Wedding Toasts: From the Maid of Honor

by The Knot

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
-- Irish toast

May your hands be forever clasped in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love.
-- Anonymous

May the rocks in your field turn to gold.
-- Irish blessing

Love is not finding someone to live with,
It's finding someone you can't live without.
-- Rafael Ortiz

All love is sweet, given or returned…
Those who inspire it most are fortunate…
But those who feel it most are happier still.
-- Peter Bysshe Shelley

In great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
-- Elizabeth Ashley

The capacity to love is tied to being able to be awake, to being able to move out of yourself and be with someone else in a manner that is not about your desire to possess them, but to be with them, to be in union and communion.
-- bell hooks

Love remains a secret even when spoken, for only a lover truly knows that he is loved.
-- Rabindranath Tagore

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
-- Rose Franken

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
-- Agnes Repplier

There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
-- Martin Luther

Let anniversaries come and let anniversaries go -- but may your happiness continue on forever.
-- Anonymous

Here's to marriage, that happy estate that resembles a pair of scissors: so joined that they cannot be separated, often moving in opposite directions, yet punishing anyone who comes between them.
-- Sidney Smith

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight.
-- Philippians 1:9

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
-- Dave Tyson Gentry

The time to be happy is now; the place to be happy is here.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll

Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nadar, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Connors.
Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nadar, as athletic as Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford -- but you'll take him anyway.
-- Judith Viorst

Any time that is not spent on love is wasted.
-- Torquato Tasso

Here's to the health of the happy pair; may good luck follow them everywhere;
And may each day of wedded bliss be always as sweet and joyous as this.
-- Traditional toast

For where the heart is, that is sure to be where your treasure is.
-- Matthew 6:21

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.
-- Walter Rauschenbusch

Never is true love blind, but rather brings an added light.
-- Phoebe Cary

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
-- Oscar Wilde

Life is only life forevermore
Together wing to wing and oar to oar.
-- Robert Frost

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

Love is like a mirror. When you love another, you become his mirror and he becomes yours…
And reflecting each other's love, you see infinity.
-- Leo Buscaglia

There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years from the small acorn of passion to a great rooted tree.
-- Vita Sackville-West

Love, be true to her; Life, be dear to her;
Health, stay close to her; Joy, draw near to her;
Fortune, find what you can do for her,
Search your treasure house through and through for her,
Follow her footsteps the wide world over --
And keep her husband always her lover.
-- Anna Lewis, from “To the Bride"

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
-- Dorothy Parker

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