Wedding Quotations
Love, comfort, and honor

Compiled by Elizabeth Olson

"(Marriage) is not by any to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly, and in the fear of God."

Solemnization of Matrimony
"Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on earth."

John Lyly
The Anatomy of Wit.
"Oh, how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring!"

Colley Cibber
The Double Gallant, prologue.
"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage."

A Wedding Bouquet "Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures."

"I . . . chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well."

Oliver Goldsmith
The Vicar of Wakefield, ch. 1.
A Wedding Bouquet "Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in?"

"Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred."

"Marriage is like life in this—that it is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses."

"The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before."

"It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano."

A Wedding BouquetA Wedding Bouquet "To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up."

Ogden Nash
"For years [my wedding ring] has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward."

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."

"I never married. Nobody ever asked me."

Mattie White, on her 100th birthday
"A lady of 47 who has been married 27 years and has 6 children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: 'Love is what you've been through with somebody.'"

Bride and Grooms Wedding Rings "I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive."

"With this ring I thee wed."

Solemnization of Matrimony


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