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    I wish you a happy every after

    Hi.

    Someone posted some photos of her marriage. I commented under the pictures "I wish you a happy ever after".

    I wonder if it's natural. Would you please also provide some alternatives?

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    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    Thats seems to be taken from the fairy-tale ending "And they lived happily ever after". It is not used in this day and age.
    You can say: I wish you all the best for a happy marriage.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    Someone posted some photos of her marriage. I commented under the pictures "I wish you a happy ever after".

    I wonder if it's natural. Would you please also provide some alternatives?
    It's not a phrase I've seen but I think it works well. It would be readily understood.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    This friend of mine believes that she's the princess of her husband and they live in a fairy tale.

    Edited:

    I asked a similar question (The meaning of this sentence when I first heard of it on WR.) but today's question has nothing to do with it.

    Here's the link.
    Last edited by Silverobama; 19-Sep-2020 at 15:22. Reason: provide a link

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    #5

    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi.

    Someone posted some photos of her marriage. I commented under the pictures "I wish you a happy ever after".

    I wonder if it's natural. Would you please also provide some alternatives?
    I like it a lot.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    I might even use it myself if I can decide whether 'a happy ever-after' would look better.

    (I think I've discounted 'a happy-ever-after.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Sep-2020 at 08:29.

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    Re: I wish you a happy every after

    I think it is endearing to some as it is reminiscent of the cliched fairy-tale ending.
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