Wedding Quotes and Fun Facts

Wedding still life
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"The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make / not just on your wedding day, but over and over again / and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife." ~ Barbara De Angelis ~

 

 

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

-William Shakespeare-

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish to death do us part.

~ Book of Common Prayer ~


Wedding Invitation
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How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time.

~ Gordon B. Hinckley ~


Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.

~ Robert Frost ~

To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.

~ Ogden Nash ~

 

Beautiful Bride
Beautiful Bride | Source

If we must lose wife or husband when we live to our highest right, we lose an unhappy marriage as well, and we gain ourselves. But if a marriage is born between two already self-discovered, what a lovely adventure begins, hurricanes and all.
~ Richard Bach ~

“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.”
~ Unknown Author ~

In marriage, everyday you love, and everyday you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness.
~ Bill Moyers ~

Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom | Source

“This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.”
~ Unknown Author ~

My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~ Frederick Saunders ~

Successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
~ German Greer ~ 

Ring Bearer Pillow
Ring Bearer Pillow | Source

Soulmates
two halves of the same soul
joining together in lifes journey
~ Author Unknown ~

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
~ Friedrich Halm ~

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. | Source

Wedding Fun Facts and Trivia

  • 74% of all brides receive a diamond engagement ring. Of those, 60% are involved in picking out their ring, while 3% actually pick it themselves.
  • It is believed that writing your new name before you get married will cause bad luck during the marriage.
  • There should be at least three knots in the ribbons of a bridal bouquet, to represent husband, wife and child.
  • The groom carries the bride across the threshold to bravely protect her from evil spirits lurking below.
  • The first wedding toast should be made to the bride.
  • Eighty percent of brides have a formal weddings.
  • 20% of the men proposing do it on one knee.
  • The average length of an engagement these days is 6 months.
  • In Pennsylvania, ministers are forbidden by law from performing marriages if either the bride or groom is drunk.
  • An average of 1.5 million brides say "I Do" each year.
  • In earlier years, brides placed their bouquets at grave sites in the cemetery, in remembrance of family members who had "passed on."
  • Bridal showers were meant to strengthen the ties between the bride and her friends, provide her moral support, and help her prepare for her marriage. Gift giving at showers dates from the 1890's
  • The oldest recorded bride was Minnie Munro, who got hitched at 102 years of age.
  • Most brides have four bridesmaids, including the maid of honor. Sixty-two percent have a flower girl and fifty-six percent have a ring bearer.
  • Richard and Carole Roble, a pair of New Yorkers, have taken their vows 55 times. To add variety they have had ceremonies in different locations, including all 50 states.

Wedding Bouquet
Wedding Bouquet | Source

The Best Is Yet To Be

On your joyful wedding day,
You begin a brand new life.
Friends and family give their gifts
To joyful husband, blissful wife. But the greatest gift you'll ever get,
A gift from heaven above,
Is love forever, ending never,
Everlasting love. You'll share life's joy and pleasure;
You'll have plenty of that, it's true.
But love is the real treasure
For your new spouse and you. And if life hands you challenges,
As it does to one and all,
Your love will hold you steady
And never let you fall. Your wedding day is full of joy;
Tomorrow you cannot see.
But one thing's sure for the two of you:
The best is yet to be.

~Joanna Fuchs~

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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

So many people today get married more than once. it must get expensive.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Loved the quotes!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

dahoglund, I'm sure it does get expensive. The trick is to pick the right one the first time.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Jean, I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

I enjoyed the facts and quotes. Great hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Pamela. I am in the wedding mode lately, I have a daughter that is starting to plan a wedding.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

lovely quotes, and yes picking teh right one sure does help... =)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful quotes. My son recently married, and this delightful hub brother this experience back to me so very nicely. Thank you.


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

wow! i was one of the three per cent who not only picked the ring myself. but paid for it


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Rebecca. I've alway though that it takes more time to pick the right one than it does to pick the wrong one.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Genna East, I'm glad you enjoyed it. It always makes me happy to bring back good memories for someone.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

caseworker, you are now a stistic. I am sure there are more than 3%, especially in this day and age with our economic problems.


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Bilalnr 5 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

Great Hub and beautiful quotes!!!


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SUSIE DUZY 5 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Beautiful quotes. My daughter is getting married and I will use this inoformation for her.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Bilalnr, There's somthing about a wedding that seems to bring out the best in everyone.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

SUSIE, Make sure you take lots of pictures and do a hub about your daughter's wedding, I am sure it will be beautiful.


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Lovely quotes and interesting wedding facts. The pictures are also very cute. It was a good read. Voted up! :)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Om. It's hard not to get cute with weddings. They are so beautifully sentimental.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Great hub and I loved the quotes.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thank you acaetnna. My favorite quote is "Successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Great hub. The quotes are well chosen and classic. The trivia was interesting, but I would have thought the average engagement was longer. This was a great idea to put together as a hub. Voted up and awesome.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

toknowinfo, in this day and age of instant gratification it isn't so surprizing that the engagement period is so short. That may be one of the reasons why the marriages are so short. Thanks for the rating.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Wonderful , happy hub.. Loved all of it. God bless


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Dim, I am always so enamored with trivia. I love to know useless pieces of information. When you put them together they make an entertaining, informative hub.


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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Another great hub. I just love this.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Mrs. J. B., I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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happypuppy 5 years ago

Great hub. I love the quotes. Thanks for sharing!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

happypuppy, thnks for reading. i'm glad you enjoyed it.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Enjoyed all the quotes. Some I have heard before and others I have not heard. Voted up.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

moonlake, I'm glad I found some you hadn't seen before. Some of them are very romantic.

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