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Jon Bratton

Welcome to my Wedding Phrases collection
The Bride wants a husband who is decent, God-fearing, well-educated, smart, sincere, respectful, treats her as an equal, has a great body, and has the same interests in life as her.
Now is that too much to ask of a billionaire?

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May you never leave your marriage alive.

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Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.

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This web page brings you sayings and messages about getting married, falling in love, attending a wedding ceremony suitable as a declaration of love from one to another or as an expression of congratulations on getting wed


Each day love each other more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

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Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star:
So many times do I love again.
Thomas Lovell Beddoes

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Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
Ovid

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Love is the closest thing we have to magic.

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I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.

Thomas Hood

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Come, let's be a comfortable couple and take care of each other! How glad we shall be, that we have somebody we are fond of always, to talk to and sit with.

Charles Dickens

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

Francis Quarles

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

Robert Browning

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All things do go a-courting,
In earth, or sea, or air,
God hath made nothing single
But thee in His world so fair.

Emily Dickinson

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When the one man loves the one woman and the one woman loves the one man, the very angels desert heaven and come and sit in that house and sing for joy.

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We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.

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Happy is the bride the sun shines on

English Proverb

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If our two loves be one, or thou and I
Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.

John Donne

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Two souls, one heart.

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My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, both are infinite.

William Shakespeare

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There is no such cozy combination as man and wife.
Menander

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I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers,
Of April, May, of June, and July flowers.
I sing of May-poles, hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal-cakes.

Robert Herrick

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Think not because you are now wed
That all your courtship's at an end.

Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza

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One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young people to bed at a decent hour.

M.M. Musselman

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Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

Phyllis Diller,

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The bride hath paced into the hall
Red as rose is she

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.

Walter Baghot

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You'll love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

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Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.

Ambrose Bierce

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Here's to you and here's to me,
and I hope we never disagree.
But, if that should ever be,
Let’s just agree to disagree

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It's not true that married men live longer than single men. It only seems longer.

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The Groom from time to time will have some words with his wife, and she will have some paragraphs with him.

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Its good that the Groom is not a tennis player. For love means nothing to them.

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May the bluebird of happiness crap all over your wedding cake.

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May the Groom be blessed with a wife so healthy and strong, she can pull the plough when the horse drops dead.
Metaphorically speaking

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The Bride submits

The Groom will obey;
She always lets him
Have her way.


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The bride will expect a fur coat
Why not, she thinks
Because women get minks
The same way minks get minks

Jon Bratton 2012



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Get me to the church on time

Alan Jay Lerner

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The Bride offers her honor,
The Groom honors her offer,
And all night long
He’s on her and off her.


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The three stages of sex in marriage:
tri-weekly;
try-weekly;
try-weakly.


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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.

Mignon McLaughlin

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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.

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

Lao Tzu

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Marriage joins two hands to make one heart.

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Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

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Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage.

Finnish Proverb

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Marriage is love personified.

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Marriage is choosing someone again and again to love and to cherish with each new dawn.

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Love begins in a moment, grows over time, and lasts for eternity.

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I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Marriage is friendship's highest ideal.


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When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
 

Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

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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

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

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A man in love is incomplete until he is married.  Then he's finished.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Are we not like two volumes of one book?

Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

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If two stand shoulder to shoulder against the gods,
Happy together, the gods themselves are helpless
Against them while they stand so.

Maxwell Anderson

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Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.

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Marriage: that I call the will of two to create the one who is more than those who created it.
 

Friedrich Nietzsche

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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein


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Marriage is the union of husband and wife in heart, body and mind. It is intended for their mutual joy – and for the help and comfort given on another in prosperity and adversity. But more importantly – it is a means through which a stable and loving environment may be attained.

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Being joined together in holy padlock is an honorable institution... but it's an institution all the same.

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The highest happiness on earth is marriage.

William Lyon Phelps

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After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.

Douglas William Jerrold

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A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.

Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)

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Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.

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Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.

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Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Elizabeth Browning

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Marriage is like playing the piano.
First you must learn to play by the rules,
then you must forget the rules
and play from your heart.

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True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach


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It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

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Life is a bitch, and then you marry one

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Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same

Oscar Wilde

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May you grow to both understand and respect each other as the years go by. Have a happy married life.

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She knows all about me and loves me just the same.

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Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

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Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning

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Wishing you many years of joy and happiness.

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Marriage is like Boxing. In the beginning they shake hands, but…

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If nothing last forever, will you be my nothing?

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We wish you a wonderful beginning, and love lasting a lifetime.

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Have a long and happy life together. Indeed, may you both dance at the weddings of your grandchildren


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Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot

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Our heartfelt congratulations to the beautiful bride and the proud groom.

