Offer Advice for Wedded Bliss
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you're relieved to be done with the wedding planning (and halfway through the reception!), it's easy to forget that the real work hasn't even started yet.
Marriage is a work in progress, and the feelings and attractions that brought you together early on in your relationship are unlikely to hold you together as you mature and your lifestyle changes. Parents or grandparents who incorporate this quote into a toast can offer a gentle reminder that marriage is about growing old together and developing common goals and beliefs.
Saint-Exupéry's famous quote also makes the perfect starting point for toasts between the bride and groom. Promise that you'll build a future together, and that you'll always honor his or her needs and point of view.