5 Quotes about Love and Marriage

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Although much has been said on the topics of love and marriage, sometimes nothing sums it up so succinctly than a good quote.

Short, sweet, and to the point, here are five lovely quotes that you can use on your wedding invitations or ceremony programs, include in readings, signage at your reception, or just as inspiration.

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Love with Red Heart

1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tze

2. “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” ~ Franz Schubert

3. “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in individuals and in the way they express their love.” ~ Pearl S. Buck

4. “Men always want to be a woman’s first love and women want to be a man’s last romance.” ~ Oscar Wilde

5. “A successful marriage is an edifice that must be built every day.” ~ Andre Maurois

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Hearts with Arrow

Be sure to share with us in the comments below other quotes on love and marriage that you particularly love.

Hearts, Joy, Love!

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Did You get Engaged Over The Holidays?

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Just a quick post for those who just got engaged over the holidays.

First of all Congratulations! Relish this time as an “engaged couple.” Show off the ring, welcome all those well wishes.

And . . .

Beware of all those bridal shows right around the corner!

Sure, go to them to see what’s out there. See what the newest trends are in flowers and cakes and gowns and tuxes. Listen to the party music and look at the beautiful photos as you imagine yourself as the bride or groom on YOUR wedding day.

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But . . . If you just got engaged at Christmas or New Years, or maybe at Thanksgiving you probably haven’t had a chance to sit down with your fiance/fiancee to talk about how both of you are wanting your wedding day to be like.

I’m not talking about hammering out all the little details (yet). You’ve got a gazillion options, and they will be decided upon further down the planning road.

When you start planning your wedding, you’ll need to have in mind the basics – where you want the wedding and reception to take place; how big (or small) you want your wedding to be; what style do you want (formal, casual, whimsical, something else?); what is your wedding date? – before you can move ahead with any plans.

So . . .

(Yeah, I know I’m repeating myself here . . .)

Beware of all those bridal shows right around the corner!

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Yes, they are fun and exciting. You’re going to see a lot of fantastic ideas and it can be very easy to get caught up in the moment. You’ll be offered many deals if you “sign the dotted line.”

However, (if you haven’t discussed the “basics” with your fiancé yet), now is NOT the time to make any concrete plans.

Sure, that DJ, or photographer, or baker (or any of the other wedding service providers) seem wonderful (and I’m not saying that they aren’t), but if you haven’t discussed the “basics” then you won’t know if that wonderful service provider is the right one for you!

This is an exciting time. Enjoy being engaged. Go to the shows with the intent of seeing what is available. Get some ideas of what appeals to you, and take note of things that aren’t your style. Collect brochures and literature (and take notes on the things that really stand out to you).

Relish this time as an engaged couple. The planning stage will come soon enough.

Hearts, Joy, Love!

Is your head swimming after going to that bridal show? Are you more confused than ever with all those choices? Weddings From The Heart can help. Give me a call at 937-235-2586, or 937-581-3647, or email me at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net to schedule a meeting or phone chat.