Wedding & Love Toasts
--- Weddings ---
A Second Marriage: To the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson, 1770
A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after.
Down the hatch, to striking the match!
Grow old with me!
The best is yet to be,
The last of life,
For which, the first is made.
- Robert Browning
Here's the my mother-in-law's daughter,
Here's to her father-in-law's son
An here's to the vows we've just taken,
And the life we've just begun.
Here's to the groom with bride so fair,
And here's to the bride with groom so rare!
Here's to the happy man: All the world loves a lover. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Here's to the husband - and here's to the wife;
May they remain lovers for life.
It is written:
"When children find true love,
parent's find true joy."
Here's to your joy and ours,
from this day forward.
- Parents' toast
Let us toast the health of the bride;
Let us toast the health of the groom,
Let us toast the person that tied;
Let us toast every guest in the room.
Look down you gods,
And on this couple drop a blessed crown.
Love, be true to her;
Life, be dear to her;
Health, stay close to her;
Joy, draw near to her;
Fortune, find what you can do for her,
Search your treasure-house through and through for her,
Follow her footsteps the wide world over -
And keep her husband always her lover.
- Anna Lewis, "To the Bride"
May you grow old on one pillow.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution
- Groucho Marx
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer, Odyssey, ninth century B.C.
You don't marry one person; you marry three
- the person you think they are, the person they are and the person they are going to become as the result of being married to you.
- Richard Needham, You and All the (M. Sutkiewicz, Toronto) quoted in Reader's Digest, December 1983
You only get married for the second time once.
- Garrison Keillor, quoted in Forbes, November 2, 1987
Because I love you truly,
Because you love met, too,
My very greatest happiness
Is sharing life with you.
Drink to me only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kiss but in the cup,
And I'll not look for wine.
- Ben Jonson, "To Celia"
Here's to love and unity,
Dark corners and opportunity.
Here's to Love, that begins with a fever and ends with a yawn.
Here's to one and only one
And may that one be he
Who loves but one and only one,
And may that one be me.
Here's to you who halves my sorrows and doubles my joys.
I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
Love is what you've been through with somebody.
- James Thurber
The love you give away is the only love you keep.
- Elbert Hubbard