A belated anniversary message is a late message usually sent to a person or a group of persons who are celebrating the complete one year cycle in marriage, work, relationship, or even in a change of lifestyle/habit. In certain cases, you might have made plans to join your friend or family in their anniversary celebration, but all your plans came to nought.

Rather than beat yourself up in regrets or back out completely, you can make up for the tampered-with plans by sending belated anniversary messages to them, even as your apology follows. Here are guidelines cum sample happy belated anniversary messages for you:

Happy Belated Anniversary Messages

1: Today marks the second anniversary of your status as an employee in your choice job. I celebrate you, and may you attain greater heights with fatter benefits. I am sorry this message is coming late.

2: Happy belated wedding anniversary to my most favourite couple. It is a great pleasure to see you both leap into one year together in love. Pardon my late message, please.

Happy Belated Anniversary Messages

3: How fast the years rolled by! It is still unbelievable to me that you are already marking your 13th year anniversary in the pastoral ministry. I can’t wish you anything less but better and lovelier years ahead. Forgive my late anniversary message to you.

4: Happy belated three years anniversary as a vegan. I didn’t mean to swallow your special day in forgetfulness. I will surely make it up for you.

5: My heart beats fast in great excitement as I write to send you this belated message on the second year of your cancer remission. Looking back, your recovery was worth the hellish journey. I’m sorry this message is coming late. It wasn’t a purposeful forgetfulness.

6: On this occasion of your anniversary as a manager, I wish you strength in leadership, consistent development of your mind, and all-round job fulfilment. I forgot that it held yesterday, forgive me. Enjoy!

7: Your marriage union was made in heaven. To think that you are 25 years old in marriage is a thing of great wonder. I look forward to celebrating your 30th with you. Happy belated silver jubilee anniversary wishes!

Funny Belated Anniversary Messages

Funny Belated Anniversary Messages

8: Forgive me, dear friend, for I have sinned against you. That brain of mine went into a temporary shutdown mode, making me forget your wedding anniversary. Accept my soggy apology. Your belated anniversary gift is hurrying down to you.

9: Don’t be too hard on me that I forgot your anniversary. Blame it on my grey hairs. I wish you many more years of joyful celebrations.

10: Did I tell you that I like closing the door after everyone has gone in? Oh! Same happened to my memory of your anniversary. It’s a very new development. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you earlier.

11: While I was trying to call back to memory stuffs I could have forgotten, I quickly remembered that last week was your 10th anniversary in the military service. Do you see why I should be a spy for our dear country?

12: Being a grandma didn’t stop me from remembering today, that your wedding anniversary was yesterday. Clap for me!!

13: I knew you would be angry with me for forgetting your anniversary so, I started howling and wailing when I remembered. I am totally and thoroughly inconsolable. I am sorry!!!!!

14: A pretty woman like you deserved a queue of well-wishers on your anniversary. It happened that I was squeezed into the last place. That’s why my message is coming to you belatedly. I’m still panting from the rush!

15: There were a lot of things on my mind about you which I wished to send to you on your anniversary until this morning when I realised that I’ve been thinking for the past five days. This message is belated. I’m still thinking about you.

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Friend

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Friend

16: I am your friend, and I know you will still appreciate this belated anniversary message from me. I promise you, It will be earlier next time.

17: Happy anniversary on my wonderful friend’s “no more smoking” decision. It is already four years into your change of lifestyle, and I wish you more of the strength to keep through. Pardon the delayed message.

18: Truly, this message is coming a tad later and I regret that. I will surely buckle up next time. Happy anniversary, sweet friend.

19: There is a lot of goodness in you, and I am very proud of who you are, including your ability to forgive my belated anniversary message to you.

20: Do you know what it means to forget a friend’s anniversary? I dared not do that. This message is coming late because I was thinking it was today, instead of yesterday. My mind played a quick one on me. Happy anniversary, darling!

21: Hey dude, this belated anniversary message doesn’t in any way reflect on my personality. You know I really, really care about you. Don’t forget that. Happy anniversary, dear.

22: Dearest friend of life, I’m so glad that you are celebrating one year as a mother to your very handsome boy. Motherhood shall be fair to you. I’m sorry that this message is coming to you late. Accept my apology.

23: You are one of the sweetest friends I have. Without much words, you’ve proven to be my rock-solid support in times of need. It really irks me that I forgot your anniversary date. Accept my sincere apology. Happy anniversary.

24: How I wish that I can say to you in person, that I am sorry for not sending this message earlier. I have nothing to say in my defence. Happy anniversary to you, dearest.

25: Words are insufficient to express my profound joy as you witness your work anniversary and a fresh start into a new year. May wisdom and understanding rule you, priceless friend. I’m sorry for sending this message late.

26: For skipping my mind, I am not just wishing you a great anniversary but also sending you a valuable anniversary gift. Hope you will accept my peace offering.

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Parents

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Parents

27: Your marriage inspires me to excel as a wife. I couldn’t have asked for a better model of a perfect marriage than the one you’ve lived out as my parents. Though this message is belated, I want to wish you a very beautiful wedding anniversary.

28: I am honoured to have you as my parents. Over the years, I have keenly observed you and how you love, respect and esteem each other. I pray that you have many more years to celebrate together. Sorry that this message is coming late.

29: Out of deep respect for the best parents ever, I wish you a wonderful wedding anniversary. You deserve every good thing in life, including joy, peace, and togetherness. Pardon my late message.

30: Dad and mum, you make life easier by your humility and respect for each other. Words fail me to list one by one, all the lessons I’ve learnt from watching you live as a married couple. May your days be long. Kindly accept my belated message to you.

31: Happy anniversary, mum, on your second year as a mini-bus driver. Your driving skill has greatly improved. Kudos! Forgive the message that is coming a bit late.

32: Daddy, I am very proud of you even as you are five years into your business. It wasn’t an easy beginning, but you have proven to be a worthy businessman. Even though it’s coming late, happy business anniversary!

33: You have consistently taught me how to maximise opportunities, with my integrity intact. Through and through, I am grateful to be called your child. Happy anniversary, dear parents. It is coming late, I’m sorry.

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Sister

Belated Anniversary Wishes For Sister

34: May this my belated message wipe out every anger, and bring tremendous happiness to you, dearest sister. I wish you a blissful marital life. Happy wedding anniversary.

35: You are the most considerate woman I’ve been privileged to have as a sibling. You have sacrificed a lot for my happiness, and I am forever grateful to you. I wish you a fruitful anniversary in employment. Sorry that it is coming late.

36: One of the proudest moments of my life was growing up to call you “Sisi”. You are my sister, and I can’t trade you for anyone. Happy wedding anniversary. I’m sorry for the delayed message.

37: There are many sisters in this world, but my sister-in-law stands out as the most beautiful. You married my brother, and have been a source of joy and happiness to him. This message is late, but I have to wish you a sweet marriage anniversary.

39: Inasmuch as this anniversary message is coming late and unexpectedly, in it are wishes of fun, bliss, and merriment on the occasion of your anniversary as a flight attendant. Enjoy your good life, sis.

40: I don’t have a lot of things to say, but through this belated message, I wish my only sister a glorious anniversary. Be happy!