If you’ve ever had to do a speech at a wedding or assist with one you will know it can be quite a stressful process. Not all those chosen to give a speech are well acquainted with or feel well equipped in speaking in front of a room full of people. The speaker will want to introduce themselves, maybe tell a funny or sentimental story relating to the couple, share their thoughts on how the couple is so well suited for each other and make a toast of well wishes for their future together.
In writing a wedding speech often the author will want to sprinkle their words of wisdom with quotes relating to love and marriage. The quote(s) can be serious and/or comical in nature depending on the speaker’s personality and presentation. They may be quotes taken from famous writers, celebrities or anyone who has shown a flair for words which may be inspirational to the newly married couple. Here are some of our favourite love and marriage quotes seen and heard over the years. Maybe you’ll want to incorporate one into your own speech.
- “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Mignon McLaughlin
- “Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” Franz Schubert
- “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” Rita Rudner
- “Don’t every stop dating your wife and don’t ever stop flirting with your husband.” anonymous
- “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” Fawn Weaver
- “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” Henry Ford
- “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friedrich Nietzsche
- “To keep your marriage brimming with love in the wedding cup, whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.” Ogden Nash
- “Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that is a treat.” Joanne Woodward
- “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” Pearl S. Buck
- “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together…and I knew it.” Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle
- “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'” Erich Fromm
- “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
- “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” John Lennon
- “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss
When writing your speech for a wedding; whether the master of ceremonies, a friend, family member or wedded one, remember you will be speaking to guests who have just witnessed the special union of two people in love wanting to commit to each other for the rest of their lives. Guests are most likely sensing that warm and fuzzy all over happy tingle and you’ll want to speak words that will augment those feelings and possibly even inspire their own relationships.
Best wishes in writing your speech from Eventastic. We hope our favourite quotes will be helpful.
A V-Day Proposal
Believe it or not, there are an average of 220,000 wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year and many couples love the idea of getting married on or close to Valentine’s Day!
It is classically known as the Day of Love. February 14th is the day where people show their feelings of love, affection and friendship so it’s not surprising that couples want their wedding to happen during this time with this aura surrounding their big day.
Red has long been known as the true colour for Valentine’s Day. Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love adored the red rose. The red rose represents strong romantic feelings and red is symbolic of the heart. Often couples getting married in February choose red as their main or accent colour. Take a look at some of the red items we have found to inspire you if planning a Valentine’s Day wedding.
Bridal designers such as Vera Wang have been aware of this trend and are selling bridal gowns in various hues of red to brides wanting to wow their guests with something other than traditional white.
Here are some other great ideas of how to add the colour red to your wedding even if only an accent colour.
1. “Forever Young” nail polish by Essie, 2. “Diorific” lipstick by Dior, 3. Mother of the Bride dress by Wd.co, 4. Red Roses Bouquet, 5. “Catrina” Red satin rose clutch by Franchi, 6. “Delahanty” Pump at ‘Call it Spring’.
Wedding Planner David Tutera decorated a Valentine’s Day Wedding in silver, red and black ending with a stunning effect for the couple and guests.
Red is a striking colour for a wedding and can be added to various degrees depending on the effect you are after.
To see more great Valentine’s Day Wedding ideas check out our Pinterest board.
Wedding receptions come in all shapes and sizes. whether your reception will be big or small, you may want to consider an ice sculpture to add even more pizzazz to your amazing day!
Creativity seems to be endless for the types of sculptures available for you and your guests to admire.
Ice sculptures don’t have to be ‘just’ decorative…they can also serve a purpose like being a martini dispenser!
… and then there’s the ice sculptures that keep various appetizers chilled.
It’s always fun to see guests’ faces when they walk in to the reception and view an ice sculpture for the first time. There will be no shortage of ‘ooooh’s’ and ‘ahhh’s’. Have you considered an ice sculpture at your wedding? Check out some of our favourites by clicking the pictures or click here. Maybe you’ll be inspired!
