Father of the Bride

Quotes for a Wedding Toast by the Father of the Bride

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The father of the bride has a lot of mixed feelings on the wedding day. Happiness intermingles with sadness as he gives away his favorite girl. By raising a toast on this day he can tell her how lucky he feels to have a daughter like her. The father of the bride could include a few of the following quotes to add just the right amount of emotion to the toast.

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
It kills you to see them grow up.

But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.

Phyllis McGinley, Ballad of Lost Objects, 1954
These are my daughters, I suppose. But where in the world did the children vanish?

Norman Wright and Gary Oliver
In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic, a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts, an enabler rather than a reformer.

Raquel Welch
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.

Tom Mullen
Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry.

Leo Tolstoy
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

Robert Wolgemuth
The first year of marriage is like wet cement - the impressions made in it are much harder to change once it has set.

Enid Bagnold
A father is always making his baby into a little woman.

And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Hodding Carter, Jr.
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.

M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter, The Price of Tomato Juice
Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people.

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