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Inspirational Words for your Wedding Anniversary

Words to inspire you

A wedding anniversary is traditionally a time to celebrate the joy of a marriage, but more and more these days people are trying to divorce before the gold has even worn off their wedding rings. Thankfully, for those couples that have made it through some of the toughest times in their love lives and those that are hoping to last forever, here are some inspirational messages to help you find the right words on your wedding anniversary.

  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Mignon McLaughlin
  • A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. – Paul Sweeney
  • Anniversary is the day you remember that both of you committed to a lifetime of love and relationship. Cheers then for remembering!
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
  • Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years. – Simone Signoret
  • Every year with you is sweeter than the last. You are my endless love.
  • Grant me a sense of humour, Lord. The saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folk. – Old Irish toast
  • All my love for you free. Wishing you a very happy anniversary!
  • Hoping that the love you shared years ago, is still as strong today. Then bringing you much joy, love and happiness to celebrate again.
  • If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Herman Hesse
  • It’s not where you go or what you do, it’s who you take along with you.
  • I’m as happy as a Frenchman who’s invented a pair of self-removing trousers – Prince George, Blackadder III
  • Have a happy anniversary. A day that’s filled with fun. And remember the day that you two became one!
  • I’ve learned that you can’t make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they’ll panic and give in. – Emo Philips.
  • Let us celebrate the love we share, and the days that we will keep loving each other till the end.
  • Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. – Victor Hugo
  • Love brought you together as husband and wife, and gave each of you a best friend for life.
  • Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
  • Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. – Judith Viorst.
  • Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
  • Love one another and you will be happy. It is as simple and as difficult as that. – Michael Leunig
  • Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. – Mark Twain
  • Many special memories shared, Many more memories to make.
  • Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering. – Anonymous
  • Marriage is a work in progress with a lifetime contract. – Phyllis Koss
  • Marriage is that relation between man and women in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
  • Marriage isn’t that big a deal any more ’cause it’s so easy to get divorced. You want commitment? Buy a house. Nothing says love like thirty years of debt together. – Tom Pecora.
  • Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking. – Chinese Proverb
  • Marry me and you’ll be farting through silk for the rest of your life – Robert Mitchum.
  • May love continuously rule your relationship, as you rule each other with patience and care. Wishing you a lifetime of wonderful years together.
  • May today be filled with happy memories of the past and bright hopes for the future.
  • Nothing in this world could ever be as wonderful as the love you’ve given me. Your love makes my days so very bright, just knowing you’re my darling wife.
  • On this our anniversary, we may not have wealth, but we do have each other and that is worth more than all the money in the world. – Catherine Pulsifer
  • Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day. – Gene Perret
  • The goal of our life should not be to find joy in marriage, but to bring more love and truth into the world. – Leo Tolstoy
  • The highest happiness on earth is marriage. – William Lyon Phelps
  • The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.
  • The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. – Henry Youngman
  • The secret to having a good marriage is to understand that marriage must be total, it must be permanent and it must be equal. – Frank Pittman
  • There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.
  • There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.- Martin Luther
  • To the beautiful couple in all the land, May your anniversary be Happy and Grand.
  • To the couple who found love and live with it.
  • True love stories never have endings. – Richard Bach
  • Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one. – Friedrich Halm
  • Where there is love there is no darkness. – Burundi Proverb
  • You don’t marry someone you can live with. You marry the person who you cannot live without.
  • Your love makes my days happy and bright. Into my world you brought pure delight. Joy beyond reason you’ve given me. Our love is true, this I can see.

I hope that you enjoyed this collection of love quotes and sayings. I tried to include a wide variety of different types of quotes, so hopefully there is something here for everyone. If you have any other suggestions please feel free to leave a comment below..

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How to make your first Valentine’s Day as a couple a success!

your first Valentine's Day as a couple

If you’ve been together for a while but married for only a short time, your first Valentine’s Day as a couple can be an emotional time. You have this common experience to share with each other. But it’s also something new: A marriage makes everything more serious. After all, you’re now a “we” instead of just an “I.” And what does that mean about your relationship? Are you ready for all the ways that can change your lives?

As with any major life change, like getting married. You need to take some time and reflect on how things will go forward. Here are some questions to ask yourself as we transition into this new era of our love story:

  • What will our common Valentine’s Day traditions be?
  • Should we have a shared box of chocolates?
  • A romantic dinner out?
  • A special gift for each other?

This is the time to decide what you want your relationship to look like.

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You’ve been together on previous Valentine’s Days, but now you’re married.

If you’ve been together on previous Valentine’s Days, but now you’re married. You know that you are married and that your relationship has changed—you are now a team. There are new responsibilities and expectations that come with being married to your spouse. Take them in your stride, they are for your sole mate after all!