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It’s a shame, but many brides have foggy memories of their wedding day. It shouldn’t be a big surprise, however, with all the stimulation, and people, and excitement of the day, it’s hard for a bride to slow down long enough to process and store any memories.
If you make yourself step away for just a moment or two, you’ll give your mind the opportunity to imprint at least a few special memories of your wedding day, and in time, these memories will be more valuable to you than any photograph or video. It’s actually worth asking a trusted friend to remind you to do this several times during your wedding day.
Another great way to remember the details of your wedding day is through Eventastic Weddings photo sharing feature. Ask your guests to take candid snapshots of the wedding and reception with their smart phones. They can upload the pictures through live stream through your own custom wedding website to be projected on a screen during your wedding. Remember a few years ago when wedding receptions put disposable cameras on the tables at the reception for and guests to take candid snapshots? Same idea! We’re just taking tradition and adding in modern technology. And if you are planning a destination wedding, folks who are unable to attend in person can then watch from anywhere in the world as your wedding unfolds.
Just a reminder, make sure to ask your venue for a projector and screen to watch the fun.
Encourage your guests to have fun with this application! Worried about inappropriate pictures being seen? Don’t! We have taken care of that detail as well. You can turn on a filter on the photo live stream during the reception to prevent any inappropriate shots being released. You can have your best man, maid of honor or family friend, or someone you trust in charge of this responsibility.
See all of the candid snapshots that you would not have seen in the first place!
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Sometimes your photographer will give you some complimentary engagement photos if they are aware that you will add these photos to your custom wedding website profile page. Photographers can watermark the photos discreetly thus allowing all your guests to see their work on your own Wedding Website on www.eventasticweddings.com. Great advertising for photographers and you get free photos! Its a Win Win.
Your big day is one of the most important days of your life. There is absolutely no doubt that you would want absolute perfection for your wedding photographs. These photographs will become a permanent reminder of your special day, and something that you would want to share with family and friends for the rest of your lives.
Keep in mind to communicate with your photographer the type of photographs you want and story you want to tell. Make sure that your photographer expresses you and your fiancé’s personality through the photographs. Whether you are serious, quirky, spontaneous or fun; these traits can be reflected in the photos.
People say that the best shots are the ones that are more natural; not posed. Eventastic Weddings has this great Photo Sharing feature that allows your guests to take candid snapshots with their smartphones and upload the pictures through live stream on your own custom wedding website that will be projected on a screen during your wedding. This is fun and exciting for guests at the wedding who will have a blast taking pictures and uploading them to the live stream. This is the end to disposable cameras on the tables. Tradition meets Technology.
Bonus! You get candid snapshots that you would not have seen in the first place!
And for those who are worried about any inappropriate pictures being seen…Don’t worry we took care of that detail. You can turn on a filter on the photo live stream during the reception to prevent any inappropriate shots being released. You can have your best maid, maid of honor or family friend, someone you trust with this responsibility.
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One of the most important aspects of your wedding is choosing a location. You ask yourself the typical questions… Where is the ceremony going to be? Should we have a destination wedding? What type of venue should we go with? Decisions, decisions decisions! Have you ever thought about thinking outside the box of the typical wedding locations?
Think about some of you and your fiancé’s favorite places to visit or a great memory you both share at a specific place e.g Are you baseball fans? Get married at a field. Was your first date at an amusement park? Have your ceremony by your favorite roller coaster ride. Are you both animal lovers? Get married at the Zoo! There are more options than you think…you just have to step outside of the conventional wedding box!
Remember however, sometimes picking an unusual place to get married means that some of your guests will not be able to attend. Eventastic Weddings has this awesome photo sharing feature that allows guests who cannot attend still feel as if they are part of your wedding. Your guests can easily upload with any smartphone and share candid snaps from your big day! How amazing is that!
Check out www.eventasticweddings.com for more information about this great photo sharing feature as well as other awesome features!
Happy Wedding Planning!