Once upon a time,
Right in the middle of an ordinary life,
Love gives us a fairy tale.
And from today my (handsome Prince) (beautiful Princess)
We shall live happy ever after


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I don't marry you as someone I can live with
I marry you as the person who I cannot live without

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This day I will marry my best friend,
the one I laugh with,
live for,
dream with,
love

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The greatest achievement in my life thus far
has been to love you and be loved by you

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You're nothing short of my everything.

Ralph Block

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Just say 'I do' whenever anyone asks you a question

Richard Curtis
Four Weddings and a Funeral

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Soulmates...
two halves of the same soul
joining together in life's journey

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To the world you are one person
But to me, you are the world.

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A part of you has grown in me.
And so you see, it's you and me
Together forever and never apart,
Maybe in distance, but never in heart.

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We are, each of us angels with only one wing;
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
I love you my angel
Let’s soar together, forever

Jon Bratton 2012

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If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.

Anne Bradstreet

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Within you I lose myself
Without you I find myself, wanting to be lost again.

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If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand

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Whatever souls are made of, yours and mine are the same

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Loving you is a wonderful way to spend a lifetime!

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Life is a journey, and I'm so glad we're traveling together!

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If nothing last forever, will you be my nothing?

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Hark! The merry chimes are pealing,
Soft and glad the music swells,
Gaily in the night wind stealing,
Sweetly sound the wedding bells.

Eliza Cook


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When you meet someone who can cook and do housework--don't hesitate a minute--marry him.


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Two souls with but a single thought,
Two heart that beat as one.

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Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct: What they like is to be a man's last romance.

Oscar Wilde

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A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. "What do you mean?" responded her mother. "Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another."

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All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult.

Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.

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He believes that marriage and a career don't mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.

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I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.

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If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.

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If it weren't for marriage, men would spend their lives thinking they had no faults at all.

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Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves.

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Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases.


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Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.


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Mother-in-law: A woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers.


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Some men are born with cold feet; some acquire cold feet; and some have cold feet thrust upon them.


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They had a dispute about a night out with the boys. But he finally decided to let her go.


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We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen


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Wedlock or deadlock? That is the question!


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There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.

George Sands

Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they're on the same side.


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Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.

Jean Kerr


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Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks

John Donne



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The trouble with some woman is that they get all excited about nothing, and then marry him

Cher


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Before marriage a man will lay awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage he'll fall asleep before you have finished saying it.

Helen Rowland

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It has been said that a bride's attitude towards her betrothed can be summed up in three words, Aisle, Alter, Hymn

Frank Muir (among others)


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An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

Agatha Christie


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Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

Groucho Marx


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Marriage is popular because it combines the maximim of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.

George Bernard Shaw

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The most dangerous food a man can eat is wedding cake.


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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

Germaine Greer


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Not all the Wedding Phrases speak well of marriage and the following are not in praise of getting married but you may wish yo use them for their comedy value...good ammunition for the best man perhaps


A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.


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Marriage requires a person to prepare 4 types of "Rings": Engagement Ring Wedding Ring, Suffering, Enduring


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They have come up with a perfect understanding. He won't try to run her life, and he won't try to run his, either.


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Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.


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He early on let her know who is the boss. He looked her right in the eye and clearly said, "You're the boss."


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The woman cries before the wedding; the man afterward.


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A happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride

Lord Tennyson

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Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.


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Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.

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When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

David Bissonette


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After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.


Sacha Guitry

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By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates


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Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

Anonymous

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The great question... which I have not been able to answer... is, "What does a woman want?"

Dumas

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I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

Sigmund Freud


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'Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.'

Anon


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'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.'

Sam Kinison


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'I've had bad luck with both my wives.. The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'

James Holt McGavra



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Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

Patrick Murra


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The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once....

Maceke Pitso

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You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

Anonymous


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My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Henny Youngman


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A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

Norman Mulaudzi

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A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'


Anonymous


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First Guy (proudly): 'My wife's an angel!' Second Guy: 'You're lucky, mine's still alive.'

Anonymous


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Here's some cheeky ones

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

Henny Youngman

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You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

Copyright Unclaimed

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A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

Norman Mulaudzi

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Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

Copyright Unclaimed

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'There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking.
It's called marriage.'

Sam Kinison


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'I've had bad luck with both my wives..
The first one left me, and the second one didn't.'

James Holt McGavra


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Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming 1. Whenever you're wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you're right, shut up.

Patrick Murra

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The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once....

Maceke Pitso

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A man inserted an 'ad' in the classifieds: 'Wife wanted'. Next day he received a hundred letters.
They all said the same thing: 'You can have mine.'


Anon

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