your feelings into words.

  1. Life with you just keeps on getting better.
  2. You’ll never stop being my happy place.
  3. Sleeping by your side means endless sweet dreams.
  4. Yesterday,today and always, I still choose you!
  5. I am yours, and you are mine.
  6. Your love truly makes life sweeter.
  7. I can’t imagine a single day without you by my side.
  8. My heart still skips a beat when I look at you.
  9. Rain or shine, you’ll always be mine.
  10. The love I hold for you continues to grow, today and always.
  11. To the one who stole my heart, thank you for loving me so well.
  12. Our love is a rare gift that I’ll never let go of.
  13. The love we share is magnetic, and you make life pure magic.
  14. Cheers to another year with my best friend and better half.
  15. Saying yes to you was the smartest move I ever made.
  16. You’re more beautiful to me with each passing year, and this year is no exception.
  17. I’m convinced I won the lottery with you.
  18. I didn’t think I could love you more than I already do, but this special day has proved me wrong.
  19. In a sea of people, I have eyes only for you.
  20. Happy anniversary to a beautiful person who has given me the most beautiful life.
  21. Forever isn’t long enough with you.
  22. With you by my side, life could never get better.
  23. You’ve given me so many reasons to smile this past year, but my smile couldn’t be any bigger on this special day.
  24. Another year together and I still get butterflies when I look at you.
  25. You make my life better in every way. Thanks for choosing me today and every day.
  26. You’re the only one I want to wake up next to, day after day, year after year.
  27. Happy anniversary to my soulmate—how did I get so lucky?
  28. Today our relationship is one year older, and the depth of our love just keeps growing deeper.
  29. I thought I knew what true love was until I met you.
  30. My only regret is that I can’t go back in time so I could’ve met you sooner. Happy anniversary to my one true love.

Romantic Anniversary Quotes

If you consider yourself a hopeless romantic, these quotes are for you.

  1. Of all the love stories that exist, ours will always be my favorite.
  2. Words can’t express my unending love for you, especially on a day like today.
  3. “So how does it happen, great love? Nobody knows…but what I can tell you is that it happens in the blink of an eye. One moment you’re enjoying your life, and the next you’re wondering how you ever lived without them.” —Hitch, “Hitch”
  4. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” —Arwen, “Lord of the Rings”
  5. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul, that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” —Noah, “The Notebook”
  6. Happy anniversary to the only person in the world that I want beside me every day and every night for the rest of my life.
  7. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” —A. A. Milne, “Winnie the Pooh”

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  1. When a love is true, there is no ending. I hope we get to celebrate for many years to come. Happy anniversary!
  2. I believe everything happens for a reason because it led me to you. I love you, happy anniversary.
  3. From sending you good night texts to wishing you good morning, everything seems sweeter since I met you. Happy anniversary.

Funny Anniversary Quotes

If some light wit and humor is more your style, these quotes are guaranteed to make your partner crack a smile.

  1. I sometimes wonder how you put up with me, but then I remember that I put up with you too, so we’ll call it even.
  2. Since we first met, I’ve only wanted the best for you—which is obviously me!
  3. A wedding band is the smallest handcuff ever made—lucky for me, I’ve got a pretty great cellmate. I love you!
  4. If two people love each other, nothing is impossible. Except for deciding where to eat. We still haven't figured that one out yet.
  5. Happy anniversary to my special someone—I look forward to annoying you for the rest of your life!
  6. I love you more than anything, even my favorite pasta—just please don’t make me prove it. Happy anniversary!
  7. Happy anniversary, babe. No refunds!
  8. I’m amazed at how long we’ve tolerated each other. Cheers to another year!
  9. Our relationship has taught me so much—like that 99% of being married is just yelling “WHAT?” from across the house.
  10. Holy crap. We’re still married? You’re still mine? In that case, happy anniversary!

One-Year Anniversary Quotes

Celebrating your first anniversary calls for something unique and special. These quotes can help you commemorate the occasion.

  1. One year down, our entire lives to go.
  2. “If I had only one anniversary to celebrate, I would want it with you.” —Byron Pulsifer
  3. This day is beyond special, and the first of many more to come.
  4. 365 days later and I’m still head over heels for you!
  5. Only one year in and you’re making this whole marriage thing seem easy. I love you!
  6. I’ve learned love is not about how many days, months, or years we’ve been together—it’s about how much we love each other every single day.
  7. Better than I was, more than I am. And all this happened by taking your hand.
  8. "All that you are is all that I'll ever need." —Ed Sheeran, “Tenerife Sea”
  9. “How sweet it is to be loved by you.” —Marvin Gaye, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”

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  1. One year ago today, our souls became one. We might not be newlyweds anymore, but our love is stronger than ever.
  2. Our first year of love has taught me more than I thought possible about what true love really is. Happy anniversary to my person!
  3. Today marks the first milestone of countless moments that are still to be had. Cheers to our first anniversary!
  4. Our first year together is in the books, and all I can hope for is 99 more. I love you!
  5. Our hearts united one year ago on this beautiful day, and I know our love will only grow deeper with time. Happy first anniversary!
  6. I’d be lying if I said this past year wasn’t one of the best of my life. You’re my everything, today and forever!

Anniversary Quotes for Friends

Wishing your friends a happy anniversary is a thoughtful gesture that you can keep fairly laid-back. These quotes are some of our favorites!

  1. Happy anniversary to my favorite lovebirds!
  2. You two are proof that true love really does exist.
  3. Happy anniversary to our favorite couple!
  4. This might go without saying, but you two were made for each other. Happy anniversary!
  5. Sending our love and best wishes to the happy couple. Happy anniversary!
  6. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other, and you two do it beautifully.
  7. Wishing you both a long and wonderful life together on this special day!
  8. Cheers to you two and your endless love story. I can’t wait to see your relationship continue to grow.
  9. Thank you for being an example of true love and commitment. Happy anniversary!
  10. Nobody’s perfect, but together, you two are pretty close.

Anniversary Quotes for Parents

After years of navigating the ups and downs of marriage, parents are often a beautiful example of lasting love. Sending them thoughtful anniversary wishes won’t go unnoticed—use these quotes to write the perfect note!

  1. Happy anniversary to the parents who never stop inspiring me. Best wishes on this special day!
  2. The only thing better than having you for parents is my children having you for grandparents. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!
  3. Watching you two grow closer with each passing year is more of a gift than you realize. Happy anniversary!
  4. Congratulations on another year of togetherness. You two melt my heart!
  5. Happy anniversary to my dear parents, who have shown us kids that “happily ever after” really can come true.
  6. All these years together and you two still represent what a loving, blissful marriage looks like. I love you, happy anniversary!
  7. The bond you share never fails to remind me of the power of true love. Happy anniversary!
  8. May your love overflow today as much as it did when you two first met. Happy anniversary!
  9. Thank you for never giving up on each other through all of life’s challenges. I’m sure us kids had nothing to do with those challenges. Happy anniversary!
  10. “You are the parents that all kids hope to have, you are the couple that all lovers hope to be, and you both are the pillars of support that every family wishes it had. Happy anniversary to the best parents ever.” —Anonymous

Whether you’re wishing your closest friends a happy anniversary or celebrating your own with your partner, a thoughtful message can go a long way. Funny and witty or romantic and serious, there’s no wrong answer for the message you choose, so long as it comes from the heart. Cheers to love!