Grow old with me. The best is yet to be -- the last of life for which the first was made.
Not everyone can be a poet, but you can borrow a verse from one of the best for your wedding day toast. Victorian poet Robert Browning left hundreds of written works, but it's perhaps this quote for which he was best known. His words hint at the memories still to come, of children, goals and a shared future with limitless opportunity. It's particularly relevant today, when many couples separate before reaching old age. When your chances for success are relatively small, what's more romantic than vowing that your union will last?
It's hard to imagine a more beautiful and romantic image than an elderly couple rocking on the front porch after a long, fulfilling marriage. Anyone can get married, but it takes true love to stay together until the end.
- The Coalition for Marriage. Couples and Family Education. "Marriage Quotes." (Aug. 13, 2010).http://www.smartmarriages.com/marriage.quotes.html
- Dickson, Paul. "Toasts." The Crown Publishing Group, New York, 1991.
- Warner, Diane. "Complete Book of Wedding Toasts." The Career Press, New Jersey, 1997
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