Quotes for a 25th Wedding Anniversary Toast

Use these wise words to toast the happy couple

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It calls for celebration when a couple has been together for a quarter of a century, and no such party would be complete without a wedding anniversary toast being raised to the pair. If you find yourself with the mic to give a 25th anniversary speech to loved ones, use a few quotes from the ones given below to make it special.

Quotes for 25th Anniversary Speeches


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

Henry Ford:

"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

Og Mandino:

"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished."

David and Vera Mace:

"The development of a really good marriage is not a natural process. It is an achievement."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"Marriage is the perfection of what love aimed at, ignorant of what it sought."

Elbert Hubbard:

"Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away."

Chinese Proverb:

"Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking."

Hans Margolius:

"One man by himself is nothing. Two people who belong together make a world."

J.P. McEvoy:

"The Japanese have a word for it. It's Judo—the art of conquering by yielding. The Western equivalent of judo is 'Yes, dear.'"

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

"The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through all eternity."

Wedding Anniversary Toast Etiquette

Who should make the toast at a wedding anniversary celebration and when should they be made? You have more options for a wedding anniversary than an actual wedding reception, so follow the etiquette for a birthday party or formal dinner that has a guest of honor.

The host of the celebration rises to offer a welcoming toast after the guests are seated. Another toast can be offered in honor of the guests of honor when dessert has been served and the champagne (or alternative toasting beverages) has been passed out.

As a general rule, toasts should not be so long as to keep the guests from enjoying their dessert. There can be several rounds of toasts from others in attendance, who rise to give a toast, and the host is obligated to keep the toasting beverages refilled. The guests of honor do not drink when toasted, however.

Finally, the guests of honor should rise and thank the host and drink a toast to them.

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