Don’t know how to wish a belated happy birthday? These belated birthday quotes and meaningful messages are sure to make up for missing your friend’s or loved one’s special day. While it can be awkward messaging somebody late after their birthday, they will appreciate the honesty and that you’ve remembered them. To lighten the tone of your message, you can always send Funny Belated Birthday Wishes. For ultimate ease, we’ve created some effortless belated birthday wishes images for friends, too!
Belated happy birthday or happy belated birthday?
A common question is whether it’s correct to wish a belated happy birthday or happy belated birthday. Both phrases are frequently used, however, since belated means ‘to come or happen later than expected’, the correct way to wish someone well after their special day is belated happy birthday. Just as they are belated wishes. Wishing a Happy belated birthday would have a different meaning as it implies the birthday is late, rather than the wishes.
I wanted to have sent this message on time, but better late than never! I wish you a belated happy birthday!
I’m sorry this message is coming to you late, but I’m sending my most sincere belated happy birthday wishes to you from the very bottom of my heart!
May life always smile upon you and may you be blessed with peace, happiness, and love. I may be a little late, but my wishes for you are sincere.
I'm sending you a late birthday message on purpose, so that you may continue to celebrate it today! Have a great second day of birthday celebrations!
Belated happy birthday to you! Sorry that I’m a little late to the party with these wishes!
Sorry for the delay in getting these wishes to you, my friend! I hope your special day this year was a truly great one!
I’m sorry for missing your special day, it completely slipped my mind. I hope you had the amazing birthday you deserved all the same!
I know these birthday wishes are belated, but the fact I’m making up for being late means they’re packed with much more meaning!
Happy (tiny bit late) birthday! Wishing you a great year ahead!
Belated happy birthday to you. I hope you know that I would never miss the birthday of a good friend like you on purpose.
Sorry I missed your birthday
I didn’t realise it was so near
But I’m sending some late wishes
They’re extra special and sincere!
Belated happy birthday to you!
Sorry for the late wish but you know what they say: better late than never! I hope your birthday was a tremendous one, my friend!
Sorry I forgot your birthday! I hope it was a wonderful one for you!
I wasn’t sure how to wish you a belated happy birthday, but I thought it would probably be best to start off by apologising for missing the actual day! Sorry for the late wishes!
I know I’m a little late in wishing you a happy birthday this year, but know that these belated wishes are sincere and have more meaning than ever. I hope you had a really great day!
These birthday wishes are belated with good reason: they’re supposed to make your birthday last longer! Happy birthday, my friend!
These wishes might be one day late, but I hope your birthday yesterday was everything you hoped it would be.
I’m not late in wishing you a happy birthday, I’m just super early for next year!
I’m making a promise to you today that I will never miss another birthday of yours. You can quote me on that, my friend!
Surprise! Just when you thought you
had received all of your birthday
wishes, the best one of all pops up!
I hope you had a great day!
Happy little-bit-late birthday to you! For someone who is so chic and effortlessly cool, I thought your birthday wishes should be too!
I can’t say enough how sorry I am for the late wishes on your birthday this year. Time simply got away from me on this one, my friend!
Late birthday wishes are better than no wishes whatsoever! Just be thankful that I remembered at all! Belated happy birthday to you!
Belated happy birthday wishes to you! I so wanted to be on time but then I ended up being a little late… I promise I’ll be better next year!
These wishes aren’t late, they’re just super early for next year! Happy birthday!
Happy belated birthday! I hope you enjoyed celebrating with your friends and family.
I didn’t forget your birthday; I just forgot it was yesterday. Hope you had an amazing day!
While everyone else was only wishing you well and thinking of you yesterday, here I am still thinking of you today!
I hope your birthday was as incredible as you deserve. This wish may come a little late, but it is timelessly sincere. Belated happy birthday!
I’m sorry I couldn’t be there to wish you a happy birthday on the day, but I’m sending you your birthday wishes anyway! Belated birthday wishes to you!
Belated happy birthday to you! I guess it just goes to show that good things do come to those who wait!
I’m sorry I missed your birthday, but I think it’s pretty impressive that I remembered it this soon after! Belated birthday wishes from your forgetful friend!
I would be remiss if I didn’t wish you a happy birthday, even if I am one day late! Belated wishes to you!