07/22/2015 11:07 EDT | Updated 07/22/2015 11:59 EDT

Wedding Day Messages For Every Scenario

At Rachel and Seth's reception dinner, two of our traveling party got the idea to 'stuff' the guest book with some extra special attendees. This time it was a visitor from the mysterious orient!

We've all been there — you're signing a card or a guest book and you just don't know what to write other than "congrats" or "best wishes."

But did you know saying congratulations to a woman was once considered a no-no? It's true! Congratulating a woman on her wedding day was believed to be insulting, since it insinuated that you are surprised the woman found a partner.

Fortunately, congratulating a couple is commonplace these days, but it's not the only greeting out there either. Whether you're leaving a message in the guest book or signing a card filled with cash, there are plenty of ways to wish the happy couple luck without getting too repetitive.

Of course, personal notes are always best, but when it comes to wishing a co-worker, your message might not has as much oomph as when you're the bride's best friend. Below, we've listed 15 wedding day greetings to take you from the church to the reception hall — no matter what your relationship is to the couple — so every time you need to greet the couple, you'll know exactly what to say.

Do you have a wedding go-to greeting? Let us know in the comments below.