Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Toast Quotes

The Night Before the Big Day: Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

Bride and groom toasting at rehearsal dinner (B&W)
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It is the night before the important day. Rehearsal dinners are less formal than the actual wedding dinner. But often, close family members and friends make rehearsal dinner toasts to the bride and groom. With an appropriate choice of words, good rehearsal dinner toasts can set the right mood for the big day. Here are some quotes about love and marriage to sprinkle around your rehearsal dinner toasts.

Love and Marriage Quotes

Amy Tan:
"I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever."

Don Byas:
"You call it madness, but I call it love."

Ralph Block:
"You're nothing short of my everything."

Robert Browning:
"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be."

Margot Asquith:
"She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake."

Roy Croft:
"I love you
Not for what you are
But for what I am when I am with you."

William Butler Yeats:
"I have spread my dreams under your feet
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

From "The Notebook":
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever."

Kahlil Gibran:
"Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity."

Sophocles:
"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."

Cole Porter:
"Night and day you are the one,
Only you beneath the moon and under the sun."

Plato:
"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet."

Plautus:
"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."

Arthur Rubinstein:
"It took great courage to ask a beautiful young woman to marry me. Believe me, it is easier to play the whole Petrushka on the piano."

Homer:
"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends."

Erma Bombeck:
"People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow for room to grow."

Gwendolyn Brooks:
"We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond."

Marc Chagall:
"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love."

Langston Hughes:
"When people care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul."

Ogden Nash:
"To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up."

Ronald Reagan:
"The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out."

Ruth Bell Graham:
"A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers."

I Corinthians 13:13:
"There are three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love."

Maryon Pearson:
"Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman."

Walter Rauschenbusch:
"We never live so intensely as when we love strongly. We never realize ourselves so vividly as when we are in full glow of love for others."

Lao Tzu:
"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

Oscar Wilde:
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."

John Keating, from "Dead Poets Society":
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."

Beverly Nichols:
"Marriage—a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose."

Douglas Jerrold:
"In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums."

From "City of Angels":
"I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it."