Wedding Wishes for the Bride and Groom

Wedding wishes are typically made during a toast to the bride and groom at the reception following a church or civil ceremony; or they can be presented in a card along with other wedding presents. They have become part and parcel of nuptials, simply because so many famous people have written or uttered their sentiments about marriage and weddings, be they serious, humorous, meant to guide and advice, or simply reflect on the beauty of a marital union. Below are some of the most inspiring wedding quotes and wishes from sources as diverse as author and scientists, to musicians and philosophers, through to the ordinary citizen who has a thing or two to say about getting married.

Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent, and it must be equal.
-Frank Pittman

Wedding Wishes

Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.
-Harville Hendrix

Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.
-Author Unknown

Remember that if you ever put your marital problems on the back burner they are sure to boil over.
-Author Unknown

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
-Lao Tzu

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me
-from the song 'I Will Be Here' by Steven Curtis Chapman

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Wedding Wishes

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!
-William Shakespeare

Sit by me, my beloved, and listen to my heart; smile, for your happiness is a symbol of our future.
-Kahlil Gibran

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
-Martin Luther

Brief is life but love is long.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
-Robert Browning

Wedding Wishes

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in shade.
-Leo Buscaglia

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.
-Rabindranath Tagore

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
-Benjamin Franklin

I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
-Author Unknown

Let all thy joys be as the month of May,
And all thy days be as a marriage day.
-Francis Quarles

Wedding Wishes

There is nothing more admirable than two people who see eye-to-eye keeping house as man and wife, confounding their enemies, and delighting their friends.
-Homer, 9th century B.C.

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman
-Joseph Joubert

Whether you are attending somebody's wedding or you are a bride or groom who wishes to express what marriage means to you, as well as your hopes for the newlyweds, we hope that these wedding wishes and quotes serve to inspire you on that very special and signficant event.



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