There are also new opportunities for love and romance. You can still have fun together, but now you can do it as a married couple!

You may have had a long-term relationship, but your Valentine’s Day traditions may not have been firmly established.

Valentine’s Day is a good opportunity to get to know each other better romantically. Talk about what you want out of your relationship. It can be a time for you both to share your hopes and dreams. Or it can be used as a catalyst for deeper discussions about the future.

You may have had a long-term relationship before getting married, but celebrating Valentine’s Day together as newlyweds gives you another chance to talk about what it means for both of you.

St Valentine's Day

Going for the heavy romance is probably going to feel weird before it feels good.

I know it’s hard to think about Valentine’s Day when you’re in the thick of things, but I think it’s important that you do. This is your first one as a married couple, and it might feel weird before it feels good.

Valentine’s Day can be a fun time for couples who’ve been together for some time. This is because they have their own rhythm and routine. But if you’re still feeling out your new dynamic, then going for the heavy romance may feel weird before it feels good.

You might not know what to do or how to make it special. This can make even simple gestures feel like overwhelming tasks on this day of all days. If your partner isn’t feeling especially romantic either, then things could get worse. The best solution, as always, is to have a discussion in advance of Valentine’s day.

If you have the resources to do something nice, by all means, go for it.

If you can’t do something big and romantic, don’t worry about it. You’re married! If you have the resources to do something nice, by all means, go for it. But if not, that’s okay too.

For example:

  • You can have a silly time with friends and family (think dollar store crafts and pizza).
  • You can get away from the city lights on some nature walk or hike through a nearby park. (You don’t even need to bring food—just your appetite!).
  • Or if you’re feeling extra adventurous (or brave) take a trip somewhere warm and sunny where there’s lots of palm trees!
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Don’t break the bank on your first Valentine’s Day as a couple.

Don’t worry about spending a lot of money on your Valentine’s Day gift. Save your cash for an event that is more personal to you as a couple such as your wedding anniversary!

  • If you are having trouble coming up with ideas, ask your spouse what they like or want. This will make it easier to give them a meaningful gift that they will enjoy.
  • Don’t buy things just because you think they’ll impress people. It can get expensive, and sometimes the gifts end up being things you don’t actually like or even use.

Keep it simple and affordable, but do something special.

I think it’s important to keep things simple and affordable. This is not the time to go reckless on your partner with expensive gifts or lavish plans for the evening.

There will be plenty of other opportunities for that later in life. Valentine’s Day is a good time to just focus on being together and enjoying each other’s company without having an agenda or expectation hanging over your heads.

That said, I think one thing that can really help make the day special is doing something you don’t normally do together. Going out on a date at an actual restaurant instead of ordering takeout home from work like we did this past year (yep).

If there are things you’ve been wanting to try as a couple but haven’t had time yet. Or if there are activities you want your partner around when trying them out—now may be the perfect opportunity!

But even though I’m saying all this stuff about making it simple and affordable…don’t let me discourage anyone from splurging on something especially nice for their beloved.

Discuss what your expectations are and understand theirs.

Take time to discuss whether you want to celebrate your new marriage on this day or just celebrate Valentine’s Day in general as you always have, or if you want to make sure you don’t celebrate at all (for whatever reason).

Many couples take the opportunity of their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple to celebrate the milestone with friends and family. It’s important that both partners are happy with how they choose to mark this day, so be sure that the discussion is respectful of each other’s wishes and feelings.

You can tell when something becomes too much for one partner or neither person really wants it but feels obligated because of pressure from others. If either of these situations apply, now is a good time to assess what matters most in your relationship.

Don’t let the holiday overwhelm you

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that can feel overwhelming, especially if you are new to being married. If you have never celebrated Valentine’s Day before as a couple. It can be hard to know what to do for the occasion.

There are many things that couples do for their significant others on this day: buying flowers, cooking dinner together at home, going out for dinner at a fancy restaurant or even hiring an expensive babysitter so that they can go away together as a couple without kids around.

It is important not to let these expectations get in the way of enjoying yourself during this holiday! You don’t have to spend lots of money or do something elaborate if you don’t want to – just focus on doing something nice for your sweetie (or vice versa).

And if all else fails? Take solace in knowing that this day isn’t nearly as important as the love between two people who share it together.

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Final Thoughts

We hope this has helped you think about what kind of Valentine’s Day you want to have and how to make it special for your new marriage. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just remember that this is supposed to be fun! Don’t stress about it too much. You’ll figure out what works best for the two of you and have a great time doing so!