50th Wedding Anniversary Toast Quotes

Celebrate Mature Love

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Watching a young couple in love is joy, but watching an aging couple in love is bliss. When a couple have cherished their marriage for 50 years, it certainly calls for a special anniversary event. If you're going to be giving a toast to the couple, you'll want to plan your speech in advance, keep it under five minutes, and stick with honoring them—shy away from any embarrassing anecdotes. 

Sprinkle in a toast quote or two to your speech to help you express your joy at the occasion and make it extra poignant, whether you're a child of the couple, the party host, or one of the gold-anniversary betrothed.

Paul Sweeney

"A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year."


"Newlyweds become 'oldyweds,' and 'oldyweds' are the reasons that families work."

Sam Levenson

“Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married.”

Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love there is life.”


"Never laugh at your wife’s choices. You are one of them.”

Rita Rudner

"In Hollywood, a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk."

Felix Adler

"Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes as the other; each is enriched by the other."

Greek proverb

"The heart that loves is always young."
Erich Fromm

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'"


“You are the parents that all kids hope to have, you are the couple that all lovers hope to be, and you both are the pillars of support that every family wishes it had." 

Mignon McLaughlin

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times…with the same person."

Themis Tolis

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

Oscar Wilde

"A good marriage is like a casserole; only those responsible for it really know what goes into it."

Pearl S. Buck

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."

Traditional toast

"A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after."


"Love is like an earthquake—unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are."

Ricardo Montalban

“True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.”


“You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry the person who you cannot live without.”

James Thurber

"Love is what you've been through with somebody."

Rita Rudner

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


"Moonlight and roses are bound to fade for every lover and every maid, but the bond that holds in any weather is learning how to laugh."

Vincent van Gogh

"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change but not the essence."