Engagement quotes are a breed unto themselves. They embody that special transitional time between falling in-love and creating a solid life of love. It's a very special time! They sum up the wild emotions that come along with this incredibly exciting experience.
Here are a few of my personal favourite engagement quotes. Enjoy!
The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods. – Bill Cosby
My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked – Elizabeth Taylor.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years – Simone Signoret.
One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. - Judith Viorst
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. – Benjamin Franklin
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with a person, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. - Billy Crystal, from the movie "When Harry Met Sally"
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It's a choice you make -- not just on your wedding day, but over and over again -- and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. – Barbara de Angelis
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. - Andre Maurois
When a divorce lawyer gets married it's the triumph of hope over experience. - Love is a Four Letter Word
Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. – Wystan Hugh Auden
We have the greatest pre-nuptial agreement in the world. It's called love. - Gene Perret
Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. – German Proverb
Marriage has less beauty but more safety than a single life; it’s full of sorrows and full of joys. It lies under more burdens, but it is supported by all the strengths of love, and those burdens are delightful. - From the movie, "Forces of Nature"
I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things. - Gwyneth Paltrow
A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it. - Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966