“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It is a choice you make—not just on your wedding day, but over and over again—and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. –Barbara De Angelis
Without a doubt, planning a wedding can be an incredibly exhausting experience. There are just so many aspects, and elements consider that more often than not, the logistics of holding a successful one would be blurred. In fact, you might feel the excitement building up months, weeks and even days to your wedding—only to be stifled by the amount of stress and anxiety you are going through. Not to fret, however, experiencing a reasonable amount of stress and anxiety is normal—recommended even, so long as you can keep a good handle on it. After all, your wedding day may be the most pivotal moment in your life, and in this regard, you and your spouse would be the center of attention for the entire duration of the day. Considering that most eyes will be on you on top of the pre-wedding stress you will inevitably encounter, it is understandable to feel a bit shy and uneasy.
To ensure you keep on going through your day, here are some of the best motivational wedding quotes as regards love, unions, and marriages. Read them before you make your way down the aisle to give you that much-needed confidence-boost.
1.) On uncertainty
“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and most easily of all, the gate of fear.”-Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
2.) On falling in love
“There is a big difference between falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person more.”-Dave Grohl
3.) On loving your spouse
“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.”-Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tsu
4.) On commitment
“There is a higher form of happiness in commitment. I am counting on it.”-Claire Forlani
5.) On getting real with marriage
“In marriage, there are no manners to keep up and beneath the wildest accusations, no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.”-Enid Bagnold
6.) On happiness after marriage
“Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry”-Tom Mullen
7.) On finding the ultimate happiness in marriage
“To find someone who will love you for no reason and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.”-Robert Brault
8.) On possibilities
“Weddings are important because they celebrate life and possibility.”
9.) On being in love
“You know you are in love when you cannot fall asleep at night because the reality is finally better than your dreams.”-Dr. Seuss
10.) On getting real about love
“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”-John Lennon
11.) On the effect of marriage
“Getting married for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There is happiness that can come from working towards that.”-Nick Cave
12.) On who you should marry
“You do not marry someone you can live with—you marry the person who you cannot live without.”-Unknown
If ever you feel jittery and have qualms right before your wedding day, let these quotes serve as your beacons of enlightenment and allow them to give you that extra nudge of encouragement for your big